Preg O’Donnell & Gillett is saddened to announce the loss of one of its founding members, Ted Preg, after his short battle with cancer. Known to many within the legal community, Ted was not only an excellent lawyer, but at all turns a gentleman. Ted served as a mentor and friend to all of POG’s attorneys, young and old. Ted provided sage advice, legal and otherwise, always with a smile, and always sprinkled with just the right amount of kindness or humor appropriate to the situation. Ted was the very definition of affable and gregarious, and a fine example of how good life as an attorney can be when done correctly.
Ted graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 with an Economics degree. Ted completed law school in 1974 at the University of Oregon after spending three and a half years as a line officer in the United States Navy. He then spent two years in Washington DC as a trial attorney for the United States Justice Department, after which he moved into private practice. He started in the Seattle legal community in 1976 with Oles Morrison & Rinker, where he was a partner until 1996. He then became a founding member of POG, where he practiced law until his retirement in 2009. Ted was voted as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics, and achieved an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubble, honors that reflect the outstanding reputation Ted held within the legal community.
Ted fully embraced the joys in his life, which included time spent with his family, time spent on the golf course, time spent at his cabin on Samish Island, and always, always, a good meal. Ted’s dedication to his family and friends was remarkable and well known to his colleagues and acquaintances. We will miss Ted and the twinkle in his eye that always spread joy and wisdom through the halls of POG. He touched our lives in very special and positive ways, and was a gift and blessing to all who knew him. We send our heartfelt wishes and condolences to his family and friends.