Miller Nash Graham & Dunn partner Jeffrey A. Beaver has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.
The special induction ceremony at which Beaver became a Fellow took place before an audience of 561 during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2020 Spring Meeting of the College in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting had a total attendance of 679.
“Jeffrey’s induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers recognizes his extensive contributions to the practice of law,” said Kieran Curley, managing partner of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. “We congratulate Jeffrey on this accomplishment and are proud to practice alongside him.”
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
About Jeffrey A. Beaver
Beaver is a partner based in the firm’s Seattle office. He has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and focuses his practice on condemnation, financial institutions, and commercial litigation. Beaver has represented clients in a variety of industries, including transportation, timberlands, financial services, and manufacturing.
Throughout his career, Beaver has been a leader in the legal community. In the spring of 2018, Beaver served on the King County Inquest Process Review Committee, formed by King County Executive Dow Constantine. He currently serves on the United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, as a Washington State Bar Association Special Disciplinary Counsel, and on the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. He also serves as a board member of Friends of the Children-Seattle, the Washington Leadership Institute, the University of Oregon School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council, and the University of Oregon Foundation Board of Trustees. Early in his career, Beaver was a member of the Hirabayashi Coram Nobis team.
Beaver has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and has been recognized by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., as both an Earl Warren Scholar and a recipient of the John Warren Davis Award. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in Washington Super Lawyers magazine since 2003. Beaver has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Loren Miller Bar Association, as a Frohnmayer Award for Public Service award recipient from the University of Oregon School of Law, and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Litigation–Real Estate.
Beaver earned his bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College before receiving his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. He served as articles editor for the Oregon Law Review. He served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Allen E. Broussard, California Supreme Court, 1984, and a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Farris, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1985-1986. In the past two years, Beaver has been elected to the Counselors of Real Estate, an international organization of property professionals, and the American Law Institute, an organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.