Sloan Bobrick, P.S., Attorneys, University Place, WA

Sloan, Bobrick, P.S.—Trial Lawyers

Sandra B. Bobrick

Enthusiastic and energetic. Sandra is known in the firm, by her friends and by all who do not want a lecture, that she is Sandy. Sandy Bobrick, along with Phil Sloan, founded what is now Sloan Bobrick Law, P.S. in 1989. They have been partners ever since.

Sandy is a native of New York City. She was raised in Queens and knows well the streets of New York. She attended New York University and Monmouth College. It was from Monmouth College that she received both her B.A. and M.A. in literature, from which she moved directly into the field of education. When not teaching, she spent time working on the McGovern Presidential Campaign and as an assembly page in Washington, D.C. Back in New York, she worked in the Vista Program teaching reading to seven to 14 year olds who were deficient in their ability to read. She finally decided that she'd had enough of New York.

A brochure from the University of Puget Sound intrigued her. The scenery it portrayed was beautiful and it was located as far from New York as possible, which was a primary objective for her. She made the move, changed her profession, and graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1980. Sandy discovered that the practice of law is her passion. Sandy’s main interests besides her work are travel, opera, piano, and gardening. She particularly loves Vienna because it is so romantic, has great shops, and is the site of the creation of some of the world’s greatest music. Still, gardening is also high on her list. She has over 100 plants on her patio and has a goal to become a “master gardener.” She is well on her way.

That she has time for anything else is a mystery because Sandy is so dedicated to the practice of law. She has been known to go 24 hours straight working on a case. When asked why she works so hard, she answers: “Because I love it.”

Although she and Phil Sloan have continued to build their firm since 1989, Sandy is committed to building it further to a firm twice what it is now. Still, her primary objective is to be known as an “outstanding law firm.” An outstanding law firm in Sandy’s eyes is one deemed so by its clients. It must have the reputation of doing outstanding work. For the client’s best interests, it must be able to get to the point quickly. Her firm must be outstanding from the outside looking in rather than the inside looking out. She seeks compatibility in practice areas and a good mix of attorneys with regard to personality and experience. All of this is to best fulfill the needs of her clients. There is no question, she will achieve what she sets out to do, and that will have great benefits to clients and associates equally.

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Areas of Practice: Accident and personal injury, insurance defense law, malpractice and professional liability, employment discrimination/wrongful termination law, arbitration and mediation services.  

Philip R. Sloan

Practical, expeditious and witty, Philip Sloan, a native of Colorado, worked his way through high school as a pharmacist assistant and was able to continue his education and graduate from the University of Colorado.

After college, he spent nine years in the insurance business in California at the corporate level and as a broker. While working full time Phil continued his education at night school aid received a J.D. degree from Southwestern University. Phil moved to Washington in 1 978 and in 1 989 founded, with Sandra Bobrick, the firm that is now Sloan Bobrick Law, P.S.

Phil’s passions are both sailing and travel and travel is with a purpose. In 2002, Phil and his daughter spent the summer in China teaching English to Chinese middle school students. Phil now is actively recruiting teachers to expand those efforts in China. Phil is also a strong proponent of mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution. He has resolved hundreds of disputes as a mediator and is certified and much sought after, to teach mediation to the real estate professionals of Washington State. Phil’s long years of successful experience in the courtroom, coupled, with his quick wit bring him to the forefront of his profession.

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Areas of Practice: Mediation and arbitration services, insurance defense and coverage law, accident and personal injury, commercial and real estate litigation and employment law.  

Joanne Henry

Knowledgeable and confident. Joanne was born and spent her early years in British Columbia before her family moved to the Seattle and then Tacoma areas. She presently resides in Lakewood with her husband, Jon.

Joanne earned her B.A. degree from the University of Washington which she completed cum laude in two years. After teaching, she enrolled in the University of Puget Sound night school law program and graduated, again cum laude, with a J.D. degree. She still loves the search for information as background for her appellate work, although she is also involved in creditor’s rights, employment law, and commercial litigation. Joanne’s law work is of utmost importance to her, so is her commitment to the community. She is active in Habitat for Humanity and not only does all their legal work locally but also is the official “tile expert” in the building process. She can lay tile like a pro! Joanne is also a lover of horses and rides her horse, Rosie, as often as she can. Her strong intellect is well used and is of great value to her clients and associates.

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Areas of Practice: Creditor’s rights, commercial litigation, real estate, appellate practice, and employment law.