Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S, the LAWorld client member firm in Seattle, WA, USA has elected three attorneys to be directors of the firm.

Marissa A. Alkhazov’s  practice is focused on complex litigation and insurance defense law. She acts as counsel to insurers in first and third party matters, counsels insurers regarding bad faith, duty to defend and coverage disputes.  Ms. Alkhazov earned her J.D. from Albany Law School.

Troy A. Biddle will continue to counsel and represent insurers, policyholders, and businesses in all aspects of litigation.  Mr. Biddle earned his J.D. from the Willamette University College of Law.

Laura E. Kruse concentrates her practice on the defense of product liability claims against leading medical, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, and on the defense of self-insured and insured entities against personal injury claims.  Ms. Kruse earned her J.D. from Gonzaga University.

“We congratulate our new directors, who represent a cross-section of some of the outstanding legal services we provide for our clients. Their leadership and contributions to the firm will continue to drive Betts Patterson & Mine’s success,” 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 001 206 292-9988 or visit