Rodney L. Umberger

  • Undergrad School: Furman University
  • Law School: University of Tennessee
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Firm: Williams Kastner (WA)
Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Suite 4100
Seattle WA 98111
United States

Rod Umberger is a partner in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner and chair of USLAW NETWORK. He is first and foremost a trial lawyer with experience handling product liability, transportation, premises liability, toxic tort, class actions and a variety of commercial litigation matters. He also has experience representing insurers as coverage and monitoring counsel on large loss claims. In the transportation arena, Rod has represented trucking companies and private fleets for Fortune 100 corporations in catastrophic highway accident litigation, emergency responses, regulatory matters, cargo claims and broker/shipper/carrier liability disputes in both state and federal courts. Rod also has advised transportation companies and transportation-related product manufacturers involved in NTSB investigations and coordinated responses to NTSB investigations. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, named in Best Lawyers in America, and was one of only 16 attorneys in Washington State recognized as a top civil litigation defense attorney by Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Board of Directors: Chair
  • Business Litigation and Class Actions: Primary
  • Complex Tort and Product Liability: Primary
  • Executive Committee: Chair
  • Professional Liability: Primary
  • Retail and Hospitality Law: Primary
  • Transportation and Logistics: Primary

Resources & Articles

Charles Baxter named USLAW NETWORK Bill Burns Award recipient

Charles Baxter named USLAW NETWORK Bill Burns Award recipient

Posted September 21, 2022

USLAW NETWORK names Charles E. Baxter, vice president of risk management for United Road, as the 2022 USLAW NETWORK Bill Burns Award recipient. USLAW created the award to annually recognize a client who has shown outstanding service and dedication to USLAW. The award is named after Bill Burns, a longtime… Continue Reading

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