Attorneys

Attorneys

Stanton P. Beck

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.1344 | becks@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Stan is a member of the Construction Services Group at Lane Powell. He received his engineering and law degrees from the University of Washington, where he graduated with honors and served as Editor of the Washington Law Review.

Stan serves as counsel for public and private owners, design firms, insurers, product manufacturers, and numerous professional organizations and societies. He has been involved in most of the major construction projects in the Pacific Northwest as well as significant national and international projects in both contracting and dispute roles, and is nationally recognized for his work. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and devotes his practice, along with the members of his group, to representation of owners, architects, engineers, insurers, banks and product manufacturers, including counseling concerning all aspects affecting the construction industry.

Stan also has an active motorsports practice which counsels teams, manufacturers and sponsors in all aspects concerning the racing industry.

Business

  • Commercial Forms and Agreements, particularly with respect to design and construction matters, manufacturing and motorsports.

Tort and Professional Liability

  • Construction, Technical, Product and Engineering Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Attorney Malpractice Defense

Commercial Litigation

  • Complex Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Washington
  • U.S. Court of Claims

Academics

  • University of Washington (J.D., 1986; B.S.C.E., cum laude, 1983)
    • Washington Law Review, Editor (1985-1986)
    • Moot Court Honors
    • University of Washington Chapter of Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society, President (1982-1983)
    • Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, Member (1982)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Member, Lane Powell Board of Directors
  • Construction Services Group
  • Business
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • London Insurance
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability and Mass Torts Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Title III ADA Public Accommodation
  • Transportation Client Team

Publications

  • “Design Professionals Win Big in Revised Anti-Indemnity Statute,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Co-author (April 5, 2012)
  • “Sendai Isn’t Unique:  Seattle’s Older Buildings at Serious Risk if the Big One Happens Here,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (October 27, 2011)
  • Design/Build Deskbook, 4th Ed., ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Contributing author (2009)
  • State-By-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims, Dodd & Findlay, Aspen Publishers, Contributing author (2005)
  • The Design/Build Process: A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in the 50 States and Canada, Contributing author (1997)
  • Architect and Engineer Liability: Claims Against Design Professionals, Second Edition, Contributing author (1995)
  • Architects and Engineers: Sources of Duties, Areas of Potential Liability and Selected Topics of Interest (1987)
  • Stan is also the author of numerous technical articles.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Types of Challenges: Causes and Solutions,” The Seminar Group’s Construction Project Challenges in Seattle Seminar, Co-presenter (December 7, 2016)
  • “Claims Against Design Professionals,” The Seminar Group’s 22nd Annual Washington Construction Law Conference (September 18, 2015)
  • “Contracts and Liability Update,” American Council of Engineering Companies Business Practice Breakfast (March 4, 2015)
  • “Claims Against Design Professionals,” The Seminar Group’s 21st Annual Washington Construction Law Conference (September 19, 2014)
  • “Construction Projects: Developing Risks, Contracting Trend and Practice Pointers,” Professional Liability Agents Network Webinar, Co-presenter (March 26, 2014)
  • “Contracts and Liability Update,” American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington’s Annual Contracts and Liability Seminar (January 8, 2014)
  • “Evolving Professional Risks: Construction Delivery Methodologies, Sustainable Design, Cases of National Interest, and Other Real and Potential New Risks,” National Society of Professional Engineers Webinar (October 9, 2012)
  • “Standards of Professionalism in Engineering Practice,” Washington Society of Professional Engineers Seminar (May 4, 2012)
  • “Recent Changes to Construction and Environmental Law That Will Affect Your Business,” Lane Powell Seminar (February 9, 2012)
  • “Contracts and Liability Update,” American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington’s Annual Contracts and Liability Seminar (January 10, 2012)
  • “Recent Changes to Construction and Environmental Law That Will Affect Your Business,”  American Institute of Architects Seattle Seminar (November 16, 2011)
  • “Claims Against the Design Professional Firm,” 18th Annual Washington Construction Law Conference (September 16, 2011)
  • “New Changes to Construction and Environmental Law that Will Affect Your Business,” Lane Powell Seminar (January 20, 2011)
  • “Contracts and Liability Update,” American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington’s Annual Contracts and Liability Seminar (November 16, 2010)

Awards and Honors

  • Named Best Lawyers® Seattle Construction Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2016); Seattle Construction Lawyer of the Year (2015)
  • Rated AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ since 1997
  • Selected “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, Construction (2008-2017)
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction, Construction Litigation (2003-2017)
  • Named as a “Washington Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Construction Litigation (2000-2016)
  • Named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Washington, Washington Law & Politics (2005, 2008 and 2010)
  • Named one of the Top 40 Real Estate Attorneys, Washington Law & Politics (2008)
  • Named as a “Top Business Lawyer” in Construction (one of four), Seattle Business magazine (2008)
  • Named in “Best Lawyers” survey published by Seattle Metropolitan (2006-2007)
  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Certificate of Appreciation (1995)
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Air Force (1980)
  • VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Citation of Outstanding Citizenship (1976)

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Institute of Architects, Honorary Member
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Consulting Engineers Council of Washington

Stanton P. Beck

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.1344 | becks@lanepowell.com

Date
10.20.2016
08.17.2016
06.10.2016
10.27.2015
08.17.2015
06.12.2015
10.20.2014
08.18.2014
06.13.2014
11.14.2013
08.15.2013
06.14.2013
10.24.2012
08.28.2012
06.13.2012
06.12.2012
01.12.2012
11.29.2011
08.31.2011
08.09.2011

Stanton P. Beck

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.1344 | becks@lanepowell.com

Date
11.04.2015
09.18.2015
03.04.2015
09.19.2014
03.26.2014
03.11.2014
01.08.2014
02.09.2012
11.16.2011
09.16.2011
01.20.2011
11.16.2010
06.08.2010
02.09.2010
01.27.2010
09.18.2008
04.10.2008
09.21.2007