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Washington Insurance Defense Lawyer Delivers Strong Advocacy

Attorney works to minimize liability in claims and litigation in the Seattle area

With strict attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of relevant laws, James Talbot provides strong protection to carriers and policyholders. Regardless of the specific type of claim, I work diligently to reduce damages and defeat unwarranted claims in Washington. I have extensive experience handling defense, coverage and subrogation issues for clients in state and federal courts. From start to finish, I offer personalized attention and keep you apprised of case developments and potential litigation costs.

Washington counselor advises on coverage and subrogation issues

My firm provides thorough analysis of insurance policy language and whether specific claims qualify for coverage.  Following a detailed review, I issue clear opinion letters outlining the extent of the exposure my carrier clients face. In situations where the claimant bears fault, or more than one potential defendant exists, I’ll vigorously pursue information that demonstrates that other parties are wholly or partially responsible. Should the insurer have an obligation to defend against the claim, I work toward a prompt, favorable resolution whether that occurs through settlement negotiation, mediation, arbitration, a declaratory judgment action or, when necessary, litigation. I handle various types of matters, including:

  • Tort litigation
  • Claim management and apportionment services
  • Reinsurance advice and disputes
  • Bad faith litigation
  • Professional liability litigation
  • Insurance appeals

I also assist insurance companies in situations involving third parties. My firm often initiates subrogation claims against liable individuals and businesses in order to obtain reimbursement for any payments my clients issued to policyholders.

Skilled advocate works diligently with clients’ best interests in mind

Although I am an accomplished litigator, I am dedicated to securing the result that serves the overall interests of my clients. This means giving each insurer honest counsel regarding the merits of the claimant’s case and the time and expense required to resolve the case in court. I have a thorough understanding of settlements and verdicts in this area and give you the information you need to make sound decisions.

Contact a trusted Washington insurance defense lawyer

Call 206-905-7717 or  contact me online today to find out how James Talbot can help assist you in an insurance defense, coverage or subrogation matter. From my office in Seattle, I represent clients throughout Washington.

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  • Seattle Office
    500 Yale Avenue North
    Seattle, Washington 98109
    Phone: 206-905-7717