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Erica L. Wolf

Distinguished Fellow in Law With the Center for Indian Law & Policy


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  • Trusts and Estates Law
  • Elder Law
  • Business Succession Planning
  • State, Federal, and Tribal Probate
  • Tribally Chartered Corporations


  • B.A., University of Washington, 1997
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2005


Professor Wolf is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law and the founder of Wolf Law PLLC, a law firm emphasizing estate planning and probate practice. Ms. Wolf is a national expert in Indian and tribal estate planning and probate law, and, for several years, has written and presented on trust, estate, and probate topics for national conferences and symposia. Prior to returning to private practice, Ms. Wolf worked at Seattle University School of Law as Director of Graduate Law Programs, and was instrumental in creating and administering the law school's LLM and MLS programs. She has served as Executive Director, Managing Attorney, and Supervising Attorney of the law school's Center for Indian Law and Policy. As an Adjunct Professor at the law school, Ms. Wolf taught in the Trusts and Estates Clinic and Indian Trusts and Estates Clinic, and guest-lectured Elder and Disability Planning Clinic, Federal Indian Law, Indian Law and Natural Resources, Trusts and Estates, and Property Law courses. For five years, she served as chairperson of the law school's annual Health Law Certificate program.

In 2015, Ms. Wolf was asked to participate as an Observer for the Uniform Law Commission's Tribal Probate Code Committee. The committee collaborates with representatives of tribal governments and others from Indian Country to draft a Model Tribal Probate Code to supplement the American Indian Probate Reform Act (AIPRA). She is a member of the state bars of Washington and California, and is a member of the federal bar in the Western District of Washington.