High School and earned his B.A. in
sociology from the University of
Washington, where he was an active
member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternity. He attended law school
at the University of Texas School of
Law and returned to Seattle to work
as a family law attorney. Preston
was licensed to practice law in both
Washington and Texas. He retired at
the age of 55 so he could spend the
rest of his life cooking for family and
friends, traveling, and spending time
with his grandchildren.
Peter D. Preston died on June 27,
2013, at the age of 71.
Harvard P. Spigal
Harvard Spigal was born in Tacoma.
He graduated from the UW School
of Law and worked in private practice and for the City of Bellevue. He
moved to Portland and held a variety
of positions working for the Bonne-ville Power Administration. After 26
years, he joined the firm of Preston
Gates and Ellis (now K&L Gates).
Harvard P. Spigal died Aug. 22,
2013, at the age of 68.
Irwin L. Treiger
Irwin Treiger was born in Seattle
and was a graduate of Garfield High
School and the UW School of Law.
He received a LL.M. in taxation from
New York University. His 56-year legal career began at Bogle & Gates and
ended at Dorsey & Whitney and Stoel
Rives where he was of counsel. He
helped revive the Seattle Symphony
in the 1980s, was a trustee for the
Samis Foundation, which renovates
historic Seattle buildings, and was
president of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Seattle. He enjoyed summer
vacations at Lake Chelan, trips to Israel, baseball, and fishing.
Irwin L. Treiger died Oct. 20, 2013,
at the age of 79.
James A. Trujillo
James Trujillo grew up in Richland.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps
and graduated from the UW School
of Law. He was deputy prosecutor
for King County and the started a
private practice in Bellevue that be-
came Trujillo Peick Lingenbrink &
Maglady. He served as president of
the Washington State Hispanic Bar
Association (now LBAW), as a state
bar examiner, and as a volunteer
attorney for the Eastside Legal As-
sistance Program. He liked hunting,
fishing, skiing, and the Huskies.
James A. Trujillo died Oct. 13,
2013, at the age of 63.
Benjamin L. Westmoreland Jr.
Benjamin Westmoreland was born
in Everett, where he lived all his life.
He farmed and raised cattle until he
became an attorney after graduating
from UW School of Law. He was ac-
tive at Bethel Baptist Church and en-
joyed cruising the Pacific Northwest
Benjamin L. Westmoreland died
Sept. 27, 2013, at the age of 95.
The WSBA has also learned of the
deaths of John J. Farrell on July 9,
Douglas J. Hansen on Aug. 11, James
E. Kennedy on Sept. 30, Dale K. Par-ham on Oct. 3, and James H. Rustan
on March 29. NWL
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