Brian Putra completed his undergraduate education, cum laude, at Gonzaga University in 1966, and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate in 1969 at Hastings College of the Law, University of California, where he was on the Hastings Law Review. He received an LL.M. in taxation from Boston University in 1970. He served on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and was Chairman of the Washington State Association for Justice’s Disciplinary Board. He served on numerous committees of state, local and trial bar associations, and lectured at numerous trial practice seminars.
His practice emphasized the representation of plaintiffs in complex medical negligence and personal injury cases. Born and raised in Eastern Washington, he enjoyed sailing and other outdoor pursuits when not practicing law. Brian was a founding partner of PWRFL and will forever be remembered for his humor, intellect, and love for the practice of law.
Download the article written for the Trial News by Brian’s partner in law and lifelong friend, Jan Peterson.
Download the obituary that ran in the Seattle Times.