Representative Clients & Cases

Representative Clients

The Adolph Law Group PLLC represents individuals, entrepreneurs, and a diverse range of businesses, large and small.  We frequently represent out of state and overseas clients with legal issues locally.  Our clients tend to be focused and involved in their business affairs and they seek like-minded counsel.

A representative list of clients is provided here:  Conover Insurance Company, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Inc., International SOS Assistance, Inc., Full Speed Ahead, Inc., Black Rapid, Inc., Strider Construction Co., Renton Coil Springs, Inc., Imporvenda Produtos Alimentares, LDA., GPS Capital Management, LLC, Dan Regis and Digital Partners, LLC, The Athenian Restaurant, Pacific Medicaid Services, Inc., Outreach Services, Inc., Tien Hsin Industries, Ltd, Fung Tien Electric Co., Ltd., A.T. & T. Wireless, Digital Partners III, L.P., Blume & Co., Lake Hills Business Associates, L.P., Executive Direction, Inc., The Software Revolution, Inc.

Cases Resolved

Contract/Business

  • JDR Arbitration, 2018:  Obtained settlement involving business sale resulting in Clawback Liability in purchase price of over $1,400,000 and mutual releases of numerous complex accounting claims.
  • King County Superior Court, 2014: Obtained settlement involving defense of multi-million dollar claims on behalf of majority owner, the prosecution of complex counterclaims, and valuation of company stock against a former terminated President of a manufacturing company).
  • King County Superior Court, 2013: Defended multi-million dollar claim of agency, alter ego, and piercing corporate veil for an international medical care provider.
  • King County Superior Court, 2008: Obtained settlement valued at over $8,000,000 in contract and breach of fiduciary claims against former business partner and attorney.
  • US District Court, Western District of Washington, 2010: Successful jury verdict in defense of two-week federal Lanham Act claim regarding advertising issues in the international bicycle industry.
  • Alaska Superior Court:  Represented Seattle seafood processor in a class action anti-trust matter filed in Anchorage, Alaska involving alleged price-fixing in Alaska’s Bristol Bay fishery; obtained a unanimous defense verdict following a four-month jury trial during which the class sought damages in excess of $1 billion.
  • U.S. District Court, D. Alaska:  Represented commercial fishermen in class action claims related to the largest U.S. oil spill and served as member of Plaintiffs’ Executive and Case Management Committee.
  • King County Superior Court; cases tried in 2002 and 2003:  Represented the managing partner of a venture capital firm in a bench trial related to venture capital fund formation, partnership distributions and tax characterization issues; obtained a judgment in excess of $18 million following a three-week trial and then successfully defended an appeal filed in the Washington State Court of Appeals.  
  • AAA Arbitration, 2012; Represented majority owner in three multi-family apartment and condominium limited liability companies valued at over $30,000,000; obtained award affirming control and authority of majority owner.
  • AAA Arbitration, 2010: Shareholder valuation dispute in buyout of principal of firm; negotiated favorable settlement.
  • King County Superior Court: Obtained defense verdict in $2 million breach of contract action related to development of seafood product company.
  • Spokane County Superior Court):  Lead counsel for 35 plaintiffs in action related to unlawful bulk transfer, unlawful conversion of property and fraud in the sale of a grocery store chain, resulting in favorable recovery for plaintiffs. 
  • King County Superior Court:  Obtained monetary settlement for plaintiff market research company in claim arising out of breach of a Research Services Agreement.
  • King County Superior Court:  Successfully defended executive placement firm against claim of negligence in hiring of information technology specialist
  • Yakima County Superior Court:  Successfully represented regional insurance company in professional negligence claim against outside corporate counsel involving preparation of securities sale documentation and conflict of interest; obtained damage award at mediation.
  • King County Superior Court: Represented business in action to enforce a royalty provision contained in a contract for the sale of a subsidiary.  Obtained a settlement following mediation.
  • King County Superior Court:  Successfully represented major Seattle bank in claims involving complex loan and security agreements.
  • Thurston County Superior Court:  Successfully represented a major Seattle bank in loan violation and enforcement claims in the forest products industry.
  • US. District Court; WD Wa:  Contract breach and professional negligence case involving joint venture partners and law firm.
  • King County Superior Court, 2014: defended claims for minority shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative claims, and breach of contract; counterclaimed for fraud, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, conflicting director’s transaction, and stock rescission.

Trade Regulation

  • King County Superior Court: Obtained summary judgment dismissing claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair business practices and unfair competition arising out of formation of venture capital fund. 
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington:  Lead counsel for plaintiff in an action for violation of state and federal trademark laws arising out of the use of the name “Salute” resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • King County Superior Court:  Obtained injunctive relief against former employees who went to work for a competitor and then violated terms of a non-disclosure agreement by misappropriating proprietary information. 

