Practice Areas

Civil Rights

 

At AKW Law, we are relentless in fighting for every person's civil rights, including:

 

  • Police Misconduct and Brutality

  • Excessive Force

  • Wrongful Death 

  • Taser Cases

  • Malicious Prosecution 

  • First Amendment and Free Speech 

  • Fourth Amendment and Unlawful Searches and Seizures (Arrests)

  • Fourteenth Amendment Violations

 
Anti-harassment & Restraining Orders

We help individuals obtain civil anti-harassment and restraining orders as well as defend persons who are facing possible anti-harassment and restraining orders in King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County. 

 
Business Disputes

AKW Law helps its clients for any business disputes and prevention of later disputes that may arise, including:

 

  • Breach of Contract 

  • Business Fraud 

  • Employment Issues

  • Employment Agreements

  • Independent Contractor Agreements

  • Non-disclosure Agreements 

  • Non-compete Agreements 

  • Loan Agreements 

  • Promissory Notes

 
Civil Litigation

AKW Law offers civil representation where its clients will deal with their attorney directly.  We provide services including:

 

  • Breach of Contract 

  • Enforcement of Judgments 

  • Vacate Default Judgments and Default Orders 

  • Complex Civil Litigation 

  • Contract Dispute 

  • Arbitration 

  • Mediation 

  • Civil Disputes 

  • Evictions (Residential & Commercial)

 
Collections & Enforcement of Judgments

Many of our clients have a judgment in their favor but have not been able to collect against it.  A high percentage of judgments go uncollected without an attorney helping enforce and collect against the judgment.  There are several avenues to collect on a judgment if a debtor has assets, including:

 

  • Wage Garnishment 

  • Bank Garnishment

  • Supplemental Proceedings 

  • Personal Property 

  • Real Property

 
Employment Law

At AKW Law, we understand that issues in the employment context arise more often than we wish.  Our office represents individuals as well as businesses and brings personal attention to each matter, including:

 

  • Discrimination - Age, Race, Gender, Religion, Ethnicity, Disability, National Origin, Martial Status, and Pregnancy 

  • Sexual Harassment 

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Wrongful Termination 

  • Retaliation 

  • Wage & Hour Disputes

  • Non-compete & Non-disclosure Agreements 

  • Severance Package & Severance Negotiations 

 

Our team provides a unique perspective by representing and having litigated for both plaintiffs and defendants.  

 
Entity and Business Formation 

We help entrepreneurs form and start up a wide variety of businesses.  We know the difficulties and challenges of starting a new company and are prepared to help our clients take the first step in this new arena by forming entities and keeping current on their business licenses yearly.  We can help with forming the following business entities:

 

  • LLC (limited liability company)

  • PLLC (professional limited liability company)

  • C-Corporation 

  • S-Corporation 

  • Partnership 

  • Sole proprietor  

 

We also provide support to companies in areas including:

 

  • Drafting employment contracts 

  • Drafting independent contractor agreements 

  • Preparing handbooks 

  • Reviewing contracts and leases 

 
Estate Planning

Protect everything you have worked so hard for.  Don't wait until it's too late.  We highly recommend people of all ages, health, and wealth to have an estate plan in place.  We provide:

 

  • Simple Wills & Trusts

  • Durable Power of Health 

  • Power of Attorney 

  • Cremation Instructions

  • Digital Estate Plan 

See our estate planning website EZ-wills.com for more information.

 
Foreclosure Prevention

At AKW Law, we help homeowners facing residential foreclosures. Options we can help you explore in defending against a foreclosure include:

 

  • Loan Modification 

  • Postponement of Trustee's Sale

  • Mortgage Mediations

  • Fraud by the Lender

  • Lack of Note Defense

  • Short Sale

  • Deed in Lieu 

 

Don't wait until it's too late.  Receiving a Notice of Pre-Foreclosure Options, marks the beginning of the foreclosure process.  Upon receipt of this, you can set up a meeting with the lender to discuss the various options.  If you do not set up this meeting, you will receive a Notice of Default within 30 days.  You may also receive a Notice of Trustee Sale.  The Sale is where the lender is going to sell your home, and the sale will be scheduled 120 days from when you receive the Notice of Trustee Sale.  You should call immediately upon receiving the Notice of Pre-Foreclosure Options for the best chance of remaining in your home and preventing foreclosure. 

 
Personal Injury

We represent and fight for individuals who were wrongfully injured because of another's actions, including:

 

  • Wrongful Death 

  • Car Accidents

  • Rear-end Collisions

  • Pedestrian-Auto Crashes

  • Product Liability 

  • Traumatic Brain Injury 

  • Slip and Fall (Premises Liability)

  • Dog Bites

 
Sexual Abuse

If you or someone you love survived sex abuse as a child, it is important to contact a lawyer right away because you may be barred from filing a lawsuit or seeking recourse if the statute of limitiations expired.  Sexual abuse takes many forms and affects may types of victims.  We are committed to preventing childhood sex abuse and seeking justice for victims of sex abuse.  

Like many of our other fee structures, we take sexual abuse cases on a contingency - which means we do not require attorney's fees up front and are only paid if we are able to help you recover monetary damages.  

 
Wage & Hour

We help with wage disputes, including: 

 

  • Overtime 

  • Misclassification 

  • Unpaid Wages

  • Independent Contractor v. Employee Classification 

  • Payroll Disputes 

  • Class Actions 

  • Unpaid Meal and Rest Periods 

 

Practice Areas

MAIN OFFICE (and mailing)

6100 219th St. SW, Suite 480

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

DOWNTOWN SEATTLE (by appointment only)

1001 Fourth Ave. #3200

Seattle, WA 98154

DOWNTOWN TACOMA (by appointment only)

1201 Pacific Ave. #600

Tacoma, WA 98402

SILICON VALLEY, CA​ (by appointment only)

TEL:  (206) 259-1259

FAX:  (855) 925-9529

EMAIL: paralegal@akw-law.com

 

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