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Attorneys

David M. Schoeggl

Shareholder | Seattle/Portland | 206.223.7383 | schoeggld@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Dave Schoeggl focuses his practice on complex high-stakes trials and arbitrations for clients including national and international insurers, the aviation industry, product manufacturers, and local businesses facing difficult or unusual claims. He is also frequently retained as an expert in cases involving insurance, claims handling and professional liability. Dave also arbitrates and mediates insurance and aviation disputes.

Professional Experience

  • Lane Powell PC (2014-Present)
  • Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Insurance Law (1998-Present)
  • Mills Meyers Swartling (2000-2014)
  • Lane Powell PC (1983-1999)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Academics

  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1983)
    • Washington Law Review, Executive Articles Editor
  • University of Washington (B.A., with honors, 1980)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Life, Health, Disability and ERISA
  • Litigation
  • London Insurance
  • Products Liability and Mass Torts Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Transportation Client Team

Representative Matters

Partial List of Significant Reported Trial and Appellate Opinions

  • Allied Fidelity Ins. v. Ruth, 57 Wn. App. 783, 790 P.2d 206 (1990)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Browns Point Chiropractic Center, P.S., 2011 WL 130346 (W.D. Wash., 2011)
  • American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co. v. U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Co., Slip Copy, 2006 WL 3499342, W.D. Wash., December 04, 2006 (No. C06-1254RSM)
  • Axis Surplus Ins. Co. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., — F.Supp.2d —-, 2013 WL 2318847 (2013)
  • Bethlehem Const., Inc. v. Transportation Ins. Co., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 2818363, E.D. Wash., September 28, 2006 (No. CV-03-0324-EFS)
  • Bethlehem Const., Inc. v. Transportation Ins. Co., Slip Copy, 2007 WL 189331, E.D. Wash., January 22, 2007 (No. CV-03-0324-EFS)
  • Boeing Company v. Agricultural Ins. Co., Slip Copy, 2007 WL 4358332 & 2008 WL 2945503, W.D. Wash., (No. C05-0921JCC)
  • Boeing v. Aetna Cas. & Surety Co., 113 Wn.2d 869, 784 P.2d 507 (1990)
  • Diana v. Western Nat. Assur. Co., 56 Wn. App. 741, 785 P.2d 479 (1990)
  • Goodstein v. Continental Cas. Co., 509 F.3d 1042, 07 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 13,680, 2007 Daily Journal D.A.R. 17,845, C.A. 9 (Wash.), December 3, 2007 (No. 05-35805)
  • In re Park West Galleries, Inc., Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 2653253 (W.D. Wash. 2010)
  • Kelly v. Ammex Tax and Duty Free Shops West, Inc., 162 Wn. App. 825, 256 P.3d 1255 (2011)
  • King County v. Travelers, et. al., 2015 WL 5638090 (W. D. Wash. 2015)
  • McCallum v. Golf Escrow, et. al., 184 Wn. App. 1060 (2014) (unpublished)
  • Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co. v. Brokaw, Not Reported in P.3d, 120 Wn. App. 1010, 2004 WL 234068, Wn. App. Div. 1, February 9, 2004 (No. 51690-6-I)
  • Old Republic Ins. Co. v. Lilyblad Petroleum Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 411351 and 5100188, W.D. Wash., February 17, 2009
  • Otoski v. Avidyne Corp., Slip Copy, 2010 WL 4739943, D. Or., October 6, 2010 (No. CV-09-3041-PK)
  • Purchase v. Meyer, 108 Wn.2d 220, 737 P.2d 661 (1987)
  • Queen City Farms v. Central Nat’l Ins., 126 Wn.2d 50, 882 P.2d 703 (1994)
  • Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois v. Automobile Club Ins. Co., 108 Wn. App. 468, 31 P.3d 52 (2001)
  • Smith v. Hughes Aircraft Co., 22 F.2d 1432 (1994)
  • SMS Services LLC v. Hub Intern. Northwest, LLC, 2012 WL 1252642 (W.D.Wash. 2012)
  • Stouffer & Knight v. Continental Casualty Co., 96 Wn. App. 741, 982 P.2d 105 (1999)
  • Those Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London v. Eugene Horton, LLC, 2012 WL 1642208, 2012 A.M.C. 1862 (2012)
  • U.S. Aviation Underwriters, Inc. v. TS Corp., 2006 WL 1635974 (W.D. Wash. 2006)
  • Wright v. B & L Properties, Inc., 113 Wn. App. 450, 53 P.3d 1041, Wn. App. Div. 1, September 16, 2002 (No. 49386-8-I)

