WSAJ's 39th Annual INSURANCE LAW SEMINAR

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

WSAJ's 39th Annual
INSURANCE LAW SEMINAR
Chairpersons: MIKE WAMPOLD & KRISTINE GRELISH
Recorded: Friday, January 27, 2017, Seattle

WSBA A/V ID# 1029761
6.0 CLE Credits Approved: 5.0 Law & Legal, 0.5 Ethics, 0.5 Other

8:20 - 8:30 Welcome and Opening
Mike Wampold, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney
Kristine Grelish, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney
8:30-8:55 Landmines to Navigate and Tools to Use When Handling a Multiple Plaintiff Injury Case
Will Dixon, Seattle Attorney
8:55-9:15 UIM: Special Beast or Just Another Insurance Case?
Deborah Nelson, Seattle Attorney
9:15-9:55 Damages: Scope, Limits and Proving Causation in Insurance Cases
Shannon Kilpatrick, Seattle Attorney
9:55-10:10 Break
10:10-10:45 A Closer Look at Hot IFCA Topics
Leonard Feldman, Seattle Attorney
10:45-11:10 What to Watch for on Professional Liability Insurance and Health Care Reform – New Coverage Option for Small Employers
Jeremy Moran and Kyle Lampi, Moranco & Associates, Spokane
11:10-11:35 PIP Litigation
Dave Breskin, Seattle Attorney
11:35-12:05 Annual Insurance Law Update
Valerie McOmie, WSAJ Amicus Co-coordinator
Daniel E. Huntington, WSAJ Amicus Co-coordinator
1:30-2:00 You Won! So, Now What? Obtaining fees and avoiding pitfalls
David Roosa, Seattle Attorney
2:00-2:30 Putting On Your Damages Case Before the Jury
Mike Wampold, Seattle Attorney
2:30-3:00 Subrogation
Lisa Benedetti, Seattle Attorney
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 Ethical Issues that Arise When Handling Insurance Law Cases
Matt Albrecht, Spokane Attorney
3:45-4:20 How To Avoid Being the Target: When the Defense Makes You the Bad Guy
David Beninger, Seattle Attorney
4:20-4:30 Questions & Answers with the Speakers

Presenters
David M. Beninger
Mr. Beninger is a shareholder/partner with the Luvera Law Firm, where he has practiced for the last 28 years.

He has handled a number of complex and high profile cases, including the claims arising from the Washington D.C. Sniper...More

Matthew C. Albrecht
Matt Albrecht calls Spokane, Washington home. Having personally seen the tragic consequences of carelessness, his background working construction and as a planner for the Washington State Department of Transportation created a passion for ensuring...More
Lisa V. Benedetti
Lisa V. Benedetti was born and raised locally in Puyallup. Since receiving her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2010, she has practiced primarily in personal injury as well as short- and long-term disability claims. It is...More
Richard Dykstra
For more than thirty years, Richard’s practice has focused on issues of insurance coverage and insurance company good faith claims handling. He has been involved in many of the noteworthy Washington cases that establish the standards for insurance...More
Daniel E. Huntington
Dan Huntington has as served as Co-Coordinator of the Amicus Program since August 2016. After receiving his B.A. from Gonzaga University in 1974, and his law degree from Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley in 1977, Dan was admitted to...More
Valerie McOmie
Valerie D. McOmie is a lawyer from Camas, Washington. Ms. McOmie received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1998. Along with Dan Huntington, she is Co-Coordinator of the WSAJ Foundation Amicus Committee. The Committee prepares amicus...More
David E. Breskin
David Breskin provides counseling and litigation services on employment-related matters under federal and state laws, including employment and compensation agreements, wage and hour, labor relations, discrimination and wrongful termination issues....More
Marty Moran
Marty Moran was born and raised north of Spokane and attended Whitworth University. He is Dad to 6 kids, who he loves and adores. He has worked at Moranco since 1999, selling malpractice insurance to law firms across the state. He enjoys golf,...More
Drew Jordan
Moranco welcomed Drew Jordan to the employee benefits team in 2016. Drew is a graduate of Washington State University. His many attributes include strong leadership skills, a positive attitude, and dedication to his clients.

While at...More

Jeremy Moran
Jeremy Moran has been working at Moranco & Associates in the Professional Liability division since 1999. He graduated from Whitworth College in 2004 with a B.A. in Business Management. Attorneys enjoy working with Jeremy because of his timely...More
Kyle Lampi
Kyle Lampi joined the Moranco team in 2014 as a Professional Liability Producer. Kyle is a graduate from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. While at Western Kyle competed in Cross Country and Track and Field. In...More
Leonard J. Feldman
Leonard Feldman is a partner at Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman & Luna, where he focuses on state and federal appeals. Before law school, Leonard attended the University of Washington, graduating summa cum laude in Psychology. He then attended...More
Shannon Kilpatrick
Shannon M. Kilpatrick practices at DawsonBrownPS in Seattle. She focuses her practice on substantial personal injury claims, wrongful death, insurance coverage disputes, and claims involving insurer misconduct. She also consults on and handles...More
Deborah M. Nelson
Deborah Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and of the University of Cincinnati College of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. She is a partner in the Seattle law...More
William L. Dixon, V
William L. Dixon V, founder of Dixon Law Firm, PLLC, for 20 years has focused on the representation of plaintiffs who have been seriously injured. Mr. Dixon handles matters involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, motor...More
Kristine Grelish
Kristine Grelish is the owner of GRELISH LAW PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Yakima. She primarily practices in the areas of: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Insurance Disputes (insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, Insurance Fair Conduct Act...More
Michael Wampold
Mike is a Seattle native and graduated from Franklin High School. He attended Yale University where he graduated magna cum laude in history. At Yale, Mike won a fellowship from the Yale-China Association, allowing him to spend two years studying...More

Originally Published

January 27, 2017


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 39th Annual INSURANCE LAW SEMINAR - Book
  • Landmines to Navigate and Tools to Use When Handling a Multiple Plaintiff Injury Case - Video
  • Landmines to Navigate and Tools to Use When Handling a Multiple Plaintiff Injury Case - Audio
  • UIM: Special Beast or Just Another Insurance Case? - Video
  • UIM: Special Beast or Just Another Insurance Case? - Audio
  • Damages: Scope, Limits and Proving Causation in Insurance Cases - Video
  • Damages: Scope, Limits and Proving Causation in Insurance Cases - Audio
  • A Closer Look at Hot IFCA Topics - Video
  • A Closer Look at Hot IFCA Topics - Audio
  • What to Watch for on Professional Liability Insurance and Health Care Reform – New Coverage Option for Small Employers - Video
  • What to Watch for on Professional Liability Insurance and Health Care Reform – New Coverage Option for Small Employers - Audio
  • PIP Litigation - Video
  • PIP Litigation - Audio
  • Annual Insurance Law Update - Video
  • Annual Insurance Law Update - Audio
  • You Won! So, Now What? Obtaining fees and avoiding pitfalls - Video
  • You Won! So, Now What? Obtaining fees and avoiding pitfalls - Audio
  • Putting On Your Damages Case Before the Jury - Video
  • Putting On Your Damages Case Before the Jury - Audio
  • Subrogation - Video
  • Subrogation - Audio
  • Ethical Issues that Arise When Handling Insurance Law Cases - Video
  • Ethical Issues that Arise When Handling Insurance Law Cases - Audio
  • How To Avoid Being the Target: When the Defense Makes You the Bad Guy - Video
  • How To Avoid Being the Target: When the Defense Makes You the Bad Guy - Audio

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