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.
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Mary Ann Barkshire, #12576, 3/12/2023
Robert Laurier Brousseau, #4844, 8/13/2023
Nicholas Francis Corning, #4586, 8/19/2023
Thomas Phillip Graham, #3243, 7/31/2023
Gregory Ross Harris, #12030, 8/9/2023
Thomas Jaffe, #5210, 6/8/2023
Steven W. Kim, #31051, 7/14/2023
Douglas Wight McQuaid, #4732, 7/23/2023
Benjamin Nichols, #23006, 5/19/2023
James Edward O’Donnell, #20010, 9/10/2023
Gary N. Utigard, #9715, 7/28/2023
Long-time WSBA employee
Barbara Harper was the director of the Lawyer’s Assistance Services Department (LASD) at the WSBA from 1987 to 2010. She oversaw four programs dedicated to helping Washington lawyers: the Lawyer’s Assistance Program, the Law Office Management Program (LOMAP), the Professional Responsibility Program (PRP-Ethics Line), and the Fee Arbitration and Mediation Program. In addition to her work with the WSBA, Harper played a vital role advocating for lawyer well-being nationally through the ABA’s Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (COLAP), even hosting the national conference in Washington. Former colleagues describe Harper as someone who treated everyone with kindness, warmth, and empathy. She was proud of the people who worked in her department and remembered them long after they had moved on to other departments or professional roles elsewhere. Harper was also known to have great style, to love photography, and to speak often about her grandchildren.