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David P. Rossmiller

Managing Partner

Vancouver Office

701 NE 136 th Avenue, Suite 200

Vancouver, Washington 98684

Telephone: (360) 612-0515

Facsimile: (360) 612-0516

E-mail: david.rossmiller@qpwblaw.com

David P. Rossmiller is the Managing Partner of the Vancouver, Washington Hub of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Mr. Rossmiller has a multi-state practice and specializes in complex insurance coverage advice and litigation. His insurance practice includes a broad range of issues, including general commercial liability insurance, construction defect, auto, and homeowners' coverage, environmental property damage, first-party coverage, professional liability coverage, directors' and officers' liability, business interruption insurance, coverage issues regarding clergy and other sex abuse cases, and many other types of coverage matters. He routinely counsels insurers on coverage issues and helps clients avoid coverage traps in the eight states in which he practices.  

Besides insurance coverage, Mr. Rossmiller's practice includes insurance defense litigation, railroad law and litigation, trucking law and litigation, medical malpractice, aviation claims, and litigation of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets and other intellectual property cases. He also has many years of experience in managing environmental contamination clean-up cases and in environmental advice and litigation under CERCLA and state environmental laws. He has extensive litigation experience in employment law cases. He also represents numerous property and casualty insurers as a lobbyist against insurance bad faith bills in the Oregon Legislature.  

Mr. Rossmiller's 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 The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Oregonian, and many more.  

Licensed to practice in Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico, Mr. Rossmiller is admitted to the U.S. District Court of Idaho, the U.S. District Court of Montana, the U.S. District Court of North Dakota, the U.S. District Court of Oregon, U.S. District Court of Utah, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.   

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Rossmiller's was an award-winning investigative reporter in Arizona for the now-defunct afternoon daily newspaper The Phoenix Gazette, where he covered crime and city politics. 

Professional Affiliations 

  • Arizona State Bar Association 
  • Idaho State Bar Association 
  • Montana State Bar Association 
  • Multnomah Bar Association 
  • North Dakota Bar Association 
  • Oregon State Bar Association 
  • Utah State Bar Association 
  • Washington State Bar Association 
  • Wyoming State Bar Association 

Articles 

  • "Hurricane Law," Author, Published in: Appleman on Insurance 2d, Chapter 192 
  • "The Insurer-Insured Relationship," Author, Published in: Appleman on Insurance 2d, Library Edition, Chapter Three 
  • "Insurance Coverage Blog," Proprietor and Author, www.insurancecoverageblog.net 
  • "Applying Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privileges in Insurance Litigation," Author, Published in: New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, Chapter 19 
  • "Conducting Discovery in Insurance Litigation," Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance Law Practice Guide, Chapter 20 
  • "Interpretation and Enforcement of Anti-Concurrent Policy in Hurricane Katrina Cases and Beyond," Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law 
  • "Katrina in the Fifth Dimension: Hurricane Katrina Cases in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals," Author, Published in: New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law 

Presentations 

  • "Cyber Insurance," Oregon State Bar (September 2013) 
  • "Problems with Additional Insured Endorsements," (April 2012) 
  • "Emerging Issues Regarding Additional Insured Coverage," Insurance in the Construction Industry (April 2011) 
  • "Wind v. Water," Property Loss Research Bureau, (March 2009 and 2010) 
  • Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program (October 2009) 
  • Mississippi Bankers Association Annual Convention (May 2008) 
  • Mississippi State Insurance Day (April 2008) 

Areas of Practice

  • Aviation Law
  • Cargo, Trucking and Logistics
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Environmental Law
  • General Liability
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Intellectual Property and Internet Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad Law and Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. cum laude (1998)

Minot State University, B.S. cum laude (1984)

Bar Admissions

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North Dakota

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Utah

Wyoming

New Mexico

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