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Committed to exceptional client service and professional excellence, the lawyers of Carney Badley Spellman strive to provide the best possible legal counsel to our clients. The diverse backgrounds of our attorneys provide our clients with a team of experienced legal counselors, skilled at developing effective and efficient solutions for a wide variety of legal issues in a multitude of industries and settings. With a focus on the Pacific Northwest, we serve individuals and businesses of all types and sizes from closely-held companies to Fortune 500 corporations.



Appellate Law

We have a broad litigation practice group who has a long-standing relationship with the insurance industry and has an established expertise in defense of tort claims and resolution of insurance coverage issues.

Construction Law

The Construction Practice Group at Carney Badley Spellman are well known as national, regional, and local leaders in the industry. We represent all segments of the construction industry, including both public and private owners, developers, general contractors, insurance carriers, and more.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations. We regularly represent buyers and sellers, privately-held companies, investors, management teams and lenders in a wide range of business transactions.

Startups and Emerging Businesses

We counsel our startup clients on the numerous complex issues surrounding the creation of new business entities. Our team has a unique range of perspectives to resolve your current problems, anticipate future needs, and eliminate potential roadblocks before they arise.

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About Our


We work with a wide range of clients including, individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, closely-held or family businesses, franchises, as well as insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies and global industry leaders.  They are in the private sector, public sector and governments.

Our clients are forward thinkers, creative, collaborative and deliver high-quality products and business services to their markets.  Their markets extend into almost every industry including, food and beverage, retail, professional services, arts, health care, education, manufacturing, technology, construction, real estate and more.

We partner with them so they can drive their journeys.


Complete Defense to Defect Claims by Virtue of the Defective Design

Does a contractor in Washington have a complete defense for an alleged construction defect when the defect is related, in part, to a design error and, in part, to a construction defect?  As a contractor, you might argue you are completely absolved . . .

Carney Welcomes Jared Vermillion, Startups and M&A Attorney

Jared Vermillion’s practice primarily focuses on advising startups and emerging companies through a variety of matters such as entity formations, raising capital through venture and angel investment financings, commercial transactions, regulatory . . .

Carney Welcomes Isaac Prevost, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law Attorney

 Isaac Prevost is an associate attorney practicing construction and commercial litigation. Isaac handles breach of contract and construction disputes for project owners . . .

Carney Badley Spellman is a founding member of the State Capital Group.  “SCG Legal is an association of more than 120 independent law firms serving businesses in all 50 U.S. state capital cities and in capital cities and major commercial centers around the world. The U.S. member firms organized in 1989 to better serve their clients in sharing information about the practice of law before state legislative, judicial, and executive bodies. Seventeen former governors from both major political parties who had returned to the practice of law took the lead in forming the organization including, former Governor John D. Spellman of Carney Badley Spellman.”



Carney Badley Spellman has a history of being committed to supporting our Pacific Northwest community. We provide leadership on many boards, hands-on involvement in resolving challenging issues and financial support in many community needs.

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