Lincoln C. Beauregard

Primary Areas of Practice:

Complex civil litigation involving insurance bad faith, medical negligence, wrongful death, products liability, government negligence, neglect,  sexual abuse, and all forms of serious personal injuries

Admitted to Practice In:

  • All Washington Courts
  • US District Courts for Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:

J.D., University of Washington School of Law
B.S., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Contact Lincoln Beauregard:

(206) 816-3002
(253) 593-0377

Representative Cases:

  • Sillavan v. DSHS (2017), $4,800,000 verdict in negligent adoption case
  • Kelly v. Snohomish County (2017), $4,100,000 verdict in gross negligence against mental health first responders
  • Elias v. City of Seattle, $2,800,000 verdict for employment retaliation/discrimination on the part of Chief of Police
  • Flyte v. Summit View Clinic (2015) - $16,700,000 verdict against a clinic that failed to provide informed consent to a pregnant woman during the H1N1 (Swine Flu) pandemic of 2009
  • Chagoya v. DSHS et al (2015) - $14,000,000 total recoveries for terrible abuse of children placed in home with abusive woman.
  • 5 Childhood Sex Abuse Survivors v. Whidbey Park District (2013-15) - $6,750,000 total recoveries for women abused by swim coach Andrew King.
  • Taylor v. Unigard (2013) - $500,000 policy limits settlement for a victim suffering permanent injuries.
  • Estate of Billy Ray Shirley III v. Bill's Towing (2014) - $390,000 verdict against a landlord and tenant for the shooting death of a teenager at an established "after-hours" party.
  • Confidential v. Confidential (2015) - $275,000 settlement for adult who was abused as a child in a Pierce County group home.
  • Lakewood Officer Victims v. Department of Corrections (2012) – Failure to supervise felon Maurice Clemmons resulting in death of 4 distinguished law enforcement officers.  12.5 million recoveries.
  • Confidential v. Confidential (2012)– Child injured as a result of paint fume exposure in utero.  $2 million recoveries.
  • L.O. & T.O. v. DSHS (2012)– Negligent placement of pre-teen girls in a home with suspected child molester.  $3 million recoveries.
  • Gibson v. SkyChefs (2013)– Trucking accident with substantial spinal injuries.  $670,000 recoveries.
  • Howes v. City of Seattle (2013)– Violation of civil rights by way of unlawful interrogation.  $215,000 recoveries.
  • Hoselton v. King County (2012)– Inmate sexually seduced by female counselor while in King County Jail.  $300,000 recoveries.
  • W.M. & J.P v. State & Kiwanis (2011)- Sexual abuse at Group home. $2.3 million total recoveries.
  • McCarthy v. Teenage Defendants (2010)- Wrongful death of teenage girl from a drug overdose on New Year's Eve. $2.725 million total recovery of insurance proceeds.
  • Confidential v. Confidential (2010)- Wrongful death from medical malpractice. $3.5 million total recoveries.
  • Frostad v. Construction Defendants (2009-2010)- Wrongful death of father of 3 daughters involving workplace accident at Langley Military Base. $2.95 million total recoveries.
  • Bryant v. Denali Enterprises (2010)- Carbon monoxide poisoning of tenant in rental property resulting in mild brain injury. $375,000 total recovery.
  • Confidential v. Confidential (2010)- Employment discrimination involving serious abuse of power. $1.5 million total recovery.
  • Confidential v. Confidential (2010)- Wrongful death shooting involving mental health care provider. $1 million total recovery.
  • Confidential v. Confidential (2010)- Sexual abuse victims involving discrete fact pattern. $1.3 million total recoveries.
  • Flook v. Defendant (2010)- Automobile Accident involving assorted injuries. $750,000 total recovery.
  • Heslop v. O'Halloran (2010)- Motorcycle accident involving serious injuries with a $475,000 recovery.
  • Kennedy v. City of Ridgefield (2006) - Wrongful death claim against municipal entities for failing to protect from dangerous community member. $2.8 million total recoveries. Litigated successfully in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Bolt v. DSHS, et al - Wrongful death of child in government licensed group home. $2 million total recovery.
  • Specialty Surplus v. Second Chance (2006) - Insurance bad faith claim involving breaches of the duties to defend and settle. $4.9 million stipulated judgment with $2.5 in ultimate recoveries upon $1 million insurance policy.
  • T.W. v. Confidential - Employee lost limb in worksite explosion involving negligent detonation of fireworks at morale and welfare party. $2.4 million total recoveries.
  • Frank v. Safeco Insurance Co. - Insurance bad faith claim for breaching duty to defend. $4.5 million motion for summary judgment with subsequent settlement pending appeal.
  • Frank v. DSHS - Negligent licensing of a daycare facility resulting in the wrongful death of child. $1.5 million resolution.
  • Hemley v. Fantasy Faire - Brain injured employee at company party awarded insurance limits of $1.1 million
  • Clark v. Korean Women's Association - Wrongful death claim against vulnerable adult care provider. $2 million total recovery for surviving family members
  • A.K. and K.M. v. State of Washington (2009) - $2 million settlement award for two girls sexually and emotionally abused in negligently monitored foster care home.
  • A.G. v. State of Washington (2009) - $1.5 million settlement in a case involving more than a decade of severe physical and sexual abuse of young girl by her Department of Social and Services appointed guardian.
  • Hulbert v. Municipal Defendants - Misconnected water supply line provides for serious gastronomical injuries to resident. $1.275 total recoveries.
  • Confidential v. Confidential - Products liability claim involving wrongful death of child as a subsequence of negligently designed blind cord. $1 million recovery.
  • Stroming v. Department of Corrections - Negligent supervision of offenders on community supervision resulting in sexual abuse involving two children. $620,000 settlement.
  • S.S. v. University of Washington - Man sexually abused in mental care facility as a child. $480,000 in recoveries.
  • Gascoyne v. DSHS et al - Negligent licensing of daycare facility leading to sexual abuse of minor children. $420,000 total insurance recovery exhaustion.
  • Kono v. Hower - Wrongful death claim involving unsupervised mentally incompetent individual. Exhausted available insurance fof $400,000.
  • Moser v. Pierce County - Sexual assault of inmate.
  • Ziemke v. Manor Care - Sexual assault of elderly woman in nursing care facility. $220,000 settlement.

