Emily S. Miller, Program Co-Chair, is a member of Miller Insurance Law LLC, specializing in the recovery of liability insurance for policyholders and other claimants. She 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.
Lloyd Bernstein is a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC. His practice focuses on litigation, where clients rely upon him to evaluate, analyze, and resolve insurance coverage disputes and extracontractual or bad faith claims in the Pacific Northwest.
Crystal S. Chase is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP. She helps clients navigate all stages of litigation, including motions practice, discovery, trial, and appeal. She focuses on providing strategic and practical advice to assist her clients in effectively resolving disputes.
Samuel Colito is an attorney with Lether Law Group and a Puget Sound native. He practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on insurance matters including first and third party coverage claims, bad faith defense, and uninsured motorists’ claims.
James M. Davis is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP. With over 25 years’ experience, he advises clients on product liability, product recall, product contamination, first party property & business interruption losses, and additional insured and vendor endorsements.
James L. Guse is a partner with Barker Martin PS and leader in the Insurance Coverage practice group. He provides guidance to other practice groups on matters of insurance coverage. He has handled cases in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Florida.
Nancy Gutzler is a Vice President at KCIC, a consulting firm that helps companies maximize the value of their insurance assets. Managing product liabilities often means breaking complex scenarios into smaller components that can be easily understood by all parties.
Ryan J. Hesselgesser is Of Counsel at Forsberg & Umlauf PS. His practice focuses on insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, and advise to insurers concerning coverage disputes in Washington & Oregon. He has handled cases involving both first and third-party claims.
Shanelle A. Honda is a commercial litigator at Miller Nash LLP whose practice focuses on insurance coverage, contract disputes, and fiduciary liability, trade secret, and employment disputes. She also has experience in bid protests and public contracting disputes.
Daniel S. Houser is the principal of Houser Law PLLC. Over the past 19 years he has litigated a broad variety of civil cases, from investigation through appeal. He has tried several complex first-party property damage and liability coverage cases to verdict.
Gabriel J. Le Chevallier, partner with Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP, represents businesses, executives, bankruptcy trusts, and individuals to obtain coverage for their losses. He has secured coverage for clients under a wide variety of insurance policies.
Justin D. Leonard of Leonard Law Group assists lawyers and fiduciary/corporate clients, in navigating bankruptcy court issues. He regularly represents bankruptcy trustees in chapter 7 and chapter 11 cases, state court receivers, and creditors in bankruptcy matters.
Thomas Lether is the Owner and Managing Shareholder of Lether Law Group. His clients include international and national insurance companies, smaller insurers and independent adjusting firms, contractors, property owners, and business owners.
Kevin S. Mapes is a shareholder in the Litigation & Insurance Recovery groups at Bateman Seidel Miner Blomgren Chellis & Gram PC. As an environmental litigator, he represents clients in the federal Superfund law and claims involving RCRA & Clean Water Act.
Robert S. May is a shareholder at Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick PC. His practice focuses on insurance defense, first party bad faith, SIU/Fraud, injury defense and insurance coverage. He is a frequent presenter for national legal and insurance organizations.
Paul A. Mockford is a partner at Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP. He practices in the insurance recovery group, representing individuals and businesses in disputes with insurance carriers. He previously served in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.
Kimberly A. Reppart is a shareholder at Forsberg & Umlauf PS. Her civil litigation defense practice focuses on insurance coverage & bad faith, serious injury & wrongful death, UIM defense, premises liability, trucking/transportation defense and property disputes.
Seth H. Row is a partner at Miller Nash LLP and co-chair of the firm’s insurance recovery practice team. With more than 20 years of experience, he focuses his litigation practice primarily on insurance coverage disputes—exclusively on the policyholder side.
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 and commercial disputes. Policyholders seek out his advice for complex insurance policy matters.
Terri A. Sutton, CPCU, AU, is a member of Cozen O’Connor. She has a wide range of experience advising insurers on insurance coverage issues related to claims under medical malpractice, professional and general liability, excess/umbrella policies.
Tristan Swanson is a partner and member of Miller Nash LLP's insurance recovery and litigation practice teams. Tristan’s insurance recovery practice focuses on representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes against the world’s largest insurers.