I am theManaging Member in the Tacoma office.I concentratesmy practice in civil... more
I am theManaging Member in the Tacoma office.I concentratesmy practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of clients in personal injury cases. I have represented clients in the trial and appellate courts in the states of Washington and in federal courts in Washington and California. I represent physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases.I amalso experienced in the a... view profile
I have been fortunate to have served as a lawyer on many different cases in many... more
I have been fortunate to have served as a lawyer on many different cases in many different places. Starting out as a military attorney I worked on matters ranging from landlord tenant issues to prosecution and defense of serious criminal matters. After leaving active duty I've practiced exclusively in the field of personal injury law. I enjoy the practice of law and commit myself to my cli... 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.