James A. Beall

Partner

655 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 225    
Washington, DC  20005  

t 503.944.6017  
f 202.783.6947

jbeall@balljanik.com

 

“I am proud of our long-term relationships with clients and take a deep personal interest in their people, products and business goals. We work as their partners and only succeed when they succeed.”

Jim Beall founded Ball Janik LLP's Government Affairs practice when he joined the firm in 1988, and he serves as the practice group Chair and Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office. Under his leadership, the Government Affairs practice has grown steadily in influence and geographic reach. Ball Janik is now considered one of the leading federal lobbying firms based in the Pacific Northwest. Dividing his time between the East and West Coasts, Mr. Beall provides federal regulatory and legislative representation to the firm's clients, with a heavy focus on issues relating to transportation, national defense, economic development, taxation, education and natural resources. He provides high-level strategic guidance to both private and public clients, connecting them to resources and solutions at the local, state and federal levels.

In 2005, Mr. Beall received the “Best of the Bar” Award in Government Law from the Portland Business Journal, based on a peer survey of Portland’s legal community. He has also earned the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, American Registry.

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“I am proud of our long-term relationships with clients and take a deep personal interest in their people, products and business goals. We work as their partners and only succeed when they succeed.”

Jim Beall founded Ball Janik LLP's Government Affairs practice when he joined the firm in 1988, and he serves as the practice group Chair and Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office. Under his leadership, the Government Affairs practice has grown steadily in influence and geographic reach. Ball Janik is now considered one of the leading federal lobbying firms based in the Pacific Northwest. Dividing his time between the East and West Coasts, Mr. Beall provides federal regulatory and legislative representation to the firm's clients, with a heavy focus on issues relating to transportation, national defense, economic development, taxation, education and natural resources. He provides high-level strategic guidance to both private and public clients, connecting them to resources and solutions at the local, state and federal levels.

In 2005, Mr. Beall received the “Best of the Bar” Award in Government Law from the Portland Business Journal, based on a peer survey of Portland’s legal community. He has also earned the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, American Registry.

Mr. Beall has practiced in Washington, DC, since 1976. He has served as a natural resources attorney for the U.S. Department of the Interior, as Legislative Director for Representative Al Ullman, and on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. Mr. Beall has been in private practice since 1981.

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Education

LL.M., Taxation, 1981
Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., 1976
University of Oregon School of Law
     Associate Editor, Law
     Review

B.A., 1972
Oregon State University

Admissions

District of Columbia
Oregon

Honors

AV® Preeminent™ Rating
Martindale-Hubbell®, American Registry

 

“BEST OF THE BAR” Award,
Government Law 2005
Portland Business Journal