Beth did not always know she was going to be a lawyer.
After graduating from University of California at Santa Cruz, she spent a year teaching English in Japan. When she returned, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. Many people over the years had recommended she consider a career in law, and she had always wanted to fight for the little guy. This seemed a good way to do it.
Five days later, she took the LSAT. The rest is history.
Beth graduated first in her class at University of Maryland School of Law in 1990. After law school, she clerked for two appellate judges (one state, one federal) before joining a Washington, D.C. firm with a national practice in both civil and criminal law.
When she tired of the big city life, Beth took a job working for the Federal Defenders Office in Spokane in 1994. She transitioned into private practice with legendary Spokane trial lawyer Mary Schultz before starting her own practice in 1998.
Since then, Beth has consulted for lawyers across the country in complex litigation matters.
Working with plaintiffs is a fantastic way of ensuring that she is able to help clients who otherwise may not be getting a fair shake, and she feels honored when she’s able to help clients reach their decisions and help them on the path to those ends.