Jack Zahner

Jack Zahner

Jack is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and concentrates on insurance coverage from the policyholder's perspective. Jack has successfully resolved significant insurance disputes including large first-party property losses, as well as third-party liabilities and lawsuits stemming from environmental contamination, consumer class actions, intellectual property and construction defect claims. Jack has also handled a wide array of commercial disputes through summary judgment, trial and appeal. 


Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

King County Bar Association

Foster Pepper Pro Bono Committee, 2002-Present

Pro Bono Service

  • King County Housing Justice Project, Volunteer Attorney, 2010
  • Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Service Commendation, 2003, 2005
  • Access to Justice Institute, Leadership and Service Award, 2004


Practical Insurance Tips for Common Real Estate Disputes

Speaker, Foster Pepper 2017 Real Estate/Land Use Briefing: Essential Industry Updates, November 2017

Case Law and regulatory Update: Washington

Speaker, Insurance in the Construction Industry, The Seminar Group, October 2017

Insurance for Environmental Liability

Speaker, Foster Pepper 2017 Insurance Coverage Legal Update, June 2017

Who Pays for One and Two? Insurances Strategies - OCIP, GL, PL, E&O and Property

Speaker, New Era of Condominium Development and Legal Trends, May 2015

Gain a New Perspective of Pre-Trial Practice

Speaker, Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Washington, December 2012

Insurance Coverage and Claims for Public Works

Speaker, Public Works Contracting: Success Strategies in Interesting Times, October

Insurance and Indemnities

Speaker, Top 10 Commercial Lease Provisions, October 2012

Got Capital Bank Case Study - Safety and Soundness Risk Management

Panelist, 2010 Bankers Briefing, May 2010

Insurance Products and Issues

Speaker, Condominiums, Townhouses & Apartments: The New Wave of Construction, July 2009

Mastering Disaster – Dealing with Problem Credits

March 2008

Special Insurance Issues in Condo Workouts

2008 Spring Bankers Briefing, May 2008

Pacific Northwest Coverage & Current Trends

Panel presentation, 14th Annual West Region Construction Defect and Construction Law Conference, October 2008

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Tel: 206.447.2886Fax: 206.749.1936


Access to Justice Institute, “Public Service” Award, 2006


J.D., University of Washington School of Law

B.A., University of North Carolina

Bar Admissions



Guam (Inactive)

U.S. District Court 

  • Western District of Washington
  • District of Guam

9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2005-Present
  • Associate, 2002-2004

Tousley Brain Stephens, Litigation Associate, 1999-2002

Washington Court of Appeals, Division II (Tacoma, WA), Judicial Law Clerk, 1998-1999

McCully, Lannen, Beggs & Melancon (Maite, Guam), Litigation Associate, 1995-1997

King County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Deputy Prosecutor, 1994-1995

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