From the Cotton Fields to the Courtroom


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By Ernest Radillo

When I first began working with him, my father taught me some simple rules: show up on time, treat people with respect, put in an honest day’s work, and your word is your bond. These four basic tenets, which virtually all parents try to instill in their children, served me well in the cotton fields and have shaped how I now practice law.

About the Author

Ernest Radillo is an associate attorney at Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C.’s Wenatchee office. Prior to joining Ogden Murphy Wallace, he worked at Columbia Legal Services, where he focused on employment, class actions, and civil litigation. Radillo is a former recipient of the national Goldmark Equal Justice Internship and other awards including the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit Award, the WSBA Courageous Award, and Seattle University School of Law’s Spirit of Service Award. He is a former president of the Chelan-Douglas County Young Lawyers Division, and serves on numerous boards.