Exceeding your expectations

Mills Meyers Swartling lawyers have provided exceptional legal services to businesses and individuals for over 35 years. We use our expertise and creativity to achieve cost-effective prevention and resolution of legal problems. Our clients are consistently impressed with our responsiveness, thoughtful attention, and favorable results. The integrity and vitality of our firm are attributable to the excellence of our team of professionals. We are proud of the team we have assembled, and we look forward to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations.

MMS LAWYERS TO JOIN STOKES LAWRENCE SEPTEMBER 1

Effective September 1, 2019, Mills Meyers Swartling attorneys will be joining the highly regarded Litigation and Business practices of Stokes Lawrence.

The addition of the Mills Meyers Swartling attorneys will deepen the bench of Stokes Lawrence’s legal team, offering it the ability to enhance its exceptional client service. In addition, the deep aviation experience that several of the Mills Meyers Swartling attorneys bring will allow Stokes Lawrence to broaden its capabilities for aviation industry clients.

“We are delighted to add such an accomplished group of lawyers whose values align so well with our own,” said Stokes Lawrence Managing Shareholder Kelly Twiss Noonan. “When we welcome new employees to our firm, it is important to us that they share our commitment to preserving the firm culture and providing outstanding legal service to our clients.”

To Mills Meyers Swartling, Stokes Lawrence is an ideal platform for serving the firm’s roster of clients.

“We are thrilled to team up with a firm that is so like-minded and that has the bandwidth to meet the service demands of our sophisticated clients,” said Caryn Geraghty Jorgensen, Managing Shareholder of Mills Meyers Swartling. “This move is a great opportunity for our team, particularly because both firms have similar cultures. We are progressive, diverse, and share a strong commitment to professional excellence and community service.”

The match is notable in that both firms are led by female managing shareholders. With the addition of Caryn Jorgensen as shareholder, Stokes Lawrence will become 50% women-owned, which is unusual for a firm of this size.

“Stokes Lawrence and Mills Meyers have a long history of commitment to diversity,” noted Kelly. “We are especially proud of our gender diversity and pleased that our firm demographics reflect that commitment.”

The following Mills Meyers Swartling attorneys will transition to Stokes Lawrence on September 1:

Brett T. MacIntyre
Bruce Winchell
Caryn Geraghty Jorgensen
Eric W. Robinson
James K. Wilkens
John Fetters
Rachael R. Wallace
Raymond S. Weber
Samantha K. Pitsch

All but Wilkens, who is based in Anchorage, Alaska, will work in Stokes Lawrence’s Seattle office.

MMS JOINS FORD MOTOR COMPANY’S LEGAL ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN
IN A GLOBAL DAY OF SERVICE

Joining volunteers around the world, Mills Meyers Swartling employees took part in Ford Motor Company’s inaugural Global Day of Service. Ford’s Legal Alliance for Women (LAW), the company’s professional organization focused on women in the legal practice, spearheaded this global event. MMS was among more than 90 law firms around the world partnering with LAW to volunteer time and perform pro bono work. For its part, MMS employees spent this Global Day of Service, September 27, 2018, volunteering to benefit children in foster care at Treehouse’s Wearhouse. MMS was proud to partner with Ford to support Treehouse.

MMS FOUNDING MEMBER LAWRENCE MILLS HONORED
AS LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Larry Mills was recognized by Best Lawyers™ as the 2018 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” in Seattle. Lawyer of the Year awards are presented to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Larry founded Mills Meyers Swartling in 1978, and was its guiding force for 35 years. In 2013, Larry elected to focus exclusively on his arbitration and mediation practice and joined the nationally-recognized panel of neutrals at JAMS. Please join his colleagues here at MMS in wishing Larry congratulations on his continued success!

MMS SHAREHOLDER SELECTED FOR ABA AWARD
Congratulations to John Fetters, who was selected by the American Bar Association for its annual list, “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers.” This award recognizes the top 40 young lawyers in the nation (36 years old or younger), who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.

MMS RECEIVES WSBA APEX AWARD
Mills Meyers Swartling is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Washington State Bar Association APEX Pro Bono and Public Service Award for 2017. This award recognizes the firm’s commitment to and the cumulative efforts of MMS lawyers — past and present — serving the legal profession and the broader community.


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