AV-rated attorney. Concentrating on Insurance Policy & Bad Faith Disputes. Call For a Free Consult.
Brent excels at taking complicated problems and making them accessible for his clients, jurors and judges. His M.B.A. training allows him to assist clients in making decisions that are truly in their best financial interests. He is honored to be ranked "AV" - Preeminent - by his colleagues in the widely recognized Martindale publication.
Brent concentrates on insurance policy and bad faith disputes. His practice is unusual; he represents both insurance policy holders and insurance companies, depending on the case, gaining unique insights into both perspectives. This experience allows him to get to the real issues in an effective, efficient way. He is a regular lecturer on insurance issues at legal seminars for other attorneys.
Working for policy holders, Brent has obtained millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for his clients, often including a recovery of his attorney fees, from insurers that wrongfully denied claims. Sometimes he convinces Insurance Companies to reverse course on a denied claim without resort to the legal system, but when a lawsuit is necessary, Brent does not hesitate to go to trial and through the appellate process to obtain the best result for his clients.
Working for insurers, Brent has successfully defended many multi-million dollar bad faith claims, from motion practice and jury trials in State and Federal Court, all the way through the Washington Supreme Court. He is acutely aware that insureds can exhibit their own brand of bad faith, twisting the legal protections meant to aid consumers into offensive, unrecognizable claims that promote nothing more than unjustified enrichment, forcing premium increases for every other insured.
Outside of insurance, Brent has achieved outstanding results for clients on a wide variety of matters ranging from professional negligence claims to disputes between co-owners of companies.
Languages spoken: Spanish
Hourly ($400-550/hour), contingent (30-45%)
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George Tamblyn, Wrongful termination Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Brent brings a sharp mind and a wealth of experience to his problem solving ability. If you have a complex case and need a good lawyer on your side, you should not pick one until you have talked to Brent.
Joseph Field, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Insight, anlaysis, judment and execution set Brent Beecher apart. Brent has a keen ability to distill a large volume of facts and a sophisticated area of the law into elegant, easy to understand arguments which play out well in court. In court, Brent displays leadership and the ability to think and argue quickly when under attack. I very much look forward to working with Brent in the future, though next time I hope we are on the same team!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Managing Partner||Hackett Beecher & Hart||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC||2001 - 2003|
|Law Clerk||Vinson Nissler Allen and Vellone||1998 - 1998|
|Law Clerk||Court of Commercial Appeals, Buenos Aires, Argentina||1998 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|MacDonald v. Mutual of Enumcalw||Ruling in favor of client at Supreme Court.|
|Mutual of Enumclaw v. Archer||Appellate ruling in favor of client.|
|Valley Ins. Co. v. Wellington Cheswick, LLC et al||Judgment in client's favor|
|See all legal cases|
|LexisNexis Practice guide: Washington Insurance Litigation||Excess and Umbrella Policies||2014|
|University of Colorado, Boulder||N/A||M.B.A.||2000|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Bowdoin College||Romance Language||A.B.||N/A|
|Construction Law Update||Insurance Covenant Judgments||2009|
|Top 5 Issues in Insurance Coverage in Washington||Liability Insurance Coverage||2008|
|Insurance Bad Faith Litigation||Insurance Bad Faith||2008|
|Top 5 Issues In Insurance Coverage in Washington||Liability Insurance Coverage||2007|
|Insurance Bad Faith Litigation||Insurance Bad Faith||2007|
|Mutual of Enumclaw v. Dan Paulson - a Step Back from the Estoppel Abyss||Assessing the impact of the Paulson decision on Washington insurance law||2006|