Our Law Firm

A unique place to work with an experienced approach to resolving problems.

About SF&F Law & Our History

You and your legal issues are unique, and our attorneys don’t take the same tired approach to resolving them.

Our innovative and forward-thinking philosophy has allowed us to establish long-lasting relationships with our clients. SF&F attorneys have decades of experience handling trials, arbitrations, and mediations, in state and federal courts, as well as providing expertise on complex litigation issues, broad-based business advice, and preventive counseling to keep our clients out of disputes. We are lean enough to ensure our clients’ access to senior partners, with a talented staff that equips us to provide a broad array of legal services in a practical and efficient manner.  The origin of Schlemlein Fick & Franklin dates back over three decades and is built upon the rock solid foundation established by our predecessors, including Dave Schiffrin and Bob Olson, who remain with the firm today as senior counsel.

We built out our current office in the SODO Commerce Building located in the emerging and vibrant SODO District, just a mile from CenturyLink and Safeco Fields, home of the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, and Sounders.

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Our clients love coming into our dog-friendly office, being greeted by our professional staff, not having to struggle to park, and working collaboratively in a comfortable environment.

- Garth Schlemlein, Founding Member

Awards & Accolades

Awards & Accolades

Next to achieving successful outcomes for our clients, one of the things we are most proud of is being consistently voted one of the best companies to work for in Washington State. This year we reached number four on the list – but we were the highest-ranking law firm in all categories! We were also pleased to be ranked as one of the region’s best law firms by U.S. News & World Report for 2018.  

Seattle Business - Washingtons 100 Best Companies To Work For Award 2018 Seattle Business - Washingtons 100 Best Companies To Work For Award 2017 Seattle Business - Washingtons 100 Best Companies To Work For Award 2016 Seattle Business - Washingtons 100 Best Companies To Work For Award 2015 Seattle Business - Washingtons 100 Best Companies To Work For Award 2014

Best Law Firms - Regional Tier 1 Badge 2022

Best Law Firms - Regional Tier 1 Badge 2020

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This is the best work environment I have ever experienced. We have been intentional in creating an atmosphere that is comfortable, supportive and inspiring.

- Michael P. Scruggs

Firm Culture

We work hard, play hard and enjoy the people we work with – and the clients we work for.  Success doesn’t have to mean stuffy suits, ties, and hierarchical structure. We all contribute and we all celebrate our clients’ achievements and success. 

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What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pet Friendly Offices

Max, Lulu, Aully, Lucy, Rigor, Russell, and other canine visitors add to our unique and casual atmosphere. And we don’t charge extra for their calming and friendly influence. 

Careers at SF&F

SF&F is always interested in talented, hard-working, good people to join our firm. Whether you are a seasoned lawyer looking for something a little different, a law student looking to begin your career with a great firm, or a non-lawyer professional interested in joining our team, please contact us and send a resume to info@soslaw.com.

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At SF&F, it’s not enough to just be a great lawyer.  

- Michael Scruggs

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Our Pros

We have some of the best, brightest and most hardworking lawyers in Seattle. We are dedicated to efficiently providing our clients with superior legal services while still maintaining a great place to work for our lawyers and staff. 

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