Christopher S. Clemenson advises his insurance company clients on first-party and third-party coverage matters, including claims of insurance bad faith. He has a wide range of experience with claims under general liability policies, professional liability policies, commercial property policies, builders’ risk policies and excess and surplus lines insurance. He advises clients on a variety of coverage issues, including those involving: construction defects; professional liability; “Coverage B” claims, including claims for patent, trademark and trade name infringement; clergy misconduct; business interruption claims; and environmental contamination. Chris also counsels excess insurers regarding their unique rights and obligations in situations involving numerous insureds and claimants.
Chris also has significant experience in complex litigation, including general commercial litigation, construction defect litigation, personal injury defense (including product and premises liability), and defense of governmental and religious institutions. Working closely with his clients, he emphasizes early factual investigation and assessment of claims in order to assess risks and develop innovative strategies to minimize those risks and achieve positive case results. While experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, Chris vigorously defends his clients and has achieved positive jury verdicts and summary judgments dismissals in both state and federal courts.
Chris has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Insurance Law and has been awarded the AV Preeminent® Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Chris received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver in 1993, and his law degree from the University of Washington in 1997.
Away from work, he enjoys golfing and coaching sports for his two sons.