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Education:

  • J.D., Gonzaga University, 2000
  • B.S. in Business Administration, University of Wyoming, 1997

Boards & Memberships:

  • President, Spokane County Bar Association, 2013-2014
  • President, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, 2012-2013
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Board of Trustees
  • Chairman, Community Health Association of Spokane, Board of Directors
  • Inland Northwest Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society, Board of Trustees, 2003-2008
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Defense Research Institute

Ryan M. Beaudoin, Principal

Spokane

P: 509.624.5265

F: 509.458.2717

rmb@witherspoonkelley.com

Legal Assistant: Mary Ferrera


Ryan Beaudoin focuses his practice in commercial litigation, and is a partner and member of the Board of Directors of Witherspoon Kelley. He handles all aspects of commercial litigation, including banking and finance matters, professional liability defense, healthcare, real estate and construction litigation.

Mr. Beaudoin is the current Chairman of the Board of the Community Health Association of Spokane which has over 350 employees and operates 7 healthcare clinics in Eastern Washington. He is the current President of the Spokane County Bar Association.  In addition, he is also the Immediate Past President of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers which is a group of more than 800 civil defense attorneys statewide.

Highlights/Achievements:

  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated a Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in the areas of business litigation and medical malpractice defense, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. 
  • Top 100 Attorneys, "Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living", 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Recipient of the "Exceptional Performance Citation", 2012-2013 given by the Defense Research Institute.

Publications:

  • “Federal Ownership and Management of America’s Public Lands through Land Exchanges", Great Plains Natural Resources Journal (2000), selected as one of the best articles of 2010 and republished with permission by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in 2001.
  • “Physicians May Lose their Ability to Practice Medicine Based on their Testimony as Expert Witnesses,” Defense News, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (2004).

Representative Cases/Transactions/Deals:

  • Sterling Savings Bank v. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp., 492 F. Supp.2d 1256 (E.D.WA 2003) (Banking).
  • Keystone Masonry, Inc. v. Garco Construction, 135 Wn. App. 927, 147 P.3d 610 (2006), WL 3199272 (Wash. App. Div. 2) (Construction).
  • Parkhurst v. Peterson, M.D., 131 Wn.App. 1033, 2006 WL 302645 (Wash. App. Div. 3) (Medical malpractice).
  • Mohr v. Spindler, 116 Wash. App. 1064, 2003 WL 21030250 (Wash. App. Div. 3) (Breach of construction contract).
  • U.S. v. 3.6 Acres of Land, 395 F.Supp.25 982 (2004) (Condemnation).
  • Mohr v. Grant, 153 Wn.2d 812 (2005) (First Amendment, Defamation).
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