mctlaw completes the trademark registration for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians’ insignia

mctlaw recently completed the trademark registration for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians’ insignia, or seal. It is now registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The tribal seal is the official emblem of the UKB. The UKB places its seal on almost everything — including official correspondence, flags, T-shirts, tribal government vehicles, […]

SSIT Sports Wagering Approval

On June 14, 2022, the Department of the Interior published notice of the Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe Gaming Compact Amendment that now authorizes the Tribe to operate sports betting. Attorney Kehl VanWinkle authored this amendment and testified before the State Legislature on behalf of our clients, the Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe. You can review the […]


SARASOTA, FL — (March 16, 2022) – mctlaw announces the addition of attorney Catherine Costigan to the Firm’s Vaccine Injury practice. Ms. Costigan comes to mctlaw from the New York County Defender Services with extensive experience as a lead attorney, representing clients in felony and misdemeanor cases and trials. She successfully represents clients in tough […]

Women File Lawsuit in Florida Against Hip Manufacturer Exactech

Lawsuit Alleges the Recalled Exactech Connection GXL hip system are Defective Sarasota, FL — (March 8, 2022)—Three women say the Exactech hip replacements surgically implanted in their bodies were defective and the company knew about it but never warned them or their surgeons. The plaintiffs experienced pain, decreased range of motion, and bone and tissue […]

Appellate and Indian Law Attorneys File Ninth Circuit Opening Brief on Behalf of Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe’s Treaty Fishing Rights in United States v. Washington 

The Appellate and Indian Law Groups at mctlaw have filed an Opening Brief before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of the State of Washington.  The issue on appeal is whether the Sauk-Suiattle have treaty fishing rights in the Skagit River.    The 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott guaranteed all of […]

Mctlaw Expands Civil Litigation and Appellate Practices

mctlaw EXPANDS ITS CIVIL LITIGATION AND APPELLATE PRACTICES SARASOTA, FL — (February 14, 2022) – Mctlaw announces the addition of two attorneys to our expanding litigation, trial, and appellate law practices. Tamara J. Williams and Benjamin Christian join the Firm’s Sarasota, FL office. Tamara J. Williams joins mctlaw as an experienced litigator and trial attorney. Ms. Williams has served as lead counsel in over 50 county and circuit court cases as a […]

Attorney Altom Maglio to Speak at European International Legal Conference

Attorney Altom Maglio to Speak at European International Legal Conference About the Benefits and Pitfalls of the U.S. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Attorney Altom M. Maglio of mctlaw, the leading vaccine injury law firm in the United States, is a featured speaker at the 2021 Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) Annual Conference […]

mctlaw Expands its Business and Government Contract Litigation Practices

SARASOTA, FL — (September 24, 2021) – mctlaw is pleased to announce the addition of  Jason Cejka to the Firm’s Sarasota, FL office. Jason Cejka’s background in Government Contract Litigation comes from time spent as in-house counsel and business advisor for a number of government and military contractors. At Lockheed Martin, Cejka worked as Contracts […]

Appointment of Sophie Asher for Prosecutions

Appointment of Attorney Sophie Asher for Prosecutions Congratulations to mctlaw’s Sophie Asher on being appointed as an outside-counsel Assistant Attorney General at the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Sophie will now assist the Tribe by prosecuting criminal defendants in UKB Tribal Court, mostly by remote connection from Seattle! AG Appointment of Sophie […]

Attorney Elizabeth Abramson Joins mctlaw

Attorney Elizabeth Abramson Joins mctlaw Mctlaw is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Elizabeth Abramson to the Firm’s Vaccine Injury Practice Group. Previously, Ms. Abramson worked in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) as a federal judicial law clerk to Chief Special Master Brian Corcoran in the United States Court of Federal Claims Office of […]

FDA Warns The public About J&J COVID-19 Vaccine for Neurological Complications

This past Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a new warning to the J&J COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet. This warning indicates an increased risk for an autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome. GBS causes a person’s immune system to attack its own peripheral nervous system. The FDA suggests that J&J vaccine recipients should seek […]

Attorney Ilyas Sayeg Published in AAJ’s Trial Magazine

Attorney ilyas sayeg’s article published in july’s issue of aaj’s trial magazine Mctlaw | Read attorney Ilyas Sayeg’s recent article “Sharing is the Law”, published in this month’s issue of AAJ’s Trial Magazine. This article explains how sharing provisions helps clients in similar litigations access discovery in an efficient way rather than duplicating the same […]

mctlaw Welcomes Attorneys Sophie Asher & Kehl Van Winkle

Attorneys Sophie Asher and Kehl Van Winkle Join mctlaw Mctlaw is pleased to announce the additions of Attorneys Sophie Asher and Kehl Van Winkle, Esq. to the Firm’s Indian Law and Civil Litigation Practice Group. “I’m excited to welcome Sophie Asher and Kehl Van Winkle into our expanding Indian Law practice,” says Managing Partner Altom […]

