Spring Has Sprung at Lether Law Group

Spring Has Sprung at Lether Law Group

Every year for the past four years, the first sign of spring at Lether Law Group has been when the local goose lays her eggs in her nest at the patio of the office. After monitoring and helping Mama Goose feel comfortable for weeks, we are pleased to announce that her eggs finally hatched today, April 9th.

This year has brought hardship and challenges for many, but positive developments are happening around us in terms of vaccinations and restrictions being lifted. We like to see the six healthy baby geese as a sign of better times to come. New spring, new goose babies and new beginnings. We look forward to leaping into spring with you all. Keep staying safe and healthy!

Individuals Play The Game, But Teams Win Championships


Our dedicated, talented team is what makes us successful. As we all immerse ourselves with March Madness these days, we would like to take the opportunity to talk about what makes the Lether Law Group team the winning team that it is.

Situated on the shores of Lake Union, and with a team of maritime enthusiasts, it is only fitting that Lether Law Group follows the Canoe Theory for its team success.

– The firm is like a long canoe
– The canoe has a destination
– Everyone has a seat and a paddle
– Everyone is expected to paddle
– Those who won’t paddle have to get out of the canoe
– Those who prevent others from paddling have to re-adjust or get out of the canoe
– The canoe understands crisis
– The canoe theory says “You have the right to be happy”
– The canoe can go fast and be stressful. The canoe can also be slow and peaceful
– The canoe always tries to win

The hardworking, competent team at Lether Law Group shows up every day for our clients – whether that be remote, or socially distanced and with appropriate safety measures in the office. Since March last year, we have adjusted according to the government’s recommendations and restrictions. We take the health and safety of our employees seriously, and it’s important for us to make sure our employees are safe and healthy – both physically and mentally. That’s’ why we, in addition to COVID safety precautions, have been practicing daily social distanced stretching and mindfulness classes, daily walking groups, juice and smoothie stations in the office kitchen, and more.

We encourage you to learn more about each individual member of our talented team by clicking the link below. Inside tip: hover over their photo to read a personal fun fact about them!

Core Value of the Month: Compassion

Due to all the difficulties faced around the world and in our local community in 2020, we believe an emphasis on compassion in 2021 is imperative. Bringing together this country and the world to fight both COVID and injustice should be a priority for everyone. Lether Law Group is starting off 2021 with an emphasis on compassion. This includes a renewed emphasis on the well-being of our employees, clients, and those in our community. For this reason, our core value for the month of February in our anniversary year is:


As part of our Compassion campaign this month, we want to focus this newsletter on an aspect of our community heavily affected by COVID-19. The pandemic has hit small and local businesses everywhere with a force no one could foresee or plan for. We believe that small businesses are the backbone of our communities. These businesses provide people with good-paying jobs and contribute to the cultural and civic life of our city. Lether Law Group has been invested in the local community for 10 years. And as a family-owned business, we understand and appreciate the hard work that goes into operating a small business.

We encourage you to buy local and support small businesses wherever you may be located. We have compiled a list of resources for locating and supporting businesses in the Seattle area that have been affected by COVID-19. See below links. By caring and showing compassion we can overcome and thrive together.

Once again, Lether Law Group appreciates everything our clients have been able to do to assist us in meeting this goal. We are extremely proud to provide excellent legal services with an emphasis on caring and compassion. We look forward to meeting this goal in 2021 with each of you.


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Happy New Year And 10 Year Anniversary

As Lether Law Group moves on to a New Year, we are proud to announce that 2021 represents our 10th year in business as a firm. In 2011, Tom Lether started a new practice which focused on a different and better way of representing clients. Despite the challenges of a new practice, the past 10 years have been enormously successful. We want to again thank all of our employees and clients that have been a part of our unparalleled success.

In 2011, the firm adopted the following 5 benchmarks:
Experience Matters, Efficiency Matters, Client Service Matters, Results Matter, Honesty Matters.

To celebrate our 10th year, we are adding 5 new standards. This totals to 10 core values for 10 years of service. Each one of these goals is something that we at Lether Law Group strive for every day.

Experience, Efficiency, Client Service, Results, Honesty, Compassion, Winning, Reputation, Wisdom, Teamwork.

We look forward to continuing to represent our clients in 2021. Over the next 12 months, we will feature our values one by one. Each core value represent how we practice law. We look forward to showing you how they are reflected in our work, relationships with clients and daily life.

Thank you again for your dedication and the opportunities that you have provided. We have so much to be grateful for. We are extremely proud to be associated with such incredible clients. Please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing what we will accomplish together in 2021.

Introducing Two New Attorneys

Lether Law Group recently welcomed two new attorneys to our team. Welcome aboard to Dana Mydland and Erik Swedstedt. We look forward to accomplishing great things together.
Dana Mydland grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has remained since. She graduated cum laude from Washington State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Dana received her juris doctorate from Seattle University School of Law, graduating cum laude. She served as Executive Editor of Research and Training for Seattle University Law Review.  Prior to coming to our firm, Dana worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable J. Robert Leach at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I. Dana enjoys golfing, reading, and hiking around the PNW.
Erik Swedstedt is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Oregon where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Economics. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Erik worked for an aviation law firm for three years. Erik gained experience working with C-level executives and assisting with the purchase and sale of corporate aircraft. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law where he graduated cum laude. During law school, Erik worked as a legal intern assisting insurance companies with uninsured motorist claims. During his final year of law school, Erik worked as a law clerk for a law firm focused on construction litigation. Erik enjoys attending concerts, golfing, and snowboarding.

Lether Law Supports the 2020 Queen Anne Food Bank

Not since the Great Depression and the Great Recession has America been confronted with such devastating economic conditions. The COVID pandemic has cost America thousands of jobs and placed families around the country in a position of dire need. In the greater Seattle area, which had a booming economy only a year ago, now faces a financial crisis unlike any that it has seen since the 1930s. With thousands that are out of work and families suffering, it is paramount that people contribute this year to the Queen Anne Food Bank.

Lether Law Group is pleased and happy to once again support this outstanding charitable cause. In addition to direct financial support, a food collection station has been set up at Lether Law Group. We are accepting all types of canned and non-perishable food donations. In addition to the food box, there is an envelope accepting financial donations in the form of checks made payable to Queen Anne Food Bank at our front desk. If you have any reason to be in our neighborhood, please feel free to stop by our office and visit. More importantly, stop by and make a donation.