George Ahrend

George M. Ahrend

Over 20 years of trial and appeal experience

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State, 1995
  • Idaho State, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, WA: J.D., magna cum laude, 1995
  • Wheaton College, IL: B.A. Psychology, 1991
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ: M.Div., 2005

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington Appellate Lawyers Association

Publications

  • Legislative History of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act, 49 Gonzaga Law Review 431 (2013/14).
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  • Overview of Employment Discrimination, Washington State Association for Justice Employment Law Deskbook 3rd Edition (2013).
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  • The Increasing Irrelevance of the Americans with Disabilities Act for Employment Discrimination Claims in Washington, Washington State Bar News (Nov. 1999).
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  • Employment Law Developments, Washington State Bar News (Dec. 1998).
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  • Tort Claims as Debts for “Willful and Malicious Injury” Nondischargeable Under Sec. 523 of the Bankruptcy Code, 100 Commercial Law Journal 498 (1995) (co-authored with Randall T. Thomsen).
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  • Herrera v. Collins: Does Actual Innocence Warrant Federal Habeas Corpus Relief?, 29 Gonzaga Law Review 425 (1994).
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  • Past Owner Liability Under CERCLA for Leaking Hazardous Substances, Northwest Restitution (Spring 1995).
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  • The Pastoral Aspect of Political Theology, Princeton Theological Review (Nov. 2004).

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