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  1. Construction: 85%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
  3. Government: 5%

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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 Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Seattle Metropolitan Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Associate of the YearUtility Contractors Association of Washington2004
Director's Appreciation AwardUtility Contractors Association of Washington2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chair, Construction Law GroupAshbaugh Beal1999 - Present
AttorneyAshbaugh Beal1989 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutors1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Professional organizations and associationsN/A2005 - Present
Associated General Contractors of Washington Education FoundationBoard of Trustees2005 - Present
Utility Contractors Association of WashingtonBoard of Trustees, Secretary, Legislative Committee Chair2000 - Present
Associated General Contractors of WashingtonBoard of Trustees2000 - 2002
Construction Industry Advisory CouncilMember1999 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Berschauer Phillips v. Fab. Productssettlement
Scoccolo Construction, Inc. v. The City of Renton9-0 Supreme Court decision in favor of our client
Vinci/Parsons RCI/Frontier-Kemper, JV Bid Dispute$200 plus million contract awarded to my client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Engineering News RecordBid Disputes - Three Keys to Success2013
Seattle Daily Journal of CommerceSound Transit case reaffirms the need to meet contract deadlines2013
Daily Journal of Commerce"Scoccolo case could hurt contractors, taxpayers"2006
Daily Journal of Commerce"In a lawsuit? Who's paying the lawyers/"2004
Puget Sound Business Journal"Good communication helps contractors avoid litigation"2002
Daily Journal of CommerceDisgruntled Bidders Can't Seek Damages2000
Daily Journal of CommerceSome Tips on How To Handle Bid Disputes1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Syracuse UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ashbaugh Beal's 13th Annual Construction Law ForumState and Federal Bid Issues2012
Associated General Contractors of Washington Annual ConventionManaging Subcontractors, Suppliers and Financial Solvency in Today’s Tight Construction Market2011
Associated General Contractors of WashingtonRisk Management for Contractors2010
Ashbaugh Beal's 11th Annual Construction Law ForumWashington Case Law & Legislative Update2010
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009How to Compete for State Stimulus Contracts2009
Construction Annual Super ConferenceYou Say My Contractor’s Insurance Covers What??!!2009
BIM Legal Issues 2009BIM Legal Issues 20092009
2009 Construction Law ForumWashington Case Law Update2009
The New AIA and ConsensusDOCS ContractsThe New AIA and ConsensusDOCS Contracts2008
The New AIA and ConsensusDOCs ContractsThe New AIA and ConsensusDocs Contracts2008
Dispute ResolutionNotice and Dispute Resolution2008
Construction Scheduling: Protecting the Bottom LineDelay Claims2008
Construction Scheduling: Protecting the Bottom LineDiffering Site Conditions Claims2008
Construction Law: A to ZThe Mike M. Johnson and Scoccolo Cases: The Supreme Court Speaks!2008
Construction Law: A to ZBidding and Bid Protests2008
Claims and Change OrdersConstruction Claims and Change Orders2008
Washington Construction Law: What Do You Do WhenHandling Threats of Contract Termination2007
Washington Construction Law: What Do You Do WhenTaking Action When You Have a Defective Bid2007
Washington Construction Law - What Do You Do WhenUnderstanding the Construction Contract Before You Sign It2007
Scoccolo v. City of RentonDocumenting and Prosecuting a Successful Utility Claim2007
Construction Defect LitigationTips for Effectively Trying a Construction Defect Case2006
AIA ContractsGeneral Contractor and Subcontractor Relations2006
Washington Construction LitigationPublic Bidding and Bid Protests2005
Managing Construction Projects in WashingtonThe Construction Contract2005
The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in WashingtonDispute Resolution2004
Advanced Construction LitigationAdvanced Public Procurement2004
Lorman Education Services SeminarPublic Bidding and Bid Protests2003
Construction Law in Washington: Creative Strategies for Project Completion and Litigation AvoidanceConstruction Claims2003
Construction Law in Washington: Creative Strategies for Project Completion and Litigation AvoidanceUnderstanding General Conditions2002
AGC of Washington SeminarAvoid The Timeliness Trap in Contract Administration2001
Construction Law Group SeminarAlternative Bidding Methods - Current and Future TrendsN/A
AGC of Washington SeminarDispute ResolutionN/A