Katie Russell
Associate Attorney
Expertise Overview

Katie Russell is an associate attorney licensed in Oregon. Her practice focuses primarily on commercial liability defense.

Katie graduated from UC Davis, J.D. in 2020 where she worked on a class action lawsuit as a part of the UC Davis Civil Rights Clinic in law school. She helped represent all inmates and ICE detainees being held at Yuba County Jail in a claim involving inadequate living conditions and denial of medical care. Her team won the class action and monitored the implementation of new procedures, ADA accessible cells, and reform of jail policies regarding medical care. Prior to this, Katie graduated Cum Laude from the University of Oregon with a degree in English in 2017.

Katie was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. She moved to Oregon for undergrad and fell in love with the rain, the forest, and the Ducks. Katie went back to the sunshine for law school, but she could not deny her love for Oregon and returned to Portland to start her legal career. In her free time, Katie loves to go on adventures to discover parts of the PNW she has not seen before. She is also an avid reader and enjoys science fiction, in particular Octavia Butler and Ray Bradbury.

Education

University of Oregon, BA, English, Cum Laude, 2017
UC Davis, JD 2020

Professional Certification & Accolades

Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training Program

Practice Areas
  • Practice Area
    • Commercial Liability Defense
Bar Admissions
  • Oregon
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Success Story General Litigation Drawing the (Property) Line Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story General Litigation Multi-National Retailer’s Discrimination Mitigated Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Allegations of Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Employment Law Violations? Denied. Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
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Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Tenant Landlord A Swift and Speedy Settlement Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Automotive Defense Personal Lines Know Your Venue: Taking Advantage of Arbitration Rules to Gain the Upper Hand and Mitigate Costs Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Automotive Defense Personal Lines PIP Pre-Existing Conditions Affirmed, No Additional Recovery Earned Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Dog Bite Personal Lines Dog Bite Dilemma Friday December 20, 2019 By: Cliff Wilson
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Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Due Diligence and Maintaining Position Leaves Ashley with a Happy Client Thursday December 19, 2019 By: Ashley Nagrodski
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Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Negligence Diligent Preparation and Spotting Fatal Flaws in the Other Side’s Case Leads to Favorable Outcome Thursday March 22, 2018 By: Ryan McLellan
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Persistence and Staying Focused on the Facts Leads to Unanimous Defense Verdict Wednesday January 10, 2018 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Litigation Success: Due Diligence and Maintaining Position Leaves Ashley with a Happy Client Thursday December 28, 2017 By: Ashley Nagrodski
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Success Story Automotive Defense Personal Lines Cleaning the Slate: Using Witness Strengths to Dispel Juror’s Pre-Conceived Notions Wednesday February 17, 2016 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Whose Fault is it Anyway? Friday December 11, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines No Tolerance For Tardiness Monday October 19, 2015 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Using the Right Rulebook Monday October 19, 2015 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Personal Lines Know the Law In and Out: Developing the Right Game Plan to Keep Costs Down Wednesday September 16, 2015 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines PIP The Show Must Go On Thursday July 9, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Turning Over a New Leaf Thursday July 2, 2015 By: Ryan McLellan, Sean Conner
Success Story Automotive Defense Personal Lines Disproving a Self Serving Story Tuesday June 30, 2015 By: Josh Hayward
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Success Story Automotive Defense Personal Lines Credibility Clenches Case Tuesday June 30, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
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Success Story Automotive Defense Personal Lines Plaintiff’s Case Lost in Translation Friday June 26, 2015 By: Firm Authorship
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Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development General Contractors Jobsite Injury Jobsite Injury Claims Dismissed Friday June 26, 2015 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Construction & Development A Successful Appeal of OSHA Jobsite Violations Friday June 26, 2015 By: Ryan McLellan
Success Story First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Facebook Detective: Using Social Media to Debunk Exaggerated Claims Tuesday June 23, 2015 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Construction & Development General Contractors Running Out The Clock Thursday June 18, 2015 By: Paul Sheely
Success Story Construction & Development Window Installation Thursday June 18, 2015 By: Paul Sheely
Success Story Construction & Development Subcontractors Design Defects Thursday June 18, 2015 By: Paul Sheely
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Personal Lines Breaking Bad Advice Thursday June 18, 2015 By: Firm Authorship
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Bringing Down the House (By Proving Plaintiff Brought Down the Door) Thursday June 18, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense Snowpocalypse: Negligence and Bad Faith Thursday June 18, 2015 By: Kyle Riley
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Webinar Bad Faith Commercial Liability Defense Negligent Claims Handling & Extracontractual Damages Wednesday February 14, 2024 By: Firm Authorship
