I began my insurance career as a casualty adjuster for Farmers Insurance in 1989. In addition to Farmers Insurance, I worked as a large loss property adjuster, supervisor, and claims manager for 21st Century Insurance and SAFECO, and have over sixteen years of property and casualty claims experience. In 2005, I received my J.D., summa cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law, where I served as Lead Articles Editor for the law review. I earned my CPCU designation in 2008, and am currently serving as Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the CPCU Society. I was named a 2010 Rising Star in the area of Insurance Coverage by Washington Law & Politics Magazine. I am licensed to practice in both Washington and Oregon.
My insurance coverage practice is limited to representing insurance companies. My claims experience and legal knowledge allow me to effectively evaluate, synthesize, and resolve complex insurance coverage issues ranging from first party property, bodily injury liability, construction defect, professional liability, to errors and omissions. In addition to providing coverage opinions and advice, I represent insurance carriers in coverage and bad faith litigation.
I am a frequent author and lecturer on insurance coverage and bad faith issues including chapter co-author for the Washington Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Deskbook 2008 supplement, and co-author of the Oregon and Washington chapters of the upcoming edition of âInsurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law.â My lectures include presentations to attorneys and insurance professional organizations. I regularly contributes to the Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg, which can be found at http://www.northwestcoveragelaw.com.
When not practicing law or blogging, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, hiking, camping, and mountain biking.