Bradley W. Andersen

Trial Attorney

Brad Andersen is a trial attorney and litigator representing a broad range of clients in a wide variety of litigation and trial disputes, such as business, commercial transactions and contract, construction, real estate and employment disputes, government abuse and wrongdoing, land use, condemnation, personal injury, and estate/probate litigation.

As the former Prosecuting Attorney for Skamania County, and after many years in private practice, Brad has taken verdicts in many jury and court trials. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Andersen has argued dozens of cases before the Washington Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals, including several landmark cases. He also handles mediation and arbitrations.

Awards & Recognition

  • Peer Review Rated “AV Preeminent” in Martindale-Hubbell (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Key Award, Washington Coalition of Open Government, 2010
  • Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Accomplished 40 and Under, Vancouver Business Journal

Community Activities

  • Building Industry Association of Washington
  • Skamania County Economic Development Council, Member
  • Youth basketball, baseball, and football coach

Published Articles & Presentations

Notable Cases

  • Cooke v. Chu-Yun Twu. Published opinion regarding view easement.
  • Haglund s. Sawant. Unpublished opinion on civil/property rights litigation.
  • Greiner v. Wall
  • Empress Estates LLC v. Doyle
  • CKH Family Ltd. P’ship v. Holt Homes, Inc.Prevail on Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (dismissal of all claims) in partnership dispute over $xxxxxxx. Opposing party appealed to United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and our firm successfully defended the lower court’s ruling on Summary Judgment. 9th Circuit Opinion: 770 Fed. Appx. 802, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 15156, 2019
  • O’Hara v. Home Depot USA, Inc.
  • K&S Developments v. City of SeaTac$18.3 mil jury verdict against the City of SeaTac for Constitutional violations, takings, fraud, interference and other development delay claims; Public Documents
  • Schroeder v. Excelsior Management Group, LLCCourt invalidates non-judicial foreclosures
  • Littlefair v. SchulzePublished opinion on rights of easement holders
  • David Hill Development v. City of Forest Grove$6,500,000 jury verdict against City of Forest Grove for Civil Rights takings and other land-use violations
  • Bacus v. AndersenShort-plat case involving the finality of land-use decisions
  • Howell v. Skamania CountyViolation of the Public Records Act/removal of County Auditor/ Criminal Charge and Conviction of Auditor Garvison
  • Proctor v. HuntingtonTrial court decision regarding house built on adjoining property affirmed before Washington Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
  • Geonerco, Inc. v. Grand Ridge Properties IV LLCCourt of Appeals’ published decision on statute of frauds
  • Pavlina v. First American Title Company
  • Visser v. CraigEasement Dispute—Published Opinion
  • Bjornsen v. Rinker Material/Pacific Rock ProductsMultimillion "unjust enrichment" lawsuit involving Rinker's improper use of clients' property
  • Ellsworth v. Key PropertiesSeven-day sexual harassment jury trial with a defense verdict
  • East County Reclamation Co. v. BjornsenZoning/SEPA case—published opinion
  • Skamania County v. Columbia River Gorge Commission“Bea” case, Supreme Court defines the Gorge Commission's power under the Gorge Act
  • Skamania County v. WoodallCourt held Gorge Commission bound by Washington common law.

Practicing in

  • Litigation
  • Property Rights
  • Property Disputes
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Trial Attorney
  • Constitutional Law

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