Miller Nash Graham & Dunn partner Jeffrey A. Beaver has been elected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Founded in 1958, ABOTA is an invitation-only national organization of experienced trial lawyers and judges across America. ABOTA members must also possess virtues of civility, integrity, and professionalism. The organization’s mission is to defend and preserve the right granted to all Americans by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution, the right to trial by jury. ABOTA’s Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility have elevated standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility, and courtesy in the legal profession. To learn more, visit abota.org.
About Jeffrey A. Beaver
Beaver is a partner based in the firm’s Seattle office. He has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and focuses his practice on condemnation, financial institutions, and commercial litigation. Beaver has represented clients in a variety of industries, including transportation, timberlands, financial services, and manufacturing.
Throughout his career, Beaver has been a leader in the legal community. In the spring of 2018, Beaver served on the King County Inquest Process Review Committee, formed by King County Executive Dow Constantine. He currently serves on the United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, as a Washington State Bar Association Special Disciplinary Counsel, and on the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. He also serves as a board member of Friends of the Children-Seattle, the Washington Leadership Institute, the University of Oregon School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council, and the University of Oregon Foundation Board of Trustees. Early in his career, Beaver was a member of the Hirabayashi Coram Nobis team.
Beaver has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and has been recognized by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., as both an Earl Warren Scholar and a recipient of the John Warren Davis Award. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in Washington Super Lawyers Magazine since 2003. Beaver has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Loren Miller Bar Association, as a Frohnmayer Award for Public Service award recipient from the University of Oregon School of Law, and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Litigation–Real Estate.
Beaver earned his bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College before receiving his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. He served as articles editor for the Oregon Law Review. He served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Allen E. Broussard, California Supreme Court, 1984, and a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Farris, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1985-1986. In the past two years, Beaver has been elected to the Counselors of Real Estate, an international organization of property professionals, and the American Law Institute, an organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.