Michele Gentry Hinz

Michele Gentry Hinz

Adoption Lawyer

Auburn, WA





No Misconduct

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About Me

I have been doing adoption work for many years and I keep my practice small so I can devote more personal attention to each matter. I work on a fixed-fee basis as much as possible so my clients can take full advantage of the personal service I provide without worrying about the cost. Even if you do not work with me, please use an attorney with adoption expertise. You can find skilled, ethical...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Hourly ($270/hour)

Client Reviews

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Exceeded Expectations - Professional and Genuinely Cares.

Posted by: Ryan 10 months ago.

Not only would I recommend Michele, I want to adopt from Washington again just to get to work with her! Our experience was fantastic! She is detailed...

Michele made it easy.

Posted by: Matt over 1 year ago.

After trying to adopt my Stepdaughter by doing the paperwork myself, I quickly found that I was in over my head. The home study guy I used suggested...
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Showing 2 of 3 peer endorsements

Christian K. Lassen II
Christian Lassen

Philadelphia, PA

Over 1 year ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.
Adam Shapiro
Adam Shapiro

Seattle, WA

About 5 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked on a dependency/ adoption matter with Michele. I found Michele to be a thorough, knowledgeable and skilled...
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1978 License Status: Active for the state of Washington.
Last updated by Avvo: 07/03/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

Showing 1 of 4 job entries
1990 – 1993

Beresford Booth PLLC


Showing 1 of 2 degrees

1978 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

University of Washington School of Law


Showing 1 of 9 awards

2011 AV Peer Review Rating



Showing 1 of 3 association entries

1996- present Fellow

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

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Speaking Engagements

Showing 2 of 10 occasions

2009 Role of the Adoption GAL: Minor Parent

at Adoption Guardian Ad Litem Training

2008 Obtaining Medical Records and Social Background Information / The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Adoption Proceedings

at Adoption Practice, Pitfalls and Procedures

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