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Robert Adolph | Attorney | Seattle
Robert Adolph

As a trial attorney, Mr. Adolph has litigated jury and bench cases, as well as numerous arbitrations, involving a diverse spectrum of complex commercial issues, including business ownership and contract disputes, antitrust, executive compensation, environmental law, intellectual property and trade regulation, real property, and securities. He has been named a Washington State “Super Lawyer” in commercial litigation by Washington Law & Politics Magazine numerous times. Mr. Adolph also has the highest “AV” peer rating from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory for over 30 consecutive years and appears in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has a perfect “Superb Rated Attorney” score of 10 from AVVO.

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. He is often engaged to analyze and monitor on-going litigation and provide strategic advice to clients regarding the litigation process.

Mr. Adolph has appeared in numerous arbitration hearings before the, AAA, JAMS, JDR, FINRA, NASD, 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, Mr. Adolph has frequently testified as an expert witness for approximately 20 years in cases involving business and corporate law and standard of care issues.

            Appellate Cases:   Alakayak v. B.C. Packers, 48 P.3d 432 (Alaska 2002); Blume v. City of Seattle, 134 Wn.2d 243, 947 P.2d 223 (1998);  Regis v. Kirlan Venture Capital Inc. Division I, Wa. Court of Appeals, 2003); Washington Irrigation v. United States, 110 Wn. 2nd 288, 751 P.2d 1178 (1988); Rainier National Bank v. McCrackin, 26 Wn.App. 498, 615 P.2d 469 (1980); Johnson’s Wholesale Plumbing v. Holloway, 17 Wn. App. 449, 563 P.2d 1284 (1977); Pacific Propeller v. Holiday Airlines, Inc.  620 F.2d 731 (9th Cir. 1980). 

            Memberships:  American Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association; WSBA Fee Arbitration Board, 1988—2005, University of Wisconsin Bascom Hill Society; Bencher’s Society; Board Member, Wisconsin Innocence Project. 

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

            Education:  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.