Scott Ellerby

Phone: (206) 789-2511
Mobile: (360) 204-6377
Fax:(206) 789-4483


  • Business and Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Municipal
  • Construction
  • Creditor and Debtor
  • Tort Litigation
  • Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Banking


Scott is a longtime Seattle-based attorney. His main areas of practice are real estate transactions and litigation, probate, trusts and estates litigation, municipal law, creditor-debtor law, banking law, construction law, commercial transactions, and commercial litigation. He has lectured at numerous legal seminars over the past 32 years on topics in his practice areas, and has represented a wide range of private clients and public entities in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and bench and jury trials. Scott was a contributing author of the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual and the Practice Guide on Washington Civil Discovery, and was chair of the King County Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. He earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Pacific Lutheran University and his J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

Scott has broad experience representing a variety of local and nationally-based businesses, individuals, municipalities, and financial institutions. He has a "Preeminent AV" rating by Martingale-Hubbell (TM) and the highest rating of "Superb" by Avvo. Scott was also selected to Seattle's Top Rated Lawyers ®, National Law Journal in 2013. Scott is frequently selected as an arbitrator by other lawyers and serves as a hearing officer for the Washington State Bar Association, acting as a judge in cases concerning legal ethics and compliance.


    • Author, "Real Estate Financing and Security Devices," 2009
    • Author, "Executing Judgments Against Real Property Requires Proceeding with Caution," WSBA Litigation Section Newsletter, February 2013
    • Author, "Thoughts and Tips on Executing Judgments Against Real Property," WSBA Litigation Section Newsletter, 2013
    • Author, "Chapter XIV: Real Estate Financing and Security Devices," Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, 2000
    • Contributing Author, "Practice Guide on Washington Civil Discovery," LexisNexis Practice Guide, 2013


  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Disciplinary Board Hearing Officer
    • Legislation Committee
    • Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
    • Credit Union, Board of Directors
  • King County Bar Association
    • Real Property Probate and Trust Section (Chair, 2001)
    • Bankruptcy Law Section