Emily S. Miller, Program Co-Chair, is a member of Miller Insurance Law LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in the recovery of liability insurance for policyholders. She also serves on the Editorial Review Board for the new edition of the OSB’s Bar Book on Insurance Law.
Eric J. Neal, Program Co-Chair, is a shareholder with Lether Law Group. His practice primarily involves complex coverage and bad faith litigation involving multiple coverage lines, including commercial, personal, professional, municipal, and reinsurance.
M. Colleen Barrett is a Mediator with Barrett Mediation PLLC, and member of the Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Since November 2013, she has worked exclusively as a neutral, mediating a wide variety of cases to a resolution.
Heather Beasley is a shareholder with Davis Rothwell Earle & Xochihua PC. She has 28 years of legal experience, trying cases in both federal and state courts. She is regarded by opposing counsel and judges as an exceptional trial attorney.
Jacquelyn A. Beatty, CPCU, ARM, CLMP, is a shareholder with Karr Tuttle Campbell. She focuses almost exclusively on commercial civil litigation including construction, commercial contracts, insurance coverage and bad faith.
John A. Bennett is a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. His practice involves first-party insurance coverage and defense of claims for extra-contractual damages (“bad faith”).
Daniel R. Bentson is a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, admiralty and maritime litigation, and appeals.
Ronald J. Clark, a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, focuses his practice on insurance coverage issues. His practice emphasizes litigation of claims involving construction-related issues, and allegations of bad-faith claims handling.
Megan Ferris is a shareholder at Macmillan Scholz & Marks PC. She focuses her civil litigation practice in construction defense, insurance defense, and commercial litigation. She handles both third-party and first-party disputes for her insurer clients.
Gregory L. Harper is a founding member of Harper|Hayes PLLC. He represents policyholders in general liability, property, builder’s risk, errors and omissions, maritime, professional liability, employment practice, and director’s and officer’s coverages.
Hon. Paris K. Kallas is a panelist at Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC, where she is a full-time mediator, arbitrator and special master. She handles personal injury, employment, insurance coverage, real property, business & commercial disputes.
Dale L. Kingman, a partner with Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell LLP, focuses on the resolution of complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders. He is known for his experience with property insurance throughout the United States.
Mike Kreidler serves as Washington State’s 8th Insurance Commissioner. A staunch advocate for consumer protection, he earned the "Excellence in Consumer Advocacy Award" from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Haley K. Krug, a partner with Andersen Schwartzman Woodard Dempsey PLLC, focuses on insurance recovery for policyholders. She has litigated insurance coverage disputes under the full range of first- and third-party commercial coverages.
Westin McLean is an attorney with Lether Law Group. He provides coverage opinions, advice and litigating coverage matters for national and regional insurance carriers regarding all types of property, casualty, automobile and liability policies.
Paul A. Mockford is a partner in the insurance recovery group of Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP. He represents individuals and businesses in disputes with insurance carriers. He has been named a "Rising Star" in insurance coverage (2014-2019).
Hon. Karsten H. Rasmussen, founder of KHR Mediation, is a Senior Circuit Court Judge and a full-time mediator. He served as a sitting Judge with the Lane County Circuit Court from 1999-2018, and as Presiding Judge from 2012-17.
Kimberly A. Reppart is a shareholder at Forsberg & Umlauf PS. She focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith, serious injury & wrongful death, UIM defense, and trucking/transportation defense for both insurance companies and corporate clients.
Hon. Thomas M. Ryan is a Judge with the Multnomah County Circuit Court with jurisdiction over Multnomah County, located within the 4th Judicial District. He first joined the court on March 1, 2007 and was re-elected in 2014.
Margaret “Margie” E. Schroeder is a partner at Black Helterline LLP, focusing on litigation and dispute resolution, with a special emphasis on real estate and business disputes. She represents individuals, homeowners, developers and businesses.
William C. Smart is an attorney at Plaintiff Litigation Group PLLC. He has been an accomplished trial lawyer for over 35 years. His recent cases have included insurance bad faith, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, and securities fraud.
Gary Sparling is a shareholder with Soha & Lang PS. His practice emphasizes insurance coverage, commercial and construction litigation, and appellate practice. He is also a part-time instructor in the paralegal program at Edmonds Community College.
Kyle Sturm is a partner with Foreman Sturm & Thede LLP. His practice focuses on insurance recovery for commercial policyholders and the resolution of construction/commercial disputes. Policyholders seek his advice for complex insurance policy matters.
Tristan Swanson is a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP. He focuses on construction, real estate, insurance coverage matters, and dispute resolution services. He represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, landlords, and developers.
Guy J. Thompson is an attorney with Stoel Rives LLP. He advises clients on insurance coverage and procurement. He exclusively represents policyholders and has obtained significant recoveries for policyholders in a wide variety of insurance claims.
Jocelyn Whiteley is an attorney at Corr Cronin LLP. She concentrates her practice on resolving business-related disputes. Jocelyn has developed an expertise in insurance coverage and indemnity matters, primarily representing policyholders.