Kevin A. Michael


Kevin A. Michael focuses his practice on complex litigation, appeals and insurance coverage matters for London Market and domestic insurers, as well as the defense of their insureds.  

Kevin counsels many of the world’s largest insurers on all types of insurance coverage matters, including general liability, construction risks, errors & omissions, and environmental policies. Kevin also devotes much of his practice to resolving first-party property claims and disputes. He frequently litigates coverage and bad faith cases in both state and federal court. Kevin also has extensive experience defending liquor liability, professional negligence, construction defect, and maritime claims. He handles matters at both the trial and appellate levels throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Kevin graduated from the University of Washington having studied political science and speech communication. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Washington in 2005, where he was the managing editor of the Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce and Technology and a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Robert S. Lasnik, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Prior to joining the firm. Kevin participated in Cozen O'Connor's summer associate program. 


Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2021 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 20, 2021

Super Lawyers has named five Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 list of top practitioners in Washington.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2020 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 17, 2020

Super Lawyers has named five Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 list of top practitioners in Washington.

Cozen O’Connor Names Its 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll

April 08, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 61 attorneys and 8 paralegals have been named to the firm’s 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll.


Defense Costs Under Alaska Law Are Sunk [In The Know]

April 18, 2016

Stacey Farrell discusses a recent Alaska Supreme Court Case that concluded insurers cannot seek reimbursement for defense costs incurred defending uncovered claims.

The Property Adjuster’s Toolbox

October 08, 2013

The Property Adjuster’s Toolbox is a three-part webinar series presented by members of the firm’s Global Insurance Department. The presentations discuss the nuts and bolts of investigating and adjusting a claim under a first-party property insurance policy.

If it is Not Clearly Excluded, it Must be Included: "Fair Market Value" Includes Unpaid Sales Tax in Washington State [Insurance Coverage Alert!]

September 20, 2010

If it is Not Clearly Excluded, it Must be Included: "Fair Market Value" Includes Unpaid Sales Tax in Washington State - Insurance Coverage Alert! - On September 9, 2010, the Washington Supreme Court once again proved it will go to great lengths to protect policyholders in disputes with their insurers. In Holden v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Washington, — P.3d — (Sept. 9, 2010), the court deemed ambiguous the actual cash value (“ACV”) provision in a renters policy. The court concluded that because the definition of ACV “does not clearly exclude sales tax” then sales tax must be included in ACV calculations.

Winter 2009 [Insurance Coverage Observer]

January 29, 2009

In this issue, we identify key coverage developments from the year 2008. We summarize recent court decisions dealing with coverage for toxic torts, environmental losses, construction defect and property losses. We also address new decisions in the areas of insolvency and reinsurance.

Summer 2008 [Insurance Coverage Observer]

August 30, 2008

We take pride at Cozen O’Connor in addressing new developments that will affect our clients. In this issue, we include a special report on two new decisions from New Jersey on bad faith in the UM/UIM context.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2017 CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference

October 09, 2017 - San Diego, California

2015 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 18, 2015 - Seattle, WA

Industry Sectors


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2001

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (Washington) 2010-2012; "Super Lawyer" 2020-2021

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington
  • Washington Supreme Court
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association