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About Us


Gillaspy Rhode Faddis & Benn LLC is a Pacific Northwest industry leader representing parties through early resolution, mediation, and arbitration or trial in personal injury, construction defect, product liability and a panoply of general liability claims. Gillaspy Rhode Faddis & Benn also provides skilled counsel to construction industry and other businesses through contract development and disputes, entity selection, and diversity certification processes. 

Adept in partnering with insurance carriers, their insureds, and industry experts, we understand that timely reporting and liability analysis is the foundation for developing a strategic resolution and trial strategy, thereby achieving excellent results in a cost-effective fashion.

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Betsy Gillaspy co-founded the firm in 2001 and Liz Rhode joined her as a partner in 2011. Joanne Thomas Blackburn, Heather McNamee, Claire Whittal and Chris Michali all joined as partners and enhanced the depth and breadth of the firm’s litigation and trial experience and expertise. In January of 2023, Annalie Faddis, Klarice Benn & Pamela Paluga brought their collective experience to the firm to form Gillaspy Rhode Faddis & Benn LLC. As a 100% WBNEC certified women-owned business with offices in Oregon and Washington, Gillaspy Rhode Faddis & Benn employs principles of diversity and inclusion within and in work with our clients. 

We are not only business owners, but active community members.


We support FareStart, GirlsBuild, National Association of Women in Construction, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, DRI, CLM, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, to name a few.

Gillaspy Rhode Faddis & Benn have the skill and will to take matters through trial, paired with the experience to know that many cases are better suited to efficient, effective solutions-oriented results.  Most of all, we provide thoughtful legal insight and strategic input to our clients when they need it most. We are committed to helping protect what you have built.

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