SEATTLE, WA - Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S. is proud to announce today that it has opened a new office in Portland, Oregon to better meet the needs of its Oregon clients. Effective October 1st, the Portland office will be the firms second office and will house two of BPM newest attorneys, David P. Rossmiller and Elissa Meyrowitz Boyd. BPMs newest office is located in the U.S. Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland.
The opening of Betts, Patterson & Mines new Portland office is an important step towards realizing our goal of continuing to grow in a way that helps us keep our client relationships as a top priority. Mr. Rossmiller and Ms. Boyd exemplify BPMs commitment to client relations and we are excited about their ability to help position Betts, Patterson & Mines future growth, commented Managing Shareholder, Larry Gottlieb.
David P. Rossmiller joins BPMs Portland office as a Director where he has a multi-state practice and specializes in complex insurance coverage advice and litigation. Mr. Rossmillers insurance practice includes a broad range of third-party and first-party insurance issues including general commercial liability, environmental liability, homeowners policies, directors and officers liability, and errors and omissions policies. Mr. Rossmiller routinely counsels insurers on coverage issues given the varying laws of the seven states in which he practices. Mr. Rossmiller has extensive experience in successfully mediating coverage disputes as counsel for insurers and is regularly involved in coverage litigation before State and Federal Courts.
Mr. Rossmillers expertise has been widely recognized by his peers and the insurance industry due in part to his broad knowledge of insurance law and issues on a national level. He has written extensively for the Appleman on Insurance treatise and related publications, and is a past author of the Insurance Coverage Law Blog, a popular and influential blog on insurance coverage matters and industry development. In addition, Mr. Rossmiller has been quoted on insurance and other legal topics in numerous media stories including stories in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Oregonian and many more. Besides his insurance law practice, Mr. Rossmiller has an extensive practice in environmental remediation and liabilities, copyright and trademark litigation, commercial litigation, and general insurance defense.
Before attending the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Rossmiller was an award-winning investigative reporter in Arizona for eight years for the now-defunct afternoon daily newspaper The Phoenix Gazette, where he covered crime and city politics.
Elissa Meyrowitz Boyd is an Attorney with Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S. where she specializes in insurance coverage advice and litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, and intellectual property litigation. Ms. Boyd received her bachelors degree in both Womens Studies and Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2008; and she received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in December 2010. While at Michigan Law, Ms. Boyd was an Article Editor for the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, and interned at both the Legal Aid and YWCA in Omaha, Nebraska, where she focused on helping survivors of domestic violence.
The opening of the BPM Portland office presents exciting new opportunities for client service, Mr. Rossmiller said. BPM is one of the top firms in the Northwest Region, with a well-deserved reputation for excellent client service and results, he said. BPM has outstanding leadership and some of the best lawyers on the West Coast. Ms. Boyd and I are honored to be a part of BPM and its vision.
The attorneys of Betts Patterson & Mines, P.S. are sought out for their problem-solving skills and for their expertise in serving the legal needs of both large and small businesses, as well as individuals. For more information, please call (206) 292-9988 or visit www.bpmlaw.com.