Sommer B. Clement, Program Co-Chair, is Of Counsel with Carney Badley Spellman PS. She practices in the areas of construction and real estate transactions and litigation, civil litigation, and insurance defense. She drafts contracts and provides risk management advice to companies involved in construction, development, design, and sale of buildings, public works, and real estate.
Masaki J. “Saki” Yamada, Program Co-Chair, is a Partner at Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC. His practice focuses on preparing and negotiating construction contracts (private & public), resolving complex construction disputes on behalf of general contractors, subcontractors, developers, business and property owners, and design professionals, and handling L&I appeals and issues for contractors.
Robert Bombino, MS, PE, is a Senior Building Science Specialist and President of RDH Building Science, Inc. He has extensive experience with a variety of building enclosure systems, components, and materials including steep- and low-slope roofing systems, wall cladding, windows, glazing, glass/metal curtain walls, and below-grade/plaza waterproofing systems.
John K. Butler is a member of Preg O'Donnell & Gillett PLLC. He practices in the areas of business litigation; construction disputes, injuries, defects and project safety; insurance defense litigation; product liability; transportation and trucking litigation. He is a frequent presenter on construction defect issues including the application of alternative measurements of damages.
Seth E. Chastain is a shareholder at Levy | von Beck | Comstock | PS. His practice focuses primarily on construction defect litigation, business disputes, general civil litigation, and commercial collections. His clients include business owners, contractors, homeowners, and material suppliers. Super Lawyers recently named him to its list of “Rising Stars” for the second year in a row.
Gregory L. Harper is a founding member of Harper|Hayes PLLC, a law firm representing policyholders in insurance and bad faith litigation. He handles cases involving all lines and types of insurance including general liability, property, builder’s risk, errors and omissions, maritime, professional liability, employment practice, and director’s and officer’s coverages.
T. Daniel Heffernan, a member at Heffernan Law Group PLLC, has over thirty years of experience in construction and insurance coverage law and commercial litigation, including construction-defect and condominium law. He represents owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals in construction and property development in both the public and private sectors.
Joseph L. Hogan is an attorney at Scheer Law Group LLP. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including defending businesses and individuals against a variety of personal injury, products liability, construction defect, and property damage lawsuits. He has second-chaired a 10-day construction defect trial, and written successful summary judgment motions.
A. Grant Lingg is a shareholder with Forsberg & Umlauf PS. His tort and insurance practice includes defense of construction site injury, construction defect, professional liability, product and premises liability, and commercial claims. He has successfully defended clients against construction site claims, including personal injury and building defect/warranty cases.
Anthony R. Scisciani III is a partner at Scheer Law Group LLP. He works closely with construction clients to resolve disputes at all phases of the construction, development and/or sale of residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties. He also represents businesses and individuals with claims involving liens, personal injury, wrongful-death, and premises liability issues.
Richard H. Skalbania is a partner at Ashbaugh Beal LLP and has been with the firm since its inception in 1987. During his 30-year career, he has successfully represented clients in some of the most high-profile construction disputes in the Pacific Northwest.
Whitney L.C. Smith is the managing shareholder of the law firm Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson. His practice focuses on defense of owner associations, construction defect litigation, product liability litigation and complex personal injury. In construction defect matters, he has defended developers, owner consultants, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.