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Grace Kimm

Attorney

Phone: (206) 905-0287
Email: Grace Kimm
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Grace represents contractors, developers, homeowners associations, and other policyholders in insurance coverage, construction defect, and complex commercial litigation.

Focusing on insurance coverage, Grace assists policyholders in a wide array of tasks including identifying and analyzing coverage issues, giving notice to insurers and tendering claims for benefits, preparing claims and proofs of loss, negotiating settlements, bringing actions against insurers for breach of contract and bad faith, and working with policyholders to find the best solutions to meet their coverage goals.

Before going to law school, Grace started her legal career as a legal assistant. During law school, she externed for the Honorable Darleen Ortega at the Oregon Court of Appeals. Grace has also worked as a paralegal. Having worked in many different roles has given Grace a unique and holistic approach to litigation.

Admitted to Practice
  • Washington State Courts
Professional Activities

Washington Women Lawyers

Education
  • University of Washington, B.A.
  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D.

Latest News

Todd Hayes

Federal Court Rules Liability Insurer Unreasonably Refused to Defend, Estopping It from Denying Coverage

A general contractor tendered a claim as an “additional insured” to its subcontractor’s liability insurer.  The insurer denied any duty to defend or indemnify on grounds that the general contractor was not an additional insured and that the insurer had no coverage obligations until the subcontractor satisfied a $500,000 self-insured…
Greg Harper

Court Rules Insurer that Waited To Take Coverage Position Until After Being Sued Acted in Bad Faith, Cannot “Cure”

A liability insurer failed to take a coverage position for over a year after its policyholder requested a defense. Two weeks after being sued, the insurer offered to defend, then argued its belated offer “cured” any breach of its duty to defend. On summary judgment, a Western District of Washington…
Todd Hayes

High Rise Condominium Nets Seven Figures for “Water Damage” Repairs

Homeowners at a condominium in downtown Seattle recently discovered water damage inside the roof of their condominium. The condominium association retained Harper│Hayes to file a lawsuit against the association’s property insurer, which had denied coverage. Soon after the firm launched a summary judgment motion—arguing the loss was covered and the…

About Our Firm

Harper | Hayes PLLC is a business litigation law firm, focusing on insurance coverage and construction defect disputes.

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Insurance Coverage

We represent policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, including cases involving property, casualty, professional liability, directors and officers, and pollution insurance.

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