Expert Assignments & Testimony Last Four Years

Gregory S. Arnold, Esq., J.D., LL.M

Insurance, Fidelity and Surety Expert 

11801 Domain Blvd., 3rd Fl.

Austin, TX 78758

(509) 212-5311


➢   Liberty Surplus Insurance Company v. Seabold Construction Company

Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, County of Washington, Case No. C134712CV Dates:  February 2, 

2015 to April 23, 2015

Formally retained  by plaintiff’s  attorneys  David  Schoeggl  and  Matthew  Kirkpatrick  of Lane 

Powell PC, in a declaratory relief action.  Provided opinions on overlapping CGL and performance 

bond coverages with respect to construction of an assisted living facility in Portland, OR.

➢   Stellar J. Construction v. Unison Solutions, Inc. et al.

USDC Western District of Washington, Case No. 3:12-cv-05982 RBL Dates:  December 12, 2012 to April 

9, 2015.

Formally  retained  by  plaintiff’s  attorneys,  Joseph  J.  Straus  and  Jamila  A.  Johnson,  

Schwabe, Williams & Wyatt, in a multi-party action involving an energy project.  Gave a full day of 

deposition testimony.   Prepared  a  written  report  in  contemplation  of  mediation,  and  

attendance  at  the mediation.  My report was cited in motions.  The issue was whether the bond 

should be analyzed as a performance bond, despite the title of supply bond, plus similarities to 

the case of Colorado Structures v. Insurance Company of the West and resulting first-party bad 

faith exposure of the surety company.  Also prepared a confidential report regarding surety company 

recovery from a CGL policy.

➢   Excel Masonry, Inc. v. K & B Quality Masonry, Inc., and Insurance Company of the West

Superior Court of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.  Dates:  2014

Fact witness for Insurance Company of the West.  Informally “adopted” by the court as a quasi- 

expert witness.  Gave a hybrid of both fact and expert testimony, but was not “qualified” as an 

expert by the judge.  The issue was the distinction between common law and statutory bonds and the 

resulting legal effect upon the Alabama Prompt Payment Statute.  Educated the judge from the 

witness stand in response to his direct questions.  Judge Robert Vance.  The surety company’s 

attorney was Thomas L. Selden of Starnes, Davis, Florie LLP, Birmingham.

Current Expert Assignment

Retained by homeowner / insured against his mortgage lender and lender-placed insurance company. 

Washington state law.  Provided a written report and gave deposition May 2018.

Appendix B – Expert Testimony or Other Work Within Preceding Four Years