Client Testimonials


"Damn fine attorney who 'Got it Done!'"

Jim Lewis

Dhaval Shah, Homeowner/Board Member Village at 15th

On behalf of the board as well as all the homeowners, I would like to extend you a very warm and HUGE THANK YOU! You have been phenomenal in helping us out; patient in answering all our questions and very decisive in your actions. It was a pleasure working with you and having you represent the community. I will definitely not hesitate recommending your legal counsel in case any of my friends are in a similar situation moving forward. Thank you once again!

Greg Prendergast, Member GMP Homes

Thanks for doing an amazing job. If you ever need a referral just let me know. I would be happy to provide one.

Ted Markow, Member Tempo Apartments LLC

C&S actions epitomize the phrase ‘under-promised and over-deliver.’ To say we’re impressed with the results of our litigation against Express is an understatement. Great job guys! Thank you.

Jim Lewis

“Damn fine attorney who ‘Got it Done!'”

George Stewart, Homeowner

“Tough, aggressive and responsive!”

Suzi Ward, Board Member

“Caring, approachable and available seven days a week during the course of our litigation.”

John Warner, Board President

“Terrific attorneys who became good friends!”

Terry R. Eggert

“Two former construction defense attorneys with a passion for righting what’s wrong!”

Gary Waldner, President Thompson Townhomes

“We selected Casey & Skoglund because of their aggressive approach to our problem. Little did we know that we had a PIT BULL for an attorney. Our problem was unique in that our developer did not have insurance. Chris found a way to get around this and once he got his teeth into the developer and sub’s he did not let go. He obtained a satisfactory settlement in mediation in spite of the hurtles we faced.”

Donna Adams, Board President, Blueberry Place

“You took on our case when no one else would. You attended almost every Board and Homeowner meeting held over the course of 18 months without complaint. You guys are a blessing. Thank you for a wonderful result.

If anyone ever questions your abilities to ‘get the job done’, please have them call me! “

Cheryl Robinson, Sinclair HOA

“I received rave reviews about your performance yesterday at the deposition. Kathie Gruskin said you were very well prepared and organized – she was impressed!

Thanks for your hard work! “

Dawn, Palisade Park Homeowner

“I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you and your team did on Friday, and for the past two years! It’s nice to know that we are on the road to getting the condos fixed properly!…

Thanks Again… “

Colleen Rettig, Palisade Park Homeowner

“Dear Chris, I simply want to reiterate our gratitude for all your hard work, and to congratulate you once again on this incredibly successful litigation, you are quite an attorney…you are the best…”

Brenda & Nakita Hanley, Palisade Park Homeowners

“Chris, My husband and I would like to thank you and the others for all your hard work on our behalf. Without your perseverance this would not have happened. Many of us bought this property under the assumption that we were making a financial investment. The majority of us are not investors that are aware of the laws, and we depend on the “professionals” such as contractors, builders, realtors and brokers to lead us in the right direction. Unfortunately there are those in the world that take advantage of people and their unforeseen misfortune.

You have renewed our faith in our judicial system and we thank you for that!”

Lorraine MacKenzie, Palisade Park Homeowner

“Thanks for all the hard work on our behalf. You guys were awesome.”

Joan Baird, Yehle Park Homeowner

“Chris and Staff:
Thanks for your legal support – best ever! We appreciated working with you.”

Kathie Gruskin, Sinclair Condominiums

“Chris – just thought you’d appreciate knowing you were a “hit” at our meeting on Saturday. After the meeting, several homeowners expressed how pleased they were we had found you. You were described as direct, knowledgeable, likeable, organized and confident. You left a very good impression on the group overall. Thanks for a great presentation to the homeowners.”

Erich Franz, President Somerset Park Condominiums

“The Board interviewed a variety of lawyers–from “by-the-book” to “non-main-stream.” The former required contracts full of legalese and tens of thousands of dollars up-front, and even then, they stated our chances were quite uncertain because their expertise was within 1-4 year statute for water damage under the State’s Condominium Act. They actually turned us down because they preferred a “sure thing.” The latter were willing to pursue damages in the riskier 4-6 year window we found ourselves in; we settled on “Chris” and “Todd” of Casey and Skoglund because they agreed to work on contingency and possessed creativity and down-to-earth experience, AND topped our expectations by bringing home in excess of $5,000,000.”

Board Member, Madrona Court Townhomes

“Just wanted to mention how Pam and I appreciated the masterful job you did cross-examining Tom Harader. You know, we were just listening to the testimony, like an old tyme, boring radio play while Tom and Bud talked on and on…

Then you came into the scene, and the energy went way up! You really seemed to have Tom on the ropes–catching him in mis-characterisations, begging him to explain how his 5% contingency was going to cover all the things he had no knowledge of at Madrona Court, and just generally turning up the spotlight on those goofy guys.

I think our side has done really well in the ‘likeability’ sweepstakes. You and Mark and all of us charming homeowners on one side vs. Charlie gazing at the ceiling when he’s asked stuff and boring old Tom on the video tape–which didn’t work all that well, ending with Mutt and Jeff reading in the deposition at the end–that seemed REALLY lame.

Here’s hoping we’ll be able to capitalize on your terrific work with Tom and all the preparation you and Adil have done to really highlight the lack of knowledge, foundation and understanding on the defense for what it will really cost to make us whole.”

John Richardson, Board Member Shadowhawk Condominiums

“Thanks for all your attention… My Daughter and family are so happy with your performance, and they are no longer stressed since you guys came on the scene.”

Lin, Bellagio Owners Association

“Chris, I am sure I speak for all the homeowners who attended Saturday’s BBQ, and the Board, in thanking you and Selena for such a lovely afternoon.

