A. Elyse O'Neill

A. Elyse O'Neill is an associate at CWLH. Ms. O'Neill’s practice focuses on all aspects of insurance defense, including first party coverage, bad faith, and third party defense.

Ms. O'Neill graduated from Western Washington University in 2008. Prior to attending law school, Ms. O'Neill started at CWLH in 2008 as the file clerk. Upon receiving her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Washington in 2009, Ms. O'Neill was promoted to a legal assistant, and handled client correspondence, federal and state court filings, discovery requests, and trial preparation. Ms. O'Neill left CWLH in 2010 to attend law school.

Ms. O'Neill graduated in 2013 from New England Law | Boston, and returned back to the Pacific Northwest to rejoin CWLH as an associate. During law school, Ms. O'Neill was a Senior Technical Editor on the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law. During her second year summer, Ms. O'Neill clerked for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, and also continued to intern at CWLH, assisting with legal research projects and drafting court filings.

Ms. O'Neill is admitted to practice in Washington State, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the Washington Young Lawyer’s Division, and the American Bar Association.

Representative Cases

  • The Attorney Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Apply in UIM 1st Party Cases, and Information Generated Post-Litigation is Not Discoverable - Assisting Rory W. Leid III. Richardson v. Gov't Emps. Ins. Co., 200 Wn. App. 705, 403 P.3d 115, (2017), petition for review denied, 2018 Wash. LEXIS 264 (Wash., Apr. 4, 2018).
  • Allstate v. Lighthouse et. al. - CWLH successfully prevails on behalf of Allstate in unlawful practice of law, criminal profiteering, and fraud suit - USDC, Western District of Washington, Cause No. 2:15-cv-01976 RSL
  • Farmers et al v. FirstChoice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation et al - CWLH obtains $250,000 settlement on behalf of insurer in federal fraud, ORICO/RICO, UTPA lawsuit against medical provider - United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Cause No.: 3:13-cv-0 1823-PK