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Gregory Brian Curwen

Gregory Brian Curwen

Practice areas:

Arbitration, Mediation, Insurance, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Gregory Curwen

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About Me

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, 1998.


 


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATE COURT OF APPEALS, 5TH.CIRCUIT. 1974.


 


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA, 1974.


 


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS,


9TH CIRCUIT, 1981.


 


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, 1975.


 


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, 1996.


 


MEMBER, FRCP RULE 39.1 ADR PANEL, U.S. DISTRICT COURT,


W.D., WA.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Arbitration: 50%
    41 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    33 years
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 15%
    33 years
  4. Insurance: 15%
    41 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael George Sanders

    Greg served as a neutral arbitrator in a panel arbitration of a complex personal injury matter in which I was recently involved. He conducted the arbitration efficiently, while giving both sides ample opportunity to present their evidence and case theories. It was also clear that he had reviewed and carefully considered all of the voluminous materials submitted in advance of the hearing. I would highly recommend Greg for consideration as a solo or swing arbitrator.

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    Michael Sanders Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Patrick A. Trudell

    I endorse this lawyer. I am a plaintiff personal injury lawyer. Greg Curwen was appointed as a swing arbitrator in a complicated personal injury case tried before three arbitrators. After Mr. Curwen's appointment I researched him and saw he has an active insurance defense practice. I saw he is also a federal district court mediator. I went into the arbitration with an open mind believing I would receive fair and neutral treatment from Mr. Curwen. Mr. Curwen conducted the mediation as the neutral mediator. All of his procedural rulings were fair and demonstrated a solid evidentiary foundation. The result demonstrated an impartial understanding of the nature and extent of the injuries with a decent recovery. I will use Mr. Curwen again as a swing/neutral arbitrator or as a single anywhere, any time, any place.

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    Patrick Trudell Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Luce Kenney, P.S.

4505 Pacific Hwy. East, Suite A,
Tacoma, WA, 98424--2638

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197505/05/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 197405/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Martindale Hubbell Bar Register Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best's Recommended Insurance AttorneysBest's Recommended Insurance Attorneys2012
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Master Barrister, Hon. Robert J. Bryan Cpt. XXV, Inn of CourtAmerican Inns of Court Foundation, Cpt. XXV2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Martinddale Hubbell Bar Register, Preeminent Lawyers, 2008Martindale-Hubbell2007
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2006
Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated AVMartindale Hubbell2005
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2005
Super LawyerN/A2000
GraduatePacific Northwest College of Trial Advocacy1978

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior CounselGierke, Curwen, Dynan & Erie, PS2008 - 2011
PresidentGierke, Curwen, Dynan & Erie P.S.2007 - 2008
Approved Panel CounselArch Insurance Company2005 - Present
Approved Panel CounselCunningham Lindsey2005 - Present
Approved Panel CounselRainier Ins. Co. & Red Shield Ins. Co's.2003 - Present
Approved Panel CounselGemini & Vela Ins. Co's.2003 - Present
Approved Panel CounselThe Wackenhut Corp.2002 - Present
Special District CounselWashington State Bar Association2000 - 2005
Approved Panel CounselBurlington Ins. Group2000 - Present
Approved Panel CounselFirst Mercury Ins. Co.2000 - Present
Rule 39.1 Federal Court Mediator/ADR Panel MemberUnited State District Court, Western District of Wa.1998 - Present
Approved Panel CounselAig Insurance Company1995 - Present
Approved Panel CounselNational Indemnity, National Fire & Marine & Columbia Ins. Co's.1995 - Present
Approved Panel CounselClarendon Insurance Company1995 - Present
PresidentGierke, Curwen, Metzler & Erie, P.S.1995 - 2007
Approved Panel CounselShand, Morahan & Co.1995 - Present
Chairperson & MemberLocal Administrative Committee For Discipline1985 - 1987
Senior CounselGireke, Curwen, Dynan & Jones, P.S.1974 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember1982 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1974 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Parks vs. Western Washington Fair Assn. 15 Wa, App 852 (1976)Reversed.
Tallman vs. Department of Labor & Industries & Asarco, Inc. 17 Wa. App. 1025 (1975)Affirmed.
Hess vs. Schasch, 103 W.2d. 1027 (1985)Pet.for Review Denied

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of Puget SoundBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WDTL South Sound End of Year CLEWashington's Insurance Fair Conduct Act2009
Sentry Insurance Company CLE PresentationReferendum 67, and The Insurance Fair Conduct Act2008
Rainer and Red Shield Insurance Companies CLEWashington's Insurance Fair Conduct Act & The Mystery of Medical Payments2008
Sentry Insurance Company CLE PresentationEverything You Wanted to Know About Wash.PIP But Were Embarrassed to Ask2007
AIG Claims Advisory Board MeetingUninsured /Underinsued & PIP in light of Sherry vs. Financial Indemnity Company2007