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Monday, December 8, 2025

On Demand: Accident Reconstruction 101: Developing a Liability Defense in WA from Analyzing the Incident Report to the Deception Doctrine

Start Date: 12/9/2022 8:00 AM PST
End Date: 12/8/2025 5:00 PM PST


Organization Name: WDTL

Contact:
Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: (206) 749-0319

Sponsor: WDTL Auto & Trucking Committee

Credit Card Payments Only

WDTL Members: $25

Non Members: $40

1 CLE credit

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Description:
 
Presenters:
Levi Bendele, Partner, Holt Woods & Scisciani
John Barton, Partner, Holt Woods & Scisciani
Maxwell Wesemann, Associate Attorney, Holt Woods & Scisciani
 
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.

Max Wesemann is an associate attorney in the Seattle office of Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP and focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals in complex litigation including construction defects, insurance defense, personal injury, tort defense, property damage, and real estate disputes. Max assists his clients with all facets of pending and active litigation, including pre-suit advice and negotiation, discovery, motions, mediation, arbitration, and trial.

Before joining Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP, Max worked as an Assistant State Prosecutor for the 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he gained significant trial litigation experience, trying more than a dozen cases to verdict.  Max’s desire to understand the strength and weaknesses of his cases from all parties’ perspectives also enabled him to quickly reach positive negotiated outcomes in the face of ballooning criminal dockets during the heart of the pandemic.  He carried his service-oriented principles with him into civil practice and prides himself on providing strategic and pragmatic guidance to his clients to help navigate any contentious and complicated problem they may face.

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12/9/2022 8:00 AM

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12/8/2025 5:00 PM

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