Dedicated to supporting the arts in the state of Washington since 1976.


Robert C. Cumbow was an early client of WLA. He hadn’t yet thought of becoming a lawyer in 1983 when WLA founder Barbara Hoffman reviewed his first publishing agreement for him. Ever since becoming a lawyer in 1991, he has tried to give back—as a clinic volunteer, a speaker, a two-time WLA Board Member, and a two-term President of the organization. He practices trademark, copyright, and publishing law with Graham & Dunn in Seattle, and counsels local film makers and other artists on contract and intellectual property rights clearance issues. He also teaches law courses at both Seattle University and the University of Washington, and speaks and writes about law, language, and film. Bob conducts courses in film at Seattle University’s Film Studies Program and the Northwest Film Forum and has written two books and numerous articles about movies.

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