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Eric Marks ’86—Marshalling the deputies
Spring 2015

Former U.S. Chief Deputy Marshal Eric Marks hunted down fugitives, protected judges and witnesses, and guided the Eastern Washington division of the U.S. Marshals Service.


Categories: Alumni, Law
Tags: U.S. Marshals Service, Criminal justice, Fugitives


The Law and the Land
Winter 2012

Indian law attorney and Colville tribal member Brian Gunn ’95 took on the challenge of his grandfather and brought home a gratifying settlement for years of federal mismanagement of Indian trust lands.


Categories: Law, Washington state history, Alumni
Tags: Indian Law, Colville Tribes, Native American leaders, Native Americans


Food fights
Fall 2007

Four children died in the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. Attorney Bill Marler's client survived, but only after spending six months in the hospital. Marler sued and won a $15.6 million settlement for Brianne Kiner. Even more significant, the work he produced for the case made him an expert not only on E. coli, but on the whole food production system.


Categories: Alumni, Public affairs, Law
Tags: Food-borne illness, Food poisoning


Anatomy of Murder: Robert Keppel '66 Police Science, '67 MA Police Science
Summer 2007
In 1974, during Robert Keppel's second week as a major crimes detective with the King County Sheriff's Office, he was assigned the cases of two women who had gone missing on the same day from Lake Samammish. They turned out to be two of Ted Bundy'...
Categories: Law, Alumni
Tags: Criminal justice, Police


The kid from Odessa
Summer 2004
As he looked around the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room last June, Lonny Suko had not lost sight of how he got there. At age59, he had gone east to face questions about his ability to replace U.S. District Court judge William Fremmin...
Categories: Law, Alumni
Tags: Judgment, Criminal justice


Patterson enjoyed best of both worlds as alumni director, state legislator
Summer 2004
Eugene G. "Pat" Patterson always thought there was something special about the loyalty of Washington State University alumni. Analyzing that phenomenon, he concluded the University's location, traditions, and residential campus, which provided the...
Categories: Law, Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association, Legislation


Pailca oversees accountability within Seattle Police Department
Spring 2003
A case involving Asian-American teenagers detained by a Seattle police officer for jaywalking sounds routine enough, but the July 2001 incident soon unfolded into highly publicized accusations of racial profiling. The issue landed in the lap of at...
Categories: Law, Alumni
Tags: Ethics, Police, Criminal justice


“You can't just keep sweeping this stuff under the rug”
Summer 2002
Washington State University’s 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration brought hundreds out to Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum in mid-January, despite a blizzard. Those who braved the storm were rewarded with an inspirational progra...
Categories: Law
Tags: Civil rights