Annual Walk Like MADD Fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving

The law firm of Adler Giersch ps is sponsoring and participating in this year’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s annual “Walk Like MADD” 5K on October 11, 2014 at UW Husky Stadium in Seattle.  MADD provides vital support services to survivors of drunk driving and their families.  This event is a great way to provide support.

Here is how you can help out:

  1. Join our team.  Please register online at click on register as an individual at the bottom of the page.  Bring your family and friends.  Opening ceremony begins at 8:00am.  Walk begins at 8:30am.  The cost to join is only $20.00 per person as a walker, $30.00 as a runner, $15.00 for children 5-21, and $10.00 for dog.  Registration includes a great T-shirt for the event. After September 10th registration fee will increase to $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for children, $15.00 for dogs.
  2. Start a New Team!: Round up your family, friends, and colleagues to walk together.  Registration fees are the same as above.  This is a great opportunity for team building within a company.
  3. Donate to our team.  Go to our team page, to make a direct online pledge to Team Adler ♦ Giersch, ps.  All donations will go directly to this event.

For more information about MADD, visit  We hope to see you on October 11th!


4th Annual Walk, Run & Roll For Brain Injury

Thank you for your generous pledge to the 4th Annual Walk, Run & Roll benefitting the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. This was the most successful Walk, Run & Roll with over 300 registered walkers, runners and rollers and with sponsors, pledges, and registrations, the event raised over $15,000 to provide services to brain injury survivors, caregivers, and their families. We are pleased to report that Team Adler Giersch ps had the biggest team and, of course, the most fun.



Know the facts:

  • Every 9 seconds someone in America sustains a Brain Injury.
  • There are MORE incidents of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) than ALL cancers combined..
  • TBI is the #1 cause of death and disability among young people ages 15 – 24.
  • In Washington State, 20,000 residents sustain a Brain Injury each year.

Zackery Lystedt Receives Seattle Sports Commission Award

Zack Lystedt Seattle Sport Awards

On January 22, 2014, Zackery Lystedt received the 2014 Seattle Children’s Inspirational Youth Awards at the 79th Annual Seattle Sports Commission Awards held at Benaroya Hall.  Congratulations Zack!

Zack was awarded this honor for his public awareness around youth sports and concussion.  His law, The Zackery Lystedt Law, was the first in the nation law preventing preventable concussion in youth sports by requiring medical clearance to return to play by a licensed healthcare provider for student athletes suspected of having a concussion.

In October 2006, Zack sustained a traumatic brain injury in a middle school football game after receiving multiple concussions during the game.  Zack was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center where he had multiple brain surgeries to stop the bleeding on his brain.


Press Conference at AdlerGiersch PS on Conclusion of the Zackery Lystedt Case

Almost three years after Zackery Lystedt’s last football game resulting in a traumatic brain injury, his case has come to a conclusion. A press conference was held at Adler Giersch PS including many of the major local news outlets. Below are links to various news coverage throughout the Puget Sound area.

Komo 4 News
The Seattle Times
King 5 News

Adler Giersch Attorney Richard H. Adler Honored by American College of Sports

Dr. Stan Herring presents award to Richard H. Adler at the ACSM News Conference on May 27, 2009.

SEATTLE, WA – In a surprise move May 27, 2009 at the Annual American College of Sports Medicine convention , Dr. Stan Herring presented Richard Adler with an award for his service and dedication to the Heads Up program and the Lysted legislation. Richard Adler became the first non- ASCM member to receive an award in the organizations history. Richard Adler shared the award with the Lystedt family for their joint dedication and efforts to help prevent devastating injuries to other young athletes were instrumental in getting the ground breaking Lystedt law passed in Washington state.

Richard Adler also spoke to doctors and therapists from all over the country at a news conference for the attendees at the Annual American College of Sports Medicine convention. The focus of the talk was on the Heads Ups program, as well as how to pass a youth sports and concussion law similar to the new Washington State law in other states. Dr. Stanley Herring and the Lystedt family also spoke.