Appellate Litigation

Athan serves as appellate counsel or consults on civil appeals in Washington state and federal courts, including the Washington State Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals (Division I, II, and III), and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Athan also advises on interlocutory appeals, motions for discretionary review, and/or motions for direct review.

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Appellate Litigation

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Eylander v. Prologis
Eylander v. Prologis , -- Wn. App. - (Case No. 82834-7-1) (July 18, 2022) (holding that a landowner satisfies a duty to main premises for the benefit of invitees, including the employee of an Read Article

State v. Conaway
State v. Conaway , - Wn.2d - (June 30, 2022) (Case No. 99592-3) (holding that a defendant's prior guilty plea to indecent exposure was sufficient to establish that he was previously convicted of that Read Article

In re Gen. Receivership of EM. Prop. Holdings, LLC
In re Gen. Receivership of EM Prop. Holdings, LLC , -- Wn.2d -- (Case No. 100066-9) (June 16, 2022) (holding that (1) RCW 60.04.226 applies only in the construction context, (2) common law requires Read Article

Jeoung Lee v. Evergreen Hospital
Jeoung Lee v. Evergreen Hospital , - Wn.2d - , No. 97201-0 (June 4, 2020) (holding that employer waives right to enforce arbitration agreement by litigating instead of arbitrating) Slip Opinion , Read Article

State v. Dennington
State v. Dennison , -- Wn. App. -- (Mar. 30, 2020) (upholding the right to provide a mitigation statement under RCW 7.21.050(1) when a defendant is summarily charged with contempt of court for Read Article

SEIU v. State
SEIU v. Dep't of Early Learning, -- Wn.2d -- (Oct. 31, 2019) (holding that a submitting a PRA request does not create a constitutionally protected vested right to the requested information) (applying Read Article

State v. Mullen Trucking
Dep't of Transp. v. Mullen Trucking , -- Wn. 2d -- (Oct. 31, 2019) (holding that Washington's comparative fault statutes do not allow liability to attach to the State for damages related to bridges Read Article

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