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Bruce Winchell focuses his practice on business litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and business advice. Bruce has extensive trial, arbitration and mediation experience. “I focus on preventing disputes in the first instance, and efficiently resolving disputes when they do arise.” In his free time, Bruce enjoys golf, gardening, travel, and tutoring ESL students.

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  1. Commercial Real Estate: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Insurance: 30%

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Mills Meyers Swartling P.S.

1000 2nd Ave.
Suite. 3000
Seattle, WA, 98104-1064

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198408/16/2016
ORResigned200908/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2016
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2016
Top Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2015
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2015
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2015
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2014
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2014
Seattle’s Top Rated Lawyers®, Insurance LawNational Law Journal2013
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2013
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2013
Seattle’s Top Rated Lawyers®, Insurance LawThe National Law Journal2012
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2012
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2012
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2011
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2011
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2010
Seattle Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2009
The Best Lawyers In America©Best Lawyers2008
“AV Preeminent,” Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMills Meyers Swartling1997 - Present
PartnerLane Powell1991 - 1997
AssociateLane Powell1984 - 1991
Certified Public AccountantArthur Anderson & Co1978 - 1981
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bayview Retirement CommunityBoard Member2011 - Present
William L. Dwyer Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
Secondary Bilingual Orientation CenterVolunteer Tutor2010 - Present
University of Washington School of LawMentor2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
City Initiative CampaignLegal CounselN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Society of CPAsMemberN/A
King County Association for Sickle Cell AnemiaBoard Member & OfficerN/A
Wedgewood Swim ClubBoard Member & OfficerN/A
Seattle World SchoolVolunteerN/A
United Friends Group HomeBoard of Governors2012 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionChair2004 - 2005
King County Judicial Campaign Ethics CommitteeMember2001 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2001 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Insurance CoverageN/A
Commercial ClaimN/A
Professional PracticeN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
WSBA Litigation News, Vol. 25, No. 4Tips for Effective and Efficient Case Management: Streamlining Cases Without Sacrificing Quality2013
Insurance Bad Faith Law in Washington StateDuty of Defense Counsel2013
CoursebookOverview of Property Policies2011
CoursebookProperty Policies, Insurance Law2011
CoursebookGather Information Critical to Your Case, Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington2010
CousebookBad Faith in Washington, Insurance Law Primer: Understanding the Essential Components2010
CoursebookBad Faith and Consent Judgments, Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z2010
CoursebookPlaintiff's Discovery and Damages, Bad Faith Claims2009
CoursebookBad Faith Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation2009
CoursebookGather Information Critical to Your Case, Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington2008
CoursebookCommon Ethical Issues and How To Respond, Insurance Coverage Litigation2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Southern Illinois UniversityBusinessBA1978
Certified Public AccountantN/ACPA1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Injury Claims: The insurance Defense PerspectiveInsurer's Defense of Insured: Ethical Traps2015
WSBA CLE "Pre-Trial Practice" Seminar, Author & PresenterTips for Effective and Efficient Case Management: Streamlining Cases without Sacrificing Quality2013
Insurance Law: The Litigation Process, Program Co-chair and PresenterWritten Discovery2013
Insurance Bad Faith Law in Washington State, Author & PresenterDuty of Defense Counsel2013
WSBA CLE Seminar, Co-chairInsurance Law 301: Intermediate and Advanced Insights and Updates2012
Insurance Fundamentals for Personal Injury PracticeEthical Dilemmas2012
Washington State Bar AssociationProperty Policies: Insurance Law 2012011
National Business InstitureOverview of Property Policies: Insurance Law 2012011
Washington State Bar AssociationBad Faith in Washington, Insurance Law Primer: Understanding the Essential Components2010
National Business InstituteGather Information Critical to Your Case, Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington2010
National Business InstituteBad Faith and Consent Judgments, Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z2010
National Business InstituteReal-Life Resolution Strategies of Bad Faith Claims: Discovery in Washington2009
National Business InstituteKeys to Successful Bad Faith Litigation2009
National Business InstituteInsurance Coverage Litigation: Ethical Issues in Insurance Law2008
National Business InstituteBad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington: Emerging Issues in Washington Insurance Law2008
National Business InstituteBad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington: Policy Holder's Perspective2007
National Business InstituteClarifying the Policy's Intent: Keys to Litigating Washington Bad Faith Cases2005
National Business InstituteDiscovery in Washington Bad Faith LItigation: Depositions--Plaintiff Perspective2004
National Business InstituteDiscovery in Washington Bad Faith Litigation: Discovery Techinques from the Plaintiff's Perspective2003
National Business InstituteBad Faith Litigation in Washington: The Ins and Outs of Discovery2000
Washington State Bar AssociationInsurance Coverage for the Year 2000 Computer Problems1999
Litigation Services ConferenceAccountant's Liability1992