I was elected by my peers as President of the Washington State Association for... more
I was elected by my peers as President of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), a 2,300 member plaintiff's lawyer association,for 2009-2010, after serving on the WSTLA/WSAJ Board for 15 years. As a WSAJ Board Member, I have served as chairof Legislative Affairs, Membership, Continuing Legal Education (CLE)and on the Finance and Executive Committees of the Association. I was also ... view profile
Mr. Gent earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in... more
Mr. Gent earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in August 2009. He continued working for Adler Giersch, PS, while attending law school at night and completed a four year part-time law school program in just three years. At school he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and participated in mock trials and trial skills workshops.... view profile
I have focused my 14+ years of practicing law exclusively in the areas of personal... more
I have focused my 14+ years of practicing law exclusively in the areas of personal injury and insurance matters. I began my career as in-house counsel for a large national insurance company defending at-fault parties as well as the corporation itself when sued for failure to provide benefits. I have since dedicated my practice to representing individuals who suffer from severe injuries and ca... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies can offer and the rates they can charge. Because there are so many different kinds of insurance, a good insurance lawyer is very helpful. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies will deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.