Gregory S. Arnold, Esq., J.D., LL.M
Insurance, Fidelity and Surety Expert
11801 Domain Blvd., 3rd Fl.
Austin, TX 78758
EXPERT TESTIMONY AND OTHER WORK WITHIN PRECEEDING FOUR YEARS
➢ 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
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