V. Andrew Cass

Partner

  • location icon Seattle, WA
    1111 Third Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101

Drew Cass is a partner in the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois and a co-chair of the national Healthcare Practice. Since 1984, he has defended actions involving insurance coverage and bad faith, medical malpractice, attorney malpractice, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. 

Legal Experience

  • Managing Partner, Lewis Brisbois Seattle office
  • 2004 through October 2012: Managing Partner, Lewis Brisbois Las Vegas office
  • Trials and appeals of significant exposure matters in state and federal courts
  • Litigates and counsels major insurer clients on coverage and bad faith matters in a wide array of areas including personal lines (automobile and homeowners coverage, both property and liability), commercial general liability, commercial property, directors and officers liability, errors & omissions professional liability coverage (physicians, attorneys, real estate professionals)
  • Litigates medical malpractice actions in numerous areas including obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, surgery (general, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic, general thoracic, orthopedic, plastic), cardiology, internal medicine and family practice, pulmonology, neurology, oncology, radiology, urology, and ophthalmology
  • Defends attorneys in high exposure legal malpractice cases

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Navigating the Law of Defense Counsel Ex Parte Interviews of Treating Physicians," Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy Volume 31 Issue 1, 2015
  • Healthcare Practice Client Alert, Lewis Brisbois, March 2015

Professional Presentations

  • Regularly provides educational seminars to hospitals, insurance staff, and other clients
  • Presented CLE seminars on insurance coverage, discovery, and other litigation and insurance topics

Admissions

Washington

Nevada

Awards & Honors

  • Nevada/Mountain States Super Lawyer for medical malpractice defense, 2007-2008, 2010-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV" Rating (highest rating for ethics and professionalism)

Education

Arizona State University

Juris Doctor, 1984

University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts, 1980

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