Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. Litigation Defense

* A. Grant Lingg Shareholder

Office Phone: 206.689.8568
Office Fax: 206.689.8501
Cell Phone: 206.914.6310
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Premises / Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking / Transportation
Grant’s tort and insurance practice includes a wide range of defense matters including personal injury, construction defect, professional liability, product and premises liability, and commercial claims. Grant’s practice concentrates on the defense of contractors and design professionals facing both personal injury and building defect/warranty cases. His work has required him to bring and defend contractual indemnity and contribution/subrogation claims, and has included the defense of home warranty disputes. He has extensive experience defending clients against premises liability, vehicle accident and product liability actions. He has also defended banks, credit card companies and lenders in commercial actions. Grant frequently serves as an arbitrator under the King and Pierce County Arbitration systems. He has served as a Member of the Board of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and is a past editor of the WDTL's "Defense News."


  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 1994, cum laude
  • Law Review, Note & Comment Editor
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Awards And Honors

  • Recognized as “Super Lawyer” 2017 in Super Lawyers magazine
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (Past Board Member)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Trial Institute
  • Construction Defect Committee
  • Colonel (R), Washington Army National Guard and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Presentations And Publications

  • Panelist: “Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen – Considerations When Litigating Complex Cases” presented at the Washington State Defense Lawyers Annual Convention in Victoria, BC on July 14, 2017
  • Presenter: “Ethical Considerations for the Construction Lawyer” given at the Washington State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section Annual Seminar on June 9, 2017
  • Presenter: “Ethical Considerations” given at the Spring 2017 NBI Seminar on Construction Law: What Do You Do When...? on April 7, 2017 in Seattle, WA
  • Presenter: “Wind-Driven Rain Claims: Welcome to the Pacific Northwest,” WDTL Annual Construction Law Seminar, March 4, 2016
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