Hackett, Beecher & Hart was established by a group of well-known trial lawyers who left important positions in government and private practice. They came together to form a smaller firm of lawyers with strong litigation and trial skills, but without the high costs and less personal relationships that seem to be inevitable in large firms.
We aggressively represent individuals as well as local and national businesses in a broad range of complex litigation. Because of our success, we are regularly retained by other lawyers to assist them with their cases, and by major insurance companies – two well informed groups that insist on prompt, top quality legal work at the most reasonable cost.
Through careful, limited growth the firm has added expertise in personal and business counseling and provides mediation and arbitration services.
The size of our firm and the skill of our lawyers enables us to provide personal, efficient legal representation while providing the strength and experience normally claimed by large firms.
About the firm
In the blink of an eye, life can throw you a curve ball. An insurance policy can be suddenly transformed from "theoretically important" stack of paper into the most important document you have, as you submit a claim to your insurer. When that happens, the contents of the policy become astonishingly critical - yet often quite difficult to understand. Imagine someone sues you and your finances are in the balance. What if your insurer tells you there’s no coverage for your loss?
First, don’t take their word for it. Your policy may be broader than the claims representative, or even your own agent suggests it is. That’s where we come in. With extensive experience representing both insureds and insurers, we are intimately familiar with the industry, the policies, and the laws that tightly govern insurance companies. We have the experience to make sure your business -or you personally- get every benefit under the policy you’ve been paying for.
So, whether you’re making a claim or looking for a review of your insurance policies to ensure you have the coverage you think you do, give us call. Insurance policies don’t cover everything; but they may cover more than you think.
If a dispute requires a lawsuit, the party with the better lawyer has an edge.
A lawsuit is a competitive struggle directed by trained and licensed professionals. Most lawyers have little experience in actually presenting their cases in Court. The evidence and legal theories must be fully developed and forcefully presented to obtain the best possible settlement or verdict. The party with an experienced Courtroom advocate has the advantage in shaping the outcome of a lawsuit, whether by settlement or trial.
First and foremost, Hackett Beecher & Hart is a litigation firm. We relish our Courtroom battles and victories. We go to Court for clients that include large and small businesses, financial institutions and individuals in State and Federal Trial and Appellate Courts throughout Washington.
Our clients benefit from the leverage they gain from our extensive Courtroom experience and reputation for success.
Washington State attorneys generally know that obtaining a professional license, and maintaining the ability to practice in Washington, is a significant investment. A grievance or complaint filed against you under the Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct, and jeopardize a successful career. Regardless of who initiated the action – former client, opposing counsel, or a judge, you may be exposed to potential disciplinary action and the consequences can be very serious for your reputation in the legal community.
We recommend consulting an experienced discipline defense attorney in as soon as possible. Deirdre’s past experience gives her a unique background that could be just what you need for your particular circumstances. Working with a lawyer like Deirdre, who is well versed in attorney defense, may be the key to avoiding disciplinary actions like suspensions, disbarment, and reciprocal discipline. Even minor complaints have the potential to result in harsh consequences. What is the key to mitigating these matters? Prompt action and qualified counsel.
Deirdre Glynn Levin can apply her expertise and resources to your case. By providing you with comprehensive legal support from the earliest stages of the disciplinary proceeding, she can help increase the chances that the matter will be resolved favorably. Although it may be tempting to represent yourself in a matter such as this, attorneys stand a far better chance of receiving a positive result when they are represented by a skilled, non-biased lawyer.
Hackett Beecher & Hart is pleased to provide a modern range of insurance coverage services, which now includes consultation and legal advice for every stage of managing insurance coverage for cyber exposures. We provide comprehensive advise for all aspects of acquiring and implementing, and realizing value from the insurance asset in the context of those exposures.
1. The initial stages of weighing the options of what coverage is available for what price.
2. Making sound business decisions regaring integrating expenditures on defensive IT upgrades with expenditures on enhanced insurance coverage for the weakest link.
3. In the event of a breach, spoof, or other event potentially covered by a cyber policy, providing insurance coverage triage to ensure no policy benefit is forfeit unintentionally.
4. Should the cyber insurer balk at providing coverage required by the policy, HBH has the heft, expertise, and experience at all levels of the legal system to agressively pursue the insurer and force it into compliance.
Every business that is connected to the internet has no choice but to accept the risks of cybercrime along with the breathtaking benefits of doing business in the connected world. Not managing that risk intelligently can, in and of itself, expose a business to liability. No one, including HBH, can guarantee cybersecurity in the modern world, but by working in partnership with HBH, you can rest assured that you have made informed, rational business decisions about marshalling your resources to best protect your business. And should the worst come to pass, you will have the resources and expertise already in place that will be required to engage your insurance asset to maximize its value, and return to work. Ask us what we can do for you today.
Hackett Beecher & Hart has deep experience with every stage of litigation, including all nature of appeals. When our clients are faced with an appeal, they can rest assured that there is no one more qualified to represent their interests.
Many of the abilities required of a successful appellate advocate are not the same as those required of attorneys at the trial court level. Hackett Beecher & Hart possesses both of these skill sets, and is honored that it is often trusted and called on as appellate counsel by attorneys that represented their clients at the trial court level. We have successfully represented a large and diverse group of clients, on a broad range of issues, before State and Federal Courts of Appeal. Multinational companies have entrusted us with claims worth millions of dollars. Local companies have enjoyed great success as our clients on appeals. And we have helped defend or correct the results of the trial court for individual people who turn to the legal system for justice.
If you're involved in an appeal or may become involved, the stakes are high to you. That's why they're high to us. Don't settle for attorneys that dabble with an appellate practice. Your case is too important.