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Steinitz and the Principle of Balance and Attack

In chess all rules have exceptions, except one: Steinitz’s Law. It is called a law – not a rule or a principle – for a reason. It applies to zero sum games in general, including #litigation. “The player with the advantage MUST attack” Steinitz’s Theory of Balance of Positions and the Principle of Attack:  Steinitz […]

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What to do about cheaters?

How should you handle it when someone cheats in any game? There is a performance psychology to cheating, and this is a question that people face in sports, on the battlefield, and in litigation.  You will find cheating in taxes and the corporate board room.  Cheating is something that people will do. Should you get […]

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Mr. Barry Whitter

  by Jeffery Wheat Barry Whitter The guy who taught me how to be a lawyer was something of a legend.  His name was Barry Whitter.  My wife’s grandparents had been some of his earliest friends and clients from the days he was starting out.  He took me under his wing.  His office was in […]

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Master’s thesis

AI & the Law – Final 20180527

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AG visits and talks chess

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visits University Of Washington School Of Law ***NB please note We are not implying any ability to influence improperly a government agency or official or to achieve results by means that violate the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law. Just a photo-op***

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Thanksgiving Law!

In 2017 the Wheat family got to play host to lawyers from Afghanistan, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Turkmenistan, South Africa, and Turkey for Thanksgiving.

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Visit to South Deep Gold Mine

While acting on behalf of a world-leader in the mining industry, Jeffery Wheat had the opportunity to visit one of the largest mines in the entire world; it has estimated reserves of 81.4 million ounces of gold. They also mine platinum, uranium, as well as other rare materials.

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“There I was…..”

‘THERE I WAS’ LAW One of the reasons attorney Jeffery Wheat has always resisted picking a specific area of law he “does” is because life doesn’t put such neat labels on client’s problems. You can’t tell someone who was thrown in jail on Christmas Day for refusing to pay a bribe solicited by a police […]