In these difficult financial times Gordon knows full well the obstacles many companies and individuals face when defending themselves against a lawsuit. With his strong business and law background from the University of Washington, and over twenty years of first chair, trial experience he knows what strategies will make a weak case stronger as well as what makes practical and financial sense. Gordon has represented many businesses, individuals and insurance companies with first and third party personal injury lawsuits, underinsured motorist cases, premises liability, coverage defense and complex cases, construction defect and workers’ compensations suits.
Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Gordon worked in house for Travelers Insurance Company where he opened up the construction defect unit for their Seattle Staff Counsel office. During his work there, he also focused on slip and falls, auto liability, construction liability and commercial claims.
Before joining Travelers he worked for 4 years in house with the Hartford Insurance Company where he specialized in construction defect and complex commercial liability cases. Gordon’s other insurance experience includes representing self insured employers in workers’ compensation appeals and defending auto liability claims for SAFECO Insurance Company.
In addition to receiving his law degree, Gordon obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Gordon has experience teaching a business law course online as an adjunct instructor.
Gordon regularly speaks to trade organizations and insurance companies regarding Washington insurance law, including speaking to the National Business Institute on the topic of Workers’ Compensation Law in Washington.