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Adam Ballout

About me


Adam Ballout is a Seattle native and alumni of the University of Washington and the Seattle University School of Law. During law school, Adam clerked for the Chief Judge of the Suquamish tribe before joining the successful firm of Richard Okrent. Adam has been a dedicated and successful trial litigator of dependency, adoption, administrative law, and personal injury cases which have including several high profile cases garnering national media attention.

Upon Richard Okrent’s appointment by Governor Gregoire to the Snohomish County Superior Court bench, Adam Ballout joined with attorneys Taila AyAy and Sarah Crane in forming the ABC Law Group LLP.Currently serving clients in Snohomish, King and Skagit county, the ABC Law Group is a dedicated, experienced firm with a strong professional reputation and a passion for social justice.

Adam’s commitment to advocating for system reform and the reunification of families has led to a focus on dealing with complex contested child abuse and child custody issues.

Outside of the office, Adam actively volunteered and instructed children ages 3-11 in a kinder-karate program in Seattle. A former member of the U.S. National Karate Team, Adam mentored and coached young athletes representing the U.S.A. at home and abroad in international competition. Adam is an active board member on 4 non-profit boards and is also active in Rotary. 



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Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 80%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. Adoption: 20%
    10 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Gail B. Nunn

    I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a bright rising star in our legal community. He is very smart and has a heart, a powerful combination in this area of practice.


    Gail Nunn Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lisa Marie Micheli

    I have worked with Adam as opposing counsel in many cases in the juvenile dependency arena. Adam is a formidable opponent and compassionate advocate. He has all the right qualities that make him an excellent lawyer. He listens carefully, works hard, solves problems and gets results. He has earned the respect of other lawyers and judges in the legal community. He is at the top of his game.


    Lisa Micheli Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

ABC Law Group LLP

2722 Colby Ave.
Suite 403
Everett, WA, 98201-3532


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2014
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Clerk's Choice AwardSnohomish County Clerks, Court Reporters and Courtroom Clerks2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerABC Law Group LLP2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Okrent and Wogsland LLP2007 - Present
ClerkThe Suquamish Tribal Court2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Council Against Domestic ViolenceBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Mari's PlaceBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Olympic Legal Access P.S.Board of Directors2015 - Present
Domestic Violence ServicesBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Office of Public DefenseContract Attorney2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Dependency of T.T.Case dismissed- Return home to parent
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Publication nameTitleDate
NWLawyerLacing up for social justice.2015
Northwest LeafThe Parent Trap2014
King 5 NewsInvestigators: Judge considering legal first in Poca's case2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Strategies for High Conflict CasesMaking the Impossible Possible2014
Pushing the Case Law ForwardDiscovery Tools2013
Housing Resource ForumHousing Matters2012
Reasonable Efforts, SBC and NegotiationWhen Trial Skills are Not Enough2011
Don’t Lose Your Case Before it Begins: Getting More for Parents at Shelter Care HearingsTrial Strategies2011