About Beth Terrell

Beth E. Terrell is a founding member of the Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC. With more than twenty years of experience, Beth concentrates her practice in complex litigation, including the prosecution of consumer protection class actions. Beth has served as co-lead counsel on multi-state, multi-district, and nationwide class actions, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for consumers. Beth has tried and won cases in state and federal courts and argued before the Washington State Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court as well as several federal circuit level courts. Beth is President of the Public Justice Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the Equal Justice Works’ Board of Counselors, and is Chair of both the Northwest Consumer Law Center and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association. A member of the State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar Association, Beth Co-Chairs PLI’s Consumer Financial Services Institute, and frequently presents on a wide variety of topics, including class actions, consumer protection, legal ethics, gender equity, and electronic discovery.

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Beth has been involved in a number of class action lawsuit settlements including the following:

  • Breazeale, et al. v. Victim Services, Inc.—Filed in 2014 on behalf of California consumers who received false, misleading, and deceptive debt collection letters printed on the letter head of county prosecuting attorneys. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Thornell, et al. v. Seattle Service Bureau, Inc., et al.—Filed in 2014 on behalf of Washington consumers who received false, misleading, and deceptive debt collection letters related to unresolved automobile insurance claims. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
  • Dibb, et al. v. AllianceOne Receivables Management, Inc.—Filed in 2014, TMLG represents three certified classes of Washington consumers who received unfair and deceptive debt collection notices that included threats of criminal prosecution. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
  • Cavnar, et al. v. BounceBack, Inc.—Filed in 2014 on behalf of Washington consumers who received false, misleading, and deceptive debt collection letters printed on the letter head of county prosecuting attorneys. TMLG worked to negotiate a class-wide settlement, and preliminary approval is pending.
  • Jordan v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC—TMLG represents a certified class of homeowners who were improperly locked out of their homes by their mortgage lender. After a plaintiff class was certified by a Washington trial court, the action was removed to Federal District Court in 2014.

In addition to her litigation and trial work, she also counsels small and medium sized companies facing personnel and human resource issues and has represented both employees and employers in restrictive covenant litigation. Prior to founding TMLG, Ms. Terrell was a member of Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC, where she practiced litigation for twelve years. She is a frequent speaker at legal conferences on a wide variety of topics, including consumer class actions, employment litigation, and electronic discovery. Ms. Terrell has been often recognized as a “Super Lawyer,” was named one of the “Top 50 Washington Women Super Lawyers” of 2012 and 2013, and has been awarded an “AV” rating in Martindale Hubbell by her peers, a rating denoting the highest legal ability and ethical standards.

education Education
  • University of California, Davis School of Law Order of the Coif J.D.
  • Gonzaga University magna cum laude B.A.
clerkship Court Admissions
  • USDC for the East. Dist. of WA
  • USDC for the West. Dist. of WA
  • USBC for the West. Dist. of WA
  • USDC for the East. Dist. of CA
  • USDC for the Central Dist. of CA
  • USDC for the North. Dist. of CA
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Bar Admissions Professional Organizations and Activities
  • Public Justice Foundation
    • Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee
    • Development Committee
    • Case Evaluation Committee
    • Membership Committee
    • Class Action Preservation Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Member
    • Labor and Employment Law Section Diversity Committee
  • King County Bar Association
    • Member
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Board of Trustees, 2007-2012
    • Section Chair, 2011
    • Chair, Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference Planning Committee, 2010
  • Washington State Association of Justice
    • Chair, Consumer Protection Section, 2008-09; (current)
    • Eagle Member
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
    • Chair (current)
    • Member
  • Northwest Consumer Law Center
    • Member
    • Vice Chair (current)
    • Treasurer (current)
  • King County Washington Women Lawyers
    • President 2008-09
  • Washington Women Lawyers
    • Chapter Representative, 2007-10
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Member
  • American Association of Justice
    • Member
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
    • Member
  • Public Citizen
    • Member
  • Equal Justice Works
    • Board of Counselors
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Beth E. Terrell is a founding member of the Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC. With more than twenty years of experience, Beth concentrates her practice in complex litigation, including the prosecution of consumer protection class actions. Beth has served as co-lead counsel on multi-state, multi-district, and nationwide class actions, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for consumers. Beth has tried and won cases in state and federal courts and argued before the Washington State Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court as well as several federal circuit level courts. Beth is President of the Public Justice Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the Equal Justice Works’ Board of Counselors, and is Chair of both the Northwest Consumer Law Center and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association. A member of the State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar Association, Beth Co-Chairs PLI’s Consumer Financial Services Institute, and frequently presents on a wide variety of topics, including class actions, consumer protection, legal ethics, gender equity, and electronic discovery.

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