Ahlers & Cressman PLLC
Mr. Russel’s practice involves representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers involved in residential and commercial construction projects.Representative Work:• Representation of framing subcontractor in commercial residential construction project. Involvement included defending the framing subcontractor against claims in excess of $500,000. Obtained summary judgment dismissal of claims.• Representation of concrete subcontractor involved in tilt-panel construction in Auburn, Washington. Involvement included defending subcontractor against claims in excess of $500,000. Resulted in favorable defense settlement prior to trial.• Representation of general contractor in residential remodel project. Involvement included defending general contractor against claim for breach of contract and prosecuting claims against subcontractors. All claims settled prior to trial. • Representation of purchasers of waterfront property in southwest, Washington. Involvement included prosecuting breach of contract claim in excess of $1 Million against sellers under the purchase and sale agreement. Resulted in favorable settlement prior to trial. • Pro bono representation of homeless encampment in Woodinville, Washington. Involvement included defending encampment at trial and on appeal against claims for breach of contract, nuisance and an award of attorney’s fees. Appeals decision published at City of Woodinville v. Northshore United Church of Christ and Seattle Housing Resource Effort / Women’s Housing Equality and Enhancement Project, 162 P.3d 427 (2007).