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Scott B. Lukins, RIP

Scott B. Lukins in 2006. (Handout Photo / Courtesy photo)
Scott B. Lukins in 2006. (Handout Photo / Courtesy photo)

This morning, I learned that Scott B. Lukins, founding father of Lukins & Annis passed away Sunday.   I was privileged and honored to have worked for the firm for the past 12 years.  Mr. Lukins marked our hallways every day.  A very elegant man, very professional, very compassionate. There is not a kinder, gentler soul than his. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  The following email is a true tribute to this great man and I am attaching it in its entirety.   This was eloquently written by Stephanie D. Cox, Assistant Dean for Advancement, University of Washington School of Law.

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Scott Lukins, Class of 1954, beloved alumnus and supporter of the law school, passed away over the weekend.

Mr. Lukins is a founder of Lukins & Annis in Spokane. Prior to founding Lukins & Annis he was a principal with Butler & Lukins from 1963-72. From 1959-62 Mr. Lukins was an associate with Whitherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole. He also worked for Ford Motor Company as a tax attorney for a time and from 1955-57 he served in the US Army. In addition to earning his law degree from the UW in 1954, Mr. Lukins earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1951 and his LLM in Taxation from NYU in 1955.

Mr. Lukins has been very involved in the Spokane community for many years. He has served on a number of boards including the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, Foundation Northwest, Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Sacred Heart Hospital and the Inland Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a former board member of Islanders Bank, Washington Trust Bank, the Bank of Pullman and Landers Bank. Corporate board membership has included the R.A. Pearson Company, Idaho Forest Industries, Jensen Distributing and the Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company. Mr. Lukins also belonged to a number of professional organizations and has served as the president of the Spokane Estate Planning Council.

Mr. Lukins has been a loyal supporter of higher education and specifically the UW School of Law for many years. In 2006, the UW Law Alumni Association honored him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mr. Lukins has served this law school and the legal community in so many ways and he will be greatly missed.

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