Adrienne McEntee is a member of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC (TMLG), where she concentrates her practice on complex litigation, including the prosecution of class actions on behalf of consumers, actions involving vulnerable adults, trusts and estates, and real estate and commercial disputes. Adrienne has litigated matters involving trusts and estates (TEDRA litigation), real estate purchase and sale agreements, easement disputes, defense of borrowers and guarantors in banking and receivership actions, and allegations of bad faith against insurance companies.
Adrienne has significant trial experience, having successfully tried commercial cases involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and breach of easement. Prior to joining TMLG, Adrienne was a member of Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC, where she practiced for five years. Before entering private practice, Adrienne worked with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted a broad range of cases, including fraud and other economic crimes. Adrienne has tried approximately fifty cases and has briefed, argued and won cases before the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Trust and Estate Litigation
Represented surviving spouse in dispute with brother-in-law after Department of Retirement Services notified her that deceased husband’s estranged brother was named beneficiary of decedent’s retirement plan, eventually settling at mediation.
Represented trustee in contest initiated by her sister to challenge amounts their deceased mother left to trustee’s children, eventually settling at mediation.
Represented vulnerable adult in action against her son who was accused of having misappropriated nearly half a million dollars from her, eventually settling at mediation.
Real Estate/Commercial Disputes
Represented homeowner in judicial foreclosure action by bank. Successfully precluded bank’s motion for summary judgment in arguing genuine issues of material fact surrounded bank’s duties under Truth in Lending Act, resulting in favorable settlement.
Represented developer in jury trial regarding breach of contract claim against seller who refused to close after receiving more than $400,000 in option payments. Following jury’s verdict for developer, trial court entered $900,000 judgment against seller.
Prevailed at trial in easement dispute on behalf of developer where adjoining landowner alleged breach of easement and sought to enjoin construction of multi-million dollar mixed-use development.
Prevailed at trial in defense of homeowner association and individual board members, after seven homeowners sued board and its members for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
Represented developer at trial in breach of contract dispute over option to purchase $4 million commercial building, recovering developer’s $600,000 in option payments, more than $400,000 in feasibility investments, and attorneys’ fees.
Represented car dealership in breach of contract and receivership action by bank seeking recovery of several million dollars on flooring line. Shortly after successfully defending against bank’s petition for receivership, bank dismissed its lawsuit.
Professional and Community Involvement
Washington State Bar Association
Washington Women Lawyers, Judicial Evaluation Committee
Flying House Productions, Board of Directors
14th Annual Trust & Estate Litigation Seminar: A Statewide Perspective on Trust and Estate Litigation – The Bench and the Experts Weigh In (2017)
Probate Litigation: Non-TEDRA Causes of Action and Alternatives CLE: Characterization of Retirement Assets (2016)
12th Annual Trust & Estate Litigation Seminar: Case Law Updates With Insight From the Appellate Bench (2015)
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter: Mine, Yours, Ours? Dissecting the Character of Assets Post-Death (2015)
Author: The Failure of Domestic and International Mechanisms to Redress the Harmful Effects of Australian Immigration Detention, 12 Pac. Rim L. & Policy Journal 263 (2003).
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Washington School of Law
J.D., University of Washington School of Law
Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, Articles Editor
Moot Court Honor Board, Executive Board Member
Student Bar Association, Executive Board Member
B.A., University of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Tax Court