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Grant has served as the managing shareholder at Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. since January 1, 2012. His tort and insurance practice includes defense of construction site injury, construction defect, professional liability, product and premises liability, and commercial claims.



Grant’s practice concentrates on the defense of contractors 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 serves as 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 also a past editor of the WDTL's "Defense News."


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Construction & Development: 25%
  3. Insurance: 10%
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 5%

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Contact Info

Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S.

901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98164-2047



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Defense NewsEditor2007 - 2010
Washington Defense Trial LawyersBoard Member2005 - 2010
Washington Defense Trial LawyersBoard Member2002 - 2003
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Construction Defect CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
McClain v. HallDismissal
Johnson v. Construction & Consulting, Inc.Dismissal
Evans v. RadheshwarN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Paralegal AssociationConducting Interviews and Investigations2001
Legal Reference Guide, Forsberg & UmlaufPremises Liability, Product Liability, Construction Defect, Tender and Related Issues, Professional Liability Issues and LawN/A
Washington State Bar Association Chapter 10 Vehicle Accident Litigation DeskbookEnforcement and Effective SettlementsN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Columbia UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WDTL Annual Construction Law UpdateThe Warranty of Suitability in the Condominium Conversion Case2012
Insurance in the Construction Industry SeminarEthical Considerations in Defending & Resolving Construction Disputes Involving Insurance2012
Washington State Bar Association CLEPersonal Injury Law Boot Camp from the Defendant's Perspective2010
Construction Law UpdateEnforcement of Arbitration Clause in Washington2009
Annual Construction Law UpdatePlaintiffs' Attempts to Expand the Implied Warranty of Habitability - The Movement to Transform 'Is it Livable' into "Could it have Been Built Better?"2007
Washington State Paralegal AssociationConducting Interviews and Investigations2001
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Annual Construction Law UpdateEthical Considerations While Defending Under Reservation of Rights2001