When the constitutional rights of you or your family are at stake, we make sure you are protected.
Adam grew up in Ballard, Washington and is an 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 is a dedicated and successful trial litigator of civil cases which have included several high-profile cases garnering national media attention with a focus on reforming the child welfare system.
In 2011, 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 and protecting the constitutional rights of our clients. 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.
In 2015, Attorneys Adam Ballout and Flint Stebbins exposed a VGAL spy scandal involving the Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem program caught engaging in theft, fraud, perjury, attempting to manufacture evidence against parents, discovery dumping, abusive use of litigation tactics, the destruction of evidence and spying on the Washington Defender Association attorney listserv for 4 years.
In 2017 Adam testified in front of the Washington State Legislature in support of HB1401 (signed into law by Governor Inslee in 2017) which now makes removal of a CASA/GAL/VGAL mandatory if they lie to a judge. HB1401 was passed by the Washington State Legislature unanimously.
In 2019 Adam was named as the WDA Court Security Taskforce Representative to the Board of Judicial Administration.
Outside of the office, Adam is a former US National Karate team member. Adam is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the President of the Board for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Reunification Hero||American Bar Association||2019|
|President's Award||Washington Defender Association||2017|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2014|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2013|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2012|
|Clerk's Choice Award||Snohomish County Clerks, Court Reporters and Courtroom Clerks||2012|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2011|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2010|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2009|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2008|
|Partner||ABC Law Group LLP||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Okrent and Wogsland LLP||2007 - Present|
|Clerk||The Suquamish Tribal Court||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence||President, Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|Mari's Place||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|Olympic Legal Access P.S.||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|Domestic Violence Services||Vice President, Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Office of Public Defense||Contract Attorney||2007 - Present|
|Rotary Club||Rotarian||2013 - 2016|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Using Legal Services to Keep Children in Families: The F.I.R.S.T. Clinic||2019|
|American Bar Association||Manufacturing Bias||2017|
|NWLawyer||Lacing up for social justice.||2015|
|Northwest Leaf||The Parent Trap||2014|
|King 5 News||Investigators: Judge considering legal first in Poca's case||2009|
|Seattle University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Washington -Seattle||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|2019 Congressional Listening Tour||Transforming Child welfare||2019|
|Washington State Legislature||Testimony in support HB1251||2017|
|Washington State Legislature||Testimony in support of HB1401 (passed unanimously)||2017|
|American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law||Structural Racism and Volunteer CASA Programs: Rethinking Who Speaks for a Dependent Child's Best Interests and What Practitioners Can Do to Challenge The Prevailing Narrative||2017|
|CITA Training||Ethical Representation of Youth Clients: The 72 Hour Shelter Care Hearing||2016|
|2016 Children's Justice Conference||Ethical Representation of Youth Clients: The 72 Hour Shelter Care Hearing||2016|
|Trial Strategies for High Conflict Cases||Making the Impossible Possible||2014|
|Pushing the Case Law Forward||Discovery Tools||2013|
|Housing Resource Forum||Housing Matters||2012|
|Reasonable Efforts, SBC and Negotiation||When Trial Skills are Not Enough||2011|
|Don’t Lose Your Case Before it Begins: Getting More for Parents at Shelter Care Hearings||Trial Strategies||2011|
|In the Matter of the Dependency of A.E.T.H. Division one||Order terminating rights REVERSED.|
|In re: JP||Founded finding reversed to unfounded|
|In Re Dependency of T.T.||Case dismissed- Return home to parent|
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