By choice, Melanie operates as a sole practitioner so that she has complete freedom... more
By choice, Melanie operates as a sole practitioner so that she has complete freedom to only take on clients whose needs match her expertise and passions Melanie's practice is focused on Adoptions, Wills and Trusts. Melanie has all the professional credentials you would expect of an attorney with 22 years of successful practice. What sets her apart is her cheerful, friendly approach, ... view profile
I have been in private practice in Olympia since 2002, as an associate attorney and... more
I have been in private practice in Olympia since 2002, as an associate attorney and as principal of my own law firm. My practice emphasizes Family Law, Adoptions and Estate Planning. I am trained as a collaborative lawyer. I am a member of the Washington State Bar Assn., Thurston County Bar Assn., and its state and family law sections, and have served as the president of the Capitol Chapter... view profile
I believe in a personal touch to practicing law. You won't get that "stuffy" lawyer... more
I believe in a personal touch to practicing law. You won't get that "stuffy" lawyer feel from me. I strive to be down to earth and ensure that everyclient knows thatthey are getting the personal attention they need and deserve. Set up a consultation today and come in and meet me and my staff, we will help put you at ease during your difficult legal issues.
An adoption lawyer helps to place children with parents other than their birth parents. An adoption cuts off the birth parents' rights and responsibilities, and gives them to the adoptive parents. Once an adoption is final, the adopted child receives the same legal treatment as a biological child. Adoption is often an emotional time and an adoption lawyer can help you make the right decisions for the child.