COVID-19 Information for our Office

To a our valued Clients and Friends,

As we all face the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, we extend our thoughts and prayers to those who have been personally affected by this pandemic.  During this critical period, it is incumbent on each of us to take care of each other to ensure the health and safety of our families, friends, colleagues and communities.  

As we continue to follow the developing stories and learn more about the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to personally assure you that we remain committed and dedicated to providing you with the highest level of legal services during these uncertain times.

As of now, our office is discouraging in-person meetings unless they are essential to the progress of your case. We are offering alternate meeting methods including video and telephone conferencing. Utilizing these methods, we will still be able to handle all case related activities seamlessly including new client consultations, client meetings and phone calls, discovery conferences and client disbursements. We have furloughed our staff in order to protect them from potential illness however we have robust technology in place to securely access our client files from home and will continue working on your case with the same level of professionalism and with the highest standards you deserve.

On March 18, the Washington Supreme Court issued its emergency order regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster, empowering Washington Courts to modify or suspend certain deadlines and procedures, allow parties to participate remotely in proceedings, and take other reasonable steps to avoid exposing court proceedings to the threat of the coronavirus. As a result, Courts throughout Washington are issuing orders to adjust their schedule in response to the current health crisis.  For example, the Grays Harbor Superior Court has suspended most civil motions and jury trials until at least May 6. In addition, we are monitoring court specific orders and policies that may apply to your specific case and will keep you apprised should these deadlines affect the progress of your case. As always, in the interim, we will continue to vigorously represent your interest while adhering to the Courts’ mandates.

We wish your families continued safety and good health and urge you to take the precautionary measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and create plans for your own families.

As always, please feel reach out to any member of our team should you have any case specific questions or concerns.  We monitor our phone messages, email and regular mail daily. Wishing you good health,

Jon Parker jon@hoquiamlaw.com

Ben Winkelman ben@hoquiamlaw.com

Jim Parker jim@hoquiamlaw.com

Phone 360.532.5780; Fax 360.532.5788