WSAJ’s 38th Annual Insurance Law Seminar

Date: 01/22/2016

WSAJ's Annual Insurance Law Seminar

Episode 38: Harnessing the Force in Insurance Cases


Seattle: Friday, January 22, 2016 – Washington State Convention Center – WSBA ID #418299

Spokane: Thursday, January 28, 206 – Davenport Grand Hotel – WSBA ID #418302

6.0 CLE Credits Approved until 1/28/2021


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


10:15-10:35 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


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


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. George Ahrend, Ahrend Law Firm PLLC, WSAJ Amicus Co-coordinator, Ephrata


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