Stephanie Grassia – Cairncross & Hempelmann

524 2nd Ave., Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104, United States

  • 206-254-4489
  • 206-587-2308

Practice/Organization Description

Stephanie's practice is primarily focused on disputes between policyholders and their insurance companies. She spent 12 years as a property and casualty commercial insurance broker, managing complex accounts for policyholders in the hospitality, construction, transportation, and real estate arenas, including Space Needle Corporation, the Seattle Monorail, Bellevue Square Mall, and Stevens Healthcare prior to obtaining her law degree and joining the firm, of Counsel. During that time, she obtained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter ("CPCU") professional designation. Stephanie's background in both the legal and brokerage side of the insurance arena give her a unique perspective on the resolution of coverage disputes. To that end, she provides personal, individualized service to each of her clients in the following areas:

Breach of insurance contract disputes

Property and casualty claims

Coverage for government entities

Insurance agents and brokers

Insurance policy analysis

Bad faith claims

Seminars and continuing education

Serves as an expert witness in cases involving insurance industry custom and practice

Bar Admissions

Washington State Bar Association

US District Court, Eastern District of Washington

US District Court, Western District of Washington

US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

Seattle University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2003)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, Washington State Association for Justice

Member, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society

Honors and Awards

Parker, Smith & Feek (insurance brokerage) Employee of the Year 1999

Rising Star Award Recipient, Washington Law & Politics Magazine

Areas of Practice
  • Insurance
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