Margaret Van Valkenburg

Shareholder, Bullivant Houser Bailey

Contact Info

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
888 S.W. Fifth Ave., Ste. 300
Portland, OR 97204–2017
Tel: (503) 499–4471


Ms. Van Valkenburg summarizes directors and officers, construction, professional liability, environmental, and bad faith cases for CGL Reporter, where she has served on the Editorial Board since 2016.

Ms. Van Valkenburg is a shareholder in the Portland, Oregon, office of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC. Her 30 years of practice—the past 20 years focusing exclusively on the insurance industry—include handling first- and third-party coverage issues, surety claims, and environmental matters. She also has experience negotiating with regulatory agencies, responding to requests for information, and successfully navigating the filing process. Before coming to Bullivant in 1992, she was in-house claims counsel at the corporate headquarters for St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Prior to that, she was a partner in a large Minneapolis law firm.

Ms. Van Valkenburg received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington and her juris doctor degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.

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