Martin J. Pujolar

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Marty's practice focuses on general liability defense, first- and third-party insurance coverage and extra-contractual litigation, uninsured motorist matters, construction defect, employment, product liability, personal injury and commercial contract disputes.

Marty defends clients throughout the state of Washington in state and federal courts and has successfully argued several cases before the Washington Court of Appeal.

Recognition

  • Designated as a “Super Lawyer” in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers magazine.

Representative Cases

  • Representation of employers in state and federal employment discrimination cases.
  • Representation of insurers in insurance coverage and bad faith/extra-contractual suits.
  • Representation of defendant suppler against product liability claims brought by a national beverage manufacturer.
  • Representations of contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in construction defect cases.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Nevada State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance

Articles & Presentations

  • Presenter:  “Insurance Bad Faith – Claims Handling and Discovery Issues,” National Business Institute, November 6, 2017
  • Presenter:  "Personal Injury from A to Z - Economic Damages and Pain, Suffering and Punitive Damages," National Business Institute, September 27, 2017
  • Presenter:  “Attorney’s Guide to Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage,” National Business Institute, May 2, 2017
  • Presenter:  “Bad Faith Law and the Origin of the Set-Up,” National Business Institute, October 26, 2016
  • Presenter:  “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law: Major Procedural Pitfalls,” National Business Institute, November 1, 2016
  • Presenter:  “Washington Insurance Claims Handling Practices,” in-house training seminar, July 2015
  • Presenter:  “Washington Insurance Claims Handling Practices,” in-house training seminar, April 2015
  • Presenter:  “Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington: Secrets to Discovery,” National Business Institute, December 12 & 17, 2013
  • Presenter:  “Insurer’s Pre-Suit Settlement Obligations,” insurance company training, April 10, 2013
  • Chair:  WDTL’s Annual Construction Law Seminar, February 26, 2013
  • Presenter:  “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington,” National Business Institute, December 6, 2012
  • Presenter:  “Washington Insurance Claims Handling Practices,” in-house training seminar, October 11, 2012
  • Presenter:  “Washington Insurance Claims Handling Practices,” in-house training seminar, October 4, 2012
  • Presenter:  “Liens, Subrogation, and Assignments,” National Business Institute, September 25, 2012
  • Presenter:  “Wrongful Death Claims in Washington,” insurance company training seminar, April 2012 
  • Presenter:  “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington,” National Business Institute, December 7, 2011
  • Presenter:  “Construction Defect Litigation,” insurance company training seminar, November 1, 2010
  • Presenter:  “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist,” insurance company training seminar, October 8, 2010
  • Presenter:  “Rules of Evidence, Privileges,” Lorman Education Services, April 2010
  • Presenter:  “Declarant’s Fiduciary Duties,” WDTL Annual Construction Law Seminar, February 2010
  • Contributing Author:  Washington Law on Third-Party Insurance Coverage of Product and Construction Defect Claims, Legal Reference Guide, Forsberg & Umlauf, 2010-2013
  • Presenter:  "Personal Injury Trials:  Getting the Most out of your Evidence, Washington Evidence," National Business Institute, July 2009
  • Presenter:  "Rules of Evidence, Privileges," Lorman Education Services, April 2009