Contract In-House Legal Counsel

When you own a small or medium-size business, sometimes you could use a lawyer at your side, or a legal opinion, without having a legal department. Law Offices of Brent Williams-Ruth can be your contract in-house counsel to assist in the review and analysis of a variety of legal questions and situations.  

Working with legal counsel should be as convenient for the client as possible. As a concierge legal consultant, Law Offices of Brent Williams-Ruth will go above and beyond to serve your needs in a time and place that works for you.  Whether it is at your home after putting the baby to sleep on a Tuesday night, at your favorite coffee shop on a Sunday morning, or at your office in the mid-afternoon, we will work with you to serve your needs..

We’ll work with you as needed on the business law you need, when and where you need it. Examples of specific legal consulting services include:


  • Business to Business legal needs

  • Non-compete/non-disclosure agreements

  • Drafting and/or Review of business contracts - including Joint Operating Agreements, and commercial real estate leases

  • Contract review/analysis

  • Litigation/Trial support

  • Insurance issues and risk management 


We also create legal presentations for marketing and/or continuing education.The following are examples of recent presentations created and/or presented since January 2015:


  • That Sharing Economy: Is there more Coverage in an AirBnB than the Roof? (CPCU Spring Seminar - April 2017)

  • Understanding the Sharing Economy (CPCU Spring Seminar – April 2015) Insurance

  • Exposure in Cyber Liability (RIMS/PLUS/ May 2015)

  • How to Avoid Consent Judgment Set-Up (WDTL – March 2015)

  • Initial Claims Handling for Insurance Coverage Counsel and Insurance Defense Counsel (The CLM – June 2015)

  • Continued Impact on Attorney-Client Privilege after Cedell v. Farmers (The CLM – June 2015)

  • Cyber Liability in Insurance World

  • How to Avoid Consent Judgments


  • Peeling Another Layer from the Onion, a further look at Consent Judgments

  • The Best of the Worst (a collection of Washington jurisprudence and the impacts on the insurance industry)

  • A Re-Cap of Legislative Action

  • Good Faith Claims Handling

  • Cyberbullying

  • Three Part Training Program for Insurance Adjusters

  • Duties Under Government Contracts (Metcalf decision)

  • Good Faith Claims Handling for Oregon and Washington

For a free 30-minute phone consultation about your legal concern or question, please contact us or call 425.830.5134.

Or contact us to discuss any of your legal questions or presentation/education needs. If the solution is outside our practice area, we will gladly refer you to an appropriate local attorney whenever possible.

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