Legal Issues Workshop 2023

Marriott Downtown Tacoma

Wednesday, October 25th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Agenda Includes:

Day 1

  • IME Recordings: New Issues & Strategies
  • Insurers on Risk: An Overview of the Last Injurious Exposure Rule
  • Effectively Using Settlements to Resolve Claims & Reduce Exposure
  • Surveillance Best Practices in WC Claims
  • BIIA Significant Decisions - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
  • The Force Multiplier: How AI Amplifies Litigation Management

Day 2

  • Dangerous Claims
  • When Does COVID Qualify as an Occupational Disease: Threading the Needle Between Sutherland, Olivera and Bean
  • Ergonomics & Workplace Safety Updates
  • Non-Comp Bad Faith 101
  • Legal & Claim Ethical Traps to Avoid Bad Faith Exposure
  • "Good Faith & Fair Dealing" Coming to a Claim Near You

Workshop Leaders:

Chris Bishop, Wallace Klor Mann Capener & Bishop
Bernie Pratt, Pratt Day & Stratton
Ryan Miller, Hall & Miller

Speakers to Include:

Kelly Myers, Gress Clark Young & Schoepper
Lester Marshall, Wallace Klor Mann Capener & Bishop
Lawrence Mann, Wallace Klor Mann Capener & Bishop
James Anderson, Cummins Goodman Denley & Vickers
Shawna Fruin, Reinisch Wilson PC
Kristin McCoy, MES Solutions
Nicole Tedrow, Eims Tedrow & Ladenburg
Kristin Whitford, Pratt Day & Stratton
Mike Poth, Poth Investigations
Steve Starkel, Miles Investigations
Brian McDonald, McDonald & Associates
Frank Cordell, Gordon, Tilden, Thomas and Cordell
Christine Olson, SBH Legal
David White, SBH Legal
Sommer Tolleson, Tolleson, Conratt, & Replogle
Linda Conratt, Tolleson, Conratt, & Replogle
Gia Sawko, Gradient AI

Venue & Hotel Information

Marriott Downtown Tacoma
1538 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 294-9200

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for overnight attendees. The WSIA group rate is $199 per night for single/double occupancy. Must book prior to Sunday September 24, 2023 to receive the group rate.

Parking Information

  • Self Overnight Parking - $16.00/day
  • Day Parking - $22.00/day

Continuing Education Credits

WWCP — 12 credits awarded
DLI Certified Claims Administrator CEU Credits – 12 claims management credits awarded
Washington State Bar Association CLE- 9 legal & law, 1 ethics and 2 other credits awarded
SHRM - 12 credits awarded

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to use in submitting continuing education credits. 


WSIA Members - $449
Additional Member - $375
Non-members - $729 (Not a member? Click here to join today!)

Full breakfast and lunch included both days

Cancellation Information

No credit and/or refund will be given for cancellations made after October 16, 2023.