Our Attorneys

Gerald Kobluk

Principal

Licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho

Practice Areas

Insurance Defense

Commercial & Complex Litigation

Healthcare Law

Practice Summary

Mr. Kobluk is a founding Principal in KSB Litigation, P.S. His practice focus is insurance defense litigation. Mr. Kobluk has successfully represented clients in variety of cases including tort liability, medical malpractice and sexual abuse. In addition, Mr. Kobluk represents healthcare providers in all contexts including medical staff governance, professional license and disciplinary actions, retention and disclosure of healthcare information and payer reimbursement. Mr. Kobluk has worked as a Special Assistant Attorney General, and he has represented clients in international arbitration proceedings.

Education

Gonzaga University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993

University of Washington, B.A., cum laude, 1989

Employment

Mr. Kobluk began practicing law in 1993 with Chase, Hayes and Kalamon, P.S. in Spokane. That firm merged with Paine, LLP in 1998. In 2016, Mr. Kobluk started KSB Litigation, P.S. with other litigation colleagues.

Bar Admissions

Washington State Bar, 1993

Idaho State Bar, 2016

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1993

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2005

U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2016

9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2009

Memberships

American Bar Association, Health Law Section

Washington State Bar Association, Health Law Section

Spokane County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington

Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys (WSSHA)

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL)

Academic and Professional Activities

Adjunct Instructor, WSU Health Policy and Administration, 2009-2016

WSU Health Policy and Administration Advisory Board, 2009-2011

Eastern Washington University, Guest Instructor, Spring 2013

WSSHA Board of Directors, 2010-2013

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