About The Firm
Glascock Street Waxler is a civil litigation firm focused primarily on defending individuals, businesses, and insurers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Glascock Street Waxler was formed by a group of experienced trial attorneys with the intention of creating a law firm focused exclusively on trying civil cases. In today’s litigation environment, there is a shortage of skilled civil litigation attorneys. The number of civil cases actually tried in front of a jury has decreased dramatically in the last 30 years. In the legal world, this phenomenon is called the vanishing jury trial. Legal scholars have attributed the lack of jury trials to various issues, including the increasing use of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), the uncertainty of jury verdicts, and the increasing cost of discovery. While legal scholars can debate the cause, there is no dispute that less trials means fewer opportunities for attorneys to gain valuable courtroom experience.
Although the vanishing jury trial is causing the number of experienced trial attorneys to decrease, Glascock Street Waxler is one of the few litigation firms that actually try cases on a regular basis. Many local attorneys have tried less than 5 cases in their entire career, but at Glascock Street Waxler it is not unusual for our attorneys to try 5 or more cases in one year alone. Our extensive trial experience not only gives our clients an advantage in the courtroom, it also gives them the advantage in case evaluation and pre-trial settlement negotiations. Since we try so many cases, we have a good understanding as to what a jury is likely to do if we take your case to trial. Also, opposing attorneys know that we have the willingness and skill to try any case, which results in better pre-trial settlements. Since we regularly try cases, we can do it more efficiently and at significantly less costs than firms that might go to trial once every few years. We know what it takes to prepare a case for trial and we also know what steps are unnecessary—we believe that the cost of defense should never be a barrier to a client’s day in court.