|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2010 Seattle's Top Lawyers||Seattle Metropolitan Magazine||2010|
|AV rating||Marindale Hubbel||2000|
|Shareholder||Bullivant Houser Bailey||1988 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nevada County Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Nevada County Bar Association, Executive Committee||N/A||2010 - 2012|
|Northwestern Univ SOL||Law||law||N/A|
|Univ of Massachusetts||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|26th Annual Conference of the International Association of Special Investigative Units||Practical and Legal Issues in the Conduct of Examinations Under Oath||2011|
|2010 Annual Conference Puget Sound Special Investigators||Eyeball to Eyeball: The Examination Under Oath in Washington||2010|
|Geico Insurance Company||Legal Issues in the Investigation of Potentially Fraudulent Property, PIP and UM Claims,||2009|
|Quarterly Training Conference, Pacific Northwest License, Tax & Fraud Association||Truth or Consequences: Washington Laws Concerning Fraudulent Insurance Claims||2007|
|2007 Annual Claims Conference||Information Sharing During the Investigation of Potentially Fraudulent Insurance Claims||2007|
Posted by Chellie
Over a period of 4 years we worked through a case with Mr. Dorfman that in the end gave us a very just and favorable outcome. Having no knowledge of the legal system at this level he walked us through each step with patience and efficency. The case was multi-leveled and he took each portion of the suit and put it all together in a way that gave us a settlement that we were very happy with in the end. He was extremely pleasant to work with and after sitting through depositions and settlement hearings, I would not want to be on the other side of the table from Neil Dorfman. Thank you Neil!!!!!
Posted by Robert
Lost a deck due to a huge snowstorm and the snow sliding off of our roof and causing the deck to fall to the ground. Insurance company said the weight of the snow causing the deck to collapse was not covered. I said the collapse was due to impact force - like a tree falling on the deck - but they denied the claim. Then the insurance company said because the deck was wood it was not covered, then the deck was not even a structure so it was not covered. And on and on.
I was referred to Neil Dorfman from a friend who knew someone else that worked with Neil on another claim.
M. Dorfman took over dealing with the insurance company and the communications went on for a year with the insurance company eventually suing ME for a Summary Judgement. Mr. Dorfman counter-sued the insurance company and made it clear they couldn't really sue me as their own client and after a year of this going back and forth the insurance company finally settled for a NEW deck (costing $100,000) and paid all attorneys fees in the process.
During the process, Mr. Dorfman brought in engineering specialists to analyze the deck and the situation, brought in a real estate consultant to determine damages for loss of use of the deck, and brought in contractors to determine costs of fixing and replacing the deck. I believe Mr. Dorfman was very thorough, knowledgeable, and competent. I would use him again.
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