I have been in private practice since 1988 and have extensive background and... more
I have been in private practice since 1988 and have extensive background and experience in all phases of insurance defense litigation. I am currently a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association and the Seattle Claims Adjusters Association. I also regularly serve as an arbitrator in MAR and UIM arbitrations.
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. 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 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.