Welcome to the law offices of
Rob Williamson & Kim Williams
We established our Williamson & Williams law firm in 1998, and recently moved our offices back to Seattle from Bainbridge Island. We represent clients in class actions against businesses that make “robo-calls” to cellular telephones, residences and Washington businesses for commercial solicitation or collection purposes, including seeking relief for “do not call” violations. We also represent consumers in cases against businesses that send commercial solicitation text messages to cellular telephones, and against businesses that send “junk” faxes. We handle class actions against banks that charge illegal fees when loans are paid off, where the charges are not allowed by the deeds of trust and violate the Consumer Protection Act. We file claims on behalf of homeowners against escrow companies for charges that are improper. We also represent workers in class actions against their employers for claims involving wage and hour disputes, including overtime pay.
Robocalls disturb privacy and tie up the phone system. Most consumers, but not all, also are deprived of the right to question or otherwise deal with the telemarketer.
Trial News Article Regarding Washington’s Statutes Regulating Telemarketing by Kim Williams
The Washington legislature has enacted statutes to protect Washington Consumers from commercial telephone solicitation by use of an automatic dialing and announcing device (“ADAD”). Often these telephone calls are referred to as “robocalls.” Washington statutes include RCW 80.36.400 which provides, in part, that ADAD solicitation calls to Washington telephones violate the Washington Consumer Protection Act, RCW [...]
Trial News Article Regarding “Preemption” by Rob Williamson
Sometimes there can be a conflict between a state and a federal law, and the courts are asked to determine if the state’s law is overruled or negated by the federal law. In legal terms this is called “preemption.” As a court reviews the potential conflict, generally there is a presumption against preemption, in other [...]
Washington Supreme Court Rules State Can Protect Consumers From Dishonest Conduct of Banks
Our client brought a claim against Chevy Chase Bank for charging fees in connection with paying off her loan when she refinanced her home. Banks and loan servicers often tack on suspect fees to the amount that must be paid to cancel the old loan. In our suit, Chevy Chase was able to obtain an [...]