Insurance

Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Insurers doing business in Washington State are subject to the most stringent insurance claims-handling scrutiny in the United States. New regulations, increasing governmental protections for policyholders, and judicially mandated requirements in Washington, encourage a growing number to pursue litigation against insurers. The risk of extra-contractual liability surrounding claims-handling and coverage determinations continues to increase.

Our attorneys deal with the most complex insurance coverage matters and disputes, actively representing insurance clients in state and federal courts in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. We strive to help our insurance clients succeed in this dynamic regulatory environment. Our insurance experience includes:

  • bad-faith litigation
  • environmental coverage litigation
  • D & O and professional liability coverage litigation
  • first-party coverage litigation
  • ERISA litigation
  • aviation insurance litigation
  • coverage opinions
  • claims handling and cost-sharing agreements
  • primary, umbrella and excess coverage issue
  • employment practices
  • builder’s risk and construction insurance law
  • insurance fraud
  • appellate litigation
  • legislative interests
  • reinsurance

We have longstanding relationships with the largest domestic and London-market insurers, and have represented them in hundreds of first-party and third-party claims, and in litigation, including bad faith litigation. We provide opinion letters analyzing insurance claims and policies, develop strategic responses to covered liabilities and losses and arbitrate and litigate insurance coverage disputes.

Insurance Coverage

Attorneys

Linda B. Clapham

Linda B.
Clapham

Appellate Advocacy
Insurance Coverage
Jeffrey D. Laveson

Jeffery D.
Laveson

Insurance Coverage,
Insurance Defense, Aviation Law,
Environmental Law
C. Scott Penner

C. Scott
Penner

Construction Law,
Insurance Coverage,
Subrogation Litigation