Irene M. Hecht

Irene M. Hecht

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Seattle, WA

Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
 | 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-623-1900
Fax: 206-623-3384
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (70%),
  • Appellate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Irene Hecht is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes insurance law, particularly in coverage and bad faith litigation. She also has an active appellate practice and has represented insurance companies in trial courts, the Court of Appeals, and before the Washington State Supreme Court. Ms. Hecht has over 38 years of experience in coverage analysis and representation, including both commercial and personal lines, umbrella and excess coverage, and first- and third-party coverage. She has dealt with a wide variety of coverage issues including: advertising injury, personal injury, construction defect, automobile, underinsured motorist, personal injury protection, homeowner's, products-completed operations, E&O, and D&O. Ms. Hecht also actively advises and represents both insureds and insurers in bad faith litigation, with respect to both first- and third-party matters.

    About Irene Hecht

    Admitted: 1980, Washington

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • King County Bar Association, Member
    • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1980
    • American Bar Association, Member; Tort and Insurance sections
    • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
    • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1998
    • Washington State Bar Association, Member
    • Northwest Insurance Coverage Association, Member
    • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 1990

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, Hot Topics in UIM Coverage, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Annual Insurance Law Update, 2012
    • Speaker, Duty to Settle, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Annual Insurance Law Update, 2011
    • Speaker, Typical Discovery Requests, Annual Insurance Law Update, WDTL, 2013
    • Speaker, Bifurcation in UIM Cases, Annual Insurance Law Update, WDTL, 2017
    • Speaker, Update on the Duty to Defend and the Duty to Explore Settlement, Annual Insurance Law Update, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, 2015

    Representative Clients:

    • Allstate Insurance Company, Esurance Insurance Company, Canal Indemnity Insurance Company

    Educational Background:

    • University of Washington - B.A., magna cum laude, Speech Communication, 1977

    Industry Groups

    • International Association Of Defense Counsel
    • NICA
    • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for Irene M. Hecht

    1201 Third Avenue
    Suite 3200
    Seattle, WA 98101

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    Last Updated: 5/28/2020

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