Mr. Lether’s primary clients include international and national insurance companies, smaller insurers and independent adjusting firms. He also represents contractors, property owners, and business owners. His practice predominantly involves complex insurance coverage disputes and extra-contractual claims.
Mr. Lether has been involved in the insurance industry for approximately thirty-two years. Mr. Lether’s practice specializes in all types of insurance related issues. This includes construction defect claims, first-party property insurance claims, general liability claims, issues involving environmental insurance, claims arising against public entities, insurance claims involving class-action litigation, insurance claims involving aviation and claims involving significant personal and bodily injury. During his years of practice he has tried a number of cases to successful verdicts in a number of jurisdictions. These cases include some of the most significant bad faith claims and coverage disputes in the Northwest. He also has successfully argued a number of appeals on all levels to the Washington State Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Lether also serves as an appraiser and mediator and is a frequent lecturer on insurance related topics.
Mr. Lether is licensed in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and the Federal Courts for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Colorado. He has appeared in the majority of the Western States on a pro hoc vice basis, and provides coverage advice nationally and internationally. He is a licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer serves as an expert in maritime matters. Mr. Lether is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and the University of Puget Sound Law School.
Shannon Havre received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 2009. Her primary work history focuses on insurance coverage, insurance defense litigation and bad faith. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, boating, skiing, scuba diving, hot yoga and volunteering for animal rescue groups.