Beth R. Ford

Beth Ford concentrates her practice on land use and municipal law. A representative sample of her work experience with respect to public entities includes the following: 
  • Drafted pleadings including successful summary judgment motions;
  • Provided support for litigation including pre-trial discovery;
  • Drafted various ordinances for municipalities; and
  • Researched and counseled clients regarding various legal issues for municipalities, including research ranging from land use law to finance to City Council procedure.
Before joining Lighthouse Law Group in 2012, Beth was a volunteer attorney at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office in the Land Use section. There she engaged in legal research and advised Seattle City departments on various issues of land use law. She also wrote motions for cases on appeal. Beth also interned at Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy) in 2010 and conducted legal research in the areas of land use and municipal law regarding Transfer of Development Rights and Tax Increment Financing. She assisted in refinement of TIF legislation, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5253, which passed into law July 2011. Beth began her career in 2009 at the Northwest Justice Project, where she drafted pleadings and conducted research regarding family, employment, public benefits, and landlord/tenant law.

Education
University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2011
Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 2007

Admitted to Practice
Washington, 2011

Professional Affiliations
Washington State Bar Association, 2011 - present
Washington Association of Municipal Attorneys

Recognition
Chief Managing Editor and founding member, Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
Child and Youth Legislative Advocacy Clinic member: Wrote and advocated for Substitute House Bill 1793
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Administrative Law