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Margaret Riker Bender

About Me

Our company has been responsible for providing outstanding service for over 20 years. Our specialty is in the areas of family law and wills.  We are an experienced team with Diana Kershner as our paralegal with over ten years of experience. Jessica Burton has four years of paralegal experience with our office.  Our regular customers particularly value the results that we provide for them and come back to us if they need help with new issues.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Child Custody: 40%
  3. Child Support: 20%



Hourly ($325/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. She is an excellent trial attorney. She is always on time with deadlines, produces a trial brief that portrays the client's story, and is skilled on cross and direct examination. Margaret is a sensitive and caring person combined with the agressiveness and knowledge to get the best results. Margaret uses strategy to best advocate for a client which rises to the level of excellence. I hired her to help me with a trial, and we won everything that our client wanted. I have also witnessed her skill in negotiating settlements. Now that I have retired, I have recommended her to several potential clients.


    Barbara Varon Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

777 108th Ave Ne Ste 2240
Bellevue, WA, 98004-5178



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Appreciation for Economic DevelopmentEvergreen Community Development Association1995
Certificate of AppreciationWashington State Trial Lawyers Association1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Margaret Bender1994 - Present
AttorneyRutherford & Weston1984 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Judicial Recommendation CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Trial News Editorial BoardBoard Member1990 - 1990
King County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Seimsgluess v. ZhangN/A
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Kalamazoo CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978