David P. Rossmiller

Partner

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(503) 886-8146
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(503) 961-7864
1050 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 1100
Portland
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OR
97204
418 W. Main Street
#2275
Battle Ground
,
WA
98604

PRACTICE AREAS

Aviation Claims

Cargo, Trucking and Logistics

Claims Advice

Complex Litigation

Environmental Law

General Liability and Coverage Defense

Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation

Insurance Defense

Intellectual Property

Medical Malpractice

Railroad Law and Litigation

Admissions

Arizona

Idaho

Montana

North Dakota

Oregon

Utah

Washington

Wyoming

United States District Court of Idaho

United States District Court of Montana

United States District Court of North Dakota

United States District Court of Oregon

United States District Court of Utah

United States District Court of Wyoming

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., cum laude, 1998

Minot State University

B.A., cum laude, 1984

David P. Rossmiller has a multi-state practice and specializes in complex insurance coverage advice and litigation. David’s insurance practice includes a broad range of issues, including general commercial liability insurance, construction defect, auto and homeowners’ coverage, environmental property damage, first-party coverage, professional liability coverage, directors and officers liability, business interruption insurance, coverage issues regarding clergy and other sex abuse cases, and many other types of coverage matters. David routinely counsels insurers on coverage issues and helps clients avoid coverage traps in the eight states in which he practices.

Besides insurance coverage, David’s practice includes insurance defense litigation, railroad law and litigation, trucking law and litigation, medical malpractice, aviation claims, and litigation of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets and other intellectual property cases. David also has many years of experience in managing environmental contamination clean-up cases and in environmental advice and litigation under CERCLA and state environmental laws. He has extensive litigation experience in employment law cases. David also represents numerous property and casualty insurers as a lobbyist against insurance bad faith bills in the Oregon Legislature.

David’s expertise has been widely recognized by his peers and the insurance industry due in part to his broad knowledge of insurance law and issues on a national level. He has written extensively for the Appleman on Insurance treatise and related publications and is a past author of the Insurance Coverage Law Blog, a popular and influential blog on insurance coverage matters and industry development. In addition, David has been quoted on insurance and other legal topics in numerous media stories including, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Oregonian and many more.

Before becoming a lawyer, David was an award-winning investigative reporter in Arizona for the now-defunct afternoon daily newspaper The Phoenix Gazette, where he covered crime and city politics.

Professional Associations

Arizona State Bar Association

Idaho State Bar Association

Montana State Bar Association

Multnomah Bar Association

North Dakota Bar Association

Oregon State Bar Association

Utah State Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

Wyoming State Bar Association

Articles

"Hurricane Law," Author, Published in: Appleman on Insurance 2d, Chapter 192

"The Insurer-Insured Relationship," Author, Published in: Appleman on Insurance 2d, Library Edition, Chapter Three

"Insurance Coverage Blog," Proprietor and Author, www.insurancecoverageblog.net

"Applying Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privileges in Insurance Litigation," Author, Published in: New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, Chapter 19

"Conducting Discovery in Insurance Litigation," Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance Law Practice Guide, Chapter 20

“Interpretation and Enforcement of Anti-Concurrent Policy in Hurricane Katrina Cases and Beyond,” Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law

“Katrina in the Fifth Dimension: Hurricane Katrina Cases in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law

Presentations

“Cyber Insurance,” Oregon State Bar, September 2013

“Problems with Additional Insured Endorsements,” April 2012

“Emerging Issues Regarding Additional Insured Coverage,” Insurance in the Construction Industry, April 2011

“Wind v. Water,” Property Loss Research Bureau, March 2009 and March 2010

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, October 2009

Mississippi Bankers Association Annual Convention, May 2008

Mississippi State Insurance Day, April 2008

David P. Rossmiller has a multi-state practice and specializes in complex insurance coverage advice and litigation. David’s insurance practice includes a broad range of issues, including general commercial liability insurance, construction defect, auto and homeowners’ coverage, environmental property damage, first-party coverage, professional liability coverage, directors and officers liability, business interruption insurance, coverage issues regarding clergy and other sex abuse cases, and many other types of coverage matters. David routinely counsels insurers on coverage issues and helps clients avoid coverage traps in the eight states in which he practices.

Besides insurance coverage, David’s practice includes insurance defense litigation, railroad law and litigation, trucking law and litigation, medical malpractice, aviation claims, and litigation of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets and other intellectual property cases. David also has many years of experience in managing environmental contamination clean-up cases and in environmental advice and litigation under CERCLA and state environmental laws. He has extensive litigation experience in employment law cases. David also represents numerous property and casualty insurers as a lobbyist against insurance bad faith bills in the Oregon Legislature.

David’s expertise has been widely recognized by his peers and the insurance industry due in part to his broad knowledge of insurance law and issues on a national level. He has written extensively for the Appleman on Insurance treatise and related publications and is a past author of the Insurance Coverage Law Blog, a popular and influential blog on insurance coverage matters and industry development. In addition, David has been quoted on insurance and other legal topics in numerous media stories including, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Oregonian and many more.

Before becoming a lawyer, David was an award-winning investigative reporter in Arizona for the now-defunct afternoon daily newspaper The Phoenix Gazette, where he covered crime and city politics.

Professional Associations

Arizona State Bar Association

Idaho State Bar Association

Montana State Bar Association

Multnomah Bar Association

North Dakota Bar Association

Oregon State Bar Association

Utah State Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

Wyoming State Bar Association

Articles

"Hurricane Law," Author, Published in: Appleman on Insurance 2d, Chapter 192

"The Insurer-Insured Relationship," Author, Published in: Appleman on Insurance 2d, Library Edition, Chapter Three

"Insurance Coverage Blog," Proprietor and Author, www.insurancecoverageblog.net

"Applying Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privileges in Insurance Litigation," Author, Published in: New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, Chapter 19

"Conducting Discovery in Insurance Litigation," Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance Law Practice Guide, Chapter 20

“Interpretation and Enforcement of Anti-Concurrent Policy in Hurricane Katrina Cases and Beyond,” Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law

“Katrina in the Fifth Dimension: Hurricane Katrina Cases in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law

Presentations

“Cyber Insurance,” Oregon State Bar, September 2013

“Problems with Additional Insured Endorsements,” April 2012

“Emerging Issues Regarding Additional Insured Coverage,” Insurance in the Construction Industry, April 2011

“Wind v. Water,” Property Loss Research Bureau, March 2009 and March 2010

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, October 2009

Mississippi Bankers Association Annual Convention, May 2008

Mississippi State Insurance Day, April 2008

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