Landlord-Tenant Law

Eviction Upheld on Appeal

A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the landlord served a notice terminating the tenancy indicating that a member of the landlord’s immediate family intended […]


NITA Advocate Medium

Landlord Attorney Travis Eller–NITA Advocate

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy is the self-described “premier provider of learning-by-doing education for the legal profession.”  NITA emphasizes instruction workshop-style. Attorneys get practice on their feet doing the actual work they do in real life, with feedback from esteemed colleagues and judges. To achieve NITA’s Advocate status requires […]

Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County

In residential evictions in some Washington counties the tenant can get a free attorney. All Pierce County eviction cases are heard in the Superior Court in Tacoma. Several years ago free attorneys were available to residential tenants in Tacoma, then the free attorney service disappeared for a few years–perhaps an […]