Dylan Jackson 1a
To me, a good day as a lawyer means that I’ve done my absolute best for my clients – especially when all of the chips on the table seem to be stacked against them.

Jackson, Dylan E.

A co-managing shareholder of the firm, Dylan Jackson’s practice focuses on civil litigation involving a wide range of subject matters.

Dylan routinely represents:

  • National, regional, and local companies in the defense of inter and intrastate trucking and transportation injury and property damage claims, some involving catastrophic occurrences which garner regional and national press coverage;
  • National, regional and local businesses in the defense of -
    • Commercial motor vehicle accidents,
    • Consumer Protection Act claims,
    • Premises liability claims,
    • Construction worksite injury claims,
    • Contract disputes,
    • Real property disputes, and
    • Other various torts.
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  • University of Montana – J.D.
  • University of Washington – B.A. in History and Communications

Bar Admissions

  • Washington state and federal courts
  • Montana state and federal courts
  • Oregon state courts

Notable Results

Deas v. Comcast – Trial counsel for national telecommunications company in bicycle vs. company vehicle personal injury lawsuit, including a claim that the incident ended a U.S. Army soldier’s decorated military career.  Past and future economic damages claims exceeded $1.3 million.  Eight-day jury trial.  Unanimous defense verdict.  Thurston County Superior Court, Washington.

Greer v. Opinions, Ltd. – Trial counsel for national market research company in premises liability personal injury lawsuit involving alleged breaches of International Building Code. Seven-day jury trial. Defense verdict. Kitsap County Superior Court, Washington.

Hazard v. Fernandez – Trial counsel for automobile driver in head-on collision resulting in alleged traumatic brain injury and million dollar pre-trial demand. Six-day jury trial. Defense verdict on proximate cause of injuries. King County Superior Court, Washington.

Pescuc v. Lithia/Chevrolet of Bellevue – Trial counsel for nationwide automobile dealer in fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and Consumer Protection Act case where the plaintiff claimed in excess of $300,000 in damages. Four-day binding arbitration hearing. Defense verdict. King County, Washington.

White v. Lithia/BMW of Seattle – Trial counsel for local prominent luxury car dealer where the plaintiff claimed fraud, Unfair Business Practices, negligent misrepresentation, and Consumer Protection Act violations. Summary judgment dismissal of all claims. King County, Washington.

Sickels v. Corner Street BBQ – Trial counsel for restaurant in premises liability claim involving significant brain injury claim resulting in three open-brain aneurysm surgeries, permanent mental deficits, and significant income loss claims exceeding a half million dollars. Settlement at mediation on eve of trial for less than special damages. Grays Harbor County, Washington.

Estate of Dorsett v. NoLonger Lumber, Inc., et al. – Trial counsel for trucking company in wrongful death suit where the estate attempted to circumvent Washington’s worker’s compensation remedy by suing the title holder of the tractor.  Obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims.  Cowlitz County Superior Court, Washington.

Shoker vs. Shuttle Express, et al. - Trial counsel for regional commercial shuttle carrier in a vehicle-versus-pedestrian lawsuit on a busy downtown Seattle sidewalk while the shuttle driver was having a medical emergency, where the pedestrian sustained significant internal and orthopedic injuries, and where the settlement demand exceeded $10 million.  Obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims.  King County Superior Court, Washington.

Presentations and Publications

  • Pre-Suit Accident Scene Investigation and Rapid Response Strategies for Commercial Vehicle Claims, January 2020
  • Insurer’s and Transportation Defendant’s Pitfall in Corporate Designee Depositions, February 2018
  • Trucking and Transportation Regulations, Liability and Litigation, December 2016
  • Litigating Premises Liability Cases, October 2016
  • What to Expect for the Corporate Designee’s Deposition, September 2015
  • Advanced Trial Tactics, National Business Institute, 2012 
  • Considerations for the Defense Practitioner in Defending the Dog Bite Lawsuit, 2008
  • Primer on Defense of the Underground Utilities Act, 2006

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Martindale Hubbell – AV “Preeminent” Rating – 2012 – present
  • Washington Law & Politics "Super Lawyer" ® 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association, 2013 – present
  • TIDA Judicial Fairness Committee Member, 2018 – present
  • St. Anne School Board, Seattle, WA – 2019 – present
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member, 2011 - present
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyer’s Association, 2002 - present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyer’s Association, 2000 – 2007
  • Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), Washington State Bar Association Committee Member, 2004 - 2006
  • Washington Law & Politics Rising Star ® 2006
  • Lawyer’s Assistance Program (LAP), Washington State Bar Association Committee Member, 2004 - 2006
  • Montana New Lawyer’s Division, Director, 1997 - 1999
  • Cascade County Young Lawyer’s Division, Vice President, 1997 - 1999
  • Phi Delta Phi, Magister, 1995 - 1996
  • Montana Trial Lawyer’s Association, University of Montana Chapter, 1994 - 1996

Personal Interests and Activities

Dylan enjoys spending time with his family and staying active as a former letterman of the University of Washington Crew. He enjoys participating in recreational sports, such as softball, soccer, snow and water skiing, and fishing. He also enjoys national and international travel.