Kevin S. Mapes

Kevin S. Mapes


Practice Group: Litigation, Insurance Recovery

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1910
Portland, OR 97205
Tel: 503.972.9917 | Fax: 503.972.9921
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Kevin Mapes is a commercial litigator with 25 years of experience in state and federal courts in Oregon, Washington, and California. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business disputes involving commercial lending, partnership disputes, general contract matters, construction disputes, and a wide variety of commercial real estate disputes. Mr. Mapes is also an experienced environmental litigator, and has represented clients in matters involving the federal Superfund law and its state-law equivalents, claims involving RCRA and the Clean Water Act, and claims for Natural Resource Damages.

Education & Credentials
J.D., cum laude, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 1994
B.A., University of Puget Sound, 1989 (Honors in Politics & Government; Phi Beta Kappa; Captain, Track and Field team)

Bar Admissions
State and Federal Courts in Oregon, Washington, and California

Mr. Mapes dedicates a significant portion of his practice to the representation of policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. His policyholder clients range from individuals and small businesses to large publicly traded companies and municipalities. Mr. Mapes represents clients on a wide range of insurance coverage issues, including environmental matters, property damage claims, construction-related claims, directors and officers coverage disputes, business interruption claims, cyber coverage claims, and general commercial liability disputes. He has successfully pursued claims based on insurer bad faith and other extra-contractual claims, and has recovered millions of dollars for his policyholder clients. Mr. Mapes also advises clients on the scope of their insurance coverage and potential issues that could arise in the future. Mr. Mapes regularly speaks and writes on insurance coverage issues.

Mr. Mapes has earned the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and insurance law and has been selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers list for insurance coverage.

Prior to joining Bateman Seidel, Mr. Mapes practiced for 18 years at Ball Janik, where he co-chaired the firm’s insurance recovery practice. He began his legal career at Bullivant Houser Bailey, where he represented insurance companies on coverage matters.