Start Date: 2/28/2020 8:30 AM PST
End Date: 2/28/2020 4:30 PM PST
Venue Name: Washington State Convention Center Location:
705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA United States 98101
- WDTLs Most Popular Program of the Year.
- Learn about the latest trends in insurance coverage.
- Gain valuable insight into the handling of complex coverage cases.
- Discover emerging trends and gain the knowledge and skills to defend.
6.75 CLE (including 1 ethics)
- Peer to peer networking with over 100 WDTL members and Civil Defense Practitioners.
- Prize drawings with our Sponsor partners.
Chair: Jason Vacha, Reed McClure
Jason Vacha, a shareholder at Reed McClure practices in the areas of insurance coverage (including litigation of bad faith and extra-contractual claims), insurance defense, general civil litigation and appellate litigation. He has a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and a B.A. from Gonzaga University. Mr. Vacha has been named a Thomson Reuters Rising Star each year from 2012 — 2016.
Mr. Vacha was raised in Spokane, Washington. He is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Vacha has experience representing insurance carriers in complex insurance coverage, underinsured motorist, and alleged bad faith matters. He also has experience representing corporations, companies, and individuals in personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, and breach of contract claims.
Mr. Vacha is Chair of the Insurance Practice Section of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and a regular contributor to the Insurance Litigation Reporter, a semi-monthly publication, reviewing recent developments of national significance in insurance law.
8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Opening Remarks
8:30 - 9:30
Building an Effective Trial Team with Developing Lawyers: Preparing for Trial and Assembling a Team
Joe Hampton, Betts Patterson & Mines
9:30 - 10:45
Geoff Bedell and Paul Rosner, Soha & Lang;
Mike King and Jason Anderson, Carney Badley Spellman
10:45 - 11:00 Morning Break
11:00 - 12:00
Ken Masters, Masters Law Group
12:00 - 12:45
Mediating Cases Involving Coverage Questions
Judge Paris Kallas
12:45 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 2:45
2020 Annual Case Law Update
Pam DeVet, Lee Smart;
Frank Cordell, Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell
2:45 - 3:15 Break & Prize Drawings
3:15 - 3:45
Jeremy Schultz, Betts Patterson & Mines
3:45 - 4:45
Chris Howard, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Non Members: $300