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About me

My name is Rick Beal.
I assist Owners and Builders with Construction-related defects and property damage.
My passion is problem solving. Every client gets a game plan at the end of the first meeting.
And a project schedule.
I also assist Lead Counsel and Clients formulate game plans for recovering money for construction problems from insurance companies who wrongly refuse to pay. I am an Insurance Recovery Design Professional.
I am relentless.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 100%
    37 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • A. Richard Dykstra

    For over 25 years Rick has been one of the most knowledgable and skilled advocates for policyholders in Washington and adjacent states. Rick has exceptional problem solving skills and high ethical standards. I wholeheartedly endorse him.


    A. Dykstra Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ashbaugh Beal

4400 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Seattle Metropolitan Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAshbaugh Beal1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Washington State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Directors & Officers InsuranceEthical Considerations and Duties of Defense Counsel – Key Considerations in Litigating a D&O Coverage Case2012
Ashbaugh Beal's 13th Annual Construction Law ForumConstruction Insurance Update2012
Insurance in the Construction IndustryInsurance in the Construction Industry2009
Construction SuperConference 2009You say my Contractor's Insurance Policy Covers What?2009
Insurance in the Construction IndustryInsurance in the Construction Industry2008
Wrap InsurancePerspective of Contractors and Subcontractor on Wrap Insurance2006
Risk ManagementLegal Issues Related to Liability Insurance2006
Condominiums: Opportunities and PitfallsInsurance for Developers, Contractors and Subcontractors2006
AIA ContractsInsurance and your AIA Contract2006
Construction Insurance 101Construction Insurance 1012005