Jason R. Donovan

Jason R. Donovan

Jay has been a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Insurance Coverage practices since 2008 and focuses on representing policyholders in insurance coverage and bad faith disputes involving commercial general liability, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability and professional services liability. In addition to his insurance coverage work, Jay has extensive experience handling various commercial matters, including the representation of transportation brokers in insurance, discrimination, contractual, and employment claims.  


American Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member

Washington State Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Wisconsin State Bar Association

King County Bar Association

Bailey-Boushay House, Board Member, 2010-2012


Insurers Can be Liable for Damages Even in the Absence of Coverage

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2014

Washington Supreme Court: Insurer’s Communications with Coverage Counsel Now Presumptively Discoverable

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, June 2013

Case Notes: Insurer's Communication with Coverage Counsel Found Presumptively Discoverable in Bad Faith Cases

Author, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage, May 2013

Washington Passes Marriage Equality Act

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, February 2012


Insurer "Bad Faith" Overview

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

Protecting Against Risk

Speaker, Bidding Public Works and Construction Contracts, The Seminar Group

Real Life Cedell Issues

Speaker, 2016 Annual Insurance Law Update, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, April 2016

Ongoing Bad Faith When Defense Counsel Acts As Claims Adjuster: Babai V. Allstate

Speaker, WSAJ's 38TH Annual Insurance Law Seminar, January 2016

Employment Insurance for Tribes as Employers

Speaker, Tribal Employment Rights & Law: Sovereignty, Jurisdiction and Best Practices 

Gather Information Critical to Your Case 

Speaker, NBI CLE - Bad Faith Insurance Claims 

Understanding Insurance Coverage 

Speaker, NBI CLE - Construction Defects Liability 

Gather Information Critical to Your Case 

Speaker, NBI CLE - Bad Faith Insurance Claims 

Representative Matters/Multi-Disciplinary Experience 

Speaker, Foster Pepper Insurance Coverage Group 

Employment Update - What Do They Need to Know About You? The Invasive and Informative Job Search Process in the Facebook Era 

Speaker, 27th Annual Civil Service Conference 

Litigation & Dispute ResolutionConstructionInsurance Coverage (Chair)Retail & Consumer ProductsTransportation


Tel: 206.447.7269Fax: 206.749.1944


J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

B.M., Northwestern University

Université Paris-Sorbonne, L'Ecole Normale de Musique


Bar Admissions

Washington, 2008

Illinois, 2003

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Washington, 2012
  • Western District of Washington, 2009
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2004

9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 2011


Foster Pepper PLLC

Jenner & Block LLP (Chicago, IL)

Merlo Kanofsky Brinkmeier & Gregg, Ltd. (Chicago, IL)

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