Erica L. Wolf

Distinguished Fellow in Law with the Center for Indian Law & Policy
Curriculum Vitae


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone:(206) 786-1012


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


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


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.