Since obtaining a declaratory judgment with injunctive relief and prevailing in Pierce County Superior Court against their government defendants, Anna Danieli and her cat, Miska, have begun the process of filing an appeal. This appeal opposes the court’s recent decision to deny Ms. Danieli attorney fees, despite her success in proving that the City of Bellevue had acted unlawfully by way of not updating their code to reflect a contract agreement with King County.
To support Danieli’s efforts in this appeal, attorney Marla Zink has joined the litigation team. Zink, a co-founder and managing member of Luminata Law, brings a wealth of appellate experience to the case. She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to represent Danieli against the government defendants. “A lay citizen who proved that her government was acting without authority should not have to bear the entire cost of litigation,” Zink asserts. “I am pleased to be able to use my appellate court experience to build on Mr. Possinger and Mr. Zimmerman’s trial court arguments.”
Danieli’s existing attorneys are also confident that the appeal is in good hands. “Ms. Zink is a capable and caring appellate lawyer with a history of successful outcomes,” attorney Jeffrey Possinger affirms. “She is a zealous advocate, who brings a fresh perspective and attentiveness to this very complex case. We are excited to see where Miska’s story will go, with Marla on the team.”
Ms. Zink’s first project will be ensuring that Ms. Danieli’s appeal is heard as a direct appeal, rather than being reviewed as a motion for discretionary review. Further updates will be shared soon, as the case continues to develop.
Marla Zink can be reached through her website, luminatalaw.com.