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Congratulations to Our New Partners, Melanie Rose and Brian Schiewe

Please join us in congratulating Melanie Rose and Brian Schiewe on being named Partners at Smith Freed Eberhard! Becoming a partner at Smith Freed Eberhard means an attorney has become a leader within the industry and community and a trusted advisor to the firm’s clients. Our new partners demonstrate the exceptional talent we have at Smith Freed Eberhard and we are pleased to welcome them to the partnership!

Melanie Rose is a litigator at smith Freed Eberhard with a diverse civil litigation practice focusing on catastrophic injury, premises liability, automobile liability, dram shop, and commercial litigation.

Melanie’s practice takes her all over the state of Oregon and Washington regularly, and occasionally into Idaho as well. She has given a number of presentations on changes in Oregon and Washington law highlighting the Pacific Northwest’s unique legal landscape.

Before joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Melanie handled first-party insurance claims including claims related to PIP, UM/UIM, bad faith, and consumer protection act claims on behalf of insurance carriers. Melanie also has experience handling insurance subrogation matters. This high-volume practice placed a premium on efficiency, diligence, and energy that has carried over into her current practice.

Brian Schiewe is an experienced litigator at Smith Freed Eberhard with a diverse legal background that helps him quickly grasp what will dictate a case’s outcome. Brian’s practice focuses on commercial liability defense, automotive defense, and business litigation.

Brian joined Smith Freed Eberhard in 2015 and practices out of the firm’s Seattle office. Before joining the firm, Brian worked as an associate attorney at a boutique insurance defense firm where he defended policyholders against a wide variety of claims including personal injury, premises liability, automobile liability, earth movement, and maritime claims. Responsible for all aspects of litigation, Brian honed his litigation and resolution skills across a multitude of practice areas that serve as the foundation for his practice today.

We are honored to have Melanie and Brian as partners at Smith Freed Eberhard. Welcome to the partnership!

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