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Larry Gottlieb is the managing shareholder at Betts Patterson Mines, and has been practicing law in the Seattle area since 1991.  Specializing in insurance coverage law, Mr. Gottlieb works primarily for the insurance industry throughout the Pacific Northwest as an advisor, trial lawyer, and appellate advocate in the areas of first-party coverage, general liability coverage, professional liability coverage, and extra-contractual liability claims. He also represents policyholders in the defense of various types of complex liability and damages claims.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 75%
  2. Litigation: 25%

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Contact info

Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S.

701 Pike Street One Convention Place
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98101-3927

701 Pike St Ste 1400
Seattle, WA, 98101



IDAuthorized to practice law200707/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Top AttorneyWashington CEO Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderBetts, Patterson & Mines, PS2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Idaho State BarMember2007 - Present
Oregon State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Defense Research Institute, First Party Property SubcommitteeMember1997 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Insurance Law CommitteeMember1997 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionMember1997 - Present
American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage LitigationCommittee Member1997 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1997 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyInstructor1997 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1997 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1991 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Northwest Insurance Coverage AssociationChairman2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Oregon Mutual Ins. Co., v. Rain City Pizza, LLC, 2013 WL 150173 (Wash. Ct. App. Division I - January 2013The court of appeals agreed with our position and reversed the trial judge who had ruled that the exclusions only applied to acts of the defendants.
Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London v. Travelers Cas. Co. of America, 161 Wn. App. 265 (2011)The $10,000,000 in excess flood insurance provided by Lloyds was triggered as soon as our client, Travelers admitted liability for its $1,000,000 flood sublimit.
NCF Financial, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 2007 WL 512545 (Wash. Ct. App. Division I - February 2007)No property insurance coverage was afforded based on the unambiguous terms of the "Disappearance-inventory loss" exclusion.
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Publication nameTitleDate
WDTL Insurance Law SeminarQuestions and Answers About Insurance Company Rehabilitation2001
ABA Litigation journalEntertainment and Media Insurance Coverage1999
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Insurance Coverage for Business Torts1998
Gonzaga Law ReviewInsurance Coverage for Pollution Liability in Washington. What Constitutes and "Occurrence"? The Insurer's Perspective1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawEducationMA - Masters1978
University of ArizonaEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TIPS 24th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear MeetingInsurance Coverage Issues for Cannabis Related Claims2016
Consultant SeminarEnvironmental Claims in Washington and Oregon2015
Client SeminarBad Faith Claims in Washington and Oregon2015
Client SeminarOregon’s SB 814 and Washington’s IFCA2013
Client SeminarMedicare’s Right to Reimbursement2010
National Business Institute (NBI) SeminarEffective Handling of CGL & Property Insurance Claims2008
Northwest Insurance Coverage (NICA) SeminarInsurance Coverage for Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)2006
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Insurance Law SeminarQuestions and Answers About Insurance Company Rehabilitation2001
American Bar Association (ABA) - Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear MeetingEntertainment and Media Insurance Coverage1999
Defense Research Institute (DRI) 3rd Annual Business Torts SeminarInsurance Coverage for Business Torts1998