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MAX SORIANO passed away on September 15, 2012. After high school he served as a ship’s officer in the Merchant Marines during World War II and the Korean War. After law school he worked as an admiralty lawyer and founded his own shipping company.
MYRON “MIKE” CARLSON passed away on March 2, 2012. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy V-5 Naval Pilot Training Program. He was a King County Deputy Prosecutor, joined Anderson Hunter in 1957, and founded his own firm where he practiced until his retirement in 1992. Myron was elected to the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association where he served from 19861989, and served on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association for three years.
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JAY W. HAMILTON passed away on January 8, 2013. Hamilton enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served in China, and was an attorney in private practice after earning his J.D. He was appointed by Governor Daniel Evans to the Kitsap County Superior Court as a judge in 1970. He retired from the bench in 1982 and worked as the in-house legal counsel and Chief Executive Officer of The Gear Works in Seattle until his retirement. RICHARD KELLEHER passed away on November 13, 2012. He practiced law until August 2012. ROBERT SKIDMORE passed away on August 8, 2013.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Robert practiced law for almost 50 years, mostly in private practice in Colville. MURRAY GUTERSON passed away on October 4, 2013.
During his legal career of over 50 years, Guterson served as a King County deputy prosecutor and an assistant United States attorney. He practiced at the firm Culp, Dwyer, Guterson & Grader, and its successor Mcnaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren.
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CHARLES “BUD” TULIN passed away on August 6, 2012. A UW track and field athlete and graduate of the UW ROTC program, Tulin entered the U.S. Air Force after attending law school and served in the Judge Advocate General’s office of the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base. After his service, he was a Territorial Judge in Alaska and, in 1958, opened his private law practice.
MAURICE EPSTEIN passed away on March 2, 2013. He
enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating high school, and served in Japan and Korea until 1947. After law school, he worked in the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and then worked in private practice with friend and partner John Hay. He served as County Court Commissioner for King County from 1978 to his retirement in 1995. EUGENE “GENE” GREENWAY passed away on
February 25, 2012. He served in the armed forces as a Merchant Marine in World War II and as a JAG Lieutenant for the U.S. Air Force. Eugene was an active member of the Washington State Bar Association and practiced law for more than 50 years. PHILLIP TRACY passed away on September 21, 2012. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea and earning his J.D., he entered private practice. Tracy was active with the Washington State Bar Association, the American Bar Assocation and the Pierce County Bar Association. H. DONALD “DON” GOUGE passed away on January 23, 2014. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and was the pilot in the 8th Army Air Corp based in England, where he was awarded citations for bravery. Gouge opened a law office in Renton where he practiced for nearly 40 years.
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BETTY BINNS FLETCHER passed away October 22, 2012. She was the first woman to become a partner at a Seattle law firm, K&L Gates, and the second woman to be appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Fletcher was an active member of the Washington State Bar Association and from 19721973 served as the first female president of the King County Bar Association in Seattle.
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WILLIAM “BILL” MAYS passed away on August 21, 2012. After law school, he started his career with the firm Gavin, Robinson, Kendrick, Redman, and Mays in Yakima. Later he ran the Tacoma office of Williams Kastner. Mays was a recipient of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his volunteer service to amateur golf in the Northwest. JAMES GOBER passed away on June 9, 2013. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946. Gober joined the firm Lee Campbell after earning his law degree. He was later appointed Justice of the Peace and the first District Court Judge in Lewis County. Gober retired as a Lewis County Court Commissioner after over 50 years in the legal field. IRWIN TREIGER passed away on October 20, 2013. He joined the firm Bogle & Gates where he was Managing Partner for five years and Chair for eight years. Later, he worked as an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney and then Stoel Rives, where he was Of Counsel. He served in leadership positions in the Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation, American College of Tax Counsel, American Tax Policy Institute and American Law Institute. D. WAYNE GITTINGER passed away on March 6, 2014. He played baseball for the University of Washington as an undergraduate and was a member of the Board of Editors of the Washington Law Review while at UW Law. After graduating, Gittinger attended Officer Candidate School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Later, he joined the law firm of Lane Powell in Seattle, where he spent over 50 years practicing corporate law. He served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Seattle Sports Commission, the Seattle Police Foundation, the First Tee of Greater Seattle and the Business Council of the Seattle Human Society. He and his wife Anne established the D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Endowed Professorship and two scholarships at UW Law. The law school’s Dean’s Suite was named in his honor.
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WILLIAM “BILL” FRASER passed away on August 18, 2012. After graduating from UW Law with Honors, he worked at the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, then entered private practice. FRANK GUSTIN passed away on March 20, 2012.
After graduating from law school, he became a Pierce County prosecutor in Tacoma. In 1961 he moved to Salt Lake City and practiced family law with his father at Gustin & Gustin. Later he formed Gustin Kastin Adams & Liapis, was general counsel for Equity Oil for 38 years, and served as counsel at Dart Adamson & Donovan until his retirement. ROBERT HUGHES passed away on August 13, 2012.
Before attending law school, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and earned his B.A. in Civil Engineering from Seattle University. He practiced as a patent attorney in Sumas and Bellingham, and authored many books on patent law.
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WILLIAM “BILL” STOEBUCK passed away on November 18, 2012. He attended the University of Washington School of Law after serving in the Korean War with the Air Force. He taught at the University of Denver College of Law, Harvard Law School, and at the UW School of Law where he was named the first Judson Falknor Professor of Law in 1995 and retired from teaching in 2007. Stoebuck was a member of the Order of the Coif and Of Counsel at Karr Tuttle Campbell. DUANE STOOKEY passed away on June 24, 2012.
Before he attended the law school, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Smith was an attorney with the firms Monheimer, VanFredenberg and Smith; Smith, Smart, Hancock and Tabler; and Graham and Dunn as an expert in commercial real estate law.
September 27, 2013. He practiced law for 50 years.
THOMAS S. FOLEY passed away on October 18, 2013. He represented Washington’s 5th congressional district for 30 years as a member of the House of Representatives from 1965 to 1995. He was elected Speaker of the House in 1989. Prior to serving in Congress, Foley worked in private practice, as a prosecuting attorney in Spokane, in the office of the Washington State Attorney General and as special counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. In 1997, he was appointed by President Clinton as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. He received the Washington Medal of Merit, the state’s highest honor, in 2003.
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