Michael McCormack

Shareholder, Seattle Office

Direct Dial: 206.521.6425
Fax: 206.386.5130

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1985

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Georgetown University Law Center - J.D., 1984
  • The College of Wooster - B.A., 1980

Practice Experience

Michael McCormack has almost 30 years of litigation experience with first and third party coverage and bad faith matters arising from all aspects of commercial and HO lines. In addition, insurers regularly retain Michael to defend developers, contractors and specialty subcontractors in construction defect litigation pertaining to condominiums and other commercial projects. Michael also handles fraud and arson cases.

Admitted to practice in Washington State, Michael has been co-counsel pro hac vice in California, Oregon, Colorado and Idaho. In addition to his experience with insurance, Michael handles complex regulatory litigation related to healthcare and civil rights.

Adjunct to his litigation work, Michael co-develops seminars and publishes on coverage, claims handling, ethics, and healthcare topics. 

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Alliance for Natural Health USA (General Washington Counsel)
  • Citizens For Health (Former Chair & President)
  • King County Superior Court (Volunteer Family Law Mediator)
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association (King County Superior Court)
  • Tahoma Basketball Association (Member)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (Member)

Awards and Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™, Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Washington Super Lawyers (2021, 2020, 2019 — General Litigation)

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Author & Speaker, "Claim Files with Integrity," Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference (2015)
  • Co-Speaker, "First and Third-Party Good Faith Claim Handling: An Update," Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Western Regional Adjusters Conference (2014)
  • Co-Speaker, "Power Outage Claims: Issues & Challenges," Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference (2014)

Outside the Firm

Michael organizes and runs the Tahoma Youth Basketball Association in his hometown of Maple Valley, WA.