James W. Beck
  • Appeals & Appellate, Civil Rights, Consumer Law ...
  • Washington
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Summary

James joined GTH after completing a clerkship for the former Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. He focuses his practice pursuing trials in the areas of personal injury, catastrophic accidents, employment law, and insurance coverage.

He has briefed and argued multiple appeals, including cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. In his practice he has represented families in wrongful death cases, victims in sexual abuse cases, and many returning U.S. service members who face discrimination or retaliation in the workplace.

When he’s not working, he’s blazing trails, scaling peaks, and skiing with his wife, who works as a local primary care physician, and their three adventurous children.

Education
Georgia State University College of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Graduated first in class; summa cum laude
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The University of Georgia School of Law
B.S. | Ecology
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Professional Experience
Partner, Board of Directors
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2016-2019
Washington Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Also awarded from 2008-2012
Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
ABA/BNA
Professional Responsibility Honor
Phi Delta Phi
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 34208
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
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Current
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Washington State For Justice Association
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Washington Employment Lawyers Association
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Current
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The Mountaineers
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
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Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Health Care Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Area
  • Class Actions
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
James W. Beck's Website Profile
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Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP Website
Contact & Map
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Tacoma Office
1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 620-6402
Fax: (253) 620-6565