P1000516-sizedAbout Robert J. Adolph

The firm’s principal, Robert Adolph, personally manages all cases. The firm also has highly qualified associate and contract attorneys available as needed who can staff a variety of legal matters.

Robert J. Adolph
(206) 386-7791

Robert Adolph has a reputation as a highly focused and tenacious trial attorney. He is dedicated to achieving successful and innovative solutions to difficult legal problems. He has over 40 years of business litigation experience in courts in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California and Montana. He often represents international clients from countries such as Singapore, Taiwan, Italy, Portugal, Iceland and France in local legal matters. Click here for representative clients.

As a trial attorney, Mr. Adolph has litigated jury and bench cases involving a diverse spectrum of complex commercial issues, including business and contract disputes, antitrust, executive compensation, intellectual property and trade regulation, real property, and securities. He has appeared in numerous arbitration hearings before the NASD, AAA, JAMS, JDR and other approved panels and has been a lead attorney in over 100 mediations. He lectures at trial practice and procedure legal education programs and annually participates as an appellate advocacy and mock trial judge for the University of Washington Law School.

In addition to active litigation as an advocate, Mr. Adolph has frequently testified as an expert witness in professional negligence cases involving business and corporate law and standard of care applicable to the attorney.

In conjunction with his litigation practice, Mr. Adolph has advised individuals, start-up companies and established businesses on a broad range of employment, compensation and business issues and has extensive experience negotiating and drafting legal documents.


American Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association; WSBA Fee Arbitration Board, 1988-1995 ; Bascom Hill Society; Bencher’s Society.

Admitted to Bar:

State of Washington, 1972; U.S. District Court, Western & Eastern Districts of Washington; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.


University of Wisconsin (B.A., Journalism 1969), University of Wisconsin, (J.D. Madison, 1972); Dean’s List 1971-1972; Board of Editors, Wisconsin Law Review (1970-72); Note published – “Usury and the Time Price Exception,” 1971 Wisconsin Law Review 296.

Associate and Contract Lawyers

The Adolph Law Group utilizes a team approach in assigning legal assignments for clients to associates and/contract lawyers when the need arises. We also enter into strategic alliances for joint representation. We choose alliances, associate and contract lawyers specifically for the needs of a particular engagement.


Mr. Adolph is an active skier, cyclist, and traveler: avocations which he shares with his wife and three children.
Robert Adolph, attorney Seattle