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Frances Turean

Frances Turean

also known as Franni Turean

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation

Frances Turean

About Me

I am a solo family law practitioner in King County, helping my clients through a difficult part of their lives. This involves anything from divorce, parenting plans, child support, paternity actions, third party custody actions and agreed adoptions, usually by step-parents or grandparents. The only reason I went to law school was to practice Family Law. It's the most likely area of law in which a person will be engaged, and I wanted to help people. I got my wish, love my practice, and have met some very cool clients and colleagues.

Prior to going solo, I had the pleasure of working for 10 years for one of the pillars of Western Washington Family Law, who was a fabulous mentor: Bob Prince. It was an honor to work for one of the most ethical attorneys I know.

Law is my second career; the first one was 16 years in broadcast video production, working in TV stations in Montana and Washington, producing news, commercials and local programming. I even won an Emmy!




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Kathryn Verity Fields

    I worked opposite of Franni on a dissolution case with challenging parenting and domestic violence issues. Franni's representation of the opposing party was not simply zealous with no end-game in sight, but rather diligent and goal focussed to address the concerns of my client while at the same time achieving what her client wanted but had jeopardized. Franni has a good command of what's relevant to the Court in dissolution cases and what's not, and her ability to accentuate the material issues is one of her biggest strengths. I highly endorse Franni's work and would not hesitate to recommend her services to others.


    Kathryn Fields Domestic Violence Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Alan Scott Funk

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Franni and I were opposite each other in a very contentious case. She was a relentless advocate for her client, but remained courteous and professional in all her interactions with me. She's also practical and worked with me to save our clients' money and reduce conflict when possible. I would confidently refer a friend or family member to her.


    Alan Funk Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Frances Turean

411 University Street
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA, 98101-2519



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Clinic Volunteer of the MonthKing County Bar Association2005
Emmy Award- NATAS RegionalAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyThe Prince Law Firm, P.S.1996 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Toastmasters District 2Division D Governor2009 - 2010
Toastmasters InternationalArea 34 Governor2007 - 2008
King County Bar Association Family Law SectionPresident2006 - 2007
ToastmastersPresident Club 8322005 - 2006
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal ClinicVolunteer Family Law Clinic2003 - 2010
Toastmasters InternationalMember2003 - Present
King County Washington Women LawyersChair of Judicial Evaluation Committee2002 - 2006
West Seattle Family YMCAFundraiser1993 - 2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctrate1996
Montana State University-BozemanFilm & TelevisionBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Northern Michigan UniversityN/ATheater1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law Hot Topics2nd Time Around: Issue Spotting in Serial Marriages2010
Advanced Family Law Hot Topics for "Hard Times."Everything you need to know about the new child support legislation2009
Child Custody & Shared Parenting in WashingtonCustody Modification Proceedings2004
Child Custody & Shared Parenting in WashingtonDevelopment of Parenting Plan2004