Eric J. Neal
1000 Second Ave., Suite 1300
Seattle, Washington 98104
I am a graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law. My practice involves complex coverage and bad faith litigation representing both insurers and individuals. I also assist carriers in insurance coverage investigations in both the property and liability contexts. I have assisted local and national insurers in coverage investigations and liability assessments. This practice has included providing initial adjusting advice and coverage opinions as well as the litigation, trial, and appeal of complex coverage and bad faith actions in both state and federal court. I have also successfully represented carriers in high profile media matters, including the Ethel Adams litigation and the lawsuit involving the unsanctioned removal of trees in Seattleâ€™s Colman Park by a high ranking member of the judiciary. In the first party context, I have significant experience in claims and cases ranging from PIP/UIM disputes to collapse coverage, water intrusion, mold, construction defects, and perhaps most significantly, fraud. I also advise carriers and individuals in regard to coverage under liability policies, including Commercial General Liability forms. This practice includes the initiation and/or defense of declaratory judgment actions.
In addition, I have represented insurance agents in agent-negligence claims and also engage in third-party representation, including medical and professional malpractice cases and direct injury claims.
I also represent a number of private parties, including homeowners, contractors, and other private businesses in a range of matters. I also provide consultation services for a variety of insurers and private parties in risk-management, policy language, overall business practices, bankruptcy and estate disputes, and other litigated or non-litigated dispute resolution.
Affiliations & Memberships:
Washington State Bar Association
Categorizing interests is always an odd task, in that it is really the only category in this type of medium that sheds light on the person rather than the lawyer. My interests are many, but my passion is my family. I am the father of two wonderful little boys and the fortunate husband to a fantastic wife. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, my interests naturally tend to reflect the diverse and dynamic nature of the region. By that I mean that I love football, baseball, and basketball. I cook. I write. I hang out with my kids. And mostly, I hope and pray every day that the Mariners will win a World Series in my lifetime.
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