The firm has been involved in many of the major cases in the Pacific Northwest, ranging from representing a significant portion of the Alaska seafood processing industry in the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation to a central role as trial counsel in the Washington Medicaid recoupment tobacco litigation. One of the highest compliments to the firm comes from its peers: A number of the Pacific Northwest’s leading law firms frequently select Byrnes & Keller as their professional liability defense counsel.
First, it's not exactly a ringing endorsement of the legal talent available in the Sooner State (unless there's some reason they had to hire in state, Washington Bar Association?). Second, I know law firms are all just hired guns but why would Byrnes & Keller ever want to be known as the firm that helped the hill-billys run off with the Sonics? One of Clay's lead attorneys, Paul R. Taylor, is a graduate of Gonzaga and the UW Law School!