Our firms

Betts, Patterson & Mines, PS

Our partners in the city of Seattle are part of an historic legal practice which began more than a century ago, in 1899. They are sought out for the problem-solving skills of their attorneys and for their expertise in serving the legal needs of both large and small businesses.

The firmĀ“s clients include well-known local businesses and individuals as well as major national corporations and international entities. The attorneys of Betts, Patterson & Mines are consistently recognized for legal accomplishments on behalf of their clients, with numerous nominations in various accredited and respected legal and business journals, as well as achieving the premier AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the legal profession’s highly regarded international resource for quality law firms.

The firm offers the full range of legal services for those seeking a high level of experience and efficient, cost-effective solutions. They represent clients in all aspects of reorganization, insolvency and bankruptcy law and related business planning and litigation matters, with a depth of experience encompassing a wide variety of industries, including financial services, technology, hospitality, construction, healthcare, real estate, telecommunications, forest products, and fisheries.

The business transactions team offers legal assistance to corporations, partnerships, and proprietorships of all sizes and in such diverse industries as computer software, construction, forest products, healthcare, professional services, real estate development, and wholesale and retail food distribution.

From routine litigious matters to the most complex, Betts, Patterson & Mines has long been recognized as a pre-eminent Seattle litigation firm. Litigation is the cornerstone of the legal services offered by the firm and their lawyers are involved in the full spectrum of commercial, insurance defence, insurance coverage, and class action litigation, and represent a wide variety of individuals and businesses in the myriad disputes that arise in today’s business world.

Employment practices law covers such diverse problems as wrongful discharge, nonpayment of wages and overtime, collective bargaining and unfair labor practice charges, ERISA claims, and charges of employment discrimination based upon race, sex, age, handicap, religion, and national origin. We represent private, publicly held, and nonprofit entities in such matters.

The Estate Planning and Probate practice area provides tax planning and estate administration advice to individuals and families, entrepreneurs and employees, trustees, and businesses.

The Real Estate practice area provides clients with professional services in real estate transactions – commercial and residential – including acquisition, financing, development, leasing, disposition, and dispute resolution.

The firm offers a wide range of legal services to both transportation providers and the business consumers of transportation and logistics services and focuses on resolving problems in domestic and foreign commerce.

Betts, Patterson & Mines acts for foreign clients doing business across Washington State, as well as American clients. Their lawyers speak English, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Punjabi.