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Dan Bentson, a senior associate, will become a shareholder effective January 1, 2016 in Bullivant Houser Bailey's Seattle office. He is a civil litigator and trial lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, admiralty and maritime litigation, and complex insurance coverage disputes. Dan has represented clients in a variety of business litigation matters and has defended insurers against contractual, statutory, and bad faith claims. He has presented at professional conferences and published on topics relevant to both insurers and corporate defense counsel.
Following law school, Dan was a prosecutor and successful trial lawyer in the United States Army JAG Corps. While in the Army, Dan handled numerous felony prosecutions and served as lead counsel in a capital murder case. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and received the Bronze Star Medal for his service. Before joining Bullivant, Dan served as a law clerk to Justice James Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court.