The burgers and hot dogs were delicious ….. you’re a good Chef!!! thanks also for the dates on the building situation and answering questions.”

John Richardson, Board Member Shadowhawk Condominiums

“Adil, Thank you so much for your fine work and victory on behalf of my daughter, Sheila.”

Carol Vipperman, President, Westlake View Condominium Association

“Casey-Skoglund never gave up, they fought for us for five years. We filed a suit in 2004. Even though our lawsuit was thrown out of court two times over five years based on technicalities, Chris Casey never gave up or gave in. He fought for us; including filing two appeals to get our case reinstated. We won each time and, as a result, the Court of Appeals clarified previous conflicting decisions on the implied warranty of habitability in our favor and published its opinion, which will help all of Washington State’s homeowners. Thank you Chris for never giving up on us, not many would have stayed to see this through.”

Anita Thompson, Westview Estates HOA President

“Even though you and Adil are pros, the board and plantiffs at Westview Estates sometimes felt as if we were engaged in a David versus Goliath battle against some very high-powered and well-financed players. Despite all the evidence supporting our cause, would we prevail in getting the remediation we needed to protect our investments? We shouldn’t have worried. The two of you left no stone unturned and fought for us every step of the way, achieving a settlement that was as good as any we could have hoped for. Thanks for your thorough and aggressive work on our behalf.”

Tony Baker, Westview Homeowner

“I want to pass Laura and my great appreciation to Casey and you all for your great work and dedication to our problem! You’ve really made a difference in our lives here!”

Alice Gilbert, Ballard Condominium Association

“Dear Todd, Chris and Sarah,

I just wanted to formally thank your firm for the excellent service you recently rendered our homeowners association in our remediation suit against the developers of our building.  It took us five years but you never gave up or flagged during some very trying times.  My interactions with you were always friendly, helpful and courteous; and most important, your client communications were prompt and informative.  Your service provider referrals were excellent in John Petrie, and we were all pleased by the outcome of the suit.  You guys give the lie to all those lawyer jokes.”

Jim Dungan, Shadowhawk Treasurer

“Remco completed all the initial construction repair items plus other items that were identified during the repair process.  Remco’s service was excellent and Dave Jensen the site foreman did a super job coordinating with Shadow Hawk 2 Board members and the residents.

Litigation funds were also used for the following:

A) Waste water pump in the gulley area – improper construction required a new pump and installation of a riser.
B) Power washed the exterior of all buildings and car ports.
C) Cleaned all the windows.
D) Provided $3,000.00 compensation to each homeowners for internal repairs.
E) The remaining $310,000.00 was put into the Association’s reserve fund.

Needless to say the homeowners are extremely satisfied.”

Mike Michaels, SPCA Board Member

“Chris, I want to thank you so very much for all your hard work and many hours that you spent for our Association.  You have made our Association and our owners so much better off now than they ever were living at Sundance Park.  I want to thank you for working with me and the Board during the last three years; you are a champ and a winner and if you ever need a reference, I’m here to do that for you.  We picked the right law group to go to bat for us.”

Don McKay, SPCA Board Member in response to settlement negotiations

“You really made points with me today.  How?  Because you showed……guts…imagination and unselfishness!”

Martin Flores, Principal, Dimensional Building Consultants – Forensic Building Inspections

“Chris, firstly I want to congratulate you and your team.  I know that some clients in particular require more hand holding, and your work on this one was superb.  I also want to thank you for your support to Mark and myself.  I think we had a good team going with this property.  Moving forward, I am going to follow your advice and contact the Board next week.  Hopefully they will be ready to move forward with the needed repairs.”

Don Malone, SPCA Board Member

“Chris, it’s hindsight but I wish we, the board, had taped your presentation to us and the homeowners last Saturday.  Working for Safeco Insurance Company for 39+ years I have listened to a lot of presentations in workshops, sales meetings, formal meetings including yearly presentations from various Safeco Presidents e.g. year end results, bonus information to all employees.  I think your overview (memory lane) was outstanding and one of the best I have ever heard.  It was clear, concise, factual and above all honest and sincere!!  Your talk motivated me to do a better job for our homeowners.  I feel all board members now appreciate your overall plan and bottom-line results.  I just wish more homeowners were present to hear your presentation – their loss.  In closing I believe you gave the board a tad more credit than we may have deserved.  I’m glad Don McKay acknowledged he just followed your suggestions about the final important email not backing down but staying with the dollar amount we needed.  Thank again.”

Margaret Kwan, Manager/Owner, 2nd Street LLC

“Your extensive experience with building construction and water infiltration problems gave us a lot of confidence throughout our litigation. Your advice and efforts enabled us to settle our claims most satisfactorily. You went the extra mile….

We are very pleased with the results and we would be happy to be quoted as your reference.”

Yuan Zhang, Owner, Lake City Apartments

“Chris, as the purchaser and owner of numerous multifamily apartment buildings in Washington, my partners and I have had an opportunity to work with some of Seattle’s finest attorneys working for the largest and most “prestigious” law firms.  I am glad we found Casey & Skoglund.  You and your firm have exceeded our expectations.  Being novices in the field of construction defect litigation, you took as much time as we needed to explain the process to us, A to Z, including a litigation strategy we were able to understand and that, in the end, proved successful beyond our expectations.  Thank you.”

Bill Austin, Vice President, Epic Asset Management

“Chris, you and your team have inspired a level of confidence in us not experienced with our client’s prior relationships with some of the larger, multipurpose law firms we have worked with prior to working with Casey & Skoglund.  Your litigation of the Illumina Apartments project (East Apartments LLC v. Global Construction LLC General Contractors and Mastro Properties) exceeded our expectations and we look forward to working with you on the eight additional apartment buildings owned by our clients.  Please feel free to use us as a reference.”