COVID-19 Update – Our office is open.
Amid the rapid progression of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the disruptions it has caused, HIP Law Firm is committed to continue providing the essential legal services necessary to protect the interests of our clients and community and will remain open for business. Please note, however, some staff will be working from home from time to time. Accordingly, there may be slight delays completing some projects and in responding to your communications, but we promise to be as diligent as ever in meeting your legal needs. Urgent in person appointments are available, however, non-essential client meetings will be conducted over the phone or via video conferencing. Client payments can be made on our website at
Our lobby hours during this time are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday.
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Because of the snow, our office will be closed Monday, February 4th. Stay warm and Safe.

September 2020 Archives

DUI suspected in 2-vehicle crash causing fatal personal injury

Unfortunately, anyone's life can end in a split second, and sometimes all it takes is one person who has made inappropriate choices before driving or uses poor judgment while behind the wheel to cause a tragedy. When such an event happens, the person responsible may initially panic and try to escape from the horrific situation, and this is usually how hit-and-run accidents happen. In a recent example, a Washington resident suffered fatal personal injury when the vehicle in which he was riding was hit by another vehicle. The driver who appears to be responsible has been arrested for several criminal offenses.

Family law: Protecting a business in the event of divorce

When a couple marries, neither spouse thinks divorce will ever happen to them. Unfortunately, many couples do find themselves dealing with the end of their relationship at some point and turn to a family law attorney to help them with the difficult process of untangling all aspects of their marriage. Divorcing Washington couples who own or co-own a business have even more to think about while they work through the divorce process. While divorce can negatively impact a business in many ways, married business owners can protect their business by understanding these impacts and preparing as much as possible.