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Frances Turean

Frances Turean

also known as Franni Turean

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation

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 

  • James S. Sable

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I recently completed a parenting and child support case with Franni. While she was a vigorous advocate for her client, she also demonstrated very good judgment. Franni has a thorough understanding of the law and great depth of experience. She is well-regarded in the legal community.


    James Sable Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • James Thomas Saulsbury

    I highly endorse Frances I first meet Frances over 15 years ago when I moved to Seattle. Over the years I have handled several cases where Frances was opposing counsel. Frances is a great attorney, she fights hard for her clients. If I was going to get a divorce, Frances would be the first person I called!!


    James Saulsbury 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