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Jason W. Anderson, a shareholder at Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., devotes the majority of his practice to civil appeals, which he has handled in all levels of Washington's appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  


Jason's appellate experience includes cases involving personal injury, products liability, insurance, health care, employee benefits, commercial disputes, dissolution / divorce, child custody, and more.  Jason came to practice after more than two years as a clerk for judges at the Washington State Court of Appeals, where he analyzed more than 100 appeals.


Besides appeals, Jason remains active in personal injury, insurance bad faith, class action, and insurance regulation matters at the trial court level.  He has first-chair jury trial and arbitration experience.  He has represented individuals, businesses, and life, health, property and casualty and other insurers in bad faith litigation and class actions, including cases brought under consumer protection laws.  He also represents insurance carriers and producers in administrative proceedings before the Office of the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Washington, addressing matters including licensing, approval of transactions, market conduct, and financial condition and reserves.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 70%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Administrative Law: 10%

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Contact info

Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3600
Seattle, WA, 98104-7010


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best's Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Best's Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2014
Rising StarSuper Laywers2014
Best's Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Best's Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best2012
Best's Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best2011
Honors - Magna Cum LaudeSeattle University School of Law2000
CALI Award - Highest Grade in Constitutional LawSeattle University School of Law1999
CALI Award - Highest Grade in Legal WritingSeattle University School of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCarney Badley Spellman, P.S.2010 - Present
AssociateCarney Badley Spellman PS2002 - 2009
ClerkWashington State Court of Appeals Division Two2000 - 2002
Executive Editor for Lead ArticlesSeattle University Law Review1999 - 2000
Legal InternKing County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (Washington State)1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2015 - Present
KCBA Judicial Candidate Evaluation CommitteeMember2010 - Present
King County Bar, Appellate Practice SectionHonorary Member, Executive Committee2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cummings v. Budget Tank Removal & Environmental Services, LLCJudgment on $1.65 million arbitration award affirmed in favor of our clients
Higgins v. Intex Recreation Corp.Judgment affirmed in favor of our clients
In re Marriage of CohanimEstablished right to appeal and obtained stay of dismissal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Appellate Practice Blogwww.waappellatelaw.com2013
Washington State Insurance Law Blogwww.wainsurancelaw.com2013
ABA publicationInsider's Guide to the Washington State Appellate Courts2012
Washington Business MagazineReferendum 67 Is Unnecessary2007
Seattle University Law ReviewThe World Is Their Oyster? Interpreting the Scope of Native. American Off-Reservation Shellfish Rights in Washington State1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Seattle UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Media & Law SeminarMedia & Law2010
WDTL Annual Insurance Law UpdateInsurance legislation2009
2009 Insurance Law UpdateInsurance Law2009
PIA 42nd Annual Conference and Trade ShowInsurance Fair Conduct Act2008