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Brent William Beecher

Insurance Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews

About Brent

Learn Brent’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    70%
    My insurance practice focuses on coverage issues - making sure that policy holders get the benefits to which they are entitled. This includes challenging bad faith denials, and unfairly low-balling insureds.

  2. Commercial real estate
    20%

  3. Debt collection
    10%

   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.

Licensed for 21 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Brent

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC
601 Union St., Suite 2600
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Posted by Thomas | December 19, 2011
A very adept and phenomenal lawyer
Mr. Beecher is an amazing lawyer practicing in the Seattle area and his level of expertise can only be classified at the highest caliber. He represented my company and myself from a frivolous lawsuit and saved me millions of dollars in damages. It was amazing to witness his skill level and I was always supremely confident that I was working with an expert protecting my interests. His legal briefs are irrefutable and I would highly recommend working with him. He always kept me informed and was always reachable during the ups and downs of the case. He is incredibly responsive and professional which was very helpful as I moved out of the Seattle area during the case, distance was never an issue. He is very personable and his expertise won the case on my behalf. He is a brilliant lawyer and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jim | November 15, 2010
Brilliant winner
Brent just won a multi million dollar case for me.... so what can i say? His legal briefs are brilliant and fascinating, never backing off, while deftly defending his position. Brent is completely accessible and always tells it like it is. I would trust Brent with any business or personal matter.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-550 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • M.B.A.
  • 2000
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Bowdoin College
  • A.B.
  • 1997
  • Bowdoin College
  • A.B.
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • 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
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
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Publications

  • LexisNexis Practice guide: Washington Insurance Litigation
  • Excess and Umbrella Policies
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Insurance Attorney | Apr 20
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."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 23
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!"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brent is an incredibly sharp, compassionate, and detail-oriented advocate. Without hesitation, I would recommend him to my friends and clients."
Insurance Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Brent. In addition to being a smart and practical lawyer, he has an encyclopdia of knowledge when it comes to insurance law."

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Seattle Insurance Lawyer Brent William Beecher
Brent William Beecher
Insurance Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 21 years