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Philipp named as partner

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2008 6:04pm
  • Business

Philipp named as partner

Mercer Island resident Adam L.K. Philipp was named as a partner at the Hallisky Law Group, P.L.L.C. in Seattle. The firm’s new name, as of June 1, is Hallisky and Philipp.

The firm provides technology and entertainment clients with legal services.

Umlauf awarded

Mercer Island resident Roy Umlauf was presented the President’s Award from the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers for his years of service to the defense community.

The Washington Defense Trial Lawyers is an organization of over 750 civil lawyers statewide who defend individuals, government agencies, professionals, manufacturers and businesses.

Umlauf is a past president of the WDTL and is currently on the board of directors for the Defense Research Institute, a group of over 22,000 civil defense lawyers nationally and internationally. Umlauf’s practice at Forsberg & Umlauf emphasizes defense of professionals, contractors, businesses and manufacturers in civil litigation.

Adams is trust officer

Islander Elaine Adams has joined Wells Fargo Private Client Services in Seattle as vice president, senior trust officer. Adams is responsible for all aspects of trust and estate services.^ka

Adams has worked for more than 15 years in trust and estate services. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she worked as a trust officer for eight years at another financial institution. She also practiced law in Seattle and Boston and where she focused on estate planning and tax law.

Adams received her Juris Doctor from the University of Utah College of Law. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of the Mercer Island Schools Foundation. She is a member of the Seattle University Estate Planning Advisory Council, Washington Women in Tax, Estate Planning Council of Seattle, and the Washington State Bar Association.

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