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  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Appeals: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Construction: 20%

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  • Douglas Lee Burdette

    I have known John for 21 years. While everyone knows he is a great construction law trial attorney, fewer know about his tremendous ability as an appellate lawyer. I have watched him argue cases in the court of appeals and I can say, without doubt, he is one of the finest appellate lawyers in the state.


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Ashbaugh Beal

4400 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Seattle Metropolitan Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerAshbaugh Beal1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
AGC of Washington Legal Affairs CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Utility Contractors Association of WashingtonPast Board of DirectorsN/A
AGC subcommittee on ergonomics regulationsMemberN/A
AGC subcommittee on Shoreline Management regulationsMemberN/A
AGC subcommittee on subcontractor listing statutesChairmanN/A
AGC task force on Sound TransitMemberN/A
AGC of Washington Legal Affairs CommitteePast Chairman2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Scoccolo Construction, Inc. v. The City of Renton9-0 Supreme Court decision in favor of our client
Vision One v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co.Briefed and argued the case as amicus counsel for the AGC and the Construction Contractor Industry, whose side prevailed in a 9-0 Supreme Court decision
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Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownThe False Claims Act2000
UnknownEthical Issues in Construction Claims2000
UnknownEthical Issues in Construction Claims1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA Spring Real Estate SeminarFlood Insurance2012
Ashbaugh Beal's 13th Annual Construction Law ForumIndemnity Revisited2012
Scoccolo v. City of RentonWhat's Going on Behind the Owners Curtain?2007
Washington Construction LawConstruction Claims2005
Construction Disputes: Practical Training and FormsPractical Tips for Discovery in Construction Cases2002
Lorman EducationGraphical Presentation of Construction Claims2001
Nat'l Bus. Inst.Changed Conditions2000
Nat'l Bus. Inst.Signing the Construction Contract: Key clauses2000
Nat'l Bus. InstDefective Plans & Specifications2000