Jack Connelly Featured as a 2009 Superlawyer

Superlawyers Magazine For over 28 years, John R. (Jack) Connelly, Jr. has been giving voice to citizens of Tacoma and Seattle who have suffered harm as a result of government or corporate misconduct and negligence. His forceful representation of plaintiffs in governmental liability, personal injury, and wrongful death cases has resulted in significant verdicts and major changes in citizen treatment. … Read More

Injured athlete to get $15 million

By Charles E. Brown | The Seattle Times The attorney for a former West Seattle High School wrestling standout who suffered a spinal-cord injury in his neck two years ago during a wrestling practice, says a $15 million settlement with the Seattle School District will provide for the injured student’s future. The settlement will allow Mackenzie “Mac” Clay, who now … Read More

Paralyzed wrestler, schools settle

By CASEY MCNERTHNEY | The Seattle PI Former student at West Seattle High to get $15 million A former West Seattle High School wrestler who was paralyzed at a practice two years ago was awarded $15 million in a settlement reached Wednesday with Seattle Public Schools. Mac Clay, then a senior, was at wrestling practice in the school cafeteria when … Read More

Ex-prosecutor Corey, former colleagues spar in dueling court papers

The News Tribune Another skirmish has erupted in the five-year battle between Barbara Corey and the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The ex-prosecutor, who now works as a defense attorney, says former colleagues James Schacht and John Neeb unfairly disparaged her in recent court filings and have tried to “drive a wedge” between her and two murder defendants she represents. … Read More

Are some ski park jumps too risky?

By LEVI PULKKINEN | The Seattle PI The cities of Tacoma and Seattle and the state will pay a combined $10.5 million to eight foster children to settle a lawsuit claiming that police failed to properly respond to reports that a Pierce County foster father had sexually abused the youths. The suit also said the Department of Social and Health … Read More