206-624-1800 info@sohalang.com

Mary DeYoung

deyoung@sohalang.com
206.332.7414

Mary is a shareholder with Soha & Lang.  Mary  provides clients advice and represents them in litigation, on claims raising a variety of issues arising under property and casualty policies. These include claims involving environmental liabilities, construction defects, employment relationships, business and intellectual property torts, business interruption losses, professional liability, directors and officers liability, automobile and homeowners liability, and insurer insolvencies, among others.  She focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance guaranty fund law and appeals.  In this capacity, Mary has counseled insurance companies and represented them in coverage disputes, bad faith litigation and appeals for over 30 years.  When not practicing law, Ms. DeYoung likes to be outside, where her favorite activities include golfing, boating and gardening.

ADMISSIONS

Mary is admitted in Washington federal and state courts. 

EDUCATION

  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1986 (cum laude)
  • University of Michigan, A.B., 1980 (with distinction) 

HONORS AND INVOLVEMENT

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • 2006-2017 “Super Lawyer” Law and Politics Magazine
  • Washington State Bar Association (member)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (member)
  • Northwest Insurance Coverage Association (co-chair 1992, 2002 – 2004) 

SIGNIFICANT DECISIONS

  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Morgan, 199 Wash.App. 435, 398 P.3d 1258 (2017)
  • Quadrant Corp. v. American States Ins. Co., 154 Wn.2d 165, 171, 110 P.3d 733 (2005)
  • Aspen Grove Owners Assn. v. Park Promenade Apartments, LLC, 842 F.Supp.2d 1298 (W.D. Wash. 2012)
  • Atlantic Cas. Ins. Co. v. Bellinger, 2017 WL 2532269 (E.D.Wash. 2017)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Heather Ridge, L.P., 2013 WL 179713 (W.D. Wash. 2013) 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Chapter Author, Washington Insurance Litigation Practice Guide (LexisNexis 2014)