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Tacoma African American Girl Brutalized at the Tacoma Mall Files Lawsuit

May 9th, 2016Posted By: Vito de la Cruz

TAMAKI LAW                                                                            MEDIA CONTACT: Vito de la Cruz 425-679-6421 (Bellevue) 509-248-8338 (Yakima) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2016 TACOMA AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL BRUTALIZED AT THE TACOMA MALL FILES LAWSUIT PIERCE COUNTY, WA On May 24, 2014, 15 year old Monique Tillman went bicycle riding with her brother. They rode to a used clothing […]

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‘I Can Smell The Dirt And The Fear’: Up From Soil, The Soul Of A Law Career

April 22nd, 2016Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: NPR StoryCorps Morning Edition

Vito de la Cruz practices law in Washington state, but his roots actually rest in Texas, where he grew up in a family of migrant farm workers. When de la Cruz was 5, he began working the fields himself in the 1960s. “The family, we used to migrate. We traveled the migrant farmworkers’ circuit,” he […]

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The Language of Justice

June 10th, 2015Posted By: Sergio Garciduenas-Sease

While Yakima’s focus has been on City Council elections in the aftermath of Judge Thomas Rice’s ruling that the city was in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act, much work remains to accomplish equality for all throughout the Yakima Valley. One area in particular is the judiciary. According to the U.S. Census, 47 percent […]

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The Dangers of Eating Listeria Tainted Food

January 20th, 2015Posted By: Vito de la Cruz

The recent listeria related illnesses and death caused by eating tainted cheese products made by the Yakima cheese producer Queseria Bendita are tragic. One person has died and at least three have been made seriously ill from eating those products. Click here to read related story. Health officials from the Center for Disease Control and […]

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What Makes Tamaki Law Different From Other Law Offices?

March 19th, 2014Posted By: Blaine Tamaki

1.  UNPRECEDENTED RECORD SUCCESS A record of success is important because it proves that a law firm possesses top skills and competence. Success reflects hard work, doing your homework, and being able to handle the toughest cases against the toughest opponents. Consistent success means consistent excellence. Our firm has settled more than 25 cases for […]

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Catholic Diocese to File for Bankruptcy Protection

January 31st, 2014Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: USA Today - Matt Volz, Associated Press

HELENA, Montana (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is set to file for bankruptcy protection in advance of proposed settlements for two lawsuits that claim clergy members sexually abused 362 people over decades and the church covered it up. Diocese spokesman Dan Bartleson said in a statement Friday the bankruptcy reorganization case came […]

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Diocese of Helena Files Bankruptcy as Part of Proposed Settlement of 362 Sexual Abuse Claims for $15 Million

January 31st, 2014Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

The Diocese of Helena is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its effort to settle 362 claims involving sexual abuse perpetrated by priests and nuns in Montana churches and boarding schools.  The Diocese has pledged a proposed settlement fund of $15 million, which will be funded with insurance and Diocese assets. The […]

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Turning Wrongs Into Rights

January 30th, 2014Posted By: Blaine Tamaki

This is my mission in representing every one of our clients. Without imposing accountability to those who commit “wrongs” against us, we really have no rights. My business is to correct the wrongs which cause serious injury, abuse, and death. It is tragic and unjust when people from all walks of life, children, elderly, workers, […]

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Hope Conference reveals struggle and healing of child sexual abuse in Indian Country

April 12th, 2013Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Lailani Upham - Char-Koosta News

BILLINGS — A two-day journey that began with openness of childhood sexual abuse, an epidemic that has tore the fabric of Indian Country communities for generations has been faced and ideals of healing had been launched for the future generations, at the 3rd annual Hope Conference, “Healing For Our People Everywhere – Seeking the Courage […]

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Transparency marks Montana sex abuse lawsuit mediation

March 28th, 2013Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Dan Morris-Young - National Catholic Reporter

A weeklong “global mediation” slated to begin April 15 in Seattle will seek a broad settlement for two comprehensive sex abuse lawsuits pending against the diocese of Helena, Mont., and the Ursuline Sisters prix du viagra 100mg. More than 360 plaintiffs, several insurance carriers, the Helena diocese and Ursuline Sisters will be represented at the […]

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