Carl’s busy litigation practice emphasizes insurance defense, first and third-party... more
Carl’s busy litigation practice emphasizes insurance defense, first and third-party coverage opinions / litigation and the defense of alleged bad faith claims. Carl also defends personal injury and other general liability claims. Carl has extensive trial experience, initially as an Assistant District Attorney in Anchorage, Alaska, and he continues with an active trial practice now. He is fr... view profile
Site Coordinator, Seattle P-Patch Program Kiva Lending Team Captain, 65th Street... more
Site Coordinator, Seattle P-Patch Program Kiva Lending Team Captain, 65th Street Change Gang Member, Woodland Park Zoo Society Birnbaum Zoobright Selection Committee Volunteer, Friends of the Burke Gilman Trail Sandpoint Volunteer, Food Lifeline
Mr. Yamada’s practice focuses on complex construction, insurance, and business... more
Mr. Yamada’s practice focuses on complex construction, insurance, and business litigation and the resolution of disputes on behalf of general contractors, subcontractors, developers, business and property owners, and design professionals. In recent years, Mr. Yamada has successfully mediated multi-million dollar construction cases involving multiple parties, obtained a multi-million dollar judg... view profile
Senior Trial Attorney at Seattle's Staff Counsel Office. The office provides defense... more
Senior Trial Attorney at Seattle's Staff Counsel Office. The office provides defense of USAA and its members in lawsuits arising out of occurrences which are covered under the USAA insurance policies. Tried over three hundred civil cases to arbitration and twenty-five civil cases to jury.
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
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.