2018 Insurance Law CLE The Beating Heart of Bad Faith & IFCA: Unreasonableness, Damages & Talking with Your Jurors

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


2018 Insurance Law CLE
The Beating Heart of Bad Faith & IFCA: Unreasonableness, Damages & Talking with Your Jurors
Chairpersons Ian Birk and Kristine Grelish
Friday, May 11, 2018
Westin Hotel, Seattle or via Webcast
3.0 Law & Legal Credits • 0.5 Ethics credits

8:20-8:30 Introduction
Seminar Chairs

8:30-9:00 Showing Unreasonableness in 1st Party Cases
Gary Williams, Quilcene Attorney

9:00-9:30 Damages in 1st Party Cases
Isaac Ruiz, Seattle Attorney

9:30-10:00 UIM Bad Faith
Janelle Carney, Spokane Attorney

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 Unreasonableness in 3rd Party Cases
Richard Dykstra, Seattle Attorney

10:45-11:15 Damages in 3rd Party Cases
David Beninger, Seattle Attorney

11:15-11:45 Fees, Ethics, and When Insurers Try to Wedge
Shannon Kilpatrick, Seattle Attorney & Dick Kilpatrick, Bellevue Attorney

11:45-12:00 Q&A

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:05 Bad Faith. Good Stuff. Jurors and Bad Faith Cases
Jeff Boyd, Seattle Attorney

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
Ian S. Birk
Ian Stephen Birk practices in Keller Rohrback L.L.P.’s section for plaintiff tort litigation. Mr. Birk’s practice emphasizes representation of policyholders and other insureds in a broad range of disputes with insurance carriers. He has experience in...More
Gary Williams
Gary Williams first encountered insurance claims when he went to work at Safeco in 1968. He then attended University of Puget Sound School of Law, from 1975 - 1979. During law school he was an Independent Adjuster. His law practice has always...More
Isaac Ruiz
Isaac Ruiz recently launched the Plaintiff Litigation Group in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Before that, he was a partner with Keller Rohrback. Isaac and his team represent insurance policyholders, workers, and injured people.

Isaac serves as...More

Janelle M. Carney
Janelle M. Carney is the Managing Shareholder for the Spokane and Tri-Cities offices of GLP Attorneys. She has been a proud WSAJ Eagle member since 2011. Janelle has a background in insurance, and it was this experience that led her to believe that...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
David 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 theWashington D.C. Sniper...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
Dick Kilpatrick
Dick Kilpatrick is working to close a 42-year plaintiff practice for injury claims, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and lawyer related matters, including fee issues. He tried his first insurance bad faith case to a jury in 1981 or 82....More
Jeffrey D. Boyd, Esq.
Jeff Boyd has been a trial lawyer since 1982 and has tried over 100 civil jury trials. In addition to his private practice, since 1997, Jeff has worked as a trial consultant across the country conducting hundreds of focus groups, working with lawyers...More

Originally Published

May 11, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 2018 Insurance Law CLE - Paper
  • Showing Unreasonableness in 1st Party Cases - Video
  • Damages in 1st Party Cases - Video
  • UIM Bad Faith - Video
  • Unreasonableness in 3rd Party Cases - Video
  • Damages in 3rd Party Cases - Video
  • Fees, Ethics, and When Insurers Try to Wedge - Video
  • Bad Faith. Good Stuff. Jurors and Bad Faith Cases - Video

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Technical Requirements

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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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