Seattle, Wash. (March 2, 2020) Effective March 2, 2020, three new members will be joining Ogden Murphy Wallace P.L.L.C. in its Seattle office: Teresa R. Byers, Bruce A. McDermott, and Daniel J. Vecchio. All three attorneys were formerly with Foster Garvey P.C./Garvey Schubert Barer. With the addition of these three new members, Ogden Murphy Wallace’s total headcount (Seattle and Wenatchee) will come to about 60 attorneys. The addition of these new attorneys expands Ogden Murphy Wallace’s existing Trusts & Estates planning practice area and adds a highly regarded Trust and Estates litigation team as well. With over 110 years of firm history, Ogden Murphy Wallace has been a leading regional law firm with origins deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. By growing its team, Ogden Murphy Wallace maintains its standing as one of the top regional law firms (headquartered and offices in the Pacific Northwest only) in the market.

Teresa R. Byers – Teresa’s practice includes trust & estates litigation, estate planning, federal tax, and charitable & tax-exempt organizations.

Bruce A. McDermott – Bruce’s practice focuses on trust & estates litigation, commercial litigation, banking litigation, antitrust, and intellectual property. His intellectual property experience involves litigation in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement.

Daniel J. Vecchio – Dan’s practice emphasizes trusts & estates litigation, bankruptcy & creditor’s rights, and complex commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a variety of matters in Washington and California, including both beneficiaries and trustees in trust disputes and both creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

“Ogden Murphy Wallace is a firm that has always focused on a strong, common culture that promotes collaboration, between and among both attorneys and staff, excellent client service, and provides the highest quality legal services using a team approach,” said Don Black, Chair at Ogden Murphy Wallace. “The addition of Bruce, Teresa and Dan, who share in these values, will only strengthen our culture while also providing new perspectives in our practices. We are thrilled to have them joining the OMW team.”

“We are excited to become an integrated part of the Ogden Murphy Wallace team,” said Bruce McDermott, former Principal at Foster Garvey. “Teresa, Dan, our staff, and I believe that we are a great for each other, culturally and professionally.”

The new hires will all work out of OMW’s Downtown Seattle office.