A. Grant Lingg

Managing Shareholder

Grant’s tort and insurance practice includes a wide range of defense matters including personal injury, construction defect, professional liability, product and premises liability, and commercial claims.

Grant’s practice concentrates on the defense of contractors and design professionals facing both personal injury and building defect/warranty cases.  His work has required him to bring and defend contractual indemnity and contribution/subrogation claims, and has included the defense of home warranty disputes.  He has extensive experience defending clients against premises liability, vehicle accident and product liability actions.  He has also defended banks, credit card companies and lenders in commercial actions.  Grant frequently serves as an arbitrator under the King and Pierce County Arbitration systems.  He has served as a Member of the Board of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and is a past editor of the WDTL's "Defense News."

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Recognized as “Super Lawyer” 2017 in Super Lawyers magazine
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (Past Board Member)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Trial Institute
    • Construction Defect Committee
  • Colonel (R), Washington Army National Guard and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Articles & Presentations

  • Presenter: “Wind Driven Rain - Welcome to the Pacific Northwest,” WDTL Annual Construction Law Seminar, March 4, 2016
  • Moderator and Chair: NBI Seminar – “As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Lawyers Make in Civil Litigation” November 7, 2014.
  • Presenter: “Woo – The Washington Supreme Court Puts ‘Teeth’ into Bad Faith,” BRAC Presentation, December 16, 2012
  • Presenter: “Ethical Considerations in Defending & Resolving Construction Disputes Involving Insurance,”  5th Annual Insurance in the Construction Industry Seminar, October 3, 2012
  • Presenter:  “The Warranty of  Suitability in the Condominium Conversion Case,” WDTL Annual Construction Law Update, February 24, 2012
  • Presenter:  “The Life of Construction Defect Claim,” November 1, 2010.
  • Chair: Personal Injury Law Boot Camp from the Defense Perspective, Washington State Bar Association CLE, August 11, 2010 
  • Presenter: “Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses in Washington,” Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Annual Construction Law Update, 2009
  • Presenter: “Plaintiffs’ Attempts to Expand the Implied Warranty of Habitability - The Movement to transform ‘Is it Livable’ into ‘Could it have Been Built Better?’” Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Annual Construction Law Update, 2007
  • Presenter:  “Risk Management Issues: Contractual Risk Transfer Provisions and Additional Insurance,” May 18, 2006
  • Moderator:  “Seminar on Recent Issues Involving CR 35 Exams” presented to the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Presenter:  “Ethical Considerations While Defending Under Reservation of Rights,” Washington Defense Trial Lawyers 2001 Construction Law Seminar
  • Author and speaker:  “Conducting Interviews and Investigations,” Washington State Paralegal Association, 2001
  • Chairman:  Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Seminar, 1998
  • Chairman:  Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Seminar on New State District Court Rules, 1998
  • Author:  Washington State Bar Association Vehicle Accident Litigation Deskbook Chapter 10, "Enforcement and Effective Settlements"
  • Author:  Premises Liability Issues and Law in Washington, Legal Reference Guide, Forsberg & Umlauf
  • Contributing Author:  Construction Defect Law in Washington, Legal Reference Guide, Forsberg & Umlauf       
  • Author:  Tender and Related Issues in Construction/Third-Party Claims, Legal Reference Guide, Forsberg & Umlauf
  • Contributing Author:  Professional Liability Issues and Law in Washington, Legal Reference Guide, Forsberg & Umlauf