Lane Powell has a long tradition of providing high quality, yet cost-effective defense services to insured professionals. Lane Powell has served the insurance industry and its insureds for more than 40 years. Our practice covers the entire spectrum of issues confronted by insurance companies, including coverage and defense. We have been involved in most of the significant cases in the Pacific Northwest. We are committed to insurers' need for cost-effective handling, prompt evaluation of claims, and regular reports which are clear and concise. We emphasize early resolution of lawsuits but have the experience and resources needed to try difficult cases, and the good judgment to advise our clients when a case needs to be settled early.
We are recognized in the Northwest for our leadership in the professional liability field. We have worked with every major professional liability carrier insuring attorneys for malpractice, beginning with the original Bar-approved carrier in the 1970s. We also have extensive experience in handling malpractice claims on behalf of architects and engineers, medical doctors, accountants and insurance professionals. We have handled hundreds of lawsuits involving lawyers sued by dissatisfied clients. Lawyers can be particularly insistent that competent, experienced attorneys be assigned to defend their interests. Lane Powell has the depth, experience and the skill to meet that expectation. Because our Firm has such a diverse practice, we are able to draw upon the substantive experience of Lane Powell attorneys not involved in the insurance area to give advice on the underlying matters. This experience also gives us access to outstanding expert witnesses.
We are committed to innovative and effective case management. The depth of our practice allows us to have lawyers who are experts in specific areas and are able to lend a hand to ensure that all matters are handled effectively and in a cost-efficient manner. We have found it is very effective to have an account manager to ensure that specific client's needs are met in a consistent manner. This provides continuity from the client's perspective in dealing with one or a limited number of people to ensure accountability and effective case supervision, reporting and billing procedures.
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I have known Vicki from the time she was hired at Lane Powell, when I supervised training/compensation of associates at that firm. She is a first rat... Read more
I have known Vicki from the time she was hired at Lane Powell, when I supervised training/compensation of associates at that firm. She is a first rate lawyer.
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Lane Powell has more than 135 years of commitment to our communities. This commitment is reflected in Lane Powell's hiring and promotion of women and individuals from diverse backgrounds. The Firm has established an attorney Diversity Committee. The Committee is tasked with designing and implementing programs and strategies that promote an inclusive work environment and encourage the development and success of all employees.
MultiCultural Law Magazine Recognizes Lane Powell for Diversity
Lane Powell ranked as one of the country’s top 100 firms for diversity in a recent poll by MultiCultural Law magazine. The annual issue featuring the top ranking firms will be received by many Fortune 500 general counsels, all ABA-approved law schools, as well as a host of national minority and women’s legal organizations. The magazine highlights successful minority and women lawyers. Readers get straightforward interviews with some of the nation’s leading minorities in the legal community. Look for this issue of MultiCultural Law magazine in April 2005.
We are proud of our Firm’s commitment to diversity and our communities. This commitment is reflected in Lane Powell’s hiring and promotion of women and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Diversity Committee's mission statement is as follows:
To illustrate Lane Powell’s continuing commitment to diversity, our attorneys have volunteered to participate in a cutting-edge program on racism, race relations, and racial problems in the legal profession. The six-week program, conducted by the Understanding Racism Foundation, included large law firms and was geared toward creating an understanding of the problems faced by minorities in our society. The program’s goal is to awaken participants to the awareness that racial problems still exist in our society, both overtly and subtly. And many individuals are unaware and are influenced by prior generations’ prejudice. It is hoped that this increased awareness will result in a more comfortable work environment for minorities and lead to greater attraction and retention of minorities. This program is ongoing, and Lane Powell is proud to have been the first firm to host it. Our attorneys have also participated in the Pre-law Conference for High School Students of Color sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division.
To incorporate diversity at all levels of staffing, we actively recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds; this supports our commitment to diversity while also creating a team of qualified professionals, a team which we are extremely proud to call Lane Powell.