News & Announcements
Riverside NW Law Group Welcomes Kacy Tellessen
August 8, 2023 - Riverside NW Law Group is excited to introduce the newest addition to our team, Attorney Kacy Tellessen. Kacy attended Eastern Washington University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. He then turned his passion for writing and communication to the law, graduating magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law. While in law school, Kacy’s exceptional leadership and writing skills shone through in his role as Managing Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honors Council.
Kacy's journey is one of dedication, commitment, and outstanding achievements. A native of Spangle, Washington, he joined the United States Marine Corps directly out of high school and deployed twice to Iraq as an infantry machine gunner. While in law school, Kacy published a book, Freaks of a Feather, recounting his experiences in the Iraq war. His book received the prestigious Eugene Sledge Award, which is presented for the best memoir published during the preceding three years. As we look forward to the exciting endeavors that lie ahead, we are confident that Kacy will be a key part of our legal team and an asset to all of our clients.
Riverside NW Law Group Welcomes Lindsay Kornegay
August 1, 2023 - Riverside NW Law Group is excited to announce the newest addition to our team of legal professionals. Please join us in welcoming attorney Lindsay Kornegay. Lindsay will be joining the firm’s Corporate and Trusts & Estates practice. She earned her J.D. from University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly Hastings College of the Law), where she graduated magna cum laude. Lindsay also recently earned her LL.M. in taxation from New York University. She is licensed to practice in both Washington and Idaho. Before joining Riverside Law Group, Lindsay practiced at firms in Spokane, serving a wide range of local and national clients. Lindsay advises in a variety of areas, including nonprofit and corporate formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and estate tax planning. She is also experienced in corporate transactions, including corporate mergers and acquisitions. Lindsay’s addition marks an exciting milestone for the firm. Our team of experienced attorneys offers a wide range of legal services, including litigation, trusts & estates, corporate transactions, and land use advising. With Lindsay’s knowledge and experience complementing our existing strengths, we are poised to expand our offerings and provide even more comprehensive solutions to meet the diverse needs of our valued clients.
Riverside NW Law Group Prevails in Whistleblower Hearing
July 5, 2023 - Riverside NW Law Group, PLLC trial attorneys Matthew Crotty and Matthew Mensik obtained a second trial win in as many months. RLG represented the former Director of Human Resources at a public hospital district who asserted whistleblower retaliation against the hospital after she was terminated for reporting her concern that a hospital executive may have engaged in improper governmental action. The judge awarded RLG’s client more than $38,000 in back pay, attorneys’ fees and costs, and civil penalties. Read More.
Riverside NW Law Group Prevails in Sexual Harassment Trial
June 15, 2023 - Riverside NW Law Group, LLC’s trial attorneys Matthew Crotty and Matthew Mensik prevailed after a four-day, sexual harassment trial where the jury awarded the Plaintiff $530,000 (Boyd v. ACRO, Inc. d/b/a Chico's Pizza Parlor). The Plaintiff, a young woman who worked at a local restaurant alleged that she was propositioned for sex, offered money in exchange for sex, called sexual nicknames, and touched inappropriately by the owner of the business. Read More.
Riverside NW Law Group Obtains $1.5 Million USERRA Class Action Settlement
March 2, 2023 - Riverside NW Law Group, PLLC's obtained a $1,500,000 settlement for class members in a USERRA matter against FedEx. RLG's lead class action attorney Matt Crotty served as co-counsel in the case, which alleged that FedEx discriminated against military reservists by failing to pay employees who took short-term military leave. Read More.
Riverside NW Law Group Secures Bench Trial Victory in Public Records Act Suit
February 24, 2023 - Riverside NW Law Group’s Casey Bruner served as co-counsel and successfully received a bench trial victory representing a requestor in Public Records Act litigation. After a two day bench trial, the court found that the government defendant failed to timely produce public records. Read More.
Riverside NW Law Group Obtains Jury Verdict against DSHS Investigator for Constitutional Violations.
February 2, 2023 - Riverside NW Law Group’s trial attorney Michael Love successfully obtained a jury verdict on behalf of his clients in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington for constitutional violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Read More.
Riverside NW Law Group Prevails Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on USERRA Matter
February 2, 2023 - Ninth Circuit announces new standard for assessing whether military service members are entitled to benefits under USERRA. Read More.
Riverside NW Law Group Obtains Appellate Victory Strengthening Washington's Reporter Shield & Privilege Law
January 10, 2023 - Riverside NW Law Group, PPLC's appellate attorneys Casey Bruner and Asti Gallina obtained a victory for Washington's Reporter Shield & Privilege law in a new decision from Division III of the Court of Appeals for the State of Washington. Read More.
Riverside NW Law Group Prevails on Appeal in Discrimination and Retaliation Claim
December 29, 2022 - Matt Crotty obtained an appellate victory before Division III of the Court of Appeals for the State of Washington in a discrimination and retaliation matter. Read More.
Riverside NW Law Group Successfully Defends Local Employer at Trial.
November 18, 2022 - Matthew Mensik and Asti Gallina successfully defended a local small business and its owner at trial in Spokane County Superior Court in November of 2022. Read More.