Leather and Associates

On August 20, 2019 Lether & Associates celebrated our Firm’s anniversary. We started our day with an all office Foosball tournament and breakfast served by Sam Colito. We then headed to Interbay Golf where we had a fun day of playing golf. As expected, awards and prizes were plentiful. A great time was enjoyed by all.

Join Tom Lether at West Coast Casualty’s 26th Annual Construction Defect Seminar

Tom Lether will be presenting at West Coast Casualty’s 26th Annual Construction Defect Seminar at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.
Tom will be presenting on:
Friday May 10, 2019 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM — in the South Ballroom.
The subject of this presentation will be:
Construction and Insurance Trends in the Northwest.
He will focus on the current status of the construction market in the Northwest, the introduction of new insurers to that market, the relative role of defense counsel and coverage counsel, exposures for contractors and for insurers in the Northwest (including bad faith exposures), and finally a discussion on the impact of new coverage rulings on both contractors and insurers in those jurisdictions.

C.E. credits will be offered for a number of states. For a complete list, please visit

In addition, Tom will be available for personal meetings, coffee, lunch etc. If you are interested please feel free to reach out to him on his cell phone or through email. He can be reached at (206) 498-0693 or tlether@letherlaw.com
If you have any questions, please contact our office at (206) 467-5444.  Additional information can also be found on West Coast Casualty’s website
http://www.westcoastcasualty.com/seminar/ or contact Dave Stern at atdavestern@westcoastcasualty.com.
Let us know if you are attending and we hope to see you there!

 Northwest Insurance Law:A Comprehensive ReviewOctober 25-26, 2018

Tom Lether is proud to once again be the co-chairperson for the Seminar Group’s Northwest Comprehensive Insurance Law seminar. This two-day event, which Tom has chaired for the last five years, will focus on Insurance and Bad Faith issues in the Northwest. The speakers include a number of experienced attorneys from both sides of the industry as well as judges from various courts. The two-day seminar on this comprehensive review will allow attendees to gain a better understanding of the wide variety of insurance issues and bad faith exposures. The seminar will be held at the World Trade Center in Portland, OR.

We look forward to having you join Tom and the rest of the speakers for this presentation.

To view the full agenda and register visit:


Join Nicole Morrow, Kyle Silk-Eglit and the Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals for a one-hour CE credit TONIGHT!

Tonight, October 18, 2018: Please join the Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals for a one-hour CE credit presentation of:

“Agent Duties in Insurance – The Current State of the Law in Washington”.

Presented by attorneys: Nicole Morrow and Kyle Silk-Eglit of Lether & Associates.

This course will focus on the new case law in Washington which states that insurance adjusters can be sued personally for bad faith and other matters in the context of handling insurance claims. The presentation will also discuss agent duties to customers under Washington law. This includes a discussion of Keodalah v. Allstate Ins. Co., 3 Wn. App. 2d 31 and Norris v. Farmers Ins. Co., 2018 Wash. App. LEXIS 955. An understanding of Washington law and how it developed to where it is now is valuable for agents, adjusters and those involved in the insurance industry.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!


Join Tom Lether at the Washington State Bar Association Ethics in Civil Litigation Seminar

On September 18, 2018 Tom Lether will be presenting at the WSBA’s Ethics in Civil Litigation Seminar in Seattle, Washington. Tom will specifically be addressing ethical issues for assigned defense counsel in “Reservation of Rights” cases in Washington. This is an all-day seminar with CLE credits available. Tom will be speaking at approximately 12:45pm. See the below link for additional information and to register if you are interested in attending.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom directly at tlether@letherlaw.com.