Beau Harlan is a native Oregonian who attended Lake Oswego High School and graudated from the University of Nevada in 1990 with a degree in Business Finance and a minor in Psychology. In 1993, Mr. Harlan graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law.
Mr. Harlan obtained his first employment within the legal profession in Benton County, Washington, working for the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. While in Benton County, Mr. Harlan was resposnible for prosecuting criminal offenses in District and Juvenile Courts. In 1995, Mr. Harlan was hired by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, Art Curtis, as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Juvenile Division of the Clark County Supeiror Court. In 1997, Mr. Harlan was promoted to the Clark County Drug Unit, where he was responsible for charging and prosecuting persons accussed of felony drug offenses such as Felony Possession of Methampetamine, Cocaine, Marijauana; Manufacture of Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijauana, Methamphetamine, and/or Cocaine. After serving approximately 18 months in the Clark County Drug Unit and earning the monicur 'The Hammer' from law enforcement officers, Mr. Harlan was reassigned to a general trial team where he prosecuted adult felony offenses. While in the general trial team Mr. Harlan prosecuted a three week fifty + witness trial and obtained a First Degree Murder Conviction for the State of Washington.
In 2000, Mr. Harlan resigned his position with the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and accepted an associate position with the law firm of Baumgartner, Nelson and Price, P.S.. Becasue of his extensive expereince in the criminal field, Mr. Harlan quickly developed a reputation as an effective criminal defense attorney. Although in private practice, in 2000, Art Curtis, the elected Clark County Prosecutor, appointed Mr. Harlan as a 'Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney' and hired Mr. Harlan to prosecute a defendant suspected of Murder.
In 2001, Mr. Harlan joined forced with Michael Brace and created the law firm of Harlan & Brace, P.S. which practiced in the fields of personal injury, criminal defense, and family law. One of the many highlights of Mr. Harlan's career as a criminal defense attorney includes obtaining a 'Not Guilty' verdict for a client wrongfully accused of murdering a fourteen year old girl.
In 2006, Mr. Harlan started The Harlan Law Firm, and shifted the empahsis of his practice toward personal injury. More specifically, Mr. Harlan prosecutes cases where innocent persons have been injured as a result of another person or business' violation of the the coummunity safety rules. Where a client is injured because another person or business violates the basic rules of community safety two which were all conform, the person or the person or business must be held accounatable . While a vast majority of these cases involve injuries or death caused by car collisions, Mr. Harlan also prosecutes cases invovling injuries caused by dangerous a conditon within commercial or residential property, injuries caused by a dangerous products, or even injuries caused by dangerous dogs. Although Mr. Harlan continues to maintain a small select case load in the field of criminal defense, after almost 20 years in practice, Mr. Harlan's is dedicated to delivering results for innocent persons harmed by the negligent and/or intentinoal acts of safety rule violators by obtaining full and fair compensation for his clients injuries.
Mr. Harlan is married to Penny Helland, who is a life-long resident of Clark County Washington. They have two children and reside in Camas, Washington.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award: Car Accidents||Avvo||2012|
|Certification||National Institute for Trial Advocacy||1998|
|Partner||The Harlan Law Firm||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Harlan & Brace, P.C.||2001 - 2006|
|Associate||Baumgartner, Nelson & Price||2000 - 2001|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Clark County Prosecutor's Office||1995 - 2000|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Benton County Prosecutor's Office||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America||Affiliate Member||2013 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Member||2011 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court of Oregon||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Sustaining Member||2002 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|United States District Court for Western District of Washington||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2000 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|State v. Garkusha||All allegations dismissed prior to trial|
|State v. Garkusha||Case dismissed prior to trial|
|State v. Gardiner||Case Dismissed Prior to Trial|
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|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Nevada||Business Finance||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|