For 60 years, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless has provided the highest quality legal service to people and businesses throughout Washington and across the country.

We have successfully litigated cases that have resulted in landmark decisions in constitutional, criminal, immigration, and employment law. We handle a myriad of complex legal matters including civil rights, fair housing, medical malpractice, and other tort and contract cases – from investigation through trial and appeal. We have fashioned immigration solutions for the Northwest’s largest corporations and for people from all around the world.

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Tukwila pays $100k to man after he is punched, tased, and bitten by police dog during arrest

The City of Tukwila has paid an MHB client $100,000 plus attorney’s fees to resolve a federal civil rights case.  The lawsuit alleged that two Tukwila officers investigating the client for trespassing tased him, punched him six times in the head, then released a police dog that bit the client in the legs while a third officer put him in handcuffs.

The case was handled by MHB lawyers David Whedbee, Joe Shaeffer, and Tiffany Cartwright.


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