206-624-1800 info@sohalang.com

Misty Edmundson

edmundson@sohalang.com
206.654.6604

Misty is a shareholder with Soha & Lang.  She focuses her practice on insurance coverage law, including coverage opinion work, bad faith litigation, coverage litigation and coverage appeals.  In this capacity, Misty has counseled insurance companies and represented them in coverage disputes and bad faith litigation for over 15 years.  Misty also has substantial experience in environmental defense and continues to represent entities in CERCLA and MTCA related actions.  In her spare time, Misty enjoys practicing western martial arts, creating art, and spending time with her husband and daughter. 

ADMISSIONS

Misty is admitted in both Washington and Oregon federal and state courts. 

EDUCATION

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D. 1999 (presidential scholarship)
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A. 1995
  • Oberlin College 

HONORS AND INVOLVEMENT

  • Northwest Insurance Coverage Association (member and former chair)
  • CLM
  • Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals
  • “Rising Star” Washington Law & Politics (two years in a row)
  • Clerked for Judge Larson, N.D. California 1998 

SIGNIFICANT DECISIONS

  • Dolsen Cos. v. Bedivere Ins. Co., – F. Supp. 3d -, 2017 WL 3996440 (EDWA Sept. 11, 2017)
  • Bresee Homes v. Farmers Ins. Exch., 353 Or. 112, 293 P.3d 1036 (2012)
  • Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Cooley, 160 Wn.App. 1047 (2011)
  • IINA v City of Tacoma, 158 Wn.App. 1022 (2010)
  • Water’s Edge HOA v. Water’s Edge Assocs., 152 Wn. App. 572 (2009)
  • Newmont USA, Ltd. V. Amer. Home Assur., 676 F.Supp.2d 1146 (EDWA 2009)
  • Farmers Ins. Exch. v. Seas & Lakes, 146 Wn.App. 1074 (2008)
  • Precision Castparts v. Hartford Acc. & Indem. Co., 2008 WL 2446124 (D OR 2008)
  • Cadet Mfg. v. Amer. Ins. Co., 2006 WL 910000 (WDWA 2006) 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Chapter Co-Author, Washington Insurance Litigation Practice Guide (LexisNexis 2014)
  • Co-Author, “Washington Supreme Court Gives Insurers the ‘Bird,’” Defense News (Winter 2013)
  • Co-Author Covenant Judgment Article
  • Presenter Additional Insured CLE