Erica L. Wolf, founder of Wolf Law PLLC, has been representing clients with skill, dedication, and passion since 2006. She earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and her B.A. from University of Washington. Prior to returning to private practice, Erica worked at Seattle University School of Law as Director of Graduate Law Programs, and was instrumental in creating and administering the law school's LL.M. programs in Elder Law, Tribal Law, and Technology Law. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the law school's Center for Indian Law and Policy, and Indian Estate Planning program. As an Adjunct Professor, Erica has taught Business Law, Introduction to Law, Trusts and Estates Clinic, and Indian Trusts and Estates Clinic, and has guest-lectured in Elder and Disability Planning Clinic, Federal Indian Law, Indian Law and Natural Resources, Trusts and Estates, and Property Law courses.
California, No. 284456
Washington, No. 37440
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Distinguished Fellow in Law, Seattle University School of Law, Center for Indian Law & Policy, 2018–present.
Observer, Uniform Law Commission, Drafting Committee on Model Tribal Probate Legislation, 2015–present.
Nonprofit Counsel, The Stability Network, 2015–2017.
Alumni Mentor, Seattle University School of Law, 2011–2016.
Trustee; Secretary; Co-chair, Community Involvement, King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2008–2011.
Presentations and Publications
Lead Author. Tribal and Federal Probate of Native American Estates. Washington State Bar Association Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration in Washington Desk Book, Chapter 14 (forthcoming in 2019).
Author. New Degree Offerings in Innovation and Technology Law. NWLawyer Magazine (Sept. 2016).
Co-author. Joint Memorandum to the White House Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force, submitted by The Stability Network (2016).
Chairperson. “Health Care Law and the Emerging Law of Mental Health.” Annual Summer Academy, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA (2016).
Presenter. “Probate on Tribal Lands.” National Tribal Association Staff Conference, Worley, ID (2016).
Chairperson. “Health Law Basics and Our Aging Population.” Annual Summer Academy, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA (2015).
Chairperson. “Health Care Law and the Affordable Care Act.” Annual Summer Academy, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA (2014).
Panelist. “Key Elements of a Successful Law Practice.” Annual Bridging the Gap Conference, King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA (2012).
Presenter. “Essential Elder Law & Foundation Practices.” Annual Estate Planning Conference, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA (2012).
Presenter. “Tribal Probate and Estate Planning.” Annual Sovereignty Symposium, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Oklahoma City, OK (2012)