Jordan A. Hess

Associate

Seattle

(206) 224-1254

(206) 621-8783

Recent Publication:

The Thrilla over Manila: Washington Supreme Court Finds Duty to Defend Clam Demand

Jordan Hess discusses Washington's expansion of insurers’ duty to defend and the courts’ expectation that insurers “put the insured’s needs before its own” when interpreting legal ambiguities respecting their policies.

Jordan Hess is an associate in the firm's Seattle office. 

Jordan received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School and Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in philosophy and English literature from Pepperdine University. While at GW Law, Jordan was the managing editor of The Public Contract Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court and Mock Trial Skills Boards. Jordan served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Lonny R. Suko of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, a student attorney for the Jacob Burns Legal Clinics – Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction Services, and an intern for the U.S. Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch.

Publications

The Thrilla over Manila: Washington Supreme Court Finds Duty to Defend Clam Demand

May 12, 2020

Jordan Hess discusses Washington's expansion of insurers’ duty to defend and the courts’ expectation that insurers “put the insured’s needs before its own” when interpreting legal ambiguities respecting their policies.

Insurers Must Inform Washington Insureds of the Availability of Insurance Commissioner Assistance [Alert]

March 03, 2020

Terry A. Sutton and Jordan A. Hess discuss what insurers doing business in Washington need to know prior to August 1, 2020, implementation of WAC 284-30-770.

Insurance Certificate Alone Confers Coverage: Washington Supreme Court [Alert]

October 15, 2019

Jordan Hess discusses the Wasthington Supreme Court's decision in T-Mobile USA v. Selective Insurance, and why it might not have that great an impact on the insurance industry in Washington.

Washington Supreme Court Holds Claims Adjusters Cannot Be Personally Liable for Bad Faith [Alert]

October 08, 2019

Terri Sutton and Jordan Hess discuss the state Supreme Court decision in Keodalah v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al.

Individual Claim Adjuster Is Subject To Bad Faith and Consumer Protection Lawsuit [Global Insurance Alert]

April 03, 2018

Michael D. Handler and Jordan A. Hess discuss the Washington Court of Appeals reversal of a trial court’s dismissal of the bad faith claim against a claims adjuster, holding that individual insurance adjusters could be liable for violating the CPA if they caused financial injury by engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices that impact the public interest.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

No Fuel Left in the Tank

February 12, 2020 - Webinar

2019 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 19, 2019 - Seattle, WA

Practice Areas

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2017
  • Pepperdine University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2014
  • Washington