Since its establishment in 2008, the Seattle office has been led by co-managing partners David Silke and Don Verfurth. The Seattle office’s capabilities include the practice areas of employment law, ERISA, insurance coverage, environmental law, defense of asbestos claims, commercial litigation, professional liability, real estate, corporate formation, and construction. Most of the attorneys in the Seattle office practice in both Washington and Oregon. The Seattle office works closely with the Portland office to service the legal needs of their clients in the Pacific Northwest.
The Seattle attorneys pride themselves on providing responsive and practical advice and efficient litigation services that focus on achieving their clients’ goals. The Seattle office represents clients in a wide variety of industries and professions, including Fortune 500 Companies, government agencies, educational institutions, financial institutions, law firms, construction companies, architectural & engineering firms, real estate agents and brokers, insurance companies and their insured individuals and entities, owners of private businesses of all sizes, and corporate executives. The insurance companies represented by the Seattle office include AIG member companies, Beazley, XL/Catlin, Liberty Mutual, and Markel. In addition, several insurance companies including Chubb, CNA, The Hartford and Monitor Liability Managers regularly retain Seattle attorneys to represent their insureds in a variety of matters.