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J.B. is a shareholder with Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., working primarily in ourTacomaoffice.  His litigation practice focuses on defense of medical and professional malpractice, catastrophic damages, product liability, consumer protection, lender liability, construction defect, construction site accident and general liability claims.

J.B. has extensive trial experience, having tried cases in Pierce, King and several other Washington counties involving medical malpractice, commercial, construction defect, consumer protection, products liability and personal injury claims.  He has also litigated and tried other cases nationally on a pro hoc vice basis. Having practiced in Tacoma his entire career, he joined Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. in 2003 and became a shareholder in 2004.


Practice areas


  1. Lender Liability: 20%
  2. Homeowners' Association: 20%
  3. Construction & Development: 20%
  4. Product Liability: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%

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Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S.

One North Tacoma Avenue
Suite 200
Tacoma, WA, 98403


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Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Idaho State BarMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pierce County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kurtis Mayer v. Sto Industries, Inc.Win
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Whitworth CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1988