Year. Roe is also a past-president and
active member of the National Crime
Victim Bar Association.
William Rutzick is of counsel at Schroeter Goldmark & Bend- er, where he concentrates
on asbestos, product liability, and employee rights lawsuits. He has over 30
years of experience representing clients
exposed to asbestos fibers in the workplace. His expertise in this area of law is
recognized by local and national legal
and medical experts, and he has successfully appealed over 40 cases to the
state Supreme Court and other courts,
resulting in several landmark rulings.
He currently serves on the Washington
Pattern Jury Instruction Committee.
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Washington State Bar Foundation
Sally P. Savage Leadership in
Presented to an individual for extraor-
dinary efforts in philanthropy.
Sally P. Savage (posthumous)
Former Bar Foundation President Sally Savage passed away on July 11, 2013, after a fierce battle with
cancer. Sally is dearly missed by the
WSBA and its Foundation, legal professionals from all across the state and beyond, and friends, family, and colleagues.
The Bar Foundation introduced the
Washington State Bar Foundation Sally
P. Savage Leadership in Philanthropy
Award. Savage’s legacy was honored with
the inaugural award in recognition of her
spirit, determination, and values. Her ex-
pertise and vision helped establish a path
for enduring support of a strong bar as-
sociation that provides statewide leader-
ship on matters of profound importance
to the profession and the community. Her
generosity and leadership continue to in-
spire all of us who recognize the transfor-
mative potential of philanthropy.
For nearly 30 years, Sally Savage
served the legal community through
her advocacy at Washington State
University (WSU). She was senior
assistant attorney general and chief
president for university relations,
and as vice president for advancement. Savage was a skilled advocate
for WSU, trying cases that involved
higher education issues, including a
groundbreaking gender discrimination claim that she argued before the
Washington Supreme Court.
accepted the role of president of the
Washington State Bar Foundation. With
years of experience in advancement
and;philanthropy;at;WSU,;she;person-ally and painstakingly engineered the
Bar Foundation’s renaissance. Under
her leadership, the Bar Foundation is
actively growing its capacity to raise
money to support the WSBA’s diversity
and justice programs. NWL
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Stephanie Perry is the WSBA communications specialist/publications editor.
She can be reached at stephaniep@
2003–04 WSBA President Dave Savage and daughter Kathryn; former Washington State Bar Foundation President Sally Savage.