Mctlaw Welcomes Attorney Jeffrey Nelson

Attorney Jeffrey Nelson Named Assistant Attorney General for Oklahoma Indian Tribe Jeffrey Nelson was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Mr. Nelson will represent the Tribe in matters involving tribal governance, Indian gaming, and other matters as assigned by the Attorney General. The Tribe’s Attorney General, Klint […]

mctlaw Coronavirus Update

Due to COVID-19,  mctlaw’s entire staff has transitioned to working remotely. Our Firm remains open, but our physical offices in Seattle, Washington; Washington, DC; and Sarasota, Florida are closed. Fortunately, we have planned for this contingency.  The attorneys, paralegals, and operations staff of mctlaw will continue their work with little disruption. To our clients, rest […]

Long Time Seattle Attorney Talis Abolins Joins mctlaw

SEATTLE, WA (March 2, 2020)  — Mctlaw welcomes Seattle attorney Talis Abolins to the Firm. Talis is a native Washingtonian with more than 30 years of experience as an attorney. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law. Talis served as an Assistant […]

Ilyas Sayeg Promoted to Partner at mctlaw

Attorney Ilyas Sayeg promoted to partner at mctlaw. The announcement came during the annual law firm meeting, held at the law firm’s new Washington, DC office. Managing partner Altom Maglio presented Sayeg with the honor, speaking about his belief in holding himself and others to high ethical standards in the practice of law, his commitment to […]

See mctlaw’s New Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON, DC — (December 2, 2019)  mctlaw opened the doors to a new and larger Washington, D.C. law office today.  Mctlaw is now located in a tech-forward office building at 1015 15th Street, NW in Suite 1125. The firm is still in the heart of the nation’s Capitol and remains only 3 blocks away from the […]

Mctlaw Attorney Christina Unkel a FIFA Rules Expert

Mctlaw’s Christina Unkel is taking a high-profile role as a FIFA rules expert on Fox Sports this month.  She’s part of the Women’s World Cup broadcasting team and reports on the sometimes complex rules of the game.  In addition to her position as an attorney at mctlaw, Unkel is also an international FIFA referee.  She’s […]

Attorney Michael J. Cowgill Joins mctlaw

(December 12, 2018 — Sarasota, FL)  Mctlaw is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Michael J. Cowgill to its complex litigation practice, including the firm’s national metal-on-metal hip litigation team. Mr. Cowgill comes to the mctlaw Sarasota office from Portland, Oregon, where he co-founded his own firm, Meadowlark Immigration PC. Cowgill represented clients before […]

Mctlaw Welcomes Attorney Michele Stephan to the Firm

SARASOTA, FL — (April 19, 2018) – Mctlaw welcomes the addition of attorney Michele S. Stephan, Esq. to the Firm’s metal-on-metal hip litigation and complex litigation practices.  Ms. Stephan will work out of the firm’s Sarasota, Florida office. Ms. Stephan has represented clients in civil litigation for over 20 years.  Her experience includes litigating cases […]

MCT Law Opens Seattle, WA Office to Serve West Coast Clients

SEATTLE, WA— (March 7, 2017) Mctlaw is a national leader in complex litigation, including Vaccine injuries, defective failed metal on metal hip replacements, defective medical products, and other civil litigation, announces the opening of a West Coast office in downtown Seattle, Washington.  The firm’s new office is located on the 35th floor of the landmark Columbia […]

MCT Law Welcomes Attorney and FIFA Soccer Referee Christina E. Unkel

SARASOTA, FL — (January 23, 2015) – Mctlaw announces the addition of attorney Christina E. Unkel. Ms. Unkel comes to the Firm with an impressive background in both the legal and professional sports worlds and will focus her practice on business law and complex litigation. Unkel is currently an active FIFA Soccer (football) referee and […]

mctlaw Expands Law Firm to Larger Washington DC Office

SARASOTA, FL— (October 13, 2014) The Law Firm of mctlaw has moved its Washington, D.C. office to a larger space in the heart of the Capitol.  The new DC office is located at 1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; just two blocks away from the United States Court of Federal Claims and the White House. Previously located […]

mctlaw Supports Garland Diversity Scholarship

(Sarasota, FL — July 31, 2014) Maglio Christopher & Toale, P. A. is proud to support the Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship. In 2007, the Sarasota County Bar Association created the Diversity Scholarship Fund with the goal of offering up to $5,000 in internship tuition to students from Florida law schools. This year Maglio Christopher […]

Local Lawyer a Life Saver at the Beach

(Sarasota, FL — April 11, 2014) Sarasota attorney Stephen Walker made quite a splash a few years back when he saved the lives of two surfers while on vacation.  We thought it was a great story and wanted to share it again for those of you who may have missed it the first time.  Walker […]

Mctlaw Celebrates 10 Years

(March 2009- Sarasota, FL) – Mctlaw is pleased to celebrate 10 years in business.  The Firm was founded on March 1, 1999, by Altom M. Maglio and has since grown to encompass a wide variety of practice areas and attorneys.  The Firm would like to thank its clients for their trust and loyalty for all […]