Class Action, Antitrust and Securities Litigation

  • U.S. District Court, WD WA.  Engaged as an expert witness by two law firms on a claim involving an adverse judgment in a shareholder derivative action insider trading suit involving a $248,000,000 judgment against insiders and owners.
  • Alaska Superior Court:  Represented Seattle seafood processor in a class action anti-trust matter filed in Anchorage, Alaska involving alleged price-fixing in Alaska’s Bristol Bay fishery; obtained a unanimous defense verdict following a four-month jury trial during which the class sought damages in excess of $1 billion.
  • U.S. District Court, D. Alaska:  Represented commercial fishermen in class action claims related to the largest U.S. oil spill and served as member of Plaintiffs’ Executive and Case Management Committee.
  • King County Superior Court:  Represented investors in a complex orchard syndication and offering seeking rescission under state and federal securities 10b-5 fraud statutes; obtained favorable settlement.
  • NASD Panel: Obtained damages from broker for NASD violations and failure to timely execute trades.
  • NASD Panel: Arbitration panel awarded damages to our client for fraudulent account management practices.
  • King County Superior Court:  Represented major realty company in alleged antitrust and trade restraint claims in sale and listbacks of building lots.
  • King County Superior Court:  Represented investor in rescission of purchase and sale of unregistered securities and fraud in sale of securities under Sections 10b and 12, and rules thereunder.
  • King County Superior Court:  Represented investor in rescission of purchase and sale of unregistered securities and fraud in sale of securities.

Environmental Law/Toxic Tort

  • U.S. District Court, D. Alaska:  Represented commercial fishermen in claims related to the oil spill and served as member of Plaintiffs’ Executive and Case Management Committee.
  • Montana District Court, Kalispell:  Represented waste transporter and two of its Washington subsidiaries in a toxic exposure action brought by eight plaintiffs in Kalispell, Montana alleging exposure to PCBs; obtained a unanimous defense verdict in May, 2002 following a four-week jury trial.
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington:  Served on Defendants’ Liaison Committee in toxic tort litigation involving over 350 defendants sued for contamination under CERCLA, RCRA, and SARA.
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington:  Represented client in action against 400 defendants for $48 million cleanup of Superfund site.
  • Alaska (Anchorage) Superior Court:  Lead counsel in contract litigation arising from hazardous cleanup of fire damaged paint factory.

Employment Law/Executive Compensation

  • King County Superior Court, 2008:  Successfully defended federal and state overtime wage claim by former Motor Sports Manager.
  • King County Superior Court; case tried in May and November, 2007:  Represented employer in enforcement of non-competition and non-disclosure agreement against employee who was terminated and became a principal in a competing industry; obtained a permanent injunction enforcing the terms of the agreement and a judgment for fees and costs).
  • King County Superior Court; cases tried in 2002 and 2003:  Represented the managing partner of a venture capital firm in a bench trial related to venture capital fund formation, partnership distributions and tax characterization issues; obtained a judgment in excess of $18 million following a three-week trial and then successfully defended an appeal filed in the Washington State Court of Appeals.  
  • King County Superior Court: Obtained summary dismissal of claims filed. by its former president and CEO alleging entitlement to equity participation in company; successfully defended appeal and obtained appellate opinion affirming dismissal.  . 
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington:  Represented two high level executives who sought damages for breach of a severance agreement and executive stock incentive plan;  obtained favorable settlement at mediation on the eve of trial.
  • Mediation: Obtained successful settlement following mediation on behalf of a Chief Operating Officer who sought damages for gender discrimination, retaliatory firing, breach of contract and wrongful withholding of wages. 
  • Mediation: Negotiated settlement of partnership interests on behalf of oral surgeon.
  • King County Superior Court:  Represented four plaintiffs in a case involving claims for age and disability discrimination, resulting in settlement. 
  • King County Superior Court:  Represented plaintiff in action for wrongful termination and violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, resulting in successful settlement following mediation.

Real Property

  • AAA Arbitration, 2012; Represented majority owner in three multi-family apartment and condominium limited liability companies valued at over $30,000,000; obtained award affirming control and authority of majority owner.
  • Snohomish County Superior Court; case tried in September, 2006:   Represented minority owner in 84 acre residential development relating to dissolution of LLC, accounting issues, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion of assets, and restitution; obtained judgment after two week bench trial for $1,800,000 including $200,000 in attorney’s fees.
  • King County Superior Court:  Represented a real estate developer in a damage claim relating to the City’s refusal to issue a master use permit for a commercial office project; obtained favorable settlement. 
  • Arbitration:  Lead counsel in successful arbitration relating to lease issues for RCRA facility on Elliott Bay, resulting in a $1.6 million lease award.

Aviation & Marine/Fisheries

  • Snohomish County Superior Court:  Lead counsel in successful wrongful death case involving stunt biplane crash in Hattiesburg, Mississippi;  obtained award at mediation. 
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington:  Lead counsel in five wrongful death actions arising out of a helicopter crash, resulting in settlement. 
  • U.S. District Court, Alaska: Successfully represented party in action filed by the owner of a chartered fishing vessel for damages arising out of a collision involving the chartered vessel.
  • Montana District Court:  Represented Corporation and two of its Washington subsidiaries in a toxic exposure action brought by eight plaintiffs in Kalispell, Montana alleging exposure to PCBs; obtained a unanimous defense verdict in May, 2002 following a four-week jury trial.
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington:  Served on Defendants’ Liaison Committee in toxic tort litigation involving over 350 defendants sued for contamination under CERCLA, RCRA, and SARA.
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington:  Represented client in action against 400 defendants for $48 million cleanup of Superfund site.
  • Alaska (Anchorage) Superior Court:  Lead counsel in contract litigation arising from hazardous cleanup of fire damaged paint factory.