James Egan was born and raised in Seattle and attended Seattle Public Schools. He graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 1994 with a degree in Philosophy. Mr. Egan honed his writing skills as the Editor-in-Chief of the Whitman College newspaper, The Whitman Pioneer. He traveled and spoke publicly with the Whitman College Debate Team and Theater Program. Mr. Egan then served as a public defense investigator with a Seattle area Public Defense Agency (SCRAP) over two years and published stories as a newspaper reporter for a weekly in Cornwall, Southwest England.
Attorney Lee H. Rousso was born in Seattle and raised on Mercer Island. Lee excelled in public speaking in high school and won the state debate championship.
Lee graduated with honors from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with a degree in Japan Studies and a minor in Japanese. Lee was also awarded a prestigious Blakemore Foundation Grant in recognition of his academic excellence.
On January 10 we made a public disclosure request for copies of 36 Seattle Police Department videos, but with all of the audio redacted so that releasing them to us would not violate the Privacy Act. Our request was denied the very next day. Attached is our appeal to Chief Diaz to reverse the denial of our public disclosure request and provide the videos in a timely fashion.
Jay W. Wilkinson was born in Tacoma and lived there until his family relocated to Portland, Oregon. Jay has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Colorado College and attended law school at the University of Utah School of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah.
For over twenty years Karl Verzani has been tirelessly and successfully defending clients in DUI and other criminal law matters in courts in King, Pierce and Snohomish County. Karl received a Business Administration degree from Seattle University and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Having had ample experience in jury trials from Criminal Defense matters, the Law Office of James C. Egan is also poised to accept cases regarding personal injury and auto accident matters in the Western Washington area. Currently, the law team is handling a number of personal injury cases and is prepared to go to all lengths to obtain settlements or verdicts for clients. We do not simply sit on our hands and negotiate cases; rather, we prepare every personal injury case as if it may go to trial.