Michael T. Pfau
Attorneys from around the country rely on the vast depth of knowledge Mike has about sexual abuse law. Mike and his team have won tens of millions of dollars for his clients over the years. He has successfully litigated cases against the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the State of Washington, and others.
Featured case result: $8,000,000 jury verdict against the Catholic Church for sex abuse.
Darrell L. Cochran
Darrell is not afraid to take a case to trial, as evidenced by his many jury verdicts of over $1M. He’s not afraid to butt heads with the best of them and has won multi-million dollar settlements against defendants such as WA DSHS, MultiCare Health Systems, WA Department of Corrections, Olympia School District, and many more. He is a valuable resource if you’re looking for help on any stage of litigation and he’s happy to help fellow attorneys.
Featured case result: $7,500,000 Settlement with MultiCare Health Systems (Tacoma, WA) over questionable billing practices and fraudulent liens against patients injured by third parties.
Thomas B. Vertetis
Tom represents injured victims in complex personal injury, wrongful death, school liability, medical malpractice and civil rights claims and has tried more than 40 cases to juries. Tom has obtained multiple jury verdicts for more than $1M for his clients. Tom is also a strong advocate and champion for disabled children. He currently serves on the Board of Ashley House, a South Sound care provider for medically fragile children, and the Academy of Precision Learning, an inclusive Seattle K-10 school which provides educational services to both typical developing and students on the autism spectrum.
Featured case result: $3,075,000 jury verdict for the wrongful termination and defamation of a 20-year decorated senior prosecutor
Jason P. Amala
Seattle Attorney Jason Amala has devoted his law practice to representing individuals and businesses who have been victimized by others. His clients and cases span a diverse range, from pro bono representation of elderly tenants, to representing employees and consumers injured by defective products, to numerous multi-million dollar settlements for victims of childhood sexual abuse. Jason primarily practices in state and federal trial court, but has also obtained favorable decisions from the Washington Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Washington.
Featured case result: $5,375,000 Settlement with Ecoflame International for a woman severely burned by a gel fuel product.
Loren A. Cochran
Tacoma Attorney Loren Cochran returns to the Pacific Northwest after spending the last several years in Washington, D.C. Since 2008, Loren has been the production counsel for the television show America’s Most Wanted with John Walsh. Prior to being an attorney, Loren was an award winning television news producer with investigative news teams in Seattle, Tampa and Boston. Loren is a graduate of the University of Washington, the Boston College Law School and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Loren is married to his beautiful wife Shea and has two daughters, Page and Zoe.
Steven T. Reich
As a trial attorney for nearly two decades, Mr. Reich has represented the interests of victims throughout the Northwest. As lead counsel, he has successfully litigated dozens of jury trials to verdict. Mr. Reich’s practice group has represented hundreds of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse against religious and secular organizations, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for victims.
Elizabeth Calora, a native Californian, moved to the Tacoma area to attend the University of Puget Sound. Before graduating from UPS in 2003, she also studied at the University of Burgundy’s Center for International French Studies in Dijon, France. While at UPS, she was a member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, served as Vice-President of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and was an officer of the Panhellenic Counsel, the governing body for UPS’s sororities.
Kevin M. Hastings is a tenacious and talented attorney who has dedicated his life to helping those injured by the wrongful acts of others. Born and raised in a family of commercial fisherman, Kevin was inspired to become a lawyer when his uncle suffered catastrophic injury while fishing in the Bering Sea. His uncle’s injury has shaped many aspects of Kevin’s life, but perhaps most importantly, it has inspired him to fight tirelessly for his clients in the toughest of cases each and every day.
Vincent T. Nappo
Vincent is a passionate and determined litigator. In his law practice, he primarily represents survivors of childhood sexual abuse against the individuals and powerful corporations responsible for the abuse. In doing so, he often faces large corporations like the Boy Scouts of America, the Catholic Church, and the State of Washington. He also practices in other areas of complex litigation, including civil rights, government liability, medical malpractice, and products liability, all from PCVA’s Seattle offices.
Beth A. Davis
Seattle attorney Beth Davis focuses her practice on nursing home litigation, products liability claims, and other general plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Beth was a judicial clerk for Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Johnson.
Beth grew up in Black Diamond, Washington, and attended law school at Seattle University School of Law. During law school, she participated in the Global Justice Advocacy program in Johannesburg, South Africa, and spent a summer working as a judicial extern at the High Court of Uganda. She has a passion for advocating for the rights of the elderly and while in law school interned at Columbia Legal Services, addressing legal issues facing low-income seniors in King County. While in law school, she also served on the Seattle University Law review and published an article titled Arbitration Agreements in Long-Term Care Contracts: How to Protect the Rights of Seniors in Washington. Today, she continues to advocate for seniors who have been neglected or abused in nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities.
Outside of the office, Beth is actively involved in her community and volunteers as a Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman in King County. In that role, she works to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed to residents of long-term care facilities under Federal and State law.
During her free time, Beth can usually be found hiking, windsurfing, or mountain biking.
Christopher E. Love
Christopher Love has dedicated his legal career to helping injured and victimized individuals have their voices heard in our legal system and obtain relief for the wrongs they have suffered. Christopher focuses his practice on appellate law and complex litigation, pushing the law at the highest levels ever further in the direction of justice. Christopher is an honors graduate of the University of Alabama and Seattle University School of Law and former law clerk for eight Washington appellate court judges.