Washington Family Lawyers

Marc Andrew Moses
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GIG HARBOR, WA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Attorney Moses has been defending juvenile and Family Law Clients in the courtroom since 1999. Whether your case is a divorce, legal separation, child custody and support, spousal support, domestic violence, or... Read More »
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Travis Moeller
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney

Travis Moeller is an associate attorney at Blair & Kim and a recent graduate of Seattle University School of Law. Travis practices criminal defense, family law, and personal injury law. Travis previously worked as a... Read More »
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Jason Benjamin
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Bellevue, WA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Jason Benjamin has spent the past 23 years immersing himself in the intricacies of family law and particularly child custody cases. He has personally handled more than 1000 cases where child custody is at issue. He... Read More »
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Sara S.J. Kim
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience

University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of LawWashington
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David Starks
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Bellevue, WA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(425) 329-3861 601 108th Avenue NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
Family and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
David Starks is a partner at McKinley Irvin and practices out of the firm’s Seattle and Bellevue offices. Mr. Starks is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has been designated to the list of “Top 100 Attorneys in Washington State,” Washington Super Lawyers®, rated 10/10 “Superb” on Avvo, and was chosen by his peers to the list of The Best Lawyers in America©. David is driven by a passion for his client’s success and always fights to protect their best interests.
Cindy Shin-Yi Huang
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Bellevue, WA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(425) 329-3861 601 108th Ave NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I have a broad range of family law experience and focus my practice on complex divorce cases involving the protection and distribution of significant assets. In any situation, I never forget that the outcome of a case will have a lifelong impact on my clients and their family members. My clients trust that I will do everything I can to protect their immediate and long-term interests, to get the results they need to move forward with their lives.
Mark Randall Arend
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Puyallup, WA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(253) 271-4605 1011 E Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA 98372
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Over the course of his career, Mark Arend has filled the shoes of a businessman, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, and an attorney. Using his diverse vocational background, he helps clients facing high-tension, complex, and adversarial family law matters. Some of his practice areas include child custody, domestic violence, child support, relocation, high net worth divorce, and military family law.

Mark’s approach to family law is based on common sense, strong ethical standards, and the highest level of professionalism. His goal is simple: to “do better” for his clients than any other legal representative would do. Mark is...
Marc Christianson
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Marc is widely considered one of Washington state’s most accomplished divorce and family law attorneys. In practice since 1975, he focuses his practice on divorce cases involving complex financial and/or business interests. He’s also known for treating his clients with respect and compassion. In addition to litigation, he’s an experienced mediator, arbitrator and trained in Collaborative Law, offering alternative approaches to resolving divorce cases.
Jennifer Payseno
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Seattle, WA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Family and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Jennifer is an experienced family law attorney and a role model to her peers. She has been practicing law since 1992 and has been with McKinley Irvin for over a decade.
Vicki Oslund
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Everett, WA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(425) 276-6878 2825 Colby Ave
Suite 306
Everett, WA 98201
Family and Divorce
Whittier Law School and Central Washington University
Vicki Oslund has been practicing family law for over 19 years. Vicki is highly regarded for her experience in both the legal and business communities, and for her ability to achieve favorable results for her clients. Vicki represents clients in all family law matters, with a focus on complex divorce cases that involve high value property, business, and financial distributions. Clients who work with Vicki appreciate her meticulous and compassionate guidance. Vicki is a trained mediator and has worked as an arbitrator with the Snohomish County Superior Court. She holds an MBA and worked as a corporate negotiator. She is...
Roy Martin
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Bellingham, WA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(360) 746-0400 119 N. Commercial Street
Suite 910
Bellingham, WA 98225
Family and Divorce
University of Arizona
Roy Martin is a divorce and family law attorney in Bellingham, Washington. His practice is devoted to domestic relations issues such as divorce; legal separation; paternity; child custody, including the establishment and modification of parenting plans; relocation; non-parental custody; child support; spousal maintenance, prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements; domestic partnerships; protective orders and the rights of grandparents. Mr. Martin believes his job is to thoroughly address legal issues in the most efficient manner possible. For this reason, he is committed to alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as Mediation and Collaborative Divorce, with their emphasis on negotiated resolutions. These approaches can lead...
Brian M. Anthoney
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Port Orchard, WA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(360) 895-0250 2472 Bethel Rd. SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Washington School of Law and University of Oregon School of Law
I worked as a civil trial lawyer prior to focusing exclusively on family law. I have extensive experience negotiating contentious and emotional cases.

