More than 25 years of experience in dispute resolution:

  • Broad litigation experience including trials, hearings and appeals
  • Representing individuals, governments, businesses and organizations
  • Complex litigation experience including including the two largest settlements in Washington State history (State of Washington v. American Tobacco Co., et al.; State Investment Board v. The New England, et al.)

Beyond the Courthouse Mediation (a law-related service of The Bean Law Firm PLLC):

  • Mediation, dispute resolution and conflict management consulting services
  • Serving individuals, businesses, families and organizations in Seattle, Washington and the Pacific Northwest
  • Collaborative approaches to disputes, hard conversations and difficult decisions
  • Client-centered, agreement-oriented and solution-focused
  • Certified mediator, mentor mediator, coach and instructor

Partner, Ferguson|Bean pllc and Attorney, Chandler, Franklin & O’Bryan:

  • Representing businesses, individuals and governments in complex, class-action, and tobacco litigation
  • In re Cigarette Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1342, representing national class of cigarette wholesalers with multibillion-dollar claims of horizontal price-fixing by manufacturers

Assistant Attorney General, Washington State Office of the Attorney General:

  • Torts Claims Division: representing state agencies in civil litigation
  • Tobacco Litigation Unit: action against tobacco manufacturers and associations for health care reimbursement and for violation of antitrust and consumer protection laws
  • State Investment Board Litigation Unit: action against The New England Mutual Life Insurance Company and Copley Real Estate Advisors for breach of fiduciary duties in management of commercial real estate investments for the Washington State Investment Board
  • Prosecution Unit, Labor & Industries Division: Medical Disciplinary Board prosecution, parole revocation prosecution and industrial insurance third party reimbursement appeals
  • Litigation Group, Labor & Industries Division: Industrial insurance employer classification and workers’ compensation appeals