Lane Powell has a long tradition of providing high quality, yet cost-effective defense services to insured professionals. Lane Powell has served the insurance industry and its insureds for more than 40 years. Our practice covers the entire spectrum of issues confronted by insurance companies, including coverage and defense. We have been involved in most of the significant cases in the Pacific Northwest. We are committed to insurers’ need for cost-effective handling, prompt evaluation of claims, and regular reports that are clear and concise. We emphasize early resolution of lawsuits but have the experience and resources needed to try difficult cases, and the good judgment to advise our clients when a case needs to be settled early.
We are recognized in the Northwest for our leadership in the professional liability field. We have worked with every major professional liability carrier insuring attorneys for malpractice, beginning with the original Bar-approved carrier in the 1970s. We also have extensive experience in handling malpractice claims on behalf of architects and engineers, medical doctors, accountants and insurance professionals. We have handled hundreds of lawsuits involving lawyers sued by dissatisfied clients. Lawyers can be particularly insistent that competent, experienced attorneys be assigned to defend their interests. Lane Powell has the depth, experience and the skill to meet that expectation. Because our Firm has such a diverse practice, we are able to draw upon the substantive experience of Lane Powell attorneys not involved in the insurance area to give advice on the underlying matters. This experience also gives us access to outstanding expert witnesses.
We are committed to innovative and effective case management. The depth of our practice allows us to have lawyers who are experienced in specific areas and are able to lend a hand to ensure that all matters are handled effectively and in a cost-efficient manner. We have found it is very effective to have an account manager to ensure that specific client’s needs are met in a consistent manner. This provides continuity from the client’s perspective in dealing with one or a limited number of people to ensure accountability and effective case supervision, reporting and billing procedures.