Criteria for Members

In looking for new members, LAWorld seeks:

  • Independent firms owned by their principals who are active in their practices
  • Medium sized in their jurisdictions with the ability to devote the personal attention of its partners to their clients
  • An entrepreneurial commercial approach to solving client problems
  • Active in the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Broadly based commercial, corporate, business practices with litigation capabilities
  • Communicate electronically, with a committment to using the latest technology in the delivery of legal services and with their own, well maintained, website
  • Firms which have an international dimension to their practice with a determination to promote and develop international work to their existing and prospective clients
  • English speaking lawyers at a senior level, as well as lawyers speaking the language(s) of the host country and neighbouring countries
  • Attendance of the principals to the annual LAWorld Conference and to be active participants within the network.
  • Ideally not already members of another similar association

LAWorld News

Seattle LAWorld member firm adds three new lawyers to its litigation team

Eric Chavez has joined the firm as a litigation attorney.  Mr. Chavez practices primarily in the area of insurance defense.  His broad experience includes defending individual and commercial policyholders in lawsuits arising from motor vehicle accident, premises liability, construction defect, and timber trespass claims. Prior to joining Betts Patterson & Mines, P.S., Chavez was employed by Liberty Mutual, and represented their subsidiaries, including Safeco Insurance Company. Mr. Chavez earned his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in 2009. Prior to law school, Chavez worked as a claims representative for two national insurers. 

Shaina R. Johnson has joined the firm as a litigation attorney.   Ms. Johnson focuses her practice on complex litigation and insurance defense.  Her wide range of specialties includes professional liability, transportation law, employment law, premises liability and general business litigation. Ms. Johnson earned her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University where she was a member of the American University Law Review. 

Kathryn N. Boling has joined the firm as a litigation attorney.   Ms. Boling represents insurers on coverage and bad faith matters. Prior to joining Betts Patterson & Mines, P.S., Kathryn spent almost four years at the Civil Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. While there she specialized in defending complex environmental contamination cases filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Prior to that, Ms. Boling served as a judicial law clerk to Judge David Armstrong at Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals in Tacoma. Ms. Boling earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in 2007.

“We are delighted to welcome these highly regarded insurance litigation attorneys to our team at Betts Patterson & Mines. We look forward to growing our firm through new talent, and know that our clients will be in capable hands,” commented Managing Shareholder, Larry Gottlieb.

The attorneys of Betts Patterson & Mines, P.S. are sought out for their problem-solving skills and for their expertise in serving the legal needs of both large and small businesses, as well as individuals.  For more information, please call +1 206 292-9988 or email jnelson@bpmlaw.com or jbraislin@bpmlaw.com

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