Practice Areas


For many years, Carmichael Clark has provided high quality, effective, and cost-efficient defense representing the insureds of liability carriers, self-insured businesses, and municipalities in trial and appellate litigation. The firm has represented countless individuals and business in defense of personal injury claims and business injury claims. Cases have included: motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical and professional malpractice, product defense, truck and catastrophic road accidents, construction defects, construction related accidents recreational and sporting accidents and injuries, consumer products, agricultural accidents and injuries, and lender/bank liability.

The firm’s insurance defense practice involves representation of the following types of clients:

  • Individuals
  • Construction companies
  • Contractors
  • Insurance agents and brokers
  • Corporate entities (corporations, LLCs, partnerships)
  • Manufacturers
  • Equipment sellers
  • Transportation carriers, retailers
  • Farms
  • Corporate officers and directors
  • Professional service providers (lawyers, doctors, architects, engineers)
  • Hospitals and health care providers

The firm also provides defense counseling to banks in lender liability lawsuits brought against them.

Carmichael Clark provides tenacious, yet economical representation. Whether defending the simplest car accident case or a complicated industrial accident, Carmichael Clark has the resources, staff, and experience to achieve favorable results for our clients before trial and appellate courts.

Insurance Defense Attorneys

Lisa M. Keeler
Lisa M. Keeler

Court Cases

Personal Injury Defense

Whatcom County Superior Court Personal Injury Case

Plaintiff claimed our client caused an accident during a bicycle race and sought over $125,000 in damages. Jury found our client was not negligent and did not cause the accident, entering a defense verdict.

Skagit County Superior Court Personal Injury Case

One plaintiff seeking damages following a motorcycle-automobile accident settled his claims pre-suit via former counsel and then sought to change his mind via new counsel. Through a series of strategic motions and discovery requests, successfully enforced the settlement agreement for $10,000 and release of his claims against our client.


Skagit County Superior Court Timber Trespass Case

Successfully and creatively settled the case with an easement for our client with no monetary damages or other costs or fees paid.

Lender Liability

We regularly represent insurance companies in minor settlement matters to ensure reasonable settlements are reviewed by Special Guardians ad Litem and formally approved by the Court.

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