Larry A. Jones
Larry Jones is the founder of the firm. He retired in July of 2013, and is currently "of counsel," meaning that he provides occasional advice to the firm. Larry became a lawyer because his daughter Wendy had severe intellectual disabilities. For a quarter century, he has used the Americans with Disabilities Act and its predecessor statute to promote the integration and equal treatment of people with severe disabilities in our society. In 1984 his efforts on behalf of persons with intellectual disabilities were recognized when he was chosen national Volunteer of the Year by The Arc of the United States. Larry has a Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago (1975) and a J.D. from the University of Washington (1989).
Christy Thompson Ibrahim, the owner of the firm, has been an attorney at the firm since 1998. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Washington School of Law. She had a brother with Down Syndrome, and her mother, Margaret-Lee Thompson, started the King County Parent Coalition. She has taught Disability Law at the UW Law school for over 10 years. She is the editor or co-editor of three disability law textbooks. She recently completed a term on the board of the Arc of Washington, and she was inducted in to the Public Interest Law Association's Hall of Fame at the UW Law school. Christy's favorite part of her practice is meeting with clients and their families. Christy gives presentations on guardianship, special needs trusts, special needs planning, and special education; please contact us if you would like her to speak to your group.
Bev Sweet has advocated on behalf of people with disabilities for over 25 years; her son with special needs taught her the importance of belonging. She has worked for The Arc of King County as Parent to Parent Coordinator and the Family/Educator Partnership Project through the Washington State Arc. Her past volunteer work included Lake Washington Special Needs Committee Chair and two-time winner of the Golden Acorn award for her advocacy on behalf of students receiving special education services.
Corinne joined the firm in 2019. She has a B.A. in Art History and Curatorial Studies from Brigham Young University, and obtained her J.D. and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. Corinne’s favorite part of her practice is meeting with clients and learning their stories, which is why the people-centered practice of estate planning and guardianship law called to her. Corinne’s interest in disability law stems from sister Laina, who lives with mental health disabilities. When not working, Corinne looks for opportunities to volunteer. Corinne’s past volunteer experiences include several years of volunteering at the Utah County Crisis Line, and one year with the UW Law Tribal Public Defense Clinic at the Tulalip Tribal Court. Her current commitments include an annual ten day trip to rural Alaska, where she prepares tax returns for native Alaskan villagers. Corinne loves working with people from a variety of backgrounds, and applies warmth and compassion to the practice of law.