Terri Sutton has a wide range of experience advising insurers on insurance coverage issues related to claims under medical malpractice, professional and general liability, excess/umbrella policies. She advises clients nationwide and litigates complex coverage issues and bad faith. Terri has drafted proprietary policy forms for several 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 the immediate-past-president of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the CPCU Society, vice-chair of the steering committee for the CPCU Society's Coverage, Litigators, Educators, and Witnesses (CLEW) interest group, a member of PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society), and 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 on the board of directors of Provail, an organization serving children and adults with disabilities.