October 2022 > In Remembrance

This In Remembrance section lists WSBA members by Bar number and date of death. The list is not complete and contains only those notices of which the WSBA has learned through correspondence from members. When available, obituaries are linked below.

Please email notices and requests to link obituaries to wabarnews@wsba.org.

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Tom Alberg,
#200, 8/5/2022

Alice Blanchard,
#14942, 7/29/2022

Thomas Crowell,
#23622, 8/23/2022

John Stephen Fattorini Jr., #955, 8/22/2022

Gabrielle Hanna,
#57855, 9/4/2022

William Hyslop,
#11256, 9/11/2022

G. Paul Mabrey,
#26809, 10/27/2020

Jan Eric Peterson,
#751, 8/14/2022

James Short,
#985, 8/1/2022

Melanie Stella,
#28736, 4/30/2022

Elizabeth Wallace,
#38783, 10/18/2021

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WSBA President 2000-2001

Jan Eric Peterson

#751, 8/14/2022 

Jan Eric Peterson was born in Seattle on April 28, 1944, to his parents Dorothy and Theodore Peterson, and raised in Pasco with his sister, Jana. 

He earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1966 and his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1969. After working with the ACLU and OEO Legal Services, he co-founded the law firm Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna in 1973. Peterson was a leader in his practice area and a skilled trial lawyer, and in 1999, he received the Trial Lawyer of the Year award. He served as 2000-2001 WSBA president, using the mantra “Proud to be a lawyer” to unite legal professionals across the state. He also served as president of the Washington State Association for Justice and the Damage Attorneys Roundtable of Washington, and served as a board member of the Legal Foundation of Washington and the Board of Judicial Administration. 

Peterson was known for his big personality, his generosity, and his support for friends and family. He had numerous hobbies and passions, including playing jazz piano, rooting for the Mariners, Friday poker games, pick-up basketball, rec league softball, and, especially, golf. 

Peterson died peacefully at home on Aug. 14, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Margy Peterson, his son, Nels, his daughter, Anne, his stepsons, Derren and Corrin Haskell, and his grandchild, Ocian. 

Read a longer tribute to Peterson written by one of his golf buddies, Michael Flynn, here.  

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WSBA President 2015-2016

William Hyslop

#11256, 9/11/2022

William “Bill” Hyslop was born on March 22, 1951, to his parents Thomas and Catherine Hyslop, who owned a barley and grass seed farm near Reardan, a town outside of Spokane. 

Hyslop attended Shadle Park High School, Washington State University, and Gonzaga University School of Law. He went on to serve twice as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, appointed in 1991 and again in 2019. Between terms as U.S. attorney, he was a principal at the law firm Lukins & Annis, specializing in construction litigation. 

Hyslop served as WSBA president from 2015-2016, and as immediate past president from 2016 to 2018. His support of WSBA leadership was recognized with two separate President’s Awards, in 2006 and in 2019. 

In addition to his legal career, Hyslop was passionate about community service. He was a founding board member of the Spokane Alliance for Fentanyl Education, served as vice chair of the Spokane’s Use of Force Commission, and served on the board of the Legal Foundation of Washington. Hyslop also helped lead significant campaigns to repair infrastructure in Spokane—one in the early 1990s that helped get the old Spokane Coliseum replaced with the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, and one in 1998 that led to the renovation of an aging Lewis and Clark High School. 

Those who knew Hyslop remember him as a thoughtful leader, a mentor, a lifelong friend, a person of integrity and great caring, and, later in life, a devoted grandfather. He and his wife, Deborah, had been married for 39 years. Hyslop died on Sept. 11. 

Read a longer obituary for Hyslop, published in The Spokesman-Review.