Significant Cases With Submission of an Amicus Curiae Brief

  • American Nat’l Fire v. B&L Trucking, 134 Wn.2d 413, 951 P.2d 250 (1998)
  • American Star Ins. v. Grice, 121 Wn.2d 869, 854 P.2d 622 (1993)
  • Brown v. Stevens Pass Ski Resort, 97 Wn. App. 519, 984 P.2d 448 (brief in support of discretionary review by Supreme Court)
  • Coventry v. American States Ins. Co., 136 Wn.2d 269, 961 P.2d 933 (1998)
  • Pederson’s v. Transamerica Ins., 83 Wn. App. 432, 922 P.2d 126 (1996) (brief in support of discretionary review by Supreme Court)
  • Weyerhaeuser v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 142 Wn.2d 654, 15 P.3d 115 (2000)

Partial List of Cases as an Expert Witness

  • Donald B. Murphy Contractors v. Transcontinental Insurance Co., King County Superior Court (deposition taken March 1, 2006)
  • Warren v. Lossing, et al., King County Superior Court (2008)
  • Riverfront Landing Phase II Owners’ Association v. ACOA, W.D. Wash. (2008) (deposition taken February 19, 2009)
  • Trinidad v. Pemco, King County Superior Court (2009-2010)
  • WCIA v. Endurance, Bermuda Arbitration Act Reinsurance Proceeding (testified October 29, 2009)
  • Mutual of Enumclaw v. Day, Pierce County Superior Court (2012-present)

Publications

  • “Ethics/Duty to Defend,” Insurance Law 201: Intermediate and Advanced Insight, WSBA CLE (December 2011)
  • “Practical Aspects of the Claim Process,” Insurance Law Primer, WSBA CLE (December 2010)
  • “Professional Liability and Directors and Officers Coverage,” Insurance Law Primer, WSBA CLE (December 2010)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Security, Safety, Liability and Insurance,” University of Victoria’s Trans-Pacific Aviation Law and Policy Conference, Panelist (October 9, 2015)
  • “Pro Bono for Aviation Lawyers,” 49th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium (March 27, 2015)
  • “Reservation of Rights in Insurance Policies,” 40th Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law and Insurance Seminar, KCBA CLE (September 2013)
  • “Insurance Law and Ethical Issues,” Insurance Law 301: Intermediate and Advanced Insights and Updates, WSBA CLE, Co-chair (December 2012)
  • “Ethics/Duty to Defend,” Insurance Law 201: Intermediate and Advanced Insight, WSBA CLE (December 2011)
  • “Professional Liability and Directors and Officers Coverage,” Insurance Law Primer, WSBA CLE (December 2010)
  • “Developing, Presenting, and Objecting to New Generation Weather Graphics,” 44th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium, Panelist (2010)
  • “Tough Evidentiary Issues in a Coverage and Bad Faith Trial,” ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE (2010)
  • “Bad Faith Claims,” Lorman Insurance Education Seminar (2010)
  • “What Happens After the ‘Spike?’” All Sums, Reallocation and Settlement Credits, HB Litigation Conferences (2009 and 2010)
  • “Contribution Between Insurers in the ‘All Sums’ Context,” Mealey’s Scope of Coverage Conference (2009 and 2007)
  • “Recent Topics in Law and Insurance Ethics,” Pacific Northwest Aviation Law & Insurance Seminar, KCBA Aviation Law Section (2007)
  • “Recent Creative Claim of Tank v. State Farm Violations,” Northwest Insurance Counsel Association (2006)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law (2014-2017)
  • Named as a “Washington Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Insurance Coverage (2003-2006, 2009 and 2011-2015), Civil Litigation: Defense (2016)
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
    • WSBA Disciplinary Board Hearing Officer
  • Alaska State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
    • KCBA Aviation Section, Chair (1989)
  • American Bar Association
    • Air and Space Law Section
    • Tort and Insurance Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Northwest Insurance Claims Association
  • Northwest Aviation Insurance Association

David M. Schoeggl

Shareholder | Seattle/Portland | 206.223.7383 | schoeggld@lanepowell.com

Date
10.09.2015
03.27.2015