Faculty

Contact

Sullivan Hall 201-L
(206) 398-4079
oltman@seattleu.edu

Education

B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1966
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan School of Law, 1969

Specializations

Property
Community Property
Estate Planning and Taxation
Trusts and Estates

William Oltman

Professor Emeritus

Biography

Before coming to the Pacific Northwest, Professor Oltman was an instructor at the Indianapolis Law School in the areas of legal writing, advocacy, corporations, property, and criminal law. Later, he taught contracts and legal systems at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. On his return to the U.S., he practiced law with Ashley, Foster, Pepper & Riviera, Seattle. He joined the faculty in 1974.

Publications

Books

Washington Community Property Deskbook (Supp. 1999) (with Thomas R. Andrews & Gary C. Randall).

Washington Law of Wills and Intestate Succession (1985 & Supp. 1994) (with Mark Reutlinger).

Articles

The Implied Termination of Community Property Agreements upon Permanent Separation, 14 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 53 (1990).

Divorced but Not Deceased: The Anomaly of the 'Surviving' Former Spouse, Washington State Bar News, Mar. 1986, at 27 (with Mark Reutlinger).

The Statutory Community Property Agreement as a Will Substitute on the Death of the Second Spouse, 19 Gonz. L. Rev. 511 (1983/84) (with Mark Reutlinger).