Outside the office, I enjoy gardening, hiking, and spending time with my wife and our two daughters.
Mark Richard Iverson
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Spokane, WA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(509) 462-3678 921 West Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201
Family and Elder
Gonzaga University School of Law
Mark Iverson facilitates adoptions for birth mothers and adoptive parents in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Mr. Iverson is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Mr. Iverson also practices in the area of guardianship and surrogacy.
Rita Herrera Irvin
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 4th Ave
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Family and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Rita Herrera Irvin is a partner at McKinley Irvin, one of the largest and most exceptional family law firms in the Pacific Northwest region. She helped found the firm with Sands McKinley in 1991. Rita prides herself on being a tough advocate for her clients so that they can have the best possible chance of success. She takes the time to get to know her clients so that their goals can become her goals. Rita attended Seattle University School of Law, graduating with her J.D. in 1991. She is also a past board member with Centro Latino, a Trustee with...
Sarah Elizabeth Hovland
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Seattle, WA Family Law Lawyer

University of Warwick School of Law and Gonzaga University School of LawWashington
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Laurie G. Robertson
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience

New York Law SchoolGeorgia and Washington
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Erik Jon Bjornson
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(253) 272-1434 615 Commerce, Suite 204
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Welcome. My goal is to listen to clients and deliver effective and cost efficient high quality legal services, focusing on maximizing results either through negotiation or litigation, whichever is appropriate for the circumstance. Many cases can be resolved amicably through settlement. This office offers a free initial telephone with a lawyer to discuss your legal issue: (253) 272-1434. With over 20 years of experience in Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington, I represent clients in many other cities and states who are civilians, military servicemembers, and veterans. Because there is often so much...
Mark Kevin Baumann
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Port Angeles, WA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(360) 452-8688 1337 West 5th St
Port Angeles, WA 98363
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Pepperdine University School of Law, University of Washington School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Washington School of Law
My job is to achieve my client’s goals. Often times, clients need help defining their goals. Listening to the client and understanding their needs and interests, working through the options and setting attainable goals is typically the first step in fashioning a strategy in which to proceed with the case. I am a litigator, counselor, mediator, judge pro tem, educator, and professional speaker, now working primarily in the area of family law, domestic violence and high conflict cases. I provide service for all areas of family law, including divorce, parenting, custody, visitation, parental alienation, child support, modifications, relocation, grandparent...
Scott Ashby
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Kennewick, WA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(509) 572-3700 8697 W. Gage Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Family and Divorce
Cornell University
Ashby Law is a client-centered law firm. Southeast Washington's only multi-lawyer firm that practices strictly family law in order to meet the daily crisis and challenges of our clients. Our firm combines the accessibility and attentiveness of a small firm with the skill, experience and resources commonly associated with large law firms. Our attorneys listen to you and want to understand your goals for your family’s future. Ashby Law is invested in strategically fighting for the long term well being of our client's families. Ashby Law believes in putting our clients in the driver's seat through constant communication....
Laura Sell
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Seattle, WA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Dayton School of Law
Laura Sell is the Law Practice Managing Partner at McKinley Irvin. Laura leads the firm's attorneys in practice development, training and mentoring, as well as consulting on cases and ensuring the firm's high standards of quality. Laura recently co-authored the “Spousal Maintenance” chapter of the LexisNexis Washington Family Law Practice Guide, offering strategies to help practitioners identify and address legal and procedural issues. Laura also assists parties in resolving family law disputes by serving as a mediator. With extensive experience as a family law attorney and civil litigator, Laura is particularly skilled in mediating cases involving complex legal and financial...
Andrew Schwarz
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 622-9909 2601 fourth ave
suite 470
Seattle, WA 98121
Family, Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Seattle University
As a founder and principle of the Schwarz~Garrison Law Firm I am committed to providing the highest quality representation to our clients. We listen to our clients and we pursue their goals tenaciously. Recent Verdicts: State v. Gipson: Assault Charge: Not Guilty, Self Defense: $256,000 in fees and costs reimbursed to client by the court following verdict. Dunakin v. Ronngren: Dog Bite: $229,015.73 jury verdict for plaintiff. Rollins and Hendershot v. King County Metro: Assault on Metro Bus: $250,000 Jury Verdict for plaintiffs, On appeal, plaintiffs were able...
John J. Burke
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Spokane, WA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(509) 466-7770 221 N Wall St
Suite 624
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Gonzaga University School of Law
John Burke focuses his law practice on Collaborative Divorce and Estate Planning. John believes that a significant number of divorce cases that go the traditional litigation route could be resolved using the Collaborative Law process for a less stressful interest-based resolution, and most importantly, on a much friendlier and cooperative basis than what results in the adversarial environment of traditional litigation. He was a founding member, director, and officer of Collaborative Professionals of Washington and Spokane County Collaborative Professionals, both being non-profit associations that educate the public and increase the awareness of collaborative law as an alternative to traditional...
Brent Bohan
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Bellevue, WA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(425) 329-3861 601 108th Ave NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
Family and Divorce
Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Brent Bohan is a family law and divorce attorney with high energy and a powerful drive to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients. While running a private practice, Brent discovered his talent for family law. He loves helping people solve problems, and family law provided a challenging and rewarding way to do so. Brent now focuses his practice on family law and divorce, including high asset divorce and LGBT family law. Known for being a tough litigator, Brent combines a talent in the courtroom with his ability to develop productive and friendly relationships with the...
F. Richard Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(253) 237-1736 1130 Broadway Plaza
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Seattle University School of Law
Since starting my practice in 2003, I have emphasized the provision of competent legal services at a cost which is adjusted for the client's particular situation. Hiring a lawyer is expensive for many reasons, but to the extent possible, I have tried to right size the fees we charge the client with the client's household income.

