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Contact Jeffrey

2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7445

Jeffrey A. Beaver

Partner

Jeffrey has extensive experience as a trial lawyer. He focuses his practice on condemnation, financial institutions and commercial litigation. Jeffrey has represented clients in a variety of industries, including transportation, timberlands, financial services and manufacturing. He has successfully tried numerous multimillion dollar cases and has obtained favorable verdicts or settlements in some of our area’s largest eminent domain cases.

Jeffrey successfully defended a salmon processor in a four-month class action jury trial against antitrust allegations that the processor conspired with other processors and foreign importers to fix prices in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. The class in that case sought damages in excess of $1 billion.

He continues to try cases for Sound Transit and our real estate and banking clients. Following a recent bench trial Jeffrey successfully defended a commercial bank against allegations of wrongful foreclosure. Most recently, Jeffrey obtained successful verdicts for  Sound Transit in the acquisition of real property for the extension of the East Link and North Link light rail projects.

Jeffrey has also been actively involved in the American Bar Association’s efforts to provide advocacy training and assistance to Sudanese lawyers representing victims of the Darfur conflict before the International Criminal Court. Early in his career, Jeffrey was a member of the Hirabayashi Coram Nobis team.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented Sound Transit in obtaining condemnor verdicts in more than ten cases at trial.
  • Successfully represented property owner in expansion of the University of Washington Tacoma Campus resulting in a $1.9 million verdict.
  • Successfully represented property owner in City’s acquisition of a family farm for the creation of a park in Grays Harbor on 90-days notice ($1.5 million verdict).
  • Successfully represented commercial/industrial landlord against pass through claims for nuisance, breach of lease and breach of quiet enjoyment arising out of the migration of excessive and dense dust particles from one leased premises to another.
  • Successfully represented joint venture and joint venturer against partner in breach of timber sale contract, breach of fiduciary duty and civil conspiracy claims.
  • Successfully represented employee in ADA and State law against discrimination action for unlawful discharge based on employer’s subcontract with federal government which disqualified contracted employees with organic heart disease. A contractual provision is not a defense as statutes, rules or regulations are.
  • Represented employee against the State in ADA and State law against discrimination action for disparate treatment in the form of disciplinary action due to clinical depression.
  • Successfully represented Japanese-American petitioner in action for writ of error coram nobis seeking vacation of convictions for violating wartime measures requiring Japanese-Americans to remain within their residences and to report to civilian control stations.
  • Successfully represented bank in enforcing forum selection clause in financing lease.
  • Successfully represented parents and children who had been racially harassed by admitted skinhead. Obtained anti-harassment order. Affirmed on appeal.
  • Successfully represented public contractor to recover excess costs expended due to major utility conflicts not indicated on project plans and claim for extra work.
  • Represented owner on $8 million claim arising out of reconstruction of a high school specifically responsible for defending electrical subcontractor’s pass through claim.
  • Represented defendant and cross-complainant biotechnology firm in patent infringement and Lanham Act case arising out of cattle feed lot industry and the use and efficacy of a lactobacillus acidophilus strain.