The Ledger Law Firm, the high-powered — wrongful death firm with offices in Seattle, today announced that its attorney David Mann, Esq. will be taking on the case of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner—the victims in what the media has dubbed the “suitcase murders.” Their bodies washed ashore inside suitcases on a West Seattle beach in June. Both had been shot multiple times. Their landlord, 62-year-old Michael Dudley of Burien, has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
For Mann, an experienced litigator and avowed humanitarian, the case represents a test of the law itself.
As he explained, “There are certain acts that truly push the boundaries of what it means to live in a civil society,” Mann noted. “If we are to have rule of law and a just society, we must punish those who transgress the law in such a heinous way. Getting justice for the families of these victims will be a major step in that direction.”
Indeed, as the criminal case against Dudley unfolds, more and more highly damning allegations are being raised against him. “These murders would appear to be only the latest episode in a shockingly violent, lawless life,” Mann added. “Bringing accountability should help alleviate my clients’ great suffering.” Dudley's bail has been set at $5 million.
Mann serves as The Ledger Law Firm’s, Head of Litigation, in its downtown Seattle office. His practice spans matters related to personal injury and mass torts. Mann’s background also includes medical malpractice, workers compensation, employment law, real property and trust and estate litigation. A 2012 graduate of Gonzaga School of Law, Mann also brings a humanitarian approach to law.
About The Ledger Law Firm,
The Ledger Law Firm was founded by Attorney Emery Brett Ledger in 1998, and since has handled some of the most high profile cases in the United States. Ledger, still runs the Firm from its headquarters in Newport Beach, California. Clients have consistently found that the firm handles cases with care, compassion and strength. The firm has the resources of being a nationwide firm with offices in various states, including California, Texas and Washington State.
For more information, visit www.ledgerlaw.com
Release ID: 88984422