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In my practice, I focus on representing people harmed by the carelessness of others, unlawful employment decisions, insurance companies who wrongly deny claims, and government actors who abuse power.  


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Civil Rights: 5%



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  • Christopher Townsend Wall

    James is a fantastic attorney. He is smart, dedicated, and passionate about his work. He does not fight pointless battles. I endorse this lawyer.


    Christopher Wall Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Andrea H McNeely

    James Beck is a smart, committed advocate who puts his clients first. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim

Wells Fargo Plaza
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2100
Tacoma, WA, 98402


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law AwardAmerican Bar AssociationN/A
Professional Responsibility HonorN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Board of DirectorsGordon Thomas Honeywell2009 - Present
Law ClerkWashington State Supreme Court2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of CourtTreasurer2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMemberN/A
The MountaineersMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Salvini v. Ski Lifts Inc.Verdict For Plaintiff
Hagemeyer v. The United States of AmericaPre-Trial Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Association for JusticeMilitary Discrimination2013
WSBA Public Records Act DeskbookPublic Records Act PenaltiesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of GeorgiaEcologyBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA Administrative Law Section CLE presentationPenalties Under Public Records Act2009
WSAJ Employment DeskbookEmployment Litigation2009
Mechanics of Washington Civil ProcedureMechanics of Washington Civil Procedure2009