Lincoln C. Beauregard practices with the Connelly Law Offices, whereabouts, in 2006, he was the first attorney to join the recently formed firm along with Mr. Connelly. After graduating from the University of Washington Law School and prior to joining Mr. Connelly at the new firm, Mr. Beauregard started his post-law school legal career after accepting a position as an associate at Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim in September of 2002. During law school, Mr. Beauregard interned at the Public Defenders Office, the City of Seattle City Council, the law firm of Stafford Frey Cooper, and he spent his entire second year as a legal intern in the Law and Corporate Affairs Department with Starbucks headquarters. Before attending law school, Mr. Beauregard was enlisted in the United States Air Force of 8.5 years during which time he contemporaneously obtained his bachelors degree in Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Business Administration from Embry Ri ddle Aeronautical University.
A large portion of Mr. Beauregard’s practice focuses upon forging relationships and association agreements with other attorneys to unite for the common good. In many instances, attorneys from other firms may selflessly seek to collaborate with other counsel having experience, financial resources, and a track record of success litigating difficult personal injury and civil rights lawsuits. Mr. Beauregard possesses such experience and track record and his firm has the resources to fund expensive litigation for high value claims. Over the years, Mr. Beauregard has accumulated a multitude of multi-million dollar recoveries against both public and private entities. As a prime example, in 2015 when working with associating counsel, Lincoln and his colleageus achieved a $16.7 million verdict on a $0 settlement offer medical malpractice lawsuit. At trial, Lincoln and his team asked the jury to award “$1” in damages to the agrregieved spouse (with the suggestion tht the jury could possibly award a little more) and the jury then returned the record verdict after approximately 4-hours of deliberation. The jury verdict brought the total effective recoveries to $20.2 million when added to the first settlement associated with that same claim.
Other examples include co-counsel on the highest settlement ever by the State of Washington for a claim involving the negligent supervision of a violent offender, multiple high profile and high dollar recoveries from the Department of Social and Health Services for failing to prevent abuse, a series of recoveries against negligent and/or power abusing law enforcement entities, a succession of highly successful recoveries for childhood physical and sexual abuse victims, notable insurance bad faith recoveries, wrongful death lawsuits of all kinds, product liability lawsuits involving the death of children, various seven figure premises related claims including one involving a man seriously brain injured during a Fantasy Fair sword fight, and a long list of other cases with very positive outcomes. In addition to offering experience, resources and reputation in associations with other lawyers seeking to work as a team, Mr. Beauregard takes great pride in the mutual benefit to le arn and grow by employing a team focused approach with associating counsel in order to achieve client goals. The working relationship philosophy to which Mr. Beauregard aspires is to earn the trust and confidence of every client and associating attorney not just for the current case, but for the “next” case as well. Mr. Beauregard takes the most pleasure in pulling a rabbit out of the litigation hat.
Since graduating from law school in 2002, Mr. Beauregard's representative published accomplishments include developing, briefing, and/or arguing the case setting the standard for the admissibility of scientific evidence in Washington, Anderson v. Akzo Nobel, 172 Wash. 2d 593, 260 P.3d 857 (2011), a leading case in the Ninth Circuit on law enforcement and qualified immunity, Kennedy v. City of Ridgefield, 439 F.3d 1055 (March 7, 2006) (state created danger theory under Section 1983), litigating a leading case in the Ninth Circuit on the discretionary immunity doctrine involving claims against the United States, Whisnant v. United States of America, 400 F.3d (March 11, 2005), litigating a complex insurance bad faith and coverage case, Specialty Surplus v. Second Chance, 412 F. Supp. 1152 (January 30, 2006)(complex insurance bad faith), and in the state appellate courts briefing, arguing, and winning litigation involving a legal malpractice claim, Paradise Orchards General Partnership v. Fearing, et al., 122 Wn. App. 507, 94 P.3d 372 (2004).
Mr. Beauregard has previously been a CLE presenter for the Washington State Trial Lawyers, WSAJ, and WSBA on multiple occasions. He has also been repeatedly recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics, selected to Best Lawyers in America on multiple occasions, recognized by Seattle Business as a Leading Lawyer in the Puget Sound area, given a Top 10 Award by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, recognized as a Top Lawyer by Seattle Met Magazine, and was proudly awarded the Air Force Eagle Grant for Educational Excellence while in the military.
Mr. Beauregard is also a minority owner of a small Italian restaurant in Capitol Hill, RIONE XIII, and an avid Seahawks fan. Go Hawks!