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Pamela A. Okano

Pamela A. Okano

Practice areas:

Appeals, Insurance

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About Me

Site Coordinator, Seattle P-Patch Program


Kiva Lending Team Captain, 65th Street Change Gang


Member, Woodland Park Zoo Society Birnbaum Zoobright Selection Committee


Volunteer, Friends of the Burke Gilman Trail Sandpoint


Volunteer, Food Lifeline

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Appeals: 65%
    34 years
  2. Insurance: 35%
    30 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Donna Maria Moniz

    Pam Okano is a very experienced appellate lawyer. As a trial lawyer, I know she will capably handle appeals in both state and federal courts. For example, she successfully briefed and argued a complex case involving allegations of negligence by several doctors and a hospital when a baby was born with severe brain damage. She convinced the court to uphold a defense verdict. She is one of the top appellate attorneys in Washington. She is also an excellent resource on making a case appeal proof.

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    Donna Moniz Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Reed McClure

1215 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1700
Financial Center
Seattle, WA, 98161-1087

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197707/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America--Insurance CoverageBest Lawyers2014
SuperlawyerThomson Reuters2013
Top 50 Women LawyersThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Top 50 Washington Women LawyersThomson Reuters2011
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2011
Top 50 Washington Women LawyersThomson Reuters2010
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2010
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2008
Top 10 Washington Appellate LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif1977
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderReed McClure1985 - Present
AssociateMoriarty Mikkelborg Broz Wells & Fryer1977 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersN/AN/A
Northwest Insurance Coverage AssociationN/AN/A
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London v. Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America, 161 Wn. App. 265, 256 P.3d 368 (2011)Held: First level excess carrier had to pay only $1 million before second level excess coverage was triggered
Pace v. Davis, No. 64558-7-I (Wash. App. 2011)Court of appeals affirmed on all counts.
Johnson v. Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Co., 2009 WL 2006357Appellate court affirmed summary judgment of no coverage.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers websiteCoverage Uncovered Live2013
The Brief (ABA)What Do We Cover? Read the Policy!2007
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookAppellate Procedure1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Washington -SeattleMathematics, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal EditingLegal Editing: Sweating the Small Stuff2013
Annual Insurance SeminarCoverage Uncovered: Insurance Law Update2013
Advanced Appellate RoundtableMotions for Discretionary Review2013
Quarterly meetingInsurance law update2012
Annual Insurance Law SeminarAnnual Insurance Law Update2012
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2011
The Complete Appeal Conference: Strategies from Start to finishRecord on Appeal, Brief Writing2010
Joint Idaho-Washington Litigation SeminarCoverage Uncovered & a Little Tort Too2010
Annual Insurance Law SeminarCourt of Appeals update2010
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2010
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2009
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2008
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2007
Property Insurance Committee Annual MeetingWhat Do We Cover? The Insuring Agreement2006
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2006
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2005
New Frontiers in 1st-Party Property InsuranceUnderstanding the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act: What It Does & Doesn't Do2004
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2004
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2003
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2002
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2001
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update2000
Winning AppealsOral Argument from the Respondent's Perspective1999
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update1999
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update1998
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update1997
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update1996
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update1995
Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Law Update1994
Appellate Practice: The Essentials of a Winning Brief & Persuasive Oral ArgumentTen Tips for a Better Appellate Brief1993
Annual Insurance SeminarInsurance Law Update1993