I focus my practice primarily in the family law area and have a great deal of experience in divorces, annulments, legal separations, child support modifications, parenting plan modifications and non parental custody cases.

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I am the first person in my...
Shadan Kapri
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Spokane, WA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(509) 252-6002 1312 N. Monroe Street
Suite 244
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
Kapri Law was created because everyone deserves affordable legal advice when they need it most. We know that facing the legal system alone can be an overwhelming process for someone going through a difficult time. At Kapri Law, we work with each client to find the strategies that work for them. That's why we have been voted one of the best law firms in the State of Washington both locally and nationally. Our firm consistently has the best client reviews and best rates in town. We offer every client a free one-hour...
Rick Edward Jones
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(206) 448-1010 1200 Westlake Ave N Ste 700
Seattle, WA 98109
Family and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Rick is a founder and Managing Partner of Goldberg Jones. He continues to provide a level of “hands on” support that is invaluable to each office. His personal integrity and professional ethic largely influence who we hire and how we practice law. One can certainly see Rick’s stamp on nearly every aspect of Goldberg Jones.
Jason S. Newcombe
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Seattle, WA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Boston CollegeWashington
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Kelly LeBlanc
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Kelly LeBlanc has been practicing law for over 33 years (21 in Washington). She has been admitted to practice in 5 jurisdictions and appeared on behalf of litigants at the state and federal level. She served as an... Read More »
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Collin C. McKean
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Moses Lake, WA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(503) 567-7967 704 East Olive
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Family and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
I represent individuals and small business owners in Oregon and SW Washington. I specialize in complex and business related dissolution actions. My cases are typically in Washington, Multnomah or Clackamas Counties in Oregon and Clark, Cowlitz or Skamania Counties in Washington. I also handle cases other counties throughout Oregon and Washington, including Clatsop County, Lane County, Linn County, Marion County, Columbia County, and Grant County. Each county has different local rules that apply to family law cases. I am committed to making sure that I keep up to date on changes to rules of practice for each county I...
M. Erica Aquadro
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Vancouver, WA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(360) 695-2005 1014 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Family and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Erica has dedicated her practice exclusively to the area of family law, handling divorce, separation, support, custody, and relocation matters with sincerity and confidence. Erica is knowledgeable and professional in her advocacy and she is passionate about helping individuals and parents through difficult times.

Erica graduated from Rhodes College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in English. Prior to earning her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2012, Erica spent a year in private practice litigating employment disputes and ERISA matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries, and...
Dimitra S. Scott
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Edmonds, WA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Family
Seattle University School of Law
Dimitra joined the firm in 2004. She is the Chair of the domestic group at Beresford Booth PLLC. While providing the highest level of advocacy in motion and trial practice, Dimitra understands and strives to provide cost effective solutions and to promote settlement and resolution of a case short of trial.

