T. Arlen Rumsey

partner, seattle

1000 Second Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, Washington 98104
Telephone: 206-223-4226
Fax: 206-223-5459

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Arlen began practicing law in Seattle after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law with high honors in 1989. He is a partner in the Seattle office and has been with Gordon & Polscer, L.L.C., since 1997.

Arlen's practice focuses on representation of insurance companies in complex insurance coverage disputes, and defense of insureds against personal injury and property damage claims. He has also handled several asbestos matters and obtained multiple dismissals for his clients. Arlen's past experience also includes work for FDIC involving personal/consumer bankruptcy and commercial litigation with an emphasis on creditors' rights, as well as products liability defense litigation. He has also served as a Special Deputy Prosecutor for King and Snohomish Counties.


Education & Credentials

  • B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, Brigham Young University, 1986
  • J.D., with high honors, University of Washington Law School, 1989
  • Order of the Coif

Admitted to Practice

Washington State Bar
United States District Court, Western District of Washington
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Northwest Insurance Coverage Association

Significant Appellate Cases

  • Alcoa v. Aetna, 140 Wn.2d 517, 998 P.2d 856 (2000)