Start Date: 11/2/2021 12:00 PM PDT
End Date: 11/2/2021 1:00 PM PDT
Sponsor: WDTL Auto & Trucking Committee
Auto & Trucking Committee Lunch Series
1 WSBA CLE credit confirmed.
Excess Contribution Strategies – An Insolvency Expert Can Help Everyone Understand What’s At Stake
Learn how to handle matters where the plaintiff attorney is seeking an excess contribution from the insured above the carrier's limits.
Levi Bendele, Partner, Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP
John Barton, Associate, Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP
Jamie McFarlane, The Tracy Law Group, PLLC
Levi Bendele is a civil defense attorney who defends insureds and insurance companies. He worked for State Farm claims in the late 90s and for the last 20+ years has defended a variety of cases, including automobile liability and UM/UIM, premise liability, construction injury and defect, premises liability, HOA litigation, professional liability, and insurance matters involving EUOs, PIP, coverage, bad faith and IFCA claims. He has been a member of WDTL since the early 2000s, was formerly a board member, and currently heads the Auto and Trucking Practice Group.
John Barton is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Washington. Earlier in his career, John worked as a staff attorney for the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Western District of Washington. Thereafter, he represented homeowner and condominium associations across western Washington in matters including general HOA liability and governance, collections, and foreclosure. Currently, he defends a variety of cases, including automobile liability and UM/UIM, premise liability, HOA litigation, timber trespass, and adverse possession.
Jamie McFarlane assists individuals and businesses in resolving financial distress, whether it be relief under Chapter 7, 11, or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code or negotiating a workout with creditors. He is an experienced researcher of complex litigation, commercial and bankruptcy related issues. He is also experienced in the complicated relationship between family law and insolvency law.