James Beck received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a J.D., sum cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law where he graduated first in his class. After graduation, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gerry L. Alexander, Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court.
James has achieved verdicts for individuals in both Washington’s state and federal courts. He has also argued cases before the Washington Court of Appeals, Washington Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Significant cases include the $31 million damages verdict (55% inherent risks of sport and comparative fault) in Salvini v. Ski Lifts Inc., King County Cause No. 05-2-13652-9 and successfully arguing the unconstitutionality of the Washington Law Against Discrimination’s religious exemption in Ockletree v. Franciscan Health System, 179 Wn.2d 769, 317 P.3d 1009 (2014).
His practice is focused on Plaintiff’s personal injury, insurance coverage, and employment litigation.