Karr Tuttle Campbell Mourns the Loss of Robert D. Morrow

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Robert D. (“Bob”) Morrow, a long-time partner at Karr Tuttle Campbell,  passed away August 25, 2009, after living with ALS, “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” for four years.   Bob left high school early to join the Army during World War II.  He fought in the Pacific Theater, seeing action in New Guinea and Luzon.  Honorably discharged at the end of  the war  as a sergeant, Bob returned to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where he obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees and, more important, met his wife, Ruth, with whom he spent 57 devoted years.

Bob  practiced  law at Karr Tuttle Campbell from 1952-1990.  Before the firm name was shortened in order to conform with modern convention, the name Morrow was included in it as a recognition of Bob’s senior status with the firm.  During his tenure, Bob tried countless jury cases to verdict in both the state and federal courts, including product liability, malpractice, intellectual property, contract and all manner of other disputes.  For many years, Bob was the primary defense counsel for the state dental association’s approved dental malpractice insurer, and in that capacity he defended countless dentists.

The same spirit  Bob  exhibited while facing ALS went into every case he  handled.  No matter how tough the case, Bob defended it zealously.  Any opponent who thought he was going to extract an easy settlement soon learned he was in for a protracted battle.  Bob secured many favorable results as a result of his imperturbability in the face of long odds and his determination to leave no stone unturned.   The many who have benefited from Bob’s mentorship here at Karr Tuttle Campbell have learned that hard work, dogged determination and unwavering loyalty to one’s client  bring good results, as well as gratitude.