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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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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 Council Against Domestic Violence||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||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Office of Public Defense||Contract Attorney||2007 - Present|
|In Re Dependency of T.T.||Case dismissed- Return home to parent|
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|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||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Washington||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|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|