Contact: Elizabeth Coplan
University of Washington School of Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 20, 2011

Linda Ebberson ’76 Named President of Washington Law School Foundation

SEATTLE – Ebberson, a principal with Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson in Seattle, Washington, became the newest President of the law school foundation board, following Greg Adams ’77 of Davis Wright Tremaine, who will remain on the board.

Ebberson received her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1976 where she was Editor of the Washington Law Review (1975-1976). As a principal at Lasher Holzapfel, she practices in the areas of family law, litigation, and construction law.

She was inspired by Jon Bridge ’76 who recruited her to the board and to become the Vice President, in effect, President Elect. Ebberson acknowledges the work of Jon and Bobbe Bridge ‘76 who “give so much to the community and the Law School. We were classmates and our friendship continues. I can only aspire!”

As president of the foundation, Ebberson acknowledges that her goal is “to make sure the structure and platform are in place to focus on our mission of providing financial support to the Dean and the law school. Ultimately, the goal is to grow the funds under management in the Foundation and to develop a broader base of donors. That way we can accomplish our informal mission of being the Dean and the Law School’s best friend.”

Currently she is also a member of the King County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee. She is also a Mentor in the University of Washington School of Law Professional Mentor Program and is a volunteer for the King County Settlement Conference.

Ebberson was recently listed as a Preeminent Women Lawyers in the Martindale-Hubbell Register.

Assistant Dean for Advancement Stephanie Cox says, “I really look forward to working with Linda as our new UW School of Law Foundation President. It is fantastic to have another woman leading, following a stellar line of former women presidents Muriel Mawer ’35 in 1976, Julie Weston ’69 in 1991, and Mary Ann Ekman ’75 in 1995. We are in good hands.”

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