As a family law litigator, Dimitra brings compassion and a balanced perspective to clients. Her background in business and litigation provides a solid foundation to advise clients regarding complex asset division issues. From evaluating equitable division of a closely held family business, tracing complicated separate property claims, or...
Linda Staples
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Vancouver, WA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(360) 694-9309 10000 NE 7th Avenue
Suite 400
Vancouver, WA 98685
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Lewis & Clark Law School
Samuel C. Feinson
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Port Townsend, WA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(360) 379-4110 210 Polk St., #4B
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Christine Hayes
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Vancouver, WA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(360) 830-6961 1111 Main Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
As a family law practitioner, I am motivated by helping people through complex and emotionally difficult legal situations. I work with each client to define their goals and then provide an effective strategy well supported in the law to achieve those objectives. I focus my practice on family law issues, including divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, and relocation. I also handle collaborative divorce, de facto parentage and non-parental custody, step-parent adoption, and LGBT family law. Before becoming an attorney, I worked for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office as a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual...
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(206) 659-6839 4130 1st Ave S.
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98134
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Devoted. Prepared. Accessible. Compassionate. Michelle Dellino is the managing attorney at Dellino Law Group. At Dellino Law Group our practice is results oriented and heavily focused on both preparing an aggressive defense right away and client communication. We provide non-judgmental and efficient representation with an emphasis on achieving client goals through immediate problem solving.
Jason Benjamin
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Bellevue, WA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(425) 598-0470 10655 NE 4th Street, Ste 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Jason Benjamin has spent the past 23 years immersing himself in the intricacies of family law and particularly child custody cases. He has personally handled more than 1000 cases where child custody is at issue.

He particularly welcomes families who have emergency custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues, as he can typically obtain appropriate orders within hours to protect you and the children.

From the beginning of his legal career, Jason has aggressively advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence (even when domestic violence was not treated seriously by the courts). He understands the complexities of...
Rainer Armin Frank
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Puyallup, WA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 271-4605 1011 E Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA 98372
Family and Divorce
University of Toledo
Rainer Frank is a Senior Attorney at McKinley Irvin who handles family law cases related to divorce, child custody, child support, relocation, and unmarried couples. With more than 15 years of experience, Rainer represents clients with a variety of legal issues, including domestic partnerships, child support and parenting plan modifications, contempt proceedings, enforcement actions, and QDROs. He believes that the first priority in any family law matter is to get to know his client and understand their unique situation and needs. He works hard to avoid unnecessary adversity, but still treats each case as if he were preparing it for...
Molly Kenny
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Bellevue, WA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(425) 460-0550 9 Lake Bellevue Dr
#204
Bellevue, WA 98005
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Dayton School of Law
Molly Kenny has been practicing law since 1980 and has focused on family law and divorce cases in the Seattle area for almost 20 years. Molly and her Bellevue family law office is experienced in handling complex cases including divorce, child custody, child support, and domestic violence with respect and compassion.
Michael Robert Rivers
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience

University of Dayton School of LawNew York, Kentucky and Washington
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Kim Laree Schnuelle
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Seattle, WA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law
Kim Schnuelle is a Senior Associate at McKinley Irvin, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier divorce and family law firms. Kim has a 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo.com and has also been selected for the honor of Washington Super Lawyers®. Kim has a reputation for putting her clients’ needs first and protecting what matters most to them. “My clients know unequivocally that I am on their side,” says Kim. She is a member of the Washington State and King County Bar Associations, as well as a volunteer with Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Ms. Schnuelle was recently awarded with an A.V. Preeminent...
Lindsay Camandona
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Lindsay D. Camandona is a Senior Attorney with McKinley Irvin, a divorce and family law firm with offices throughout the Pacific Northwest. Lindsay practices out of the firm’s Puyallup and Tacoma office locations. As a family-oriented person herself, Lindsay is able to identify with her clients and treat their cases as if they were her own. In Lindsay’s own words, “It is my priority to achieve a successful resolution my clients can live and be happy with.”
John David Wickham
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Friday Harbor, WA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(360) 378-7178 425 Argyle St, PS1
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Washington School of Law
Solo law practice, since 1996, emphasizing all areas of family law including custody, divorce, child support, paternity, restraining and protective orders, guardianship, adoption, dependency, estate planning including wills and powers of attorney, as well as probate. In 2003 I moved from Olympia to Friday Harbor, and therefore moved my practice to Friday Harbor. Due to the geographical challenges I only appear in San Juan County cases. Additional work outside the law practice has been to serve as guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children and incompetent adults and allegedly incompetent adults in court proceedings, as...
Shana Erin Thompson
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(206) 712-2756 6814 Greenwood N
Seattle, WA 98103
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Shana E. Thompson has achieved success by listening carefully, understanding her clients’ long-term objectives, and helping resolve dissolutions as amicably and expeditiously as possible.For the past 17 years, Shana E. Thompson has been proudly serving individuals in family law cases throughout the cities of Seattle, Everett, and Kent.

