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Dearie Law Group Secures Seven Figure Policy Limits Settlement in Trip & Fall Case

Dearie Law Group Trial Attorneys Ray Dearie and Drew Lombardi reached a seven figure policy limits settlement with a local commercial landowner, in a case alleging hazardous conditions in the landowner’s parking lot. 

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Ray Dearie Awarded ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year

The American Board of Trial Advocates – Washington Chapter has named Ray Dearie Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2023.  Known as one of the highest honors a Washington trial lawyer can receive, Ray was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year in recognition of his unparalleled advocacy on behalf of Dearie Law Group clients, his superb reputation for civility and ethics, and his distinguished career (including multiple multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in 2023). 

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Judgment on $3 Million Jury Verdict in Favor of Dearie Law Group Client Entered Against State of Washington for Failure to Report Child Sexual Abuse

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Richard Okrent has entered judgment on a $3 million jury verdict awarded to Dearie Law Group client A.K., a victim of child sexual abuse, against the State of Washington, Department of Children, Youth, and Families (formerly DSHS).

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Dearie Law Group Secures $21 Million Jury Verdict in TBI Case

On Thursday, August 24, 2023, a Pierce County jury returned a $21 million verdict in favor of Dearie Law Group client Cristina Anderson.  The jury’s verdict is in addition to an undisclosed seven-figure settlement with the City of Sumner that was reached prior to trial for alleged negligent roadway design.

Throughout the legal process, Raymond J. Dearie, Jr. and Drew V. Lombardi served as counsel to Cristina Anderson, a loving mother and former English as a Second Language Teacher.

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Ray Dearie Earns #17 Verdict on Top Verdict’s Top 50 for 2022

Ray Dearie, Founding Attorney of the Dearie Law Group, earned the #17 verdict in 2022 per TopVerdict.com’s annual listing of the top 50 verdicts in Washington State.

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DSHS to pay girls $8 million for sexual abuse in foster home

A jury awarded two teenage girls $8 million Wednesday, settling a lawsuit they filed in Whatcom County against the state Department of Social and Health Services after suffering years of sexual abuse in their foster home.

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Judge: Sex abuse lawsuit against Monroe schools, state can go forward

The victim of a Monroe cop’s abuse alleges state and school officials failed to report, despite warning signs.

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County Files Appeal in Sex Case Involving Ex-Deputy

Prosecutors want to be able to argue that the girl who was abused shares some responsibility for the actions.

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$10M Settlement for Man Shoved Into Wall by King Co. Deputy; Jurors React to Video

A settlement has been reached between King County and the family of Christopher Sean Harris, the Edmonds man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in May 2009 when he was shoved into a wall by a sheriff’s deputy.

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Jury Awards Woman $1.27 Million in Sex Assault Lawsuit

A Pierce County jury last week awarded a woman $1.27 million following a civil trial of a former Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy convicted of third-degree child molestation in 2003, according to court documents in the case.

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Bus-Stop Crash Suit Can Go to Trial, Court Rules

The Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit against King County, filed by a man who was injured in a Ballard bus stop, should go to trial.

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King County Pays $7 Million to Woman Hit by Metro Van

King County has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who was severely injured when a Metro Transit supervisor’s van struck her while she was riding a Vespa motor scooter to work on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

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