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Seth Edward Chastain

Construction and development Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 8 years
    Washington - WA 13 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    40%
    Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Residential and Commercial Construction Projects

    12 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    All Types of Agreements, Subcontracts, Contract Performance Issues, Contract Interpretation, Drafting Entire Contracts and Contract Provisions

    12 years

  3. Insurance
    20%
    Insurance Claim Denials, Bad Faith Actions, Negotiations with Insurance Companies, Policy Interpretation

    12 years

  4. Real estate
    20%
    Purchase and Sale Agreements, Boundary Disputes, Nuisance Claims, Encroachments, Easements, Servitudes

    12 years

Seth is admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon.  Seth’s practice focuses primarily on construction defect litigation, real estate law, business disputes, and commercial collections.  His clients include business owners, contractors, homeowners, and material suppliers.

Seth graduated law school with Cum Laude honors.  Just prior to law school, Seth resided in Argentina for almost a year, where he developed his Spanish speaking abilities.  During law school, Seth worked for Judicial Magistrates in Uganda, where he assisted the Magistrates in making the Ugandan court system more efficient.  He also studied International Law in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Seth has lived in the Pacific Northwest his entire life.  During his free time, Seth enjoys exercising, traveling, hiking, sampling new foods, and checking out local bands.

Location

Levy von Beck Comstock, PS
1200 Fifth Ave
Suite 1850
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Reviews

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Posted by Cory | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Young Lion
Seth Chastain is a very talented attorney that treats his clients like family. Seth was instrumental in getting the insurance company that represented our incompetent contractor to come to the table and negotiate in good faith. Seth was with us every step of the way in this long and arduous journey that we would never wish on anyone. He communicated in clear detail all of the steps that he was going to use in order to get us compensation. Seth was professional, courteous, patient, and above else skilled at his trade. He put together a Team of experts to get the other side talking to us. After almost one year fighting tirelessly with the opposing sides insurance company his efforts got us into mediation. We reached a agreement with the opposing side and were able to move on with our lives. If it was not for Seth and his expertise we would be in a world of hurt. He was a fighter for me and my family. We thank Seth and his Team for everything he did for us.
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Posted by Michael Grant | July 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful working with Seth, and would recommend to close friends and family.
Seth represented myself and my partner in an issue with a contractor that performed sub-par work at our house. We were new to the remodel process and were unable to recognize the poor level of craftsmanship performed until the job was nearly finished. Both Seth and Dave helped us navigate the legal process as painless as one could hope, and were able to reach a resolution we were happy with. Not only were we able to resolve this conflict, we received a crash course in quality construction and were referred to a great contracting firm. The fixes that were needed on this house are going smoothly, and look so much better than they did before. What you will get wit this firm is not only great legal representation but advice and counsel in all parts of the construction process. Although we hope to never be in this situation again, if that time comes we will not hesitate to hire this firm again and would recommend them to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Brian | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
You should consider yourself lucky to retain Seth as your legal representatives. He checks all the boxes. Incredibly smart and knowledgeable of the law relevant to my case. He always communicated clearly and often, checking in to make sure there was agreement with every important decision along the way. He was always transparent about billing, and the costs I might expect with each action taken. In large because of Seth’s guidance we reached a settlement from the insurance company involved which exceeded even my expectations. Truthful, he may be one of the best Property Attorneys in the Seattle area.
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Posted by Paul | April 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional!
Being new to the homeowner world, I found myself in a terrible predicament. Seth was very professional throughout the process. If your having a Real estate problem and need a professional, give Seth a call.
Posted by Mike | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
We hired Seth to help with some serious issues we had with a home builder regarding home warranty and construction defects. Seth guided us thru our legal options and hired experts to evaluate our issues. Seth helped us get the builder to respond and ultimately remedy the issues we had. Without Seth this never would of happened! We can't recommend him enough!
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Posted by Adrian | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Remarkable
Seth is a nice surprise. He sifts through the noise and arrives at the meat of the matter. He is focused and determined. Our association was in BIG trouble. Our bank accounts were frozen, money interpleded to the court system, property management firm and CPA resigned, and homeowners in dispute over valid board members; complete dysfunction, and headed for bankruptcy. Seth helped turn the situation around for us by quickly gathering and staying on top of what became an enormous record, and attached lawsuits. He is remarkably organized and his work is succinct and polished. We arrived at a point-for-point successful outcome in the trial court from what was an emergency situation!! In a matter of months, we had access to our funds, were awarded our attorney fees and are functioning normally from the brink of disaster. This cannot be overstated. Seth's confident and smart. Great guy!
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Seth responded to my question and my follow up question as well in a very timely manner. -yossi
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
Seth was great! He answered a lot of questions for us and gave us some useful information to look at. We felt assured that he had the knowledge to guide us in the right direction.
Posted by Pete | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good and timely counsel
Seth was a great help in a property dispute. He worked with both the insurers and the opposing lawyers to make sure we were well represented. I will work with Seth and his firm again for any real estate needs.
Posted by Elena | January 7, 2015
Excellent services
The team at Levy von Beck & Associates helped us release a lien that a contractor decided to put on our house, with no cause whatsoever. We were extremely pleased with the legal services provided by Levy von Beck & Associates, and recommend them for every person or company in need of professional, prompt and efficient legal services. Not only did they solve the problem in a very cost-efficient manner, but they offered us several options, and reassured us every step of the way.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-500 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Levy von Beck Comstock, PS
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 620, LLC v. Meridian, Inc.
  • Prevailed at the Washington State Court of Appeals
  • Hemel Board Company v. King County et al.
  • We reached a settlement with the defendants that was very favorable to my client

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Preparing for Construction Defects in the Future
  • Damages in Construction Defect Cases
  • 2018
  • KCBA Bridging the Gap CLE
  • Pre- and Post-Judgment Collections
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Seth
Construction and development Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Seth for five years. He is very diligent and quick to understand the legal issue. I would refer my clients to Seth, should they need his services."
Construction and development Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been familiar with Seth Chastain's legal abilities for over five years. He is a very talented attorney who works hard for each client. Mr. Chastain also knows his way around a courtroom and is respected by both opposing counsel and judges. I give him my highest endorsement without reservation and would be comfortable recommending him to anyone who may need his services."
Construction and development Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Chastain is an incredibly talented attorney. He pays attention to details, very diligent. Mr. Chastain is not afraid of going to court and making a case or forcing someone to prove theirs. I give my highest endorsement to Mr. Chastain and would recommend him to anyone who may need his services. He is simply one of the best out there."