Updated: Sept. 9, 2023

Senior Lawyers Section

Anyone may join the Senior Lawyers Section, although to be a voting member, one must be an active or inactive member of the Washington State Bar Association who is age 55 or older or has been in practice in any jurisdiction for at least 25 years.  As one of the few Association sections that does not focus on a particular area of the law, the Section provides information about navigating the practice of law, life transitions and developments in the law.  The Section provides benefits to members by holding an annual meeting that includes CLE sessions, and usually a hosted lunch.  The Section also presents other CLE programs on-line which focus on a broad range of topics, and publishes a newsletter, Life Begins, with articles of interest to senior lawyers.  Section members are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter.

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The Senior Lawyers Section offers many resources and benefits for members. On this page you will find information about the section, their upcoming events and offerings, as well as information about the section's executive committee.

Upcoming Programs


Section List Serve

Member Benefits

Executive Committee

Executive Committee Meetings




Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!


Below are the results of the Senior Lawyers Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!

For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.

Chair: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Brian Comstock

Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Albert Armstrong

Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Joseph Gordon

At-Large Member: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

William Cameron

Brian Comstock

Stephen DeForest

Carole Grayson

Jeanine Lutzenhiser

James Riehl

Jennifer Rydberg

David Sprinkle

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.

Upcoming Programs

Check back here for the latest on programs and offerings from the Senior Lawyers Section

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Announcing the Latest Issue of Life Begins, the Senior Lawyers Newsletter!

Spring 2023 — Read it here!

Read past issues here!

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Section List Serve

General Instructions

  • This is a "closed" list serve, which means it is not open to anyone not currently subscribed. Only current subscribers of the list serve can receive/send email to the list serve.
  • Please note that the name of the list serve will be automatically added before the subject line of your message. The list name will appear in brackets. This allows you to use the list serve name as a filter when receiving email messages and setting up rules that you use to manage your email folders.
  • This list serve allows attachments; however, the total message size including attachments is limited to 5 megabytes.
  • Please review the List Serve Guidelines before sending messages to the list serve.
  • If you have questions about the list serve, please contact sections@wsba.org.

Sending Messages

  • To send a message to everyone currently subscribed to this list, address your message to senior-lawyers@list.wsba.org. This is the "list address." The list serve will automatically distribute the email to all subscribers.
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  • Include a signature block at the bottom of the message, or some other contact information (i.e. name and email address or phone number).

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When you use "Reply" to respond to an email sent to the list serve, your message will go only to the author of the email. When you use "Reply All," your message will go to the author and to all members of the list serve.

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WSBA Member Benefits

Did you know there are several important member benefits and tools that come with WSBA membership including professional liability insurance and Casemaker? You can also find group medical insurance plans can be found through a broker and individual plans can be found through a broker or on the Exchange.

Visit the Practice Management Discount Network for a more comprehensive list. For more information about WSBA benefits, please contact lomap@wsba.org

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Executive Committee

Chair: Brian Comstock (2022-2023), 4th quarter

SecretaryAlbert Armstrong III (2022-2023) 

Treasurer: Joseph Gordon (2022-2023) 

Immediate Past Chair: Eleanor Doermann (2022-2023)

Newsletter Contact, Life BeginsJim Riehl

Board of Governors Liaison*: Jordan Couch (2022-2023) and Kevin Fay (2022-2023)

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Sabiha Ahmad (2022-2023)

Committee Members

William Cameron (2022-2023)
Brian Comstock (2022-2023)
Jennifer Rydberg (2022-2023)
Carole Grayson (2022-2023) 
Jeanine Lutzenhiser (2022-2023) 
Morris Shore (2022-2023) 
David Sprinkle (2022-2023)  
Stephen DeForest (2022-2023) 
Jim Riehl (2022-2023) 

*Nonvoting member

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Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee of the Senior Lawyers Sections meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except December, July, and August) 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meetings have taken place at the Broadmoor Golf Club, 2340 Broadmoor Drive E., Seattle, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom.

Please contact Eleanor Doermann for further details on upcoming meetings.

For general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the section Chair  Brian Comstock.

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