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Insurance Law - 2021 Spring Conference Day 3

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May 7, 2021


Washington State Association for Justice


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Donchez Law Firm
Wiener & Lambka, PS
6.0 Law & Legal credits • 0.5 Ethics credits
8:20-8:30  Welcome
Co-Chairs Mercedes Donchez · Donchez Law Firm &
James Lambka · Wiener & Lambka, PS, and
Sara Crumb · Interim CEO, Washington State Association for Justice
8:30-9:00  Insurance Law 2021 Case Law Update
Co-Chairs Mercedes Donchez · Donchez Law Firm &
James Lambka · Wiener & Lambka, PS
9:00-9:30  Learning from Leahy: How to Use the Case in UIM and PIP
Janelle Carney & Scott Shawver · GLP Attorneys
9:30-10:00  Building an Insurance Case that Jurors Will Love
Jeff Boyd & Deborah Nelson · Nelson Boyd, PLLC
10:00-10:30  Business Interruption in the Time of COVID
Leah Snyder 
· Ember Law PLLC
10:30-10:40  Break 
10:40-11:10  The Opioid Litigation and Third Party Payer Claims
Tobi Milrood · President, American Association for Justice
11:10-12:10  Panel: Trying Insurance Bad Faith Cases in the Time of COVID
Ian Birk · Keller Rohrback LLP
Tomás Gahan · Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
Mike Wampold · Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
12:10-12:30  Lunch break
12:30-1:00  Unlocking Lock v. American Family Insurance Company
Vonda Sargent · The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent
1:00-2:00  30(b)(6) Depositions and Insurance Law
Mark Kosieradzki · Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm LLC · Plymouth, MN
2:00-2:10 Break
2:10-2:40  Subrogation Cases and Expansion of Group Health v. Coon
Adam Urra · Brain Injury Law of Seattle
2:40-3:10  Court Reporters: Billing and Other Considerations
Lori Haskell · Law Office of Lori S. Haskell
3:10-3:40  ETHICS  Conflicts, Cash, and Coverage: Ethics in Insurance Litigation
Kathryn Knudsen · Ruiz & Smart PLLC
3:40-3:50  Closing remarks



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Mercedes Donchez

James Lambka

Ian S. Birk
Keller Rohrback LLP

Ian Stephen Birk practices in Keller Rohrback L.L.P.’s section for plaintiff tort litigation. Mr. Birk’s practice emphasizes... Read More

Jeffrey D. Boyd, Esq.
Nelson Boyd, PLLC

Jeff Boyd has been a trial lawyer since 1982 and has tried over 100 civil jury trials. In addition to his private practice,... Read More

Janelle M. Carney
GLP Attorneys

Janelle M. Carney is the Managing Shareholder for the Spokane and Tri-Cities offices of GLP Attorneys. She has been a proud... Read More

Tomas Gahan

Tomás grew up in Madrid, Spain, and moved to Washington in 1991. He graduated with a B.A. in English and Philosophy from... Read More

Lori S. Haskell
Law Office Of Lori S. Haskell

Lori Haskell has a unique blend of talents and background. After graduating from the University of Washington she worked in... Read More

Kathryn Knudsen

Mark Kosieradzki

Mark Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith law firm, Minneapolis, MN is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on... Read More

Tobias Millrood

Deborah M. Nelson
Nelson Boyd

Deborah Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and of the... Read More

Vonda M. Sargent
The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent, PLLC

VONDA M. SARGENT has practiced in Washington since 1994. She opened her practice The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent, PLLC in... Read More

Scott Shawver

Scott is an Associate Attorney for the Seattle office of GLP Attorneys. He has been a proud EAGLE member since 2012. Scott... Read More

Leah Snyder

Leah Snyder has been practicing litigation in Seattle since she graduated from Seattle University School of Law. Her current... Read More

Adam Urra

Michael Wampold

Michael S. Wampold is a Seattle native and graduated from Franklin High School. He attended Yale University, where he... Read More

Julie Robinson
Settlement Advisor - Ringler Associates

Julie started her career in financial services in 1992 with AXA Advisors. She honed her expertise in financial aid issues... Read More

Tony Robinson

Jay Jenkins

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