$333,000 Recovery to Settle Civil Rights Lawsuit

In February 2021, Tim Allen of MAS, along with co-counsel Dan DeLue of DeLue Law PLLC, reached a $333,000 settlement with The City of Forks to settle a civil rights lawsuit alleging wrongful death arising out of excessive use of force. Tim and Dan filed the lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 59-year-old man who was shot and killed by police in 2016 after an officer allegedly escalated a routine welfare check into a deadly confrontation within 78 seconds of contacting the man at his home. The man was survived by his two adult sons who, along with the man's estate, were plaintiffs in the lawsuit.