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Webinar Bad Faith Commercial Liability Defense Moody v. Oregon Community Credit Union: An In-Depth Discussion Tuesday April 5, 2022 By: Cliff Wilson, Melanie Rose
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Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Update: Washington Court of Appeals Sides with Insurer in Dispute Over How Much a Church Was Entitled to in Compensation Under its Policy Fol... Thursday May 30, 2019 By: Kyle Riley
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Legal Alert Negligence Washington Case Law Update: Unusual Injury Suffered While Riding a Roller Coaster Allows a Plaintiff to Utilize the Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur Thursday April 18, 2019 By: Kyle Riley
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Webinar Minor Settlement Personal Lines Wrongful Death The When, Where, Why, and How of Settlements Involving Minors, Estates, and Liens Thursday April 4, 2019 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Oregon Case Law Update: Disturbing Court of Appeals Decision Reversed – Oregon Supreme Court Reaffirms That Restaurants and Taverns Do Have Immunity Fo... Thursday April 4, 2019 By: Jeff Eberhard
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Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: Material Facts Available in the Public Domain Lead to Dismissal of Real Estate Buyer's Lawsuit Thursday March 14, 2019 By: Kyle Riley
Excess Policy Ryan McLellan Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: What Qualifies as an Excess Policy in the State of Oregon? Thursday February 21, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Bighorn Logging Corp. v. Truck Ins. Exchange Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Timber Trespass Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Court of Appeals Requires an Insurer to Indemnify its Insured for Intentional Timber Trespass Claim Despite an Exclusion for I... Thursday February 14, 2019 By: Josh Hayward
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Webinar Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Slip and Fall Liability Waivers – Should We Wave Goodbye? Thursday January 31, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Kalles v. State Farm - MGU Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Products Liability Washington Case Law Update: Washington Court Of Appeals Reminds Insurers That Ambiguous Insurance Provisions Must Be Resolved In Favor Of the Insured Thursday January 31, 2019 By: Kyle Riley
Substitute Servive on SOS - KDB Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Plaintiff Must Attempt Service at ALL Known Addresses of Defendant – Whether in Washington or Elsewhere – Before Substitute Servi... Wednesday January 23, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Moreau v. Samalin Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Trial Court’s Award of Reduced Attorney Fees Subject to Remand Due to Insufficient Explanation Thursday January 17, 2019 By: Josh Hayward
Clarke v Nichols - KRD Legal Alert Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Summary Judgment Affirmed After Plaintiff Fails to Provide Evidence Showing the Cause of a Fall Thursday January 10, 2019 By: Kyle Riley
Poole v. State Farm Legal Alert Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Insured’s Bad Faith Lawsuit is Revived after the Washington Court of Appeals Interprets Ambiguous Insurance Terms against the Ins... Thursday January 3, 2019 By: Josh Hayward
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Josh Hayward Case Update Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Case Law Update: Plaintiffs Must Show Diminished Property Value in Order to Prevail on a Timber Trespass Claim Involving Ornamental Trees Thursday November 8, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
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Kyle Riley Case Update Legal Alert Personal Lines PIP Washington Case Law Update: Damages and Attorney Fee Exposure Can Make a Mistaken Coverage Denial a Costly Error Thursday November 1, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
Bill Taaffe Case Update Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Court of Appeals Reminds Litigants That Destruction of Evidence Can Warrant Serious Sanctions Thursday October 25, 2018 By: William Taaffe
Josh Hayward Case Update Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Slip and Fall Washington Case Law Update: Washington Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment Against Unrepresented Plaintiff for Failing to Follow Procedural Rules Thursday October 11, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
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Webinar Automotive Defense Personal Lines UM/UIM Attorney Fee Exposure in UM/UIM Friday October 5, 2018 By: Firm Authorship
Josh Hayward Case Update Legal Alert PIP Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Court of Appeals Identifies Threshold Level of Evidence Required to Prove an Injury is Permanent Tuesday September 25, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Personal Lines PIP Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Court of Appeals Provides Guidance on a PIP Insurer’s Duty to Promptly Pay PIP Benefits after Receiving Proof of Loss Friday September 21, 2018 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert Oregon Case Law Update: Servicemember’s Wrongful-Death Claim Tolled While on Active Duty Thursday September 13, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
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Jeff Eberhard Balzer v. The Roundup Pub Legal Alert Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Oregon Case Law Update: Court of Appeals Confirms Stance on Complicity Doctrine in Case Involving a Passenger Injured by Intoxicated Driver Thursday August 30, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Determining Whether Communications Between Attorneys Constitute a Settlement Agreement Legal Alert Construction & Development Washington Case Law Update: Determining Whether Communications Between Attorneys Constitute a Settlement Agreement Thursday August 16, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
