Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP partner Jeffrey Beaver was presented with the Frohnmayer Award for Public Service from the University of Oregon Law School Alumni Association. Beaver, Class of 1985, was selected for this award in recognition of his extensive community service and impactful legal work. His commitment to public service has been demonstrated through his work and leadership with the American Bar Association providing advocacy training and assistance to Sudanese lawyers representing victims of the Darfur conflict, service on the board of Friends of the Children-Seattle, and international work with Lawyers Without Borders.
"This is a well-deserved honor for Jeffrey, given his lifetime of service to both the legal field and the community at large," said Kieran Curley, managing partner of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn.
Most recently, Beaver used his firm sabbatical to provide pro bono services and extensive legal expertise with the nonprofit Lawyers Without Borders around issues of human trafficking and wildlife crime in the United Republic of Tanzania. Additionally, in 2018, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Loren Miller Bar Association in recognition of his accomplished legal career and ongoing commitment to enhancing diversity and providing access to justice in the legal system.
Beaver was celebrated at the University of Oregon School of Law’s 17th Annual Frohnmayer Award for Public Service on April 12 at the Embassy Suites in Portland, Oregon.
About Jeffrey Beaver
Beaver has extensive experience as a trial lawyer. He 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, and the University of Oregon School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council. 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 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.
About the University of Oregon School of Law Frohnmayer Award
The Frohnmayer Award for Public Service, given annually in Portland since 2002 by the University of Oregon Law School Alumni Association, was named in honor of the family of University of Oregon President Emeritus and Law Professor Dave Frohnmayer. The award recognizes a graduate, faculty member, or friend of Oregon Law whose public service brings honor to the school.