Kasey Huebner is a litigator and trial lawyer with a complex and varied practice focusing on insurance recovery and bad faith, trust and estate litigation, and employment matters. She has a proven record of success representing Fortune 100 clients, local business, government agencies, and individuals. Kasey has tried cases to verdict in state and federal court and has had opposing parties concede at the close of her client’s case. She has achieved numerous six and seven-figure recoveries for her plaintiff clients and also has achieved favorable results when defending clients against multi-million-dollar claims.
Kasey served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association’s Litigation Section and as Chair of Dress for Success® Seattle. She currently is Vice President of the Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Seattle. Previously, she taught Civil Procedure II and Pre-Trial Practice at the University of Washington School of Law.
Kasey regularly presents at continuing legal education courses addressing her areas of practice. She has co-chaired the annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association’s Real Property Probate and Trust Section. Kasey also co-authored the “Duty to Defend” and “Property Insurance” chapters of the Lexis-Nexis Washington Insurance Practice Guide. Recently, she addressed coverage for business income losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic as a panelist at the ABA’s 30th Annual ICLC Midyear Conference.
In recognition of her achievements and reputation, Super Lawyers Magazine has included Kasey as a Top 100 Washington Super Lawyer and a Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyer. Kasey also is listed in Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Insurance Law. When she taught Civil Procedure II at the University of Washington School of Law, her students nominated her for the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year Award.
- Defense Verdict for King County Councilmember – Kasey represented as member of the Seattle City Council against a defamation claim, which resulted in a defense verdict for her client. During his closing argument, counsel for one of the other parties to the lawsuit described Kasey’s closing argument as a “masterpiece.”
- Opposing Party Concedes at Will Contest Trial – Kasey represented a beneficiary in a will contest matter in which the opposing party conceded after Kasey presented her client’s case. As a result, the will was reformed, and Kasey’s client was able to obtain the full estate share to which she was entitled.
- Summary Judgment on Policyholders’ Insurance Coverage and Extracontractual Claims – Kasey won summary judgment for a policyholder in an insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuit resulting from the insurer’s knowingly improper depreciation of the policyholder’s personal property. Based upon the arguments Kasey presented, the court ruled that, as a matter of law, the insurer had breached the contract, acted in bad faith, and violated the Consumer Protection Act. The ruling led to a highly favorable settlement for Kasey’s client.
- $2 Million Policy-Limits Settlement in Personal Injury Lawsuit – Kasey represented woman and her husband in a personal injury lawsuit. The woman had sustained serious injuries to her groin after being invited to enter a dangerous worksite in which a section of the floor had been removed immediately inside the entryway. As a result, the woman fell and landed on a joist, sustaining permanent injuries. Kasey achieved a life-changing $2 million policy-limits settlement for her clients.
- $1 Million Summary Judgment Award, Plus Fees, in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit – Kasey achieved summary judgment in favor of an individual who had been financially abused by his attorney-in-fact. Kasey successfully demonstrated on summary judgment that the attorney-in-fact had breached her fiduciary duties to Kasey’s client, leading to a $1 million judgment in her client’s favor, as well as an award of over $200,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
- Member, William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court, 2013-Present
- Participant, Ladder Down Women’s Business Development Program, 2015-2016
- Member, Lean in Circle, 2014-Present
- Lecturer, Pre-Trial Practice, University of Washington School of Law, Fall Quarter 2010
- Lecturer, Civil Procedure II, University of Washington School of Law, Winter Quarter 2009
- Extern, Honorable Marsha J. Pechman, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2002
- Chair, WSBA Litigation Section Executive Committee, 2013-2014
- Editor, WSBA Litigation Section Newsletter, 2009-2012
- Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMA), 2006-Present
- Vice President, 2022
- Board Member, 2017-Present
- Dress for Success, Community Advisory Board, Seattle, 2005-2011
- President and Past-Chair
- University of Washington School of Law, Mentor, 2003-2005, 2012-2015
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
- Co-author, “Duty to Defend” (2014-2016) and “Property Insurance” (2016), Washington Insurance Practice Guide (Lexis-Nexis)
- Author, “Tips for an Effective Closing Argument,” Litigation News, Volume 23, No. 1, 2010/2011
- Author, “Litigating Against a Pro Se Party,” Litigation News, Volume 20, No. 3, 2008-2009
- Author, “Dealing with a Defaulting Co-Defendant when Joint and Several Liability Is at Issue,” Litigation News, Volume 21, No. 2, 2009
- Author, “Top Ten Tips from the 2008 Litigation Section Midyear CLE,” Litigation News, Volume 20, No. 2, 2008
- Author, “Beyond Dreiling: Filing Documents Under Seal Following Rufer v. Abbot Laboratories,” Litigation News, Volume 17, No. 3, 2005
- Author, “In the Litigation Business: Insurance Company Liability for Acts Occurring in the Course of Litigation Under the Consumer Protection Act,” Note, 76 Wash. L. Rev. 927, 2001
- Presenter, “The Policyholder’s Duty to Cooperate,” The Seminar Group’s CLE Bootcamp, December 2022
- Panelist, “Business Income Coverage for COVID-Related Losses,” ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, 30th Annual Midyear Conference, February 2022
- Co-Chair, 18th Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar, WSBA CLE, April 2021
- Co-Chair, 17th Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar, WSBA CLE, April 2020
- Presenter, “Disciplining and Terminating Employees the Right Way,” NBI CLE, April 2019
- Presenter, 15th Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar, Case Law and Legislative Update, WSBA CLE, 2018
- Presenter, “Deposing Insurance Adjusters, Agents and More,” NBI CLE, December 2016
- Presenter, “Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know,” NBI CLE, December 2016
- Panelist, “Expert Deposition Skills,” MAMA Seattle CLE, 2016
- Panelist, “A View from the Trenches: What’s Working and What’s Not Working in Mediation,” ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference, 2015 & 2016
- Presenter, “Human Resources Law: What You Need to Know Now,” NBI CLE, 2016
- Presenter, “Real World Mediation and Trial Tactics,” NBI CLE, 2015
- Panelist, “Seattle University Labor and Employment Law Event,” 2015
- Presenter, “Understanding Hearsay,” NBI CLE, 2015
- Program Co-chair, “The Convincing Litigator: Persuasive Techniques to Influence Case Outcomes,” WSBA CLE, 2014
- Presenter, “Hiring & Terminating,” Sterling Education CLE, 2013
- Presenter and Program Co-chair, “Strategic Use of Court Rules to Win Cases,” WSBA CLE, 2013
- Program Moderator, “As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation,” NBI Judicial Forum, 2012
- Co-chair, “The Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Litigation,” WSBA CLE, 2012
- Instructor, “Tips for an Effective Closing Argument,” NITA, 2010 and 2012
- Presenter, “Depositions,” NBI CLE, 2010
- Guest Lecturer, “Developing Litigation Goals and Informal Discovery,” Pre-Trial Practice, University of Washington School of Law, Spring 2010
- Presenter, “Spoliation: A Two-Edged Sword,” WDTL Product Liability Breakfast Club CLE Series, 2009
- Presenter, “Evidence: Strategies for Finding, Preserving and Using Evidence to Support Your Case,” NBI CLE, 2008
When she is not advocating for her clients, Kasey spends as much time as possible with her husband and her two children, who are growing up faster than she can fathom. She also enjoys hiking as often as the weather and her schedule permit, travel, cooking and baking for friends and family, and attempting to tame her garden.