Westin McLean

Of Counsel, Seattle Office

Direct Dial: 206.521.6444
westin.mclean@bullivant.com



Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2013
  • Oregon, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2010

Education

  • University of Oregon, School of Law - J.D., Order of the Coif, 2009
  • University of Oregon - B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, 2006

Practice Experience

Westin McLean has been advising and representing insurance companies, individuals, and businesses in complex matters and litigation since 2009. He has extensive experience providing coverage opinions and claims handling advice to national and regional insurance carriers regarding all types of property, casualty, automobile, commercial trucking, specialty, and general liability policies. He has also handled a wide range of litigated actions involving first and third-party insurance coverage, declaratory judgments, covenant judgments, bad faith claims handling, COVID-19 insurance claims, commercial accidents, and personal injury claims in both state and federal courts.

Westin is a seasoned litigator who has developed a reputation for his knowledge of the law and his ability to resolve contentious claims. He has prepared and successfully argued dozens of dispositive trial motions as well as handled multiple appeals from beginning to end. His experience and skills have allowed him to achieve favorable resolutions for hundreds of claims and filed actions through litigation, direct negotiation, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Bullivant, Westin was a partner at a boutique law firm in Seattle focused on complex insurance coverage matters. He began his career as an associate at one of the largest insurance defense firms in Portland.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (Member)

Awards and Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Washington Super Lawyers (2021 & 2020 — Insurance Coverage)
  • Named as a "Rising Star" in Washington Super Lawyers (2019, 2018 & 2017 — Insurance Coverage) and Oregon Super Lawyers (2016, 2015 & 2014 — Personal Injury General: Defense)

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Construction Insurance," Insurance Law Summit (2016)
  • Presenter, "Legal Ethics in Bad Faith Litigation," NBI Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington (2019)
  • Co-Presenter, "Ethical Issues Arising from Insurance Claims & Representation," TSG Northwest Insurance Law (2020)