Community and Civic Activities:

  • Communities in Schools, Board Member
  • Community for Youth

Professional Affiliations:

  • Washington State Association for Justice Board of Governors
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association’s Leadership Institute

Prior Affiliations:

  • Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLC - Senior Associate

Published Cases Briefed and/or Argued:

  • Anderson v. Akzo Nobel,172 Wash. 2d 593, 260 P.3d 857 (2011)
  • HBH v. DSHS, 197 Wash. App. 77, 387 P.3d 1093 (2016)
  • Flyte v. Summit View Clinic, 183 Wash. App. 559, 333 P.3d 566 (2014)
  • K.C. v. Johnson, 197 Wash. App. 1083 (2017)
  • P.L. v. DSHS, 184 Wash. App. 1010 (2014)
  • Kennedy v. City of Ridgefield, 439 F.3d 1055 (9th Cir. 2006)
  • Whisnant v. United States of America, 400 F.3d 1177 (March 11, 2005)
  • Specialty Surplus v. Second Chance, 412 F. Supp. 1152 (January 30, 2006)
  • Paradise Orchards General Partnership v. Fearing, 122 Wn. App. 507 (2004)
  • Loomis v. City of Puyallup Police Department, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35695 (2005)

Invited Speaker:

  • Washington Insurance Law Seminar 2012, Chair
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Seminars
  • The Ins and Outs of Policy Limits Demands, August 2008
  • Punitive Damages Against Insurance Companies in Washington, January 2007
  • Conducting and Memorializing Discovery Conferences, October 2007
  • Civil Procedure and the Rules, October 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association Seminar
  • Creative Use of Stipulations, August 2008

Published Articles

  • When tort duties and contractual obligations collide in insurance bad faith litigation, WSTLA Trial News, December 2006
  • The secrets are out in state courts, WSTLA Trial News, November 2006
  • Circling the Courts, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Spring 2002

Professional Recognition:

  • Law & Politics, WA Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Seattle Met: Top Lawyers as Chosen by Their Peers
  • Leading Lawyers in Puget Sound Region, 2013
  • Law & Politics Magazine, Rising Star: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011
  • Air Force Eagle Grant of Education Excellence, 1998

Lincoln in the News:

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Lincoln Beauregard arguing before the State Supreme Court about child’s right to recover for birth injuries: