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About Me

Mr. Gottlieb is the managing shareholder at Betts, Patterson & Mines, and has been practicing law in the Seattle area since 1991.  Specializing in insurance coverage law, Larry works primarily for the insurance industry as an advisor, trial lawyer, and appellate advocate in the areas of first-party coverage, general liability coverage, professional liability coverage, and extra-contractual liability claims. He also represents policyholders in the defense of various types of complex liability and damages claims.


Practice Areas


  1. Insurance: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Steven Wade Edmiston

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked closely with Larry over a number of years, and I view his dedication, intellect, tenacity, and ethics to be of the highest quality.


    Steven Edmiston Entertainment Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S.

701 Pike Street One Convention Place
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98101-3927

701 Pike St Ste 1400
Seattle, WA, 98101



IDAuthorized to practice law200709/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Top AttorneyWashington CEO Magazine2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northwest Insurance Coverage AssociationChairman2007 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyInstructorN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Northwest Insurance Coverage AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Oregon Mutual Ins. Co., v. Rain City Pizza, LLC, 2013 WL 150173 (Wash. Ct. App. Division I - January 2013The court of appeals agreed with our position and reversed the trial judge who had ruled that the exclusions only applied to acts of the defendants.
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Publication NameTitleDate
WDTL Insurance Law SeminarQuestions and Answers About Insurance Company Rehabilitation2001
ABA Litigation journalEntertainment and Media Insurance Coverage1999
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Insurance Coverage for Business Torts1998
Gonzaga Law ReviewInsurance Coverage for Pollution Liability in Washington. What Constitutes and "Occurrence"? The Insurer's Perspective1992
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Arizona State UniversityN/AMA - Masters1978
University of ArizonaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Business Institute (NBI) SeminarEffective Handling of CGL & Property Insurance Claims2008
Northwest Insurance Coverage (NICA) SeminarInsurance Coverage for Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)2006
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Insurance Law SeminarQuestions and Answers About Insurance Company Rehabilitation2001
American Bar Association (ABA) - Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear MeetingEntertainment and Media Insurance Coverage1999
Defense Research Institute (DRI) 3rd Annual Business Torts SeminarInsurance Coverage for Business Torts1998