Month: December 2020

Girl abused by foster parents receives settlement

Children are at the mercy of their adult caretakers, not only to provide them with food and shelter, but to give them the care, love and attention they need. Kids in the foster care system are particularly vulnerable, as they are moved from home to home.  In some...

Reshaping Washington Court Practices During and After COVID-19

Reshaping Washington Court Practices During and After COVID-19

PCVA partner Chris Love has been actively involved in changing the way Washington State courts conduct proceedings during the global pandemic. Forced to adapt to protocols required during the COVID-19, the courts have looked at fundamental changes to proceedings that...

Washington Women Lawyers Names Elizabeth Calora President-Elect

Washington Women Lawyers Names Elizabeth Calora President-Elect

PCVA partner Elizabeth Calora has been elected President-Elect of the Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) Board of Directors for 2021. As Washington’s largest organization for women in the legal industry, WWL’s mission is to further the full integration of women in the...

PCVA Settles Police Shooting Case for $8 Million

PCVA Settles Police Shooting Case for $8 Million

On December 4, 2020, PCVA settled a case for $8 million against the City of Tacoma on behalf of Than Orn, a 32-year-old man who was shot multiple times by police for allegedly failing to obey police instructions. While driving away from police at low speed on October...