Mary R. DeYoung

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  • Puget Sound Plaza, 1325 4th Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98101-2570
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Mary DeYoung has two degrees from the University of Michigan: an A.B. in French (1980, with distinction), and a J.D. (1986, cum laude). Ms. DeYoung is licensed in Washington, has authored two law review articles, and often serves as a speaker at professional seminars. She has been named a Washington Law & Politics “Super Lawyer” annually since 2006.

Ms. DeYoung’s practice is focused on insurance coverage and bad faith, insurance guaranty fund law and appellate litigation. She provides clients advice, and represents them in litigation, on claims raising a variety of issues arising under property and casualty policies. These include claims involving environmental liabilities, construction defects, employment relationships, business and intellectual property torts, business interruption losses, professional liability, directors and officers liability, automobile and homeowners liability, and insurer insolvencies, among others. Representative published cases include: Quadrant Corp. v. American States Ins. Co., 154 Wn.2d 165, 171, 110 P.3d 733 (2005); Shepard v. Washington Ins. Guar. Ass’n, 120 Wn.App. 263, 84 P.3d 940 (2004); J.H. Baxter & Co. v. Central National Ins. Co., 105 Wn.App. 657, 20 P.3d 967 (2001); and Snokist Growers v. Washington Ins. Guar. Ass’n, 82 Wn. App. 1054, 922 P.2d 821 (1996).

When not practicing law, Ms. DeYoung likes to be outside, where her favorite activities include golfing, boating and gardening.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Insurance Coverage Law and Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Guaranty Association Law
  • Civil Appeals
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Defects
  • Directors and Officers Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-332-7414  Phone
206-624-3585  Fax
University Attended:
Kalamazoo College; University of Michigan, A.B., with distinction, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1986, Washington; 1996, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Washington State Bar Associations; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association; Northwest Insurance Coverage Association (Co-Chair, 1992, 2002-2004).
Reported Cases:
Quadrant Corp. v. American States Ins. Co., 154 Wn.2d 165, 171, 110 P.3d 733 (2005); Shepard v. Washington Ins. Guar. Assn., 120 Wn.App. 263, 84 P.3d 940 (2004); J.H. Baxter & Co. v. Central National Ins. Co., 105 Wn.App. 657, 20 P.3d 967 (2001); Snokist Growers v. WIGA, 82 Wn.App. 1054, 922 P.2d 821 (1996).

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