New Growth at Lether & Associates

Lether & Associates is proud to announce that Kevin Kay has joined Lether & Associates as a partner. Kevin started his civil practice with Tom Lether and Eric Neal over 15 years ago and has since worked in the Northwest and around the country as coverage and extra-contractual counsel for a number of insurers. Kevin brings to Lether & Associates his years of experience as well as new opportunities for growth with our expanding client base. Given his prior work with Tom and Eric, it is great to welcome him back into the Lether family.

If you would like to discuss any matters with Kevin or Lether & Associates, feel free to reach out. Once again, we welcome Kevin to the firm.

Join Eric Neal at NBI’s Civil Trial Seminar

Eric Neal will be presenting at the National Business Institute Seminar on November 6th at 2:45pm. “Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know,”  is a two-day event on November 6th and 7th in Bellevue, Washington.

The subject of this presentation will be Creatively Using Motions in Limine in Civil Litigation.

This local live seminar will feature a discussion on how parties and practitioners can utilize pre-trial Motions in Limine.  The discussion will include a breakdown of what Motions in Limine are, their ostensible purpose, and various methods of utilizing these motions to present a case to the court and, more importantly, the jury.

This seminar is approved for 12.00 hours of Washington CLE credits, including 1.00 ethics credit.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at or (206) 467-5444.

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Join Eric Neal for an Audio Webinar

Eric Neal will be presenting an audio webinar for the National Business Institute on October 16th. “Insurance Bad Faith 2019: Hot-Button Issues and New Case Law,” will be streaming from 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The subject of his presentations will be Individual Liability for Adjusters and Other Recent Developments and Bad Faith Set-Ups and More: Present Day Pitfalls and Best Practices.

This is a national webinar regarding hot-button issues in regard to bad faith claims.  The discussion will broadly include recent developments in the law and how insurers, practitioners, and the Courts are handling those developments.  More specific areas of discussion will include items such as individual adjuster liability, post-litigation continuing bad faith, and best practices for avoiding claims of bad faith.

This seminar is approved for 3.00 hours of Washington CLE credits.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at or (206) 467-5444.

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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.

Another Season in the Books: Lether Softball 2019:

Lether & Associates (and friends) recently wrapped up another season of softball here in Seattle. The slow start to summer did not get in the way of another fun and enjoyable season. This year’s team was made up of employees, as well as spouses, friends and significant others.

Sponsored by the firm, the team played games in a number of Seattle’s beautiful parks. Despite some uncooperative weather, the games were fun and competitive. As in years past, Lether & Associates made it to the playoffs but came just short of winning the title. The firm looks forward to next summer and another season of softball.



Memorial Day

To those in uniform serving and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.

Lether & Associates would like to wish everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.

As a reminder, the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion is June 6th.