• Martin J. Pujolar - Presenter: "Attorney's Guide to UIM Coverage", National Business Institute, October 23, 2020
  • Martin J. Pujolar - Presenter:  “Bad Faith Insurance – Insurance Regulations and Legal Ethics,” National Business Institute, November 5, 2020.
  • Kimberly A. Reppart - Presenter: Northwest Insurance Law CLE, Portland OR & Live Webcast, October 29th & 30th, 2020.
  • Jeffrey T. Kestle – Presenter “5th Annual Advanced Appellate Program (Ethics Update),” Pincus Professional Education, Webinar November 19, 2020 (12:00 p.m.-3:10 p.m. PST)





Shareholder Lori Hurl was elected President of MAMA Seattle. Her term begins January 1, 2021. Lori has served on the board for six years, her most recent position being Vice-President. Associate Meghan McNabb was elected Co-Director of Summer Event. This is Meghan’s first year on the board.

The Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (“MAMA Seattle”) was founded in 2006 as an organization designed to empower attorney mothers and encourage professional success while celebrating our roles as attorneys and mothers. MAMA Seattle is devoted to furthering the interests of mother attorneys in Seattle, in Washington, and throughout the nation. MAMA Seattle is a source of support for attorney mothers — a place where we can network, share experiences, learn from each other, problem solve, and talk about issues we face in a supportive and forward-thinking environment.



We are proud to announce that 10 of our attorneys have been recognized as 2020 Super Lawyers. Congratulations to A. Grant Lingg, Carl E. Forsberg, Jeff T. KestleLaura E. Kruse, Martin J. Pujolar, Matt S. Adams, Patrick C. Sheldon, Roy A. Umlauf, Stephanie S. Andersen, and Rob W. Novasky.   

We would also like to acknowledge Ryan J. Hesselgesser, who has been recognized as a 2020 Rising Star.

A special congratulations to Carl E. Forsberg and Roy A. Umlauf for ranking among the top 100 lawyers in Washington State!



We are excited to announce that

Michael D. Handler


David A. Lipkin

have recently joined our firm

Michael D. Handler is Of Counsel with expertise in insurance coverage, and defense of alleged bad faith claims, in Washington and Oregon.  Michael is a 1993 graduate of Boston University School of Law.

David A. Lipkin is Of Counsel, working in our Tacoma office, with a primary focus on personal injury litigation.  David is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Law School, cum laude.


 We are also very pleased to report that our two founding shareholders, Carl E. Forsberg and Roy A. Umlauf, have been awarded an additional distinction as being included within the Top 100 Attorneys in Washington for 2019.




We are pleased to announce that eight (8) attorneys at Forsberg & Umlauf, PS., have been recognized in the 2019 Washington Super Lawyer list:

 Matt Adams, Stephanie Andersen, Carl Forsberg,  Galina Jakobson,

Grant Lingg, Marty Pujolar, Patrick Sheldon, Roy Umlauf


Ryan J. Hesslegesser is recognized as a Rising Star!




We are excited to announce that

Ryan J. Hesselgesser, Laura E. Kruse,  Micah R. Steinhilb

have joined our firm


 we are very proud to announce that

Meghan A. McNabb

has recently passed the bar!

Ryan L. Hesselgesser is of Counsel with a primary focus on insurance coverage, bad faith litigation and third-party claims. Ryan is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law.

Laura E. Kruse is of Counsel and specializes in transportation defense claims, employment litigation and personal injury litigation. Laura is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law.

Micah R. Steinhilb is an Associate and specializes in all areas of insurance coverage matters in Oregon and Washington. Micah is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, cum laude.

Meghan A. McNabb recently became an Associate. Her work will primarily focus on personal injury litigation. Meghan is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law.




We are proud to announce that

Roy A. Umlauf

was recently announced as a

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers


The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of only the best trial attorneys in the United States and Canada.  It is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America.

Fellowship is extended by invitation only to those experienced trial attorneys who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.

Congratulations Roy! 

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Both Patrick C. Sheldon and Roy A. Umlauf

are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers