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Dave Schoeggl has more than 30 years of experience handling complex high-stakes trials and arbitrations for clients including national and international insurers, the aviation industry, product manufacturers, and local businesses facing difficult or unusual claims. He is also frequently retained as an expert in cases involving insurance, claims handling and professional liability. Dave also arbitrates and mediates insurance and aviation disputes. Dave is a licensed private pilot as well as the skipper of his 88’ Classic Fantail Yacht.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Insurance: 35%
  3. Aviation: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Lane Powell PC

1420 Fifth Ave, Suite 4200
P.O. Box 91302
Seattle, WA, 98111-9402


AKActive Out of State200501/16/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers In America - Insurance LawBest Lawyers2014
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2011
Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyersWashington Journal of Law & Politics2006
Super LawyersWashington Journal of Law & Politics2005
Super LawyersWashington Journal of Law & Politics2004
Super LawyersWashington Journal of Law & Politics2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC2014 - Present
ShareholderMills Meyers Swartling2000 - 2014
ShareholderLane Powell PC1991 - 1999
AssociateLane Powell PC1983 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seattle University School of LawAdjunct Professor, Insurance Law1998 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Disciplinary BoardHearing OfficerN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Fee Arbitration CommitteeHearing OfficerN/A
Federal Bar Association of Western District of WashingtonMemberN/A
Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical SocietyMemberN/A
Risk Insurance Managers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Forum on Air and Space LawMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alaska State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Aviation Insurance AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Aviation Law SectionPast ChairN/A
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Northwest Environmental Claims AssociationMemberN/A
Northwest Insurance Coverage AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Goodstein v. Continental Cas. Co.N/A
Boeing Company v. Agricultural Ins. Co.N/A
Bethlehem Const. Inc. v. Transportation Ins. Co.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSBA Insurance Law 201: Intermediate and Advanced InsightEthics/Duty to Defend2011
WSBA Insurance Law PrimerProfessional Liability and Directors and Officers Coverage2010
WSBA Insurance Law PrimerCo-author, Practical Aspects Of The Claim Process2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD with honors1983
University of WashingtonHistoryOther - Bachelors1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
40th Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law & Insurance SeminarPresenter, Reservation of Rights in Insurance Policies2013
Insurance Law 301: Intermediate and Advanced Insights and Updates CLEProgram Co-chair and Presenter, Insurance Law and Ethical Issues, December 20122012
Insurance Law 201: Intermediate and Advanced InsightsAuthor and Presenter, Ethics/Duty to Defend2011
Reallocation and Application of All Sums in the Settlement ContextWhat Happens After the "Spike?"2010
Insurance Law Primer SeminarProfessional Liabiity and Directors and Officers Coverage2010
Insurance Education SeminarBad Faith Claims2010
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLETough Evidentiary Issues in a Coverage and Bad Faith Trial2010
Air & Space Law SymposiumDeveloping, Presenting and Objecting To New Generation Weather Graphics2010
Scope of Coverage ConferenceContribution Between Insurers in the "All Sums" Context2009
Scope of Coverage ConferenceContribution Between Insurers in the "All Sums' Context2007
Pacific Northwest Aviation Law & Insurance SeminarRecent Topics in Law and Insurance Ethics2007
Northwest Insurance Counsel AssociationRecent Creative Claim of Tank v. State Farm Violations2006