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Earle J. Hereford ("Jay”)


Earle J. Hereford (Jay)

Jay’s practice focuses on resolution of both commercial disputes and those concerning trusts, estates and their administration. In addition, Jay serves as a fiduciary for several trusts and estates, and frequently provides advice to clients 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, American Bar Association
  • Counsel for the Northwest Marine Trade Association Health Trust, which provides benefits for the NMTA, the key association serving the marine industry in the Northwest
  • Trustee, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Board President (2016-2018)

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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)
Lora L. Brown
Anna M. Cashman
Tiffany R. Gorton
A. Paul Firuz
Scott D. Benner
John S. Kutscher
Matthew N. Menzer
Susan Cartozian
Nicola Derbyshire
Maggie Hardiman
Leah Hendry
Kirstin Eastman
Anna Galicia