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Earle J. Hereford ("Jay”)


Earle J. Hereford (Jay)

Jay’s practice focuses on litigation, both general commercial litigation and litigation of disputes concerning trusts, estates and their administration. In addition, Jay serves as a fiduciary for several trusts and estates, and provides advice on trade regulation and other commercial matters. Prior to practicing with Ted Kutscher, Karen Bertram and Tim Burkart, Jay practiced with the Antitrust Division of the Washington Attorney General’s Office and with Culp Dwyer Guterson and Grader where he was a partner.


Bar Memberships

  • Washington, 1973
  • United States District Court, Western Washington, 1973
  • United States District Court, Eastern Washington, 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1976
  • United States Supreme Court, 1994


  • Yale University, B.A., English 1968
  • University of Washington, J.D., 1973
  • Law Clerk, Hon. William J. Lindberg, United States District Judge for Western Washington, 1973-1976

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
    (Real Property, Probate & Trusts Section Member)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington
  • Member, American Bar Association (Antitrust Law Section Member)
  • Counsel for the Northwest Marine Trade Association, the regional association for the recreational marine industry
  • Trustee, Seattle Repertory Theatre

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 “Rigging Up” by Ted Kutscher . 2006
Frederic T. Kutscher (Ted)
Earle J. Hereford (Jay)
Karen R. Bertram
Timothy C. Burkart (Tim)
John S. Kutscher
Anna M. Cashman
Matthew N. Menzer
Scott D. Benner
Tiffany R. Gorton
Patty Ulman
Susan Cartozian
Kyla Trujillo
Nicola Derbyshire
Maggie Hardiman
Leah Hendry