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Adam Morrow has  been an attorney for 16 years handling Medical Malpractice cases, personal injury cases and as a real estate attorney and broker representing home buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions (successfully represented buyers and sellers in short sales, traditional buyer/seller transactions, foreclosures, co-ops, and bankruptcy court sales).


Sound Counsel Realty's business model is an original and innovative approach to the real estate industry combining a law firm and real estate brokerage into one entity. Sound Counsel provides all the services of a real estate brokerage (listing homes on the MLS, professional photography, high definition websites, designer signage, finding and viewing properties, generating offer) with all the services of a real estate attorney.

Sound Counsel Realty also refunds 15% of its commission to its buyer clients. The refund can save a buyer thousands of dollars he/she would have to pay out of pocket at closing.

Sound Counsel Realty charges homeowners 2.5% commissions instead of the 3% industry standard. On a $500,000 home, sellers save $2,500.



Adam is dedicated to helping find solutions for homeowners facing foreclosure. Working with homeowners in distress is not only rewarding, Adam views it as a necessary and important obligation in today's housing market. As an attorney, he has a distinct advantage over real estate agents who are not authorized to provide legal advice. Working with banks, sellers, and other agents on behalf of distressed homeowners is a complex matter with a variety of significant legal issues. For those facing the prospect of losing their home, it is a critical advantage to have someone who is both an attorney and an agent on your side.

Adam has also successfully represented dozens of buyers who have purchase short sale properties. He knows the pitfalls involved in these transactions and ways to avoid potential issues. 


Closed 47 transactions over the last two years. Contributor to Seattle Times regarding Real Estate Transactions.



Admitted to the Washington State Bar 1997; Education; Washington State University,B.A.,1989,Political Sciences ; University of Wales,Swansea,United Kingdom,1990,International Relations; Seattle University School of Law,Juris Doctor,1997;Member of King County,Kitsap County and Washington State Bar Associations; Real Estate Broker and Owner of Sound Counsel,PLLC,d.b.a.,Sound Counsel Realty; Member of Northwest Multiple Listing Service; American Trial Lawyers Association; Admitted to practice law in all Washington State Superior Courts,Appellate Courts,Supreme Court,and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington; 40 hours a year,5 consecutive years of Pro Bono services with a successful resolution in every case; Professional Fire Fighter 2009 - 2011; Board Member of Bainbridge Island Youth Services; Past volunteer West Sound Wildlife Shelter; National Basketball Team of Wales,1990; Proud husband and father.



Washington Law and Politics rated top 2% of all Washington lawyers under 40 by professional colleagues; Pro Bono award by Washington State Bar Association; Scholarship to University of Wales for International Relations; Starting member of University of Wales National Basketball Team; Successfully handled landmark case involving Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) published on front page of Seattle Times ;

Professional Firefighter/EMT; Washington State Fire Training Academy - Only fire fighter to have received the Fire Cheif's personal challenge coin in the 27 year history of the Academy; Only fire fighter in the history of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department to have received the "1st Due Engine Award", "Bull Dog Award", and Fire Chief's coin from the WSFTA. Also received "Most Inspirational Award" by fire fighter peers as a volunteer fire fighter.



Working with Adam Morrow on the purchase of our new home was by far the best experience we have had in any real estate transaction. His professionalism and attention to detail far surpassed our expectations. Not only is he a real estate broker, he is a real estate attorney. The fact that we had legal representation when purchasing our home was a significant benefit. Knowing that Adam has a comprehensive understanding of contract law, and that he was in our corner, was very comforting. I have recommended Adam to several of my physician colleagues, and will continue to recommend him to all of my friends, family, and associates who will be purchasing homes in the greater Seattle area in the future.

