Non-profit, Friends of Capitol Forest thanks Carter for his support
Carter is a proud sponsor of Friends of Capitol Forest (FOCF). FOCF is a mountain bike based non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and building trails in Capitol Forest. It holds regular trail maintenance work parties and organizes mountain bike rides on a weekly and monthly basis. Carter is happy to contribute to FOCF's efforts! For more information, check out the FOCF Facebook page.
Carter speaks on Back Talk with Dr. Andy Rosser
As you may know, I ride and race bicycles. One of my fellow team members, Dr. Andy Rosser, is a chiropractor. Dr. Rosser is such a great guy and helps many of us on the team with various cycling related health issues. He is also a certified cycling coach and bike fitter. His office is located in downtown Olympia where he serves the community at large. Check him out!
In April of 2012 he invited me to speak on his podcast, Back Talk. The topic of the conversation is essentially "what to do if you are hit by a car while riding your bike." Check it out.
Carter settles negligence case against DSHS for 2.85 million dollars
Amber came to me in early 2007 concerned about how DSHS handled her case. I requested her records and determined that Amber had good reason to be concerned. Realizing the gravity of DSHS' failure, I associated David Moody and Marty McLean on the case--two attorneys with a long history of holding DSHS accountable in situations like Amber's.
The three of us made up Amber's litigation/trial team and we spent the next few years working to prove DSHS' negligence. On May 4, 2012, after many years of hard fought litigation that saw the parties in state court, federal court, at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and back down to state court, DSHS finally admitted that it failed Amber and agreed to a judgment of 2.85 million dollars. You can read here about how the lawsuit helped to change the way DSHS/Child Protective Services conducts investigations.
During the course of the above-mentioned litigation, we filed a separate lawsuit against DSHS for violating the state's Public Records Act (PRA). As reported earlier (see below), Marty and I tried that case to The Honorable Frederick Fleming in Pierce County Superior Court. After two days of trial, Judge Fleming ruled in favor of Amber and entered a judgment against DSHS in the amount of roughly $650,000.00-- the largest PRA judgment in state history. The judgment is currently on appeal.
Carter talks law on KAOS 89.3 FM
On March 3, 2011, I was a guest speaker on the talk radio program Free and Fair, You and the Law. During the hour long conversation, I discussed why tort reform is a bad idea both on a national and local level. Locally, the discussion focused on Rob McKenna's (Washington Attorney General) misguided efforts to bring tort reform to Washington.
Carter talks law on the local radio station KAOS 89.3 FM
In December 2008, I was a guest on Free and Fair, You and the Law, a monthly program sponsored by KAOS and the Thurston County Bar Association. As part of the program's monthly series, Free and Fair host John Ford talks "law" with various lawyers from the Olympia community. I spoke with John about Washington's workers' compensation system, the process, procedure and potential pitfalls.