Hugh Miracle Memorial Foundation for Trial Advocacy

Gifts & Funds

Hugh Miracle (1912-95) was a leading trial lawyer, recognized nationally as well as in Washington State. He pioneered the use of demonstrative evidence and appeared in trials and related proceedings in Washington Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, California, Louisiana, New York, and England. He was one of the first members of the National Association of Claimants Compensation Attorneys (NACCA), which later became the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and then the American Association for Justice.

A native of Seattle, he graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1934, when he was 21. His legal career was interrupted by service in the Navy during World War II. In 1946, he founded Miracle & Treadwell, now Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan.

Mr. Miracle�s bequest to the Law School supported the Law Library and created an award for the student with the best opening statement made in trial advocacy, trial practice, or moot court.

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