Nadia A. Bugaighis



(206) 224-1245

(206) 621-8783

Nadia Anisa Bugaighis joined Cozen O'Connor's Seattle office in 2012. She is an associate in the Global Insurance Department. In 2011, Nadia worked as a summer associate with the firm.

Nadia earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. She worked with the Legislative Advocacy Clinic and participated in the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program. Nadia received her bachelor's degree in art history from Vassar College.


More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


“Particular Part” Ambiguous? [CLEW News]

July 15, 2019

Nadia Bugaighis published an article in CPCU's CLEW News discussing a common insurance policy exclusion involving "that particular part" language.

Tenth Circuit: That “Particular Part” Deemed Ambiguous [Alert]

February 25, 2019

Nadia Bugaighis discusses the decision in MTI and why insurers should carefully consider jurisdiction and choice of law when determining how to apply the j(5) and j(6) property damage exclusions.

Tenth Circuit Holds That Two-and-One-Half Years and Two-and-One-Half Million Dollars Do Not Constitute Prejudice [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog] Blog Post

April 01, 2014

In BSC Holding, Inc. et al. v. Lexington Ins. Co., — Fed.Appx. –, 2014 WL 929194 (10th Cir., March 11, 2014), the Tenth Circuit recently underscored how difficult it can be for an insurer to demonstrate prejudice as a result of late notice.

Courts Continue to Split on Whether Defense Obligation Is a First Party Benefit Under Colorado Law, but Agree Duty to Defend Is a Joint and Several Obligation [Global Insurance Alert]

March 19, 2013

In D.R. Horton, Inc.—Denver v. Mountain States Mutual Casualty Co., No. 12-cv-01080 (February 25, 2013), another U.S. District Court judge for the District of Colorado determined a liability insured seeking defense costs from its insurer may qualify as a “first-party claimant” for purposes of Colorado’s Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Act, potentially entitling the insured to recover unpaid defense costs, attorneys’ fees in prosecuting the recovery action and two times the unpaid defense costs as a penalty.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2015 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 18, 2015 - Seattle, WA

Industry Sectors


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Vassar College, B.A.

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2022

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit