Selman Breitman Announces New Seattle Office

May 14, 2015

Selman Breitman LLP is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle office is Selman Breitman's sixth office, joining offices throughout California and Nevada, and includes the addition of two new attorneys—Partner Peter Mintzer and Associate Justin Landreth. Mintzer and Landreth, who join Linda Wendell Hsu, Mark Inbody, and Galina Jakobson as licensed Selman Breitman attorneys in Washington, maintain a broad practice with specific emphasis in insurance law.

Plans to formally expand into the Pacific Northwest were initiated after increased demand from existing and prospective clients, including clients in the insurance, business litigation, toxic tort/environmental, product liability, and trucking and transportation sectors. Located in the heart of downtown at 800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100, Seattle, WA, the new office will service clients across the greater Pacific Northwest, including in Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia.

"We have been looking to increase our presence in the Pacific Northwest, and opening a Seattle office made sense based upon the needs of our clients," said firm managing partner, Neil Selman. "Being able to bring Peter Mintzer into the firm presented an exceptional opportunity with one of the top insurance attorneys in the region," he explained.

Peter Mintzer will serve as the managing partner of the Seattle office and Chair of the firm's Pacific Northwest Insurance Practice Group. "Selman Breitman has a proven record of providing exceptional legal services to a remarkably broad and diverse group of clients," said Mintzer. "I am elated to be joining a firm with so much depth and a long history of legal excellence," he continued. "We are going to be able to meet the legal needs of our clients across the Pacific Northwest."

Mintzer represents insurers in complex insurance coverage matters, including "bad faith" litigation and has experience in the areas of environmental pollution, toxic torts, construction defect, product defect/recall and professional liability. He also frequently defends insureds and self-insured entities in litigation in the areas of environmental pollution, toxic torts, construction defects and professional errors and omissions matters. Mintzer is licensed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska. Joining Mintzer is Associate Justin Landreth who has experience in representing insurers in all types of litigation and is licensed in New York, Maryland, Washington, and the District of Columbia.