Lynn S Prunhuber

Lynn S. Prunhuber, Of Counsel

Ms. Prunhuber joined the firm in 2007, after working for the Fraud Division of the King County Prosecutor’s Office for 22 years. She successfully prosecuted complex theft, securities fraud and environmental cases using innovative legal approaches. For elder fraud victims who could not testify or had impaired memory, Ms. Prunhuber pioneered the fiduciary/trust relationship structure of theft. The skills and substance-over-form analysis she honed in the Fraud Division have been quite helpful in document-intensive cases such as Dolan v. King County, a class action pension benefits case.

Ms. Prunhuber has frequently spoken and consulted on case development, fraud, and elder fraud issues with prosecutors, police, investigators and attorneys.

Background

White-Collar Fraud, Elder Fraud, Environmental Crimes

Representative Cases

  • Dolan v King County
  • State v. Huang, KC #04-1-14403-1 SEA (2004) (hazardous waste & water pollution).
  • Pers. Restraint of Tortorelli, 149 Wn.2d 82 (2003) (theft of natural resources).
  • State v. Crowder, 103 Wn. App. 20 (2000) and State v. Gehring, KC #02-1-08026-6 SEA (2002) (fiduciary/trust relationship structure of theft used to overcome the defenses of gift and authorization for elder fraud victims who could not testify or had impaired memory).
  • State v. Grimes, 111 Wn. App. 544 (2002) (theft of escrow and §1031 exchange funds).
  • State v. Saas, 118 Wn.2d 37 (1991) (securities fraud, elder victim).
  • State v. Hodgson, KC #88-1-05697-4 (1988-89) ("Clam Scam" criminal profiteering case).

Related Credentials

Former Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County
Former Public Defense Attorney, Kitsap County

Lynn S. Prunhuber

Bar Admission

State of Washington, 1980

Courts

State of Washington Supreme Court, 1980
US District Court Western District of Washington, 1980
United States Supreme Court, 2003

Education

B.A., 1972, University of Colorado
M.A., 1976, Duke University
J.D., 1979, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA