Stacia was honored to be selected for the peer-reviewed 2019 Washington “Rising Star” list, Business/Corporate Law, issued by Super Lawyers®. Stacia has been named a Rising Star every year of eligibility since 2010. The designation is awarded to 2.5% of practicing Washington attorneys. You can read about the vetting and selection process here.
Electric scooters are apparently coming to Seattle. They will join, and compete with, the City’s existing bicycles shares. According to Consumer Reports, there have been at least 8 deaths tied to U.S. e-scooter shares since fall 2017, emphasizing the liability risks associated with their use. Indemnity agreements are often used to shift (or confirm) the risk of third-party claims between contracting parties. Stacia was thrilled to be quoted in The Seattle Times again in May 2019, this time about indemnity agreements, risk management, and liability as it relates to injuries from scooter shares.
Stacia is part of the dynamic Seattle-area non-profit organization Women Business Owners, which helps women at all stages of business be more connected, more empowered, and more successful. In April 2019, Stacia taught a virtual seminar for the group’s Mentor Monday series called “When Handshakes Are Not Enough: The Why, What, & How of Written Customer Contracts.”
In February 2019, during the big snowstorm, The Seattle Times interviewed and quoted Stacia about legal liability for injuries on snow-covered sidewalks. Prior to starting Cornerpoint Law in 2015, Stacia spent 10 years representing parties in slip and fall and other types of lawsuits. Her comments can be read here.
2019 marks Stacia’s second year on the Board as Event Co-Chair for Women Business Owners, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering female entrepreneurs. Stacia is responsible for planning monthly luncheons and Happy Hour events.
Wow, does time fly! In November 2018, Cornerpoint Law celebrated its Third Anniversary, and Stacia began her 14th year of law practice. We held a client appreciation event on a sunny Saturday at Wings Over Washington – an amusement ride featuring spectacular video of the state – followed by ice cream at Shug’s Soda Fountain in downtown Seattle.
Stacia is pleased to again serve on the Board of Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals, Inc., a non-profit networking and educational organization for those in the insurance industry, as an at-large representative for the 2018-2019 year. She served as Secretary from 2016 to 2018.
Stacia co-taught a Torts course to paralegal students at Edmonds Community College during the Summer Quarter of 2018. Read more about torts – actions (and inaction) that lead to civil liability, like negligence, defamation, trespass, and assault and battery – and how torts are part of the larger risk management process.
Stacia was pleased to be selected as a 2018 Washington “Rising Star” in the practice area of Business/Corporate law. This marks the fourth eligible year in a row that Stacia has received the Rising Star designation, which is peer-reviewed and issued by Super Lawyers®.
On April 12, 2018, Stacia had the pleasure of co-presenting a continuing education class for Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals, Inc. Stacia and insurance coverage attorney Nicole Morrow covered the process of an examination under oath in the course, “Insurance Investigations — We’re in This Together.”
Stacia joined the board of Women Business Owners (WBO) as Event Co-Chair in January 2018. WBO has over 150 members in the Greater Seattle area, and Stacia is excited to continue supporting women-owned businesses by bringing in engaging speakers and planning useful networking opportunities.
We celebrated Cornerpoint Law’s Second Anniversary (and the start of Stacia’s 13th year of law practice) on November 18, 2017 with a client appreciation get-together at the movies. We saw the new Murder on the Orient Express – an entertaining movie and a great afternoon! A big thank you to our clients for your trust and support.
On April 20, 2017, Stacia presented an insurance continuing education course for Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals on commercial litigation reservation of rights scenarios. Titled “Take Cover! Preparing for a Liability ROR Letter,” it included a discussion of the reservation of rights process, intentional torts, the Washington Consumer Protection Act, contractual claims, and special types of damages.
What liability insurance protects a small business? Every business should consider obtaining general liability coverage. For many service providers, E&O insurance is a must. We’re also an advocate for cyber insurance. Stacia’s thoughts on these coverages, and a few others, can be found in the February 9, 2017 National Federation of Independent Business article, What Type of Liability Insurance Does Your Small Business Need? Identifying insurable risks, obtaining proper coverage, and understanding legal nuances are all part of the risk management process.
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