July 28, 2023 General

Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell Welcomes Daniel Bentson to the Firm!

Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell is delighted to welcome Daniel Bentson to the firm. Dan is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes. He has successfully tried multi-million-dollar insurance and bad faith cases and has argued appeals significant to the insurance industry at the Washington and Oregon Supreme Courts. Dan is also a sought-after mediator who helps parties resolve disputed claims and has been recognized multiple times as an insurance coverage “Super Lawyer.”

Dan’s experience extends to all types of personal and commercial lines of insurance, including builder’s risk, commercial property, marine, cyber, life, accidental death, disability and a variety of third-party liability coverages (e.g., commercial general liability, employer’s liability, errors and omissions, directors and officers). He has advised and represented domestic and international clients in high-stakes cases involving bad faith and extra-contractual liability and obtained successful results on summary judgment and at trial.

After more than a decade representing solely insurers in coverage disputes, Dan now helps policyholders recover proceeds and benefits owed under their insurance policies. His significant experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry help him prepare effective recovery strategies for his clients. Dan brings this same knowledge and experience to his mediation practice where he works with the parties and their insurers to achieve practical and cost-efficient results.

Dan also has a successful appellate practice. Prior to joining GTTC, he led the appellate practice group at a highly respected regional defense firm. Dan has represented clients at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Sixth Circuits, the Washington and Oregon Supreme Courts, and the Washington Court of Appeals. His appellate experience first began after law school when Dan clerked for Justice James Johnson of the Washington Supreme Court.

Before Dan entered private practice, he was a prosecutor and successful trial lawyer in the United States Army JAG Corps. Dan handled numerous felony prosecutions and served as lead counsel in a capital murder case.  While on active duty, Dan deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and received the Bronze Star Medal for his service.

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