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Lucinda Merlyn Dunlap

About Lucinda Dunlap

About me

Lucinda Dunlap practices law exclusively in the area of Social Security Disability and SSI.


Lucinda Dunlap obtained her law degree from Seattle University School of Law, where she was a founding member of the National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA), a member of the Women's Law Caucus and the Access to Justice Institute, and a semifinalist in her second year Moot Court Competition. She also holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from University of Washington in Zoology and Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation. Lucinda worked for the King County Bar Association's Family Law Mentor Program, Self Help Plus Program, and Housing Justice Project. Over the course of her career, she has received several awards for her pro-bono legal service from the King County Bar Association. Before joining Chihak & Gustad, LLC, Lucinda served as the Disabled Homeless Advocacy Project (DHAP) Program Director at Seattle Community Law Center (SCLC), where she represented low income disabled and homeless clients before the Social Security Administration. During her time with SCLC, Lucinda developed the DHAP program extensively. Through outreach and close relationships with shelters, DSHS, and service providers, she was able to expand a program that served less than a dozen clients a year to one that now serves in excess of 200.


Lucinda is admitted to practice law in Washington State. She is a member of the King County Bar Association and Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association. Lucinda is currently a member of the Seattle Community Law Center Board of Trustees.