Roy A. Umlauf

Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090


JD, University of Puget Sound, summa cum laude, 1985, Boldt Scholarship, Law Review
B.A., University of Washington, cum laude, 1982, Phi Beta Kappa


Accident Investigation
Lawyers and Accountants
Arbitration & Mediation
Asbestos and Toxic Tort Defense
Automobile Liability / Transportation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Employment Litigation
Environmental Insurance Coverage
General Liability Defense
Native American & Tribal Law
Medical Professionals
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability


With more than 30 years of experience, Roy's broad litigation defense practice includes catastrophic damages, construction claims, products and personal injury defense, premises liability, bad faith, legal malpractice, underinsured motorist claims, investigation and preservation of evidence advice.

Personal injury defense litigation (emphasizing catastrophic damages cases), including vehicle accidents, premises liability, construction site claims and product liability. Litigation and advice regarding CGL, and automobile insurance policies (emphasizing UIM claims). Professional liability defense of lawyers, pharmacists, and medical providers. Arbitrator (UIM/King County Superior Court) and Mediator.

Roy is a frequent CE/CLE speaker on risk management, litigation trial tactics, witness preparation and accident investigation and evidence preservation for professionals, fortune 500 companies and insurance claims professionals.


• Contributing Author: Underinsured Motorist Law in Washington, Washington Professional Liability Issues and Law, Premises Liability Issues and Law in Washington, Insurance Coverage in Washington, Forsberg & Umlauf Legal Reference Guides

• Contributing Author: WSBA Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation Deskbook Chapter, "Enforcement and Effective Settlements"

• Contributor: Washington Defense Trial Lawyer Annual Insurance Law Summary: 1992-1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997-1998, 1999