Miles J.M. Stewart


Miles is an associate attorney at Forsberg & Umlauf. His practice focuses on insurance coverage, including coverage analysis and advice as well as defending insurers in litigated cases.

Miles’s experience ranges from advising primary carriers in first-party property cases to representing high excess carriers in third-party liability matters involving multiple layers and millions of dollars in coverage. He also has significant experience defending insurers in alleged extra-contractual “bad faith” suits.

Representative Cases

  • Obtained summary dismissal of foreign insurance client in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, based upon the application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
  • Represented high excess insurer as coverage counsel in connection with multiple complex claims arising from the SR-99 Viaduct Replacement Project in Seattle, Washington, including claims related to the “Bertha” tunnel boring machine.
  • Achieved favorable settlements in numerous first-party and third-party litigated and non-litigated matters.
  • Representation of insurers in bad faith / extra-contractual suits, at State and Federal level.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Attorney Pro Bono Program