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Throughout her career, Betsy has represented a wide array of clients in construction and land development matters. This has included developers, general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers in construction disputes, as well as businesses and individual clients in real estate, land use and related transactions. She is well known for her ability to work effectively with clients, claims professionals, and expert witnesses to obtain the best possible results for our clients.
Admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon State and Federal Courts, as well as in Texas and Arkansas, Betsy is a frequent speaker at seminars as well as to trade groups, insurance companies, and professional associations. Her presentations address general issues in construction law, contracting issues for small businesses, and distinctions between Washington and Oregon law relating to construction defect claims.
Betsy is the managing partner of the firm, and is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, the highest ranking it gives to attorneys. In each year, 2014 – 2019, Super Lawyers selected Betsy for inclusion in their Washington Super Lawyers publication, which is comprised of the top five percent of lawyers within the state. In 2015, Seattle Met Magazine rated Betsy among the Top Women Attorneys in Washington. Recently, the American Registry recognized Betsy as one of America’s Most Honored Lawyers for 2020. Betsy is among the top one percent of all those awarded.
Construction Litigation and Construction Defect Defense
Land Use and Property Disputes
Real Estate Transactions
Contracts and Business Law
Admitted to Practice:
State of Arkansas (1990)
State of Texas (1991)
State of Washington (1991)
State of Oregon (2002)
State of Utah (2017)
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (1993)
J.D., Southern Methodist University (1990)
B.A., Stanford University (1987)