- Dr. David Cunningham $932,000 Buyer - Auburn, WA

Errol and I hired Adam to help us get a building permit and to request Kitsap County to vacate and transfer property they owned so we could build within the county’s setback requirements. Adam’s persistent, respectful approach to the county brought positive results. Adam is a patient listener who cares about what we really want. When we first met with him we were impressed by his patience and ability to understand our needs and wants. He has been punctual and we have received many timely communications from him giving us updates, explaining the legal issues in clear, easy to understand language and answering our questions. He has a good working knowledge and understanding of the real estate laws of this area.

- Errol and Robin Schmidt, Indianola, WA


We had a great experience all the way through the transaction. There were several points where we felt an additional level of comfort knowing Adam Morrow had a real estate law background in addition to being our agent. A+

- Scott Weller - CEO, Cequint
$1,450,000 Buyer Short Sale - Bainbridge Island, WA


Mr. Morrow’s professional excellence was evident in every aspect of our experience. His expertise as an attorney at law and a real estate agent provided us with a very clear and straight forward experience in signing all agreements to list our property for sale. His marketing tools and plan is the most professional presentation I have seen in my 20 years of working with experienced brokers. Additionally, Mr. Morrow employed the most creative strategies in an effort to provide the property with the most exposure possible. His creativeness and flexibility enabled us to keep a fresh and visible listing amongst many listed properties in Kitsap County. As an Attorney at Law we were confident that the professional advice he provided was correct and sound. Mr. Morrow is one of Washington State’s finest brokers.

- Emily and Ed Wetzel, Poulsbo, WA


As an experienced commercial real estate broker and an attorney for more than a decade, I can say with the utmost confidence that Adam Morrow is an outstanding, knowledgeable, and personable attorney and real estate professional. He possesses many talents and abilities rarely encountered in other individuals. Whenever I have a difficult or complex problem or issue, I often speak to Adam to get his insightful and helpful feedback. Above all, Adam is one of the most ethical, loyal, and honest people I have ever met.

- Berge Hovsepian, Associate Broker, Attorney at Law, Pallis Realty Advisors, Inc., Bellevue, WA




Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
    9 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    19 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    19 years



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

911 Hildebrand Lane
Suite 104
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110-4178


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2012
15 year practice recognitionAvvo2012
First Due Engine AwardWashington State Fire Training Academy2010
Bulldog AwardWashington State Fire Training Academy2010
Fire Chief's CoinWashington State Fire Training Academy2010
Fire Chief's CoinBainbridge Island Fire Department2010
Most Inspirational AwardBainbridge Island Fire Department2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Pro Bono Recognition AwardWashington State Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney | Broker | OwnerSound Counsel, PLLC2007 - Present
PartnerMKM2005 - 2006
AssociateMorrow & Otorowski2000 - 2005
AssociateHouger & Walt1999 - 2000
AttorneyStarbucks Corporation1998 - 1999
Contract AttorneyPreston Gates & Ellis, LLP (Now K&L Gates)1997 - 1998
Legal InternshipLegal Aid Society Nyc1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Charfen InstituteCertified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)2011 - Present
Northwest Multiple Listing ServiceBroker/Member2008 - Present
Kitsap County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
International Association of Fire Fighters | IAFFMember2010 - 2012
Bainbridge Island Youth ServicesVice President - Board2008 - 2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chadwick v Virginia MasonSettlement
Billings v KADLEC Medical Center, et alSettlement
Everett v HealthSouth Medical Center, et alSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Settlement2013
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)A Successful Search for Additional Coverage Results in Better Outcome and Recovery2013
Seattle TimesSimple Steps Can Prevent Buying a Home Disaster2009
Washington State Bar Association Litigation NewsYour Courts, Their Secrets2007
Seattle TimesYour Courts, Their Secrets2007
Bainbridge Island Review - Guest ColumnInitiative 330 v 3362006
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationSettlement2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationSettlement2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
FEMA - Federal Emergency Managent AgencyNational Incident Management SystemCertificate2009
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Swansea, Wales, UKInternational RelationsIR Diploma1990
Washington State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate BasicsReal Estate Law2013