Table of Contents
- Reviews of Tollefsen Law
- Reviews From Google
- Reviews From Avvo.com
- Reviews From LinkedIn
- U.K. Begins to Advance Protection of Whistleblowers
- OSHA Issues New Guidelines for Whistleblower Case Settlements
- Local EB-5 VISA Fraud
- One-year statute of limitations – Embezzlement
- National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
- Federal Anti-kickback Statutes
- Regulatory Compliance: It’s the Little Things…
- Fair Chance – Washington
- WA Consumer Protection Law applies extraterritorially
- Collapse of building for insurance purposes
Reviews of Tollefsen Law
Reviews From Google
“I came to John Graham with a situation that made it unbearable to run my business. John took me on as a client without a moments hesitation and was able to get the harassment I was receiving stopped. He has an amazing assistant, Karla, and between the two of them I have gotten through a very bad situation. They are professional and yet kind and caring. Calling them to help me was the smartest thing I could have done. I will call upon John anytime I have legal issues.”
“We were extremely fortunate to have John Tollefsen represent us in two very complex legal cases. We found John to be exceptionally knowledgeable and dedicated to all aspects of our case and we were most appreciative of the fact that he always took the time to explain the complex process to us. What impressed us most, however, was John’s character. John lives his life according to a strong moral and ethical compass from which he will not deviate; dedicated, competent, honest, genuine, and sincere are words to describe John. We were confident that we were receiving the best legal representation we could ask for and we were comforted knowing that John was always doing the “right thing.” Without hesitation, we give John the highest recommendation possible.”
Lloyd Martindale Jr.
“John Tollefsen, for whom I have the highest respect personally as well as for his legal skill professionally, has been my business Attorney over ten years. John exhibits a rare balance of cognitive analysis legally, coupled with an intangible joy in the personal interaction. When warmed up in a vibrant legal discussion with John, I have felt moved almost to a poetic plane, a level of nearly telepathy communication. The focus and power of that interaction becomes then practically effective, in application and action in the case. In a complex case of six years, that became ancillary cases, John exhibited clear vision, practical direction, never waivered while carefully weighing, respected his clients, and honored his commitments even when difficult. I was likely a forceful client taskmaster. John recovered funds for my family, somewhat life-changing. In the dark days of the case, I felt a strong Attorney with me, driven I believe by an innate sense of justice and good. It was not easy work; it was rather the most difficult of work and I am very grateful. John Tollefsen remains to this day my personal and business Attorney, a most treasured Counselor.”
“I used John and his firm for the last 6 years for multiple domestic and intentional services for international contract negotiation, representation in both federal court and state court in multiple States as well as escrow, advice, litigation and arbitration. At all times my experience with him and his staff was and still is positive, productive and professional. The thing I appreciate most, beyond the fair pricing is the versatility of knowledge and understanding of the law and how to use it best to reach the out come best for me. I will and have recommended John to many of my colleagues.”
Reviews From Avvo.com
“I was a client of John’s in a case against a very wealthy and powerful company with unlimited resources. In my case, John utilized the most efficient use of technologies, staff and legal precedent to litigate the case. John was very accessible in discussing the case, options and always produced results expediently. I recommend John highly for any case of wrongdoing regardless of the size of the opponent.”
“John helped me produce a proposed easement change/contract issue and gave me a quick response in a very professional manner”
“I/We and business associates have worked with Mr. Tollefsen for many years. We can attest to the fact that he is a rare practitioner. He has been invaluably helpful in securities and investment matters as well as in dispensing with frivolous litigation. He is comfortable with himself, poised and impressive, with considerable skills and knowledge. Yet, he projects quiet confidence and competence — whether it be on Wall Street or Main Street. He enjoys professional challenges and takes satisfaction in meeting client needs while achieving just outcomes. Above all, John Tollefsen has an unusual ability among lawyers. Namely, the capacity to think strategically and act tactically. With extraordinary effectiveness. This is because he is knowledgeable, clear, current and well-informed from diverse first-hand experiences in many areas of law. He knows what he knows well and quickly researches and comprehends any issue about which new facts and decisions might affect his clearly-thought-through opinions. Opinions that are expressed in common sense coupled with astute timing. As a person, Mr. Tollefsen is straightforward and ethical. He would have risen to the top in any field he had chosen due to immense intelligence and an undefinable quality of personal charisma. Again, in closing, I/we recommend him highly and without reservations.”
“John Tollefsen is one unusually experienced, kind, honest, and wise attorney. He is well respected throughout the Pacific Northwest for his expertise in some of the most complex areas of law. He works for legislative change and serves as an expert on a state, local and national level. He is genuine and completely non-arrogant, thoughtful and easy to work with. He is hard working, gives prompt services, and is flexibly relaxed in decision making and thinking. He even responded positively to my unschooled suggestion to try an approach other attorney’s might not have considered. This shows me he really listens and is willing to take risks. His dedicated knowledgeable office staff is as thoughtful, caring and pure as they come as well. John Tollefsen has even taken one case I know of all the way to the Washington Supreme court based on his own passion of justice and willingness to go the extra mile!”
“Tollefsen Law Office has worked for me in a fraud case. He has been very supportive and has been a great asset for me in this case. I rate him with 5 stars. He is a very honest attorney with a great moral standards.”
“John did an outstanding job and completed specifically what I asked him to do. He did not “run up” the bill and was very responsive in his communication. He built the trust and I will continue to use his services.”
“Within the confines of case veracity, and the practical aspects of attorney time and ‘justice system’ logistics, Mr. John Tollefsen is the best of attorneys. John exhibits keen perception in effecting workable attorney/client interaction, given money, time, client strength, and the legal standing of the case; exhibiting creativity, flexibility. I have found Mr. Tollefsen to be ethical and dependable, consistent, fair in cost applications, and willing to weigh a legal fight on principle. John’s skill places him as a prevailing match with the highest levels of securities attorneys under both State and Federal securities law. John Tollefsen recovered for my family’s devastating fraud loss, and he has our gratitude and loyalty.”
Reviews From LinkedIn
Merger and Acquisitions Advisor / Exit Planning Consultant / Business Broker
John is a thorough, knowledgeable attorney with great skills in research, case preparation and litigation.
Project Architect at Hecker Architects
John Tollefsen is an expert attorney in the field of securities law who is creative, personable and highly effective. His knowledge and integrity has brought insightful solutions to the issues surrounding my real estate development projects.
Agent at Schwarz Insurance
John’s creative insight into re-framing legal and business issues and outlining constructive and intuitively productive solutions, in an economically valuable and cost effective.
Regulatory penalties can be devastating for a company, yet many companies, especially small companies, fail to plan for or devote resources to regulatory compliance. These companies can be confused and incredulous when they become the focus of investigations or sanctions and may delay responding until their very existence is at stake. Proper counsel can help companies understand regulators’ focus which helps them to prepare for and address compliance issues in a timely manner.
Under the CPA an out-of-state plaintiff may bring a claim.against a Washington corporate defendant for allegedly deceptive acts. Similarly, an out:of-state plaintiff may bring a CPA claim against an out-of-state defendant for the allegedly deceptive acts of its in-state agent.