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360 minutes
Date Published

January 22, 2016


Washington State Association for Justice


Bad Faith, Insurance Law


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WSAJ's Annual Insurance Law Seminar
Episode 38: Harnessing the Force in Insurance Cases

Recorded: Friday, January 22, 2016 Seattle
WSBA A/V ID #1003131

6.0 CLE Credits Approved

8:20-8:30 Welcome and Introduction
Isaac Ruiz, Keller Rohrback L.L.P., Seattle
Paul Veillon, Galileo Law, PLLC, Seattle
8:30-8:50 Property Damage Claims: How to Win, Protect Your Client, and Earn a Living
Paul Veillon, Galileo Law, PLLC, Seattle
8:50-9:10 Do Not Let Insurers Hijack the Appraisal Process: Effective Advocacy for Policyholders in Appraisal
Isaac Ruiz, Keller Rohrback L.L.P., Seattle, and Roger Howson, Claims Dispute Resolution, Seattle
9:10-9:35 Ongoing Bad Faith and When Defense Counsel Acts as Adjuster: Overview of Babai v. Allstate
Jason R. Donovan, Foster Pepper PLLC, Seattle
9:35-10:00 When Your Case is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: How and Why to Prove Institutional Bad Faith
Charles Miller, Insurance Law Center, Berkeley, California
10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-10:35 Employment Practices Insurance: What All Trial Lawyers Need to Know and Why
Elizabeth Hanley, The Hanley Law Firm, Seattle
10:35-11:00 Wait, I Thought I Had Insurance for That: Suing Insurance Producers
Lori Haskell, Law Office of Lori S. Haskell, Seattle
11:00-11:30 Annual IFCA Update. Kristine Grelish, Grelish Law PLLC, Seattle and Yakima
11:30-12:00 A Peak Behind the Curtain: How the Office of the Insurance Commissioner Handles Consumer Complaints Against Insurance Companies.
Amy Teshera, Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Olympia SPOKANE (VIDEO OF PRESENTATION)
12:00-1:30 EAGLE Appreciation Luncheon (included in tuition)
1:30-2:00 Advancing Insurance Bad Faith Law One Case and One Motion at a Time: Bringing Your Powers of Persuasion to Bear on Summary Judgment
Richard B. Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick Law Group PC, Bellevue
2:00-2:25 The Interplay Between ERISA and State Insurance Law and the Remedies Available Under ERISA
Ian S. Birk, Keller Rohrback L.L.P., Seattle
2:25-2:50 Reaching Out to Help Special Populations with Insurance Problems: With Focus on Women, Minorities, and Transgender Individuals
SEATTLE: David J. Ward, Legal Voice, Seattle, and
SPOKANE: J. Denise Diskin, Teller & Associates, Seattle 2:50-3:05 BREAK
3:05-3:25 Can Out-Of-State Plaintiffs Bring Claims under the CPA? Washington Supreme Court Says “Yes”: Thornell v. Seattle Service Bureau.
Beth Terrell (Seattle) and Blythe Chandler (Spokane), Terrell|Marshall Law Group, Seattle
3:25-3:55 Supreme Court Update and Trends.
Bryan Harnetiaux, WSAJ Amicus Co-coordinator, Spokane Amicus Update. Bryan Harnetiaux, WSAJ Amicus Co-coordinator, Spokane
3:55-4:40 Focus on Discovery in First Party Bad Faith Litigation
• Introduction to Written Discovery in Bad Faith Cases,
Robert D. Bohm, Robert D. Bohm, PLLC, Federal Way
• Proposed Changes to the Civil Rules Relating to Discovery,
Shannon M. Kilpatrick, Dawson Brown, PS
• Panel Discussion on How the Proposed Civil Rules Changes Would Affect Discovery in Bad Faith Cases

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Isaac Ruiz

Isaac Ruiz recently launched the Plaintiff Litigation Group in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Before that, he was a partner with... Read More

Paul Michael Veillon

Seattle personal injury attorney and diminished value lawyer Paul Veillon has represented severely injured persons since 2004... Read More

Roger Howson

Since entering the insurance claims profession, Roger Howson has managed & actively adjusted thousands of losses while... Read More

Jason R. Donovan

Jay has been a member of Foster Pepper PLLC’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Insurance Coverage practices since 2008 and... Read More

Charles Miller

Mr. Miller is a licensed attorney in California. Since 1990 Mr. Miller’s practice has been devoted to insurance law. Prior to... Read More

Elizabeth Hanley

Elizabeth Hanley is an Attorney with Reed, Longyear, Malnati and Ahrens, PLLC. She focuses her practice on employment,... Read More

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

Kristine Grelish

Kristine Grelish is the owner of GRELISH LAW PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Yakima. She primarily practices in the areas... Read More

Amy Teshara
Property and Casualty Analyst - Consumer Advocacy; Office Of The Insurance Commissioner

Amy Teshera has worked as a property and casualty analyst with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) for 12 years.... Read More

Dick Kilpatrick

Dick Kilpatrick is working to close a 42-year plaintiff practice for injury claims, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith... Read 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... Read More

David J. Ward

Denise Diskin

Denise Diskin is an associate at Teller & Associates, PLLC, where she litigates on behalf of individuals facing... Read More

Beth E. Terrell

Beth E. Terrell is a founding member of Terrell Marshall Law Group, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington. She concentrates her... Read More

Blythe H. Chandler

Blythe H. Chandler is an associate at Terrell Marshall Law Group, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington. Her practice focuses on... Read More

Bryan Harnetiaux

BRYAN P. HARNETIAUX is a Spokane lawyer. He is also a playwright. Since mid-1982, he has been a Coordinator for the... Read More

George Ahrend

George Ahrend's practice focuses on appellate litigation, handling appeals and consulting on appellate matters in state and... Read More

Robert D. Bohm

Robert D. Bohm is a trial lawyer at Robert D. Bohm, PLLC, who, from his offices in Washington State and Arizona, represents... Read More

Shannon Kilpatrick

Shannon M. Kilpatrick practices at DawsonBrownPS in Seattle. She focuses her practice on substantial personal injury claims,... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

38th Annual Insurance Law Seminar - Paper
38th Annual Insurance Law Seminar Part 1 - Video
38th Annual Insurance Law Seminar Part 2 - Video
38th Annual Insurance Law Seminar Part 3 - Video
38th Annual Insurance Law Seminar Part 4 - Video
38th Annual Insurance Law Seminar Part 5 - Video
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