No. 41279-9-II.

287 P.3d 681 (2012)

Teresa SCHMIDT, Respondent/Cross-Appellant, v. Timothy P. COOGAN and Deborah Coogan, and the marital community comprised thereof; and The Law Offices of Timothy Patrick Coogan and all partners thereof, Appellants/Cross-Respondents.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 2.

October 30, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Patrick Mcmonagle II , Attorney at Law, Fox Island, WA, Robert Spajic , Gordon & Polscer LLC, Portland, OR, for Defendant.

Paul Alexander Lindenmuth , Ben F. Barcus & Associates PLLC, Tacoma, WA, for Appellants/Cross-Respondents.

Dan'l Wayne Bridges , McGaughey Bridges Dunlap PLLC, Bellevue, WA, Christopher Alfred J. Wong , King County Prosecutor's Office, Seattle, WA, for Respondent/Cross-Appellant.


¶ 1 In 1995, Teresa Schmidt was injured when she slipped and fell at a Tacoma grocery store. She retained attorney Timothy P. Coogan to handle her personal injury suit against the grocery store, but Coogan failed to file Schmidt's suit before its statute of limitations expired. Schmidt sued Coogan, and a jury found Coogan liable for malpractice. On appeal, we affirmed the trial court's order granting a new trial to determine damages only. At...

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