Liquor Liability Legal Alert Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Oregon Case Law Update: Court of Appeals Provides Insight on the Complicity Doctrine in Liquor Liability Suits Thursday August 9, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Noneconomic Damages Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Court of Appeals Reaffirms Position on Noneconomic Damages Thursday July 26, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Bar Owner Brings Suit Legal Alert Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Washington Case Law Update: Bar Owner Brings Suit against Police Alleging Harassment of Patrons and Staff Thursday July 19, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines UM/UIM Oregon Case Law Update: Insurer’s Safe Harbor Letter Insufficient to Express Consent to Binding Arbitration Thursday July 12, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
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Webinar Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines How To Brave the High Seas of Mandatory Non-Binding Arbitration and Live to Tell the Tall Tale Thursday July 5, 2018 By: Firm Authorship
Expert Witness Qualifications Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Oregon Court of Appeals Issues Decision on Expert Witness Qualifications Thursday June 28, 2018 By: Ryan McLellan
Medical Records Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Legislative Update: Washington’s New Law Restricts Access to Medical Records in Discrimination Suits Thursday June 21, 2018 By: William Taaffe
Wrongful Death Claim Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Wrongful Death Washington Case Law Update: Wrongful Death Claim Invalid After Survivorship Claim Against Same Defendants Thursday June 7, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
UIM Legal Alert PIP UM/UIM Washington Case Law Update: Court Finds Issues of Material Fact on Reasonableness of Insurer’s Handling of UIM Claim Thursday May 31, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Tort Cap Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Negligence Oregon Appellate Update: Oregon Supreme Court Grants Review in Two Important Cases -Tort Cap and Dram Shop Thursday May 24, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Implied Warranty Legal Alert Negligence Personal Lines Premises Liability Slip and Fall Washington Case Law Update: Court Rules that Implied Warranty of Habitability Does Not Extend to Tenant’s Guest Thursday May 17, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
PIP application form Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines PIP Oregon Case Law Update: PIP Application Form Inadmissible in Suit by Insured Against Tortfeasor Thursday May 10, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Mandatory Civil Arbitration Legal Alert Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Washington Legislature Expands Mandatory Civil Arbitration to $100,000 Claims Thursday May 3, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
Statutory Costs Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Statutory Costs Included When Comparing Arbitration Award with Trial Judgment Thursday April 26, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
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Webinar Automotive Defense PIP UM/UIM An Introduction to the Updated Rules and Regulations for First Party Claims Tuesday April 24, 2018 By: Firm Authorship
Third Party Complaint Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Negligence Oregon Case Law Update: Patron Not Prohibited from Filing Third Party Complaint Against Alcohol Provider Wednesday April 18, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines UM/UIM Washington Case Law Update: Washington Court of Appeals Allows Bad Faith and CPA Claim Against Adjuster Thursday April 5, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: In Absence of a Special Relationship, Insurer Owes No Duty to Advise on Adequacy of Coverage Thursday March 29, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: Injured Worker Responsible for Defective Condition Barred from Recovery from Landowner Thursday March 15, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Personal Lines PIP UM/UIM Oregon Case Law Update: No Safe Harbor Protection in Dispute over Reasonable and Necessary Medical Services Wednesday March 7, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Negligence Washington Case Law Update: Can a Firefighter Who Is Injured at an Accident Scene Recover from Parties That Caused the Accident? Wednesday February 28, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: When is a Visitor Deemed to be a Business Invitee? Wednesday February 21, 2018 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Property Loss Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Supreme Court Limits Claims Based on Abuse of Vulnerable Persons Wednesday February 14, 2018 By: William Taaffe
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Webinar Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Handling Sexual Abuse Claims in Oregon and Washington Tuesday February 13, 2018 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: $500,000 Non-Economic Damages Cap; the Slippery Slope Just Got Slippier Thursday February 8, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines PIP Oregon Case Law Update: Offsetting Jury Awards by Previously Paid PIP Benefits Thursday February 1, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Personal Lines PIP UM/UIM Oregon Case Law Update: Court Rules Letter Insufficient to Entitle the Insurer to the "Safe Harbor" Protection Thursday January 25, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Court Holds That PIP Benefits Do Not Extend to School Bus Collision Thursday January 18, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
