Bradley W. Andersen
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.
Admitted to practice:
Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court, District of OR
U.S. District Court, Western District of WA
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of WA
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, cum laude, 1990
B.A., Pacific University, 1987
Professional Memberships & Affiliations:
American Bar Association
Southwest Washington Contractors Association
Skamania County Chamber of Commerce
Washington State District Admissible Court Judges Association
Former Stevenson Municipal Court Judge
Stevenson Municipal Court Judge
Awards & Recognition:
Washington Coalition of Open Government-Key Award
Distinguished Public Service Award
Accomplished 40 and Under, Vancouver Business Journal
Published Articles & Presentations:
“Bubble Wrapping Your Business,” July 1, 2010
“Getting the Most From Mediation: Knowing Whether and How to Use a Mediator,” February 5, 2010
“Why ask me? It's your fight. What to do when subpoenaed to testify in another party's dispute,” September 16, 2009
“Contractors Dodged a Bullet When Lawmakers Rejected Warranty Bill, Which Will Likely Resurface Next Year,” May 15, 2009
“Washington's and Oregon's laws governing home builders' liability are vastly different,” June 27, 2008
“The Truth About Arbitration Agreements: Will They Work for You?,” June 20, 2007
“E-Discovery: an ounce of E-prevention is worth a pound of E-cure,” March 5, 2007
“Implied warranty of habitability in the construction of new homes,” June 10, 2005
“Law encourages settling of construction disputes outside court,” February 25, 2005
David Hill Development v. City of Forest Grove, 688 F. Supp. 2d 1193 (D. Or. 2010)
$6,500,000 jury verdict against City of Forest Grove for Civil Rights takings and other land-use violations.
Skamania County v. Columbia River Gorge Commission, 144 Wash.2d 30, 26 P.3d 241, Wash., June 28, 2001 (NO. 68602-5)
“Bea” case, Supreme Court defines the Gorge Commission's power under the Gorge Act.
Proctor v. Huntington, 146 Wash. App. 836, 192 P.3d 958, Wash. App. Div. 2, September 23, 2008 (NO. 36087-0-II)
Trial court decision regarding house built on adjoining property affirmed before Washington Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
Skamania County v. Woodall, 104 Wash. App. 525, 16 P.3d 701, Wash. App. Div. 2, January 26, 2001 (NO. 25204-0-II)
Court held Gorge Commission bound by Washington common law.
Schroeder v. Excelsior Management Group, LLC, 177 Wn.2d 94, 297 P.3d 677 (2013)
Court invalidates non-judicial foreclosures.
Geonerco, Inc. v. Grand Ridge Properties IV LLC, 191 P.3d 76 (Wash. Ct. App. 2008)
Court of Appeals’ published decision on statute of frauds.
Bacus v. Andersen, 2009 WL 1864000, Wash. App. Div. 2, June 30, 2009 (NO. 37772-1-II)
Short-plat case involving the finality of land-use decisions.
East County Reclamation Co. v. Bjornsen, 125 Wash. App. 432, 105 P.3d 94, Wash. App. Div. 2, January 25, 2005 (NO. 30109-1-II)
Zoning/SEPA case—published opinion.
Visser v. Craig, 139 Wash. App. 152, 159 P.3d 453, Wash. App. Div. 2, June 05, 2007 (NO. 34610-9-II)
Easement Dispute—Published Opinion.
Littlefair v. Schulze, 169 Wn. App. 659, 665, 278 P.3d 218 (2012)
Published opinion on rights of easement holders.