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Guin Becker Bogusz

Guin Becker Bogusz

Associate


Guin’s practice spans the full range of GTTC's work: insurance recovery advice and litigation; commercial litigation; and personal injury litigation. Her insurance coverage practice ranges from management and professional liability work to sex abuse coverage advice and litigation, to advocating for individuals involved in long term care and health insurance disputes. Her commercial work emphasizes employment advice and litigation for both employees and employers. She also has experience representing individuals with high-stakes personal injury claims through trial.

Guin is a member of the firm’s Allyship, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee which is responsible for the firm’s Law School Leg-Up Grant Program. She is also a volunteer attorney for the Juvenile Parole Project, recently obtaining early release for an individual who has been in prison over twenty years since the age of 17.

Guin graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2017 with High Honors, where she was named to the Order of the Coif. She was a Summer Associate at GTTC after her first and second years of law school.

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Professional Experience

Representative Matters

Insurance Coverage

  • Represented a financial services institution in obtaining insurance coverage for the defense of a multi-year, sophisticated shareholder activism campaign.
  • Represented a leading international retailer in obtaining insurance coverage for property damage to its stores and merchandise as a result of nationwide protests.
  • Defended individuals in multiple insurance coverage actions under homeowner’s insurance policies for alleged sex abuse, obtaining a denial of a motion for summary judgment on the duty to defend and a stay in one of the actions while the underlying case was litigated.
  • Represented an individual whose ongoing care at a retirement center was wrongfully denied, obtaining a reversal of the coverage denial without litigation.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for an individual whose long-term care insurance company denied coverage for an assisted living facility.
  • Increased insurance coverage for in-home care for a medically fragile individual by eight hours/day.

Commercial Litigation

  • Obtained dismissal of an EEOC charge for sex discrimination for a local food manufacturing company. 
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order to protect a local business’ property rights. 
  • Defended a software company in a commercial lawsuit identical to a previous lawsuit filed against it, initially obtaining an order awarding costs and staying the litigation and, six months later, attaining a dismissal with prejudice after the plaintiff did not comply with the court’s order.
  • Defended an international motor vehicle company in a commercial lawsuit, obtaining a dismissal of several claims against it.

Personal Injury

  • Obtained the largest mTBI-only personal injury settlement in Washington State history.  

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer Attorney, University of Washington’s Law, Societies & Justice Program's Juvenile Parole Project
  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the King County Bar Association
  • 2021 Member at Large, Washington State Hunter Jumper Association

Representative Clients

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, Health Insurers Still Don’t Adequately Cover Mental Health Treatment, NAMI Blog, March 2020
  • Speaker, Washington Autism Alliance, Health Insurance Appeals, August 2021, Seattle, WA
  • Speaker, National Alliance on Mental Illness National Convention, How to Successfully Challenge an Insurance Company's Denial of Mental Health Benefits, June 2019, Seattle, WA
  • Speaker, GTTC Insurance Recovery Seminar, Lightning Round -- Developments to Watch in Washington and Beyond, June 2019, Seattle, WA
  • Speaker, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Search for the "Real" Dual Diagnosis Treatment and the Insurance to Pay for It, February 2019, Seattle, WA
  • Speaker, Northwest Health Law Advocates CLE, Using the Independent Review Organization Decision Database, October 2018, Seattle, WA

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Washington State Bar
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Personal

I'm a lifelong Seattle native and proud "Double Dawg." In my spare time, I enjoy horseback riding and competing in horse shows, downhill skiing, baking, reading, hiking, and surfing. 

Practice Emphasis

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, with high honors, 2017
    • Order of the Coif
    • CALI Award for Constitutional Law II
    • CALI Award for Fundamentals of Health Law
    • CALI Award for Civil Procedure II
    • CALI Award for Forensics
    • CALI Award for Torts
    • CALI Award for Individual Income Tax
    • CALI Award for Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing
    • CALI Award for Comparative and International Law Survey
  • B.A., University of Washington, magna cum laude, 2012
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society Member

   

 

Recognition