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Webinar Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development First & Third Party / SIU General Litigation Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O) Recent Landmark Decisions on the Noneconomic Damages Cap in Oregon Thursday January 11, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Update: Internal System for Inspecting Equipment Saves Owner from Premises Liability Claim Wednesday January 10, 2018 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Washington Case Law Update: Store Owner Cannot Escape from Vicarious Liability for Faulty Escalator Thursday January 4, 2018 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Plaintiffs Can Be Barred from Recovery if Engaged in Felony Thursday January 4, 2018 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Court Upholds Defamation Claim for Tweets and Customer Website Reviews Thursday December 14, 2017 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Case Law Update: Court of Appeals Upholds Partial Satisfaction of Judgment for PIP Benefits Tuesday December 5, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Plaintiff Who Voluntarily Consumed Alcohol May Sue Social Host. The Effect On Business Unclear Thursday November 30, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
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Webinar Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Personal Lines Tough Calls: Ethical Claims Handling in Oregon and Washington Monday November 27, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Court of Appeals Takes a Swipe at the Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages Thursday November 16, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert PIP Oregon Case Law Update: PIP Benefits Do Not Include Medical-Related Transportation Costs Friday November 10, 2017 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Oregon Case Law Update: Court Upholds Liability Limitation in Commercial Lease Agreement Wednesday November 8, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: Proving Causation: An Expert in a Premises Liability Claim May be Sufficient Wednesday November 1, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Oregon Case Law Update: When is Police Officer Testimony Admissible? Wednesday October 25, 2017 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Assert Your Counterclaims in a Timely Manner or Forfeit Them Forever Thursday October 19, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Using an Expert Witnesses to Defeat a Motion for Summary Judgment Thursday October 5, 2017 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: When Will Courts Set Aside a Default Judgment? Thursday September 28, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: Can Third Parties Sue Insurance Companies Under the Consumer Protection Act? Thursday September 21, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: When is a Losing Party Entitled to Relief from Judgment? Thursday September 14, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: Is the Statute of Limitations Tolled if the Wrong Defendant is Served? Thursday September 7, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: When is a Statement Considered an Offer to Compromise? Thursday August 31, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Law Update: Amendments Retroactive if Legislature Indicates Thursday August 24, 2017 By: Ryan McLellan
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: How Do you Determine if a Statement is Defamatory? Thursday August 24, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Washington Case Law Update: Employer Not Strictly Liable for Missed Meal Breaks Thursday August 17, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Oregon Employment Law Update: Oregon’s New “Predictive Scheduling” Law Thursday August 17, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: Contract Provision May Entitle Prevailing Party to Attorneys’ Fees Thursday August 10, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Law Update: Participating in Litigation May Constitute Waiver of Certain Arguments Thursday August 3, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Oregon Employment Law Update: Oregon’s New Minimum Wage Law Now in Effect Thursday July 27, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Negligence Washington Case Law Update: Parent’s Negligent Supervision not Tortious, Cannot Reduce Child’s Recovery Thursday July 20, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Law Update: Oregon’s $500,000 Noneconomic Damages Cap Remains Untouched by Legislation Thursday July 20, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Negligence Washington Case Law Update: Court of Appeals Reworks Assumption of Risk Doctrine, Holds that Inherent Peril Assumption of Risk Bars Negligence Claim Wednesday July 12, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Construction & Development Washington Case Law Update: No Damages Recoverable under New Home Sale Agreement for Improperly Installed… Thursday July 6, 2017 By: Paul Sheely
Legal Alert Personal Lines UM/UIM Oregon Case Law Update: UM/UIM Insurer May Dispute Damages without Losing Safe Harbor Thursday July 6, 2017 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Plaintiff Must Be “Foreseeable” to Bring Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim Thursday June 29, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Personal Lines PIP Washington Case Law Update: PIP Coverage Requires Operation of Motor Vehicle Thursday June 22, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Oregon Case Law Update: No Attorney Fees for Unlawful Withholding of Wages Where Defendant Acted in Good Faith Wednesday June 14, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Oregon Case Law Update: Loss-of-Chance Theory of Recovery Established in Oregon Wednesday June 7, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Oregon Employment Law Update: Oregon Changes Law on Pay Equity Wednesday June 7, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Personal Lines UM/UIM Oregon Case Law Update: “Formal Institution” of Arbitration Proceedings Requires Explicit Offer or Demand to Arbitrate Thursday June 1, 2017 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Trial Court Rolls Back BOLI Guidance on Overtime Laws Thursday May 25, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: Post-Arbitration Sanctions Are Not Considered When Determining Whether a Party Improved its Position at Trial De Novo Thursday May 25, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Washington Case Law Update: Recreational Immunity Applies Only if Land is Held Open to Public Solely for Recreational Use Thursday May 18, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Construction & Development Oregon and Washington Case Law Update: Insurance Coverage Cases with “Okay” and “Awful” Results Wednesday May 17, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Oregon Case Law Update: Plaintiff Must Provide Substantiating Information with ORS 20.080 Demand to Recover Attorney Fees Wednesday May 10, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
