Mark Beard is an accomplished trial lawyer, representing defendants in construction defect, maritime personal injury, wrongful death, and complex catastrophic loss cases. READ MORE
His vast range of experience includes multimillion dollar international commercial transactions, construction litigation, wrongful death, sexual assault and harassment, products liability, medical, legal and accounting malpractice, insurance coverage, and the defense of bad faith insurance claims.
Mark has taken more than 35 substantive cases to verdict in Washington state superior courts and in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. He is a member of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, and a proctor in the Maritime Law Association of the United States since 1989.
Mark has written and lectured internationally, nationally and statewide on civil trial practice, maritime personal injury, limitation of liability, products liability, and catastrophic losses.
Schwabe, Williamson, Wyatt, Moore and Roberts, Associate (1983-1984)
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Law Clerk to the Honorable William T. Beeks (1982-1983)
Snohomish County, Deputy Prosecutor (1981-1982)
The Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor in Admiralty
Defense Research Institute
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Marine Insurance Association of Seattle
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Forty-four Lane Powell Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in Washington for 2022
National Board of Trial Advocacy (1995, 2000)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law (2020-2021, 2024)
"Washington Super Lawyer," Thomson Reuters, Transportation/Maritime (2007-2023)
“Top 100: Washington Super Lawyers,” Thomson Reuters (2022)
AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
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