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Westin McLean has been advising and representing insurance companies, individuals, and businesses in complex matters and litigation since 2009. He has extensive experience providing coverage opinions and claims handling advice to national and regional insurance carriers regarding all types of property, casualty, automobile, commercial trucking, specialty, and general liability policies. He has also handled a wide range of litigated actions involving first and third-party insurance coverage, declaratory judgments, covenant judgments, bad faith claims handling, COVID-19 insurance claims, commercial accidents, and personal injury claims in both state and federal courts.
Westin is a seasoned litigator who has developed a reputation for his knowledge of the law and his ability to resolve contentious claims. He has prepared and successfully argued dozens of dispositive trial motions as well as handled multiple appeals from beginning to end. His experience and skills have allowed him to achieve favorable resolutions for hundreds of claims and filed actions through litigation, direct negotiation, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Prior to joining Bullivant, Westin was a partner at a boutique law firm in Seattle focused on complex insurance coverage matters. He began his career as an associate at one of the largest insurance defense firms in Portland.