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Williams Kastner Announces 2018 New Members

December 29, 2017 ─ Williams Kastner is pleased to announce that three new Members will be admitted to the firm, effective January 1, 2018. Earning a place in Williams Kastner’s 2018 Member class are: Jessica L. McConnell (Portland), Meredith E. Dishaw (Seattle), and Paul K. Friedrich (Seattle).  

“We are delighted to welcome these talented individuals to the firm’s Membership” said Jessie Harris, Managing Member of Williams Kastner. “They have consistently provided high-quality representation for our clients.  They are also well respected within the legal community.  We look forward to practicing with them for many years to come.”

Jessica L. McConnell concentrates her practice in federal, state, and local tax controversies, including tax audits, offers in compromise, and tax collection matters. Since joining Williams Kastner, she has helped a number of businesses and individuals efficiently resolve major tax and financial problems.  In the 2017 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers, Ms. McConnell was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of tax law.

Meredith E. Dishaw focuses her practice on construction and surety litigation in state and federal courts and in private arbitrations.  She represents public and private owners, contractors, architects, and sureties through all phases of the construction and bonding process.  In her representation of her surety clients, Ms. Dishaw successfully defends against both contractual and extra-contractual claims, including those alleging statutory or common law bad faith claims, and affirmatively prosecutes indemnity actions to mitigate surety losses.

Paul K. Friedrich focuses his practice on representing sureties and insurers in all aspects of bond claims with an emphasis on construction law. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to prosecuting indemnity and subrogation matters on behalf of his surety clients.  Mr. Friedrich has a proven track record of success for his clients at both the trial court level and on appeal.

About Williams Kastner

Williams Kastner has been serving clients in the Pacific Northwest since 1929. With more than 70 attorneys in offices in Washington, Oregon and Alaska as well as affiliated offices throughout China, the firm offers a full range of legal services to local and international clients. 


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