Helsell Fetterman

Providing businesses, organizations, and individuals with exceptional solutions to legal problems.

At Helsell Fetterman we understand your need for exceptional service and solutions to your legal problems. In approaching your legal matters, we honor and serve your objectives, whether they are solving a legal problem, righting a wrong, protecting your rights and interests, or limiting your financial exposure.

Founded in 1890, Seattle-based Helsell Fetterman applies client-responsive and cost-effective approaches when addressing legal issues faced by businesses, organizations and individuals in the Pacific Northwest. Serving a broad range of trial, transactional and administrative matters, we provide highly personalized legal services in innovative ways that best serve your interests.

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Way to go Mary!

law.gonzaga.edu I am a litigator in my 17th year of practice defending commercial, professional liability, and employment cases ranging in value from less than $100k to multi-millions of dollars.

State Supreme Court Reaffirms Commitment to Personal Liability for Wage and Hour Claims



helsell.com In a unanimous decision, the Washington State Supreme Court answered two questions regarding wage withholding as certified by the Western District of Washington. A corporation’s Board of Directors had determined to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy on a date before the normal payroll date, and then argued…

2016: An Employment Law Odyssey


helsell.com Washington has taken its position in the forefront of employment law protections for workers for several years now, and the federal government has similarly pushed the boundaries of employee protections. With the change of administrations, and presumably administration priorities, we look backward…

2017 Estate Planning Update

2017 Estate Planning Update http://www.helsell.com/newsletter/2017-estate-planning-update/

helsell.com Estate Tax Update Federal Estate Tax, Gift Tax and Generation-Skipping Tax Exemptions The 2017 federal exemption against estate and gift taxes is $5,490,000 per person. This is an increase over the 2016 exemption, which was $5,450,000 per person. The $40,000 exemption increase is an inflation adju...

“What was the most significant event, verdict, trend, or disaster in 2016?”


Karen Kalzer offers her thoughts on the most significant event, verdict, trend or disaster in 2016 for claims legal management

claims-management.theclm.org ““Innovation’ summarizes 2016: auto premiums are linked to monitored driving habits; apps are expected by consumers and no longer a novelty; and marijuana is not a crime but an insurable industry. Innovators thrived; those standing in place got lapped by the field.”

Our holiday donation drive is complete. Over 1,500 diapers collected for Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)

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