About Kristine A. Grelish
Kristine (Tini) became a trial lawyer out of a deeply held belief that bullies should not win and that one must stand up for what they believe is fair and right. When tragedy happens, injuring you, your children, or loved ones, Kristine works to help you and your family seek justice by leveling the playing field against insurance companies, large corporations, and the government.
Kristine devotes the majority of her practice to helping injured people and their families with personal injury cases, including motor vehicle/car accidents, wrongful death, school bullying and police misconduct. She also handles insurance bad faith cases.
Kristine attended Seattle University School of Law, where she graduated with a Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude. Upon graduating from law school, Kristine clerked for the Honorable Christine Quinn-Brintnall of the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II.
Seattle University of Law, Seattle, Washington
J.D. summa cum laude – 2005
University of British Columbia
B.A. – 2000 With Honors
Kristine Grelish Owner
Personal Injury & Insurance Misconduct Lawyer
- Washington State
- U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) Lectures
WSAJ’s 39th Annual Insurance Law Seminar, UIM: Special Beast or Just Another Insurance Case? January, 2017
WSAJ ’s 38th Annual Insurance Law Seminar, Annual IFCA Update January, 2016
How to Prepare for and Cross any Expert, WSAJ Annual Convention, New Lawyer Seminar, July 2014
Damages? Coverage Denials? Delays?, 36th Annual WSAJ Insurance Law Seminar, Winning Your IFCA Battle, January 2014
Jury Instructions: Drafting Within WPI; Drafting Outside the WPI; WSAJ Bringing Home the Winning Verdict Seminar, Part 3 of the So You Want to Be a Winning Trial Lawyer!? Series, May 2013
Getting Burned: Examinations Under Oath are more dangerous than you think, Hot Topics in Insurance Law, WSAJ 35th Annual Insurance Law Seminar, Seattle & Spokane, January 2013
The Floor Plan-Finding Insurance Coverage, WSAJ Insurance Basics Seminar, October 2011
Our State’s First IFCA Trial, WSBA Insurance Law Primer: Understanding the Essential Components, December 2010
Bad Faith, & Insurance Fair Conduct Act Litigation, WSAJ Motor Vehicle Litigation Seminar, March 2010
Our First IFCA Case, 32nd Annual WSAJ Insurance Law Seminar, Spokane & Seattle, January 2010
The Art of Direct & Cross Examination NBI CLE, Tacoma& Seattle, 2007
Roundtable/Brown Bag Lectures
IFCA Update: Auto Cases, USAA Claims and more, Washington State Association for Justice Downtown Seattle Roundtable, May 2014
Insurance Basics, Getting Started in the Plaintiffs Practice, WSAJ Brown Bag Series, 2012
Reports from the IFCA Frontline, Washington State Association for Justice Olympia Roundtable, 2013
IFCA, Washington State Association for Justice, Kitsap Roundtable Luncheon, 2013
Insurance Basics, WSAJ New Member Brown Bag Series, 2011
Honors and Awards
- Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 – 2021
- Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2010 – 2018
- Selected to National Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Plaintiff, Top 100: 2016-2020
- Selected to National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 Under 40: 2012 -2015
- AVVO Rating 10.0
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ)
- American Bar Association (ABA)
Seattle University School of Law, Insurance Law:
Bad Faith and Fair Conduct, fall 2013.
Law School Guest Lectures:
Guest Lecturer: Products Liability, topic: Working Up Your First Product’s Liability Case, Seattle University School of Law, 2007 – 2009, 2011-2016.
Guest Lecturer: A Practitioner’s View of a Product’s Liability Case, Seattle University School of Law, 2017.
Guest Lecturer, Remedies, topic: Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA), Seattle University School of Law, 2009, 2011 – 2017.
Guest Lecturer, Remedies, topic: General Course Review of Remedies in the Real World, Seattle University School of Law, 2021.
Teaching trial advocacy in Africa, through Justice Advocacy Africa (JAA), a non-profit organization founded to promote confidence in and respect for legal institutions in African countries.
- Machakos, Kenya, May, 2012
- Gabarone, Botswana, November 2012
- Gabarone, Botswana, November 2013
Insurance Fair Conduct Act & Bad Faith chapters, WSAJ Publication, Automobile Litigation Deskbook, 2010
Using Direct Examination to Win Your Case chapters, NBI Publication, Direct and Cross-Examination for Civil Litigators, 2007
After Perez-Crisantos: What Have We Arguably Lost, What Was Preserved, What Don’t We Know, and How Best to Move Forward With IFCA Claims, WSAJ Trial News, March 2017.
Eastern District of Washington breathing life into the third front of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (“IFCA”): IFCA claims based upon Washington Administrative Code (“WAC”) violations, Trial News, May 2015
IFCA: A Flicker of Light in the Federal Courts, WSAJ Trial News, February, 2013
The Plain Meaning of IFCA: Why is There Even a Debate? WSAJ Trial News, June 2012
Playground bullies and things they don’t teach you in law school, Trial News, October 2009
Areas of Practice
- Motor vehicle collisions / auto accidents
- Trucking accidents / trucking collisions
- Pedestrian accidents / injuries
- Wrongful death
- Injuries caused by defective products(product liability)
- Police misconduct
- School bullying
- Insurance bad faith
- Insurance Fair Conduct Act (“IFCA”)
- Coverage denial/breach of contract
Arising out of the following insurance types: automobile/car insurance, homeowner, commercial liability, liability, boat, plane or other personal property losses
*Please note that while Grelish Law PLLC handles many types of insurance cases, it does not handle health insurance claims or litigation with health insurance companies.
Kristine in Botswana with JAA
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From accident, through rehabilitation, recovery and long after your case settles
1606 148th Ave SE Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98007
402 W Nob Hill Blvd
Yakima, WA 98902