Emily S. Miller, Program Co-Chair, is a member of Miller Insurance Law LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in the recovery of liability insurance for policyholders. She also 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.
M. Colleen Barrett is a Mediator with Barrett Mediation PLLC, and member of the Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Since November 2013, she has worked exclusively as a neutral, mediating a wide variety of cases to a resolution.
Jacquelyn A. Beatty, CPCU, ARM, CLMP, is a shareholder with Karr Tuttle Campbell. She focuses almost exclusively on commercial civil litigation including construction, commercial contracts, insurance coverage and bad faith.
John A. Bennett is a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. His practice involves first-party insurance coverage and defense of claims for extra-contractual damages (“bad faith”).
Daniel R. Bentson is a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, admiralty and maritime litigation, and appeals.
Ronald J. Clark, a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, focuses his practice on insurance coverage issues. His practice emphasizes litigation of claims involving construction-related issues, and allegations of bad-faith claims handling.
Travis Eiva is a partner at the Zemper Eiva personal injury law firm. His practice focuses on representing people financially or physically harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. He frequently presents CLE trainings on personal injury law.
Megan Ferris is a shareholder at Macmillan Scholz & Marks PC. She focuses her civil litigation practice in construction defense, insurance defense, and commercial litigation. She handles both third-party and first-party disputes for her insurer clients.
Gregory L. Harper is the founding member of Harper | Hayes PLLC, a Seattle law firm representing policyholders in insurance and bad faith litigation. His clients include builders, developers, and other national and local businesses.
Hon. Paris K. Kallas is a panelist at Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC, where she is a full-time mediator, arbitrator and special master. She handles personal injury, employment, insurance coverage, real property, business & commercial disputes.
Dale L. Kingman, a partner with Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell LLP, focuses on the resolution of complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders. He is known for his experience with property insurance throughout the United States.
Mike Kreidler serves as Washington State’s 8th Insurance Commissioner. A former member of congress, he was first elected as insurance commissioner in 2000. Since 2007, he has chaired the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Climate Risk & Resilience Work Group. He led a successful push for insurers to disclose if/how they are preparing for the potential risks associated with climate change.
Haley K. Krug is a shareholder at Kirton McConkie PC. She is a business litigator and trial lawyer who focuses on insurance recovery for policyholders. She has successfully litigated disputes under the full range of ﬁrst- and third- party commercial coverages
Kevin S. Mapes is a shareholder in the Litigation & Insurance Recovery groups at Bateman Seidel Miner Blomgren Chellis & Gram PC. He is a commercial litigator with 25 years of experience in state and federal courts in Oregon, Washington, and California.
Westin McLean is an attorney with Lether Law Group. He provides coverage opinions, advice and litigating coverage matters for national and regional insurance carriers regarding all types of property, casualty, automobile and liability policies.
Paul A. Mockford is a partner in the insurance recovery group of Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP. He represents individuals and businesses in disputes with insurance carriers. He has been named a "Rising Star" in insurance coverage (2014-2019).
Hon. Karsten H. Rasmussen, founder of KHR Mediation, is a Senior Circuit Court Judge and recently transitioned into his new career as a full-time mediator. He served as a sitting Judge with the Lane County Circuit Court from 1999-2018, and as Presiding Judge from 2012-17. He has adjudicated complex land use cases.
Kimberly A. Reppart is a shareholder at Forsberg & Umlauf PS. She focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith, serious injury & wrongful death, UIM defense, and trucking/transportation defense for both insurance companies and corporate clients.
Seth H. Row is a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP and is co-chair of the firm's Insurance Recovery practice. He represents commercial policyholders in litigation and negotiation of insurance disputes in Oregon, Washington, and nationwide.
Margaret Schroeder, an insurance recovery attorney at Miller Insurance Law LLC, is a respected litigator and trial lawyer with an affinity for coverage. She has authored chapters in multiple Oregon State Bar Books on Insurance Law in Oregon.
William C. Smart is an attorney with Ruiz & Smart Plaintiff Litigation. He is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience. His practice emphasizes insurance, personal injury, products liability, and medical malpractice litigation.
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/commercial disputes. Policyholders seek his advice for complex insurance policy matters.
Tristan Swanson is a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP. He focuses on construction, real estate, insurance coverage matters, and dispute resolution services. He represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, landlords, and developers.