Terri Sutton has a wide range of experience advising insurers and litigating complex coverage issues under medical malpractice, general, professional, pollution, and excess/umbrella policies, treaty and facultative reinsurance, and directors and officers and employment practices liability coverages, and bad faith. Terri routinely drafts policy forms for insurers, risk retention groups, and risk pools.
Prior to joining the firm, Terri worked for Chubb Group of Insurance Companies as a commercial lines underwriter. As a result of this experience, she brings a unique knowledge of the insurance business to her legal practice.
Terri has experience in all phases of litigation, from mediation to trial and appellate work.
Terri earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2005 and was awarded the Loman Education Foundation Academic Excellence Award as a top scoring designee. She also served on the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) casualty curriculum advisory committee for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.
Terri is a past president of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the CPCU Society, Interest Group Governor for the CPCU Society's Legal, Coverage, Regulatory, Education & Witnesses (L'CREW) and Agents and Brokers (ABIG) interest groups, and a member of WDTL (Washington Defense Trial Lawyers).
Terri earned her law degree, summa cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, where she was an associate editor of the law review. Terri received her Bachelor of Arts in economics and management from Beloit College, in Beloit, Wis.
Terri is also the board chair of Provail, an organization empowering children and adults with disabilities to engage in life according to their own choices.