Meeting/Event Information

Members Education Meeting

September 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Parker, Smith & Feek
2233 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

WHCRMS is pleased to present Gregg Bertram, Roger Hillman, and Elizabeth Leedom as guest speakers at the September 20th education meeting being held at the office of Parker, Smith and Feek.


Strategies for Healthcare Disputes

The landscape of healthcare is diverse and rapidly changing and for this reason dispute resolution in healthcare can be challenging. This education session brings together three experts to discuss the various players involved in healthcare disputes as well as the different types of disputes unique to healthcare. Attendees will be introduced to the different options of medical negligence negotiations available and they will learn what makes an effective negotiation.


Gregg Bertram, J.D., L.L.M.

Gregg Bertram is the founder of Pacific ADR and is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most experienced and respected mediator/arbitrators. In the past twenty-five years Gregg has successfully mediated several thousand civil cases of virtually every dimension.   Gregg is a former JAMS shareholder and was previously designated “Master Mediator” by his first ADR service provider, Washington Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (WAMS). He is also former Chair of the Federal Bar Association ADR Section, a member of the ADR Roundtable and National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and panelist of the American Arbitration Association.

Roger Hillman, J.D.

Roger Hillman is of counsel to Paramount Law Group. He began his career as a litigator on the East Coast. After a successful career as Senior Vice President of Claims for three national insurance carriers, he resumed his litigation practice in the Pacific Northwest. Roger concentrates his practice on health care and insurance matters, while also handling commercial disputes. In the health care arena, he has handled professional liability matters for a wide variety of providers; physicians, hospitals, psychologists, chiropractors, naturopaths and acupuncturists. He has also resolved numerous disputes involving provider credentialing, Medicare and Medicaid audits, medical devices and employment. His insurance background gives him a unique perspective, enabling him to resolve complex coverage matters, both for insurers and insureds, often without the need for protracted litigation.

Elizabeth A. Leedom, J.D.

Liz Leedom is Vice President & Corporate Secretary for Bennett Bigelow & Leedom. She is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented hospitals, physicians and other providers in medical malpractice cases for over 28 years. She has special expertise on cases involving obstetrics, neurosurgery, anesthesia and other areas. In addition to her work with health care providers, she has represented medical device and product manufacturers. Liz has tried over 60 malpractice cases to verdict. She is regularly selected on the “Super Lawyers” and Best Lawyers® lists, most recently in 2017 when she was also selected to the Top 50 Women Lawyers.

Anticipated CLE/CE credits: 1.0 (pending approval)

Fees: This session is offered free of charge to current WHCRMS members and for $25.00 to non-members. Guests who have never previously been a member to WHCRMS may apply their $25.00 registration fee toward a 2018-2019 WHCRMS membership.  

Location: Parker, Smith & Feek, 2233 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Guests may attend either in-person or remotely via webinar.

**Registrants will receive a separate e-mail with instructions to connect to the webinar/teleconference and conference materials.**

Contact with any questions. 


$0.00 Member

$25.00 Non-Member