Her client base has been built on hard work and determination that has allowed her to become what she is today. She takes great pride in providing top-level service and promises your complete satisfaction when you choose her to handle your legal needs. Shana and her team...
Araceli Amaya
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Bellevue, WA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(425) 329-3861 601 108th Avenue NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
Family and Divorce
American University, College of Law
Litigating family law cases can be laden with emotion and uncertainty. I understand that this can be one of the most difficult times of your life – any aspect of a family law case can result in anxiety over subjects like where your children will live, how you will get by financially, whether you will be able to continue living in the manner to which you are accustomed. All are valid, and common, concerns in family law cases. Because this area of law is so delicate, I believe that you deserve the utmost care and service from your attorney. ...
Teresa Loustaunau Foster
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Vancouver, WA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(360) 830-6961 1111 Main Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
Family and Divorce
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Teresa Foster is Partner in Charge at McKinley Irvin's Vancouver office. A former social worker, she is now regarded as one of the most skilled family law attorneys in Vancouver. Teresa is a knowledgeable and formidable advocate with exceptional courtroom skills who focuses her practice on complex divorce cases, especially those involving high net worth property division, complex child custody issues, international family law, relocation, third party custody, and unmarried couples. She has successfully litigated cases in both Washington and Oregon. Teresa believes in providing her clients with personalized and responsive service, keeping her clients informed on the status of...
J. Mark Weiss
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Seattle, WA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(206) 622-6707 100 West Harrison Street, South Tower, Suite 470
Seattle, WA 98119
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Washington School of Law
Mark's entire focus is to help divorcing and separating clients reach agreements. Instead of trying to create a “winner” and loser, Mark works in the highly effective mediation and Collaborative divorce processes, so clients can create reality-based agreements that are consistent with their needs, values, and goals, without engaging in the dynamics of the adversarial court system. Mark is particularly experienced and skilled in cases involving businesses and complex property issues, including professional practices, and complex parenting (custody/visitation) matters. He is also certified as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst(R).
Jason Johnson
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Spokane Valley, WA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(509) 252-8435 16201 E Indiana Ave, Ste 2240
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
Attorney Jason Johnson has a wide range of experience which makes him an aggressive litigator. With ten years of experience in the military as a Tank Officer, Jason knows how to communicate effectively and handle the pressures of the courtroom. He was deployed overseas four times and received a Bronze Star with Valor. Jason grew up in Coeur d'Alene and has a background in construction. As a project manager, he has managed multi-million dollar highway construction projects and understands business and contract disputes from both the legal and practical perspective. Licensed in Washington and Idaho. Focuses...
Sarah Lowell
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Redmond, WA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(425) 885-7500 8201 164th Ave. NE #200
Redmond, WA 98052
Free ConsultationFamily and Criminal
Seattle University School of Law
Born in Texas, Sarah and her family moved to Washington when she was 7 years old to be closer to their family. Growing up in Woodinville, she attended Woodinville High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Josh. They graduated high school and attended the University of Washington together. After three short years, both headed straight to Seattle University School of Law.

Throughout law school, Sarah worked at the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in the Sexually Violent Predators unit and Special Assault unit. She also worked as a Rule 9 intern in the Juvenile Division for a summer and...
Brien Galbraith
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Seattle, WA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Brien Galbraith is an associate attorney with McKinley Irvin and practices at the firm’s Bellevue and Seattle offices. Brien accomplishes his clients’ goals by way of positive communication. By speaking with his clients regularly and in detail, Brien is able to understand their goals and set out on a path to achieve them. Brien is experienced in a number of different areas of family law, including custody, support, divorce, relocation, LGBT family law, and more.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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