- Disability Insurance
- ERISA Disability
- Automobile Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Professional Liability
- Legal Malpractice
University of Michigan, B.A., 1971; University of Michigan, M.P.H., 1974; University of Michigan, Public Health Service Traineeship
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1983
1983, Washington, Oregon and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court. Admitted on a case by case basis to numerous other district courts and courts of appeal around the United States on a pro hac vice basis with associated local counsel
Washington State Bar Association; Oregon State Bar; Trial Lawyers for Justice; American Association for Justice; Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
Law Review Editor. Research Editor, University of Puget Sound Law Review, 1982-1983. National Speaker: Legal issues involving people with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome; ERISA and non-ERISA (long term disability claims). Former Officer and Board Member, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, now Washington State Association for Justice. Former State Delegate, American Association for Justice. Master in Public Health, University of Michigan in Medical Care Administration. Public Health Service Traineeship. Special interest in cases involving chronic and regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, dystonia, complex regional pain syndrome (formerly RSD), myofascial pain syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, back pain conditions and chronic fatigue syndrome. Focus on ERISA and non-ERISA long term disability claims for since 1992 in a practice representing clients nationwide. Admitted in other jurisdictions pro hac vice.
Caughell v. Group Health Cooperative, 124 Wn.2d 217 (1994) (established doctrine of continuing tort); Leeson v. AEGON et al, 279 Fed. Appx. 563 (9th Cir. 2008) (established flagrant violation of ERISA regulations); Greenwood v. Dept of Transportation, 98-2-22537-8SEA King County Superior Court, Seattle WA ($2.3 million verdict after deduction for comparative negligence-- post traumatic FM); Rader v. Reese's Carpet, 97-2-00002 0, Chelan County Superior Court ($361,000 verdict post-traumatic FM).
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