Katie’s practice specializes in representing insurance carriers and their insureds in personal injury, insurance coverage, special investigation unit claims (SIU) and first party property claims in both Oregon and Washington.
Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Katie was a partner at an insurance defense firm in Vancouver, Washington where she gained significant experience defending casualty, construction defect, insurance coverage, bad faith and appellate cases for multiple insurance carriers. She evaluated all aspects of first and third party insurance cases, represented several cases at trial and successfully argued Motions before both Oregon and Washington courts.
Katie enjoys speaking to trade organizations and insurance companies regarding Oregon and Washington law. She has presented to the Clark County Bar Association regarding the admissibility of expert testimony under Washington law.