David A. LeMaster
Since 1995, Dave has been litigating insurance bad faith and coverage actions, business disputes, and personal injury and employment cases for a variety of individual and corporate clients. Along the way, he has earned an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has enjoyed practicing with and learning from some of the most talented and respected trial attorneys in Seattle.
Dave has been successfully mediating cases almost as long as he has been litigating. Since 1997, he has helped parties resolve personal injury, attorney malpractice, and employment discrimination claims; insurance coverage and bad faith actions and business disputes. He has extensive experience litigating and has also mediated claims involving life and disability insurance disputes (both ERISA and non-ERISA).
Born and raised in the Seattle area and educated in Oregon, Dave is Pacific Northwest to the core. Away from work, you will find him hiking and biking local trails, traveling with his family, coaching youth sports teams, snapping photos, jotting down story ideas in his journal, and on occasion honing his amateur bartending skills. He lives in Northeast Seattle with his wife and two teenage children.
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon (1990)
B.A. Magna Cum Laude
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon (1993)
Juris Doctor Cum Laude, Certificate in Dispute Resolution
Provided advice and litigation services on life and disability insurance claims involving diverse medical issues, including chronic pain and neurological conditions, cognitive disorders, depression and anxiety-related disorders.
Obtained a favorable settlement at the close of my clients’ fire loss insurance coverage case, after 5 ½ days of trial in federal court, including revocation of the denial letter by the defendant insurance company.
Successfully prevailed on the opponent’s appeal of a personal injury arbitration award, obtaining a jury verdict for almost twice the arbitration award and a full award of attorneys’ fees for my client.
Obtained summary judgment dismissal of claims brought against a national bank arising out of an internet-based debt elimination scheme.
Negotiated a favorable settlement for an insurance company in a complex rescission case involving a disability benefits claim by a claimant in bankruptcy.
Obtained a defense verdict as part of a trial team in a wrongful termination action.
Arbitrator, King and Snohomish County mandatory arbitration programs.