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Mr. Barry N. Mesher

Lane Powell PC
Regular Member
Office:
1420 5th Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-223-7000
Fax: 206-223-7107
Email: mesherb@lanepowell.com
Web Site: www.lanepowell.com

Law School: Seattle University (1977)

Practice Areas:
 

Areas of Practice
Barry Mesher focuses his practice on toxic tort, mass and municipal tort, premises liability, insurance coverage, personal injury, product liability, professional liability and labor and employment law. He was a co-founder of the Washington Asbestos Defense Association and has served as its Court Liaison and President. He is a member of the American College of Law and Medicine and New York Academy of Sciences. Barry has been involved in the “bet the company” asbestos litigation continuously since 1980. He regularly serves as national, regional and local counsel for firm clients, devising and executing comprehensive defense strategies in mass tort cases across the country.

Admitted to Practice
Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
Academics
University of Puget Sound (J.D., 1977; B.S., with honors, 1973)
University of Washington School of Law
Claremont Graduate School (M.A., with honors, 1974)
Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships
Aviation
Class Action Defense
Director and Office Liability
Environmental
ERISA Litigation
Health Care
Insurance and Toxic Tort
Labor and Employment
London
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Professional Liability
Public/Private Partnerships
Railroad and Mass Transportation
Representative Cases
Head of the Joint Defense Counsel and Lead Trial Counsel in Port of Tacoma v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al; Port of Everett v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds’, London et al; Marine Industries Northwest Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al; Zidell Marine Corporation v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al (Federal Court and State Court – Hylebos Claims) – Environmental Coverage Litigation
National, regional and/or local counsel in the defense of asbestos personal injury and property damage litigation since 1980
Program, loss control and defense counsel for employment issues
Lead trial counsel in Bradley v. City of Ellensburg, et al – Civil rights litigation
Publications
“Expanding The Duty To Warn In Wash. Liability Case,” Law360, Porfolio Media, Inc., October 21, 2008
“The Role of an Insurance Lawyer,” Insurance Settlements and Negotiations, Aspatore Books, 2006
Speaking Engagements
Barry is a frequent speaker at Defense Research Institute and Washington State Bar Association Seminars

Awards and Honors
Named as a Washington “SuperLawyer,” Washington Law and Politics magazine, 2006-2009
Professional and Community Activities
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Federal Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (Industry-Wide Litigation Committee)
Committee of Bar Examiners, Washington State Bar Association
American Bar Association (Governmental Liability Sub-Committee)
First Amendment Lawyers Association
Founder, Court Liaison and President (1986), Washington Asbestos Defense Association (1979-1986)
Member, New York Academy of Sciences
Member, American College of Law and Medicine
Master, Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inns of Court




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