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Rhea J. Rolfe

Rhea J. Rolfe

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About Me

Rhea has seven children:  two biological children, four step-children, and an adopted child, along with eleven grand-children, three great grandchildren, and three dogs.  Her beautiful daughter Rebecca is the paralegal at Gilson-Moreau & Associates, P.S.  She enjoys Blues, camping, writing and playing music, singing, knitting, crocheting, making costumes, reading, and spending time with her family.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($240-360/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Nicole B Chafetz

    I endorse this lawyer. My GOODNESS! Where does one begin? For one, every time I certify a foreign judgment, I tell my clients that I know the lawyer, RHEA, who drafted these forms. Before then, every lawyer was on their own. Then of course, she is THE Hague Convention lawyer. I would never refer a case with out-of-country issues to anyone but her. She is extraordinary and worth every dime. Honestly. (I never use exclamation marks this often but she is truly worth it.)


    Nicole Chafetz Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John David Wickham

    I endorse this lawyer. Rhea is on the short list of fellow family law attorneys that I consult for second opinions on my cases. Along with her many years of experience in family law, she is most expert in cases involving international child custody and abduction.


    John Wickham Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Gilson-Moreau & Associates, P.S.

410 Bellevue Way S.E.
Suite 304
Bellevue, WA, 98004



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Keeping the Blues AliveWashington Blues Society2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Hearing Examiner pro temCity of Seattle Civil Service Commission1987 - 2002
IvestigatorDelany, Siegel, Zorn & Associates1985 - 1987
Session AttorneyWashington State Senate Committee on Energy and Utitilies1985 - 1985
Staff AttorneyWashington State Bar Associaiton1982 - 1984
Instructor - Business Law and Urban LawWestern Washington University Urban Center1979 - 1987
Legal AdvisorSeattle Office of Women's Rights1979 - 1980
Conciliation OfficerSeattle Human Rights Department1978 - 1979
Instructor - Women in the LawUniversity of Washington1978 - 1985
InvestigatorSeattle Human Rights Department1976 - 1978

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Executive CommitteeElected Committee Member2012 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington Women LawyersN/AN/A
Snohomish County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Holder v. HolderRuled in my client's favor, remanded to the District Court

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Publication NameTitleDate
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Navigating International Family Law2012
King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Practice ManualLaw Against Discrimination1980

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of Law (Now Seattle University)LawJ. D.1976
University of Washington - SeattleRomance LinguisticsB. A.1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Navy InvitationalWA Relocation and International Custody issues involving The Hague Convention2014
Family Law Section Fall CLEInterstate and International Family Law Issues2013
Family Law MidyearHow to Win a Custody Fight2010
The Intersection of Family and Elder LawCLE-Dealing With an Incapacitated Client2009
Lunch SEminarHabeas Corpus and Hague Convention2008
Building Your Family Law PracticeAttorney-Client Relationships2006