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Webinar Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU General Litigation Personal Lines Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O) Utilizing Probability Analysis in Claims Evaluation: A Systematic Approach Thursday May 4, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Washington Case Law Update: Contract Cannot Bar CPA Claim Thursday April 27, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert PIP Oregon Case Law Update: Evidence Required to Establish Excusable Neglect Tuesday April 25, 2017 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Washington Case Law Update: Speculation Does Not Create Issue of Material Fact Thursday April 20, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Products Liability Washington Case Law Update: Manufacturer Has Duty to Warn If Product Required Use of Hazardous Component Thursday April 13, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
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Webinar Commercial Liability Defense Minor Settlement Personal Lines Wrongful Death Minor Settlements and Wrongful Death in Oregon & Washington Friday April 7, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert PIP Oregon Case Law Update: Contextually Ambiguous Liability Waiver Does Not Limit Tort Liability Thursday April 6, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Personal Lines UM/UIM Washington Case Law Update: Final Judgment In UIM Action Does Not Bar Subsequent Bad Faith, IFCA Claims Thursday April 6, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Jobsite Injury Washington Case Law Update: Jobsite Owner Not Entitled to Reduce Liability by Allocating Fault Thursday March 30, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Products Liability Washington Case Law Update: Manufacturers of Medical Supplies Must Warn Purchasers of Potential Risks Thursday March 23, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert PIP Oregon Case Law Update: PIP Benefits Do Not Include Medical-Related Transportation Costs Thursday March 16, 2017 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Washington Case Law Update: Borrowed Servant Doctrine is Jury Question Where Complete Control is Disputed Thursday March 9, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert PIP Oregon Case Law Update: Ninth Circuit Scraps Lawsuit against Rape Accuser under Oregon’s anti-SLAPP Law Thursday March 2, 2017 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Employment Update: FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked Until May 2017 Wednesday February 22, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Washington Case Law Update: No Independent Cause of Action for Regulation Violation under IFCA Thursday February 16, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
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Webinar Commercial Liability Defense 2016 – A Year In Review, Oregon and Washington Commercial Lines Wednesday February 15, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
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Webinar Construction & Development Design Professionals Developers General Contractors Slip and Fall Subcontractors Wrap Policies Surety Oregon & Washington Construction Law Master Class Thursday February 9, 2017 By: Paul Sheely
Legal Alert Washington Case Law Update: When Does Employer Immunity Protect the Employee? Thursday February 9, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
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Webinar Personal Lines 2016 – A Year In Review Oregon and Washington Personal Lines Friday February 3, 2017 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert Oregon Case Law Update: Defendant’s Constructive Knowledge of Abuse Sufficient to Overcome Summary Judgment Thursday January 26, 2017 By: Ryan McLellan
Legal Alert Wrongful Death Washington Case Law Update: Wrongful Death Claim Accrued Upon Murderer’s Conviction Thursday January 26, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert General Litigation Washington Case Law Update: Service by Mail Requires Evidence that Defendant is Avoiding Service Thursday January 19, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Negligence Premises Liability Wrongful Death Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Expands Liability for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Thursday January 19, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert General Litigation Washington Case Update: Efficient Proximate Cause Rule Applies only to Losses with Two or More Causes Tuesday January 10, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
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Webinar Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Laying the Foundation: The Basics of Oregon and Washington Construction Law Tuesday January 3, 2017 By: Michael Staskiews
Award & Recognition Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Jobsite Injury Personal Lines Premises Liability Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O) Four Smith Freed Eberhard Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Thursday February 20, 2020 By: Firm Authorship
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Award & Recognition Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Personal Lines Smith Freed Eberhard Named Best Law Firm in America 2020. Thursday November 21, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
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