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Martin J Pujolar

Martin J Pujolar

Practice areas:

General Liability, Insurance, Construction & Development

About Me

Marty is a Shareholder at Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. His practice areas include construction defect, general liability, personal injury, product liability, insurance coverage, employment, UIM, and insurer "bad faith"/extracontractual liability litigation. Marty earned his B.A. degree from the University of Puget Sound and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. He is a member of the Washington State, King County, Pierce County, Nevada State and the District of Columbia bar associations and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Insurance: 40%
  2. General Liability: 40%
  3. Construction & Development: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Martin W. Judnich

    Mr. Pujolar is a very experienced attorney that often contributes to very complicated areas of the law.

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    Martin Judnich DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Viivi Marie Vanderslice

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked personally with Marty for a number of years. He is a smart and aggressive lawyer and his clients are lucky to have him.

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    Viivi Vanderslice Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S.

901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98164-2047

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200507/06/2015
DCActive 200005/25/2015
NVAttorney Inactive199908/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderForsberg & Umlauf, P.S.2005 - Present
PartnerLincoln, Gustafson & Cercos2004 - 2005
AssociateLincoln, Gustafson & Cercos1999 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersConstruction Section Chair 2012 -2013N/A
Nevada State BarMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Pierce County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Claims Litigation Management AllianceMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Chadwick Farms Owners Ass'n v. FHC LLC, 166 Wn.2d 178, 207 P.3d 1251 (2009)N/A
Metco Homes, LLC v. N.P.R. Construction, Inc., 158 Wash.App. 1022, 2010 WL 4320463 (Wash.App. Div. 1)Dismissal
Oregon Mutual Insurance Company v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, --- P.3d ----, 2012 WL 4055351 (Wash.App. Div. 1)Dismissal

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarLitigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington: Secrets to Discovery2013
National Business Institute SeminarLiens, Subrogation, and Assignments2012
National Business Institute SeminarAvoiding Bad Faith / IFCA Claims2011
Washington Defense Trial LawyersDeclarant's Fiduciary Duties2010
Legal Reference GuideWashington Law on Third-Party Insurance Coverage of Product and Construction Defect Claims2010
Lorman Education Services publicationRules of Evidence, Privileges2010
Legal Reference GuideConstruction Defect Law in Washington2009
National Business Institute SeminarWashington Evidence2009
Lorman Education Services publicationRules of Evidence, Privileges2009
WSCAISnow Advisory: An HOA's Duty to Remove Ice and Snow2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Puget SoundN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National Business InstituteLitigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington: Secrets to Discovery2013
Medicare's New "Super Claim" and Government Liens SimplifiedLiens, Subrogation and Assignments2012
Insurance company traininigWrongful Death Claims in Washington2012
Insurance Company TrainingWashington Insurance Claims Handling2012
Insurance Co. TrainingWashington Claims Handling Guidelines2012
Bad Faith Insurance Claims In WashingtonAvoiding Bad Faith / IFCA Claims2012
Law Firm Training"Communication Makes it Happen"2011
Law Firm Associate TrainingEffective Oral Argument2011
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in WashingtonAvoiding Bad Faith / IFCA Claims2011
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Annual Construction Law SeminarDeclarant's Fiduciary Duties2010
Lorman Education ServicesRules of Evidence, Privileges2010
Insurer Training SeminarUninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims in Washington2010
Insurer Training SeminarConstruction Defect Litigation in Washington2010
Washington EvidenceRules of Evidence, Privileges2009
National Business InstitutePersonal Injury Trials: Getting the Most out of your Evidence, Washington Evidence2009
Lorman Education ServicesRules of Evidence, Privileges2009
Insurer Training SeminarConstruction Defect Litigation in Washington2009