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Wolfgang Richter Anderson

About me

I commenced my practice in 1966 and have represented well over 1,000 clients in
every imaginable domestic situation. 
Between 1966 and 1970 I was a regular Army Captain in the United States
Army as a member of the Third Armored Division. 
I grew up in Frankfurt, Germany and came to the United States in 1953 as
a result of an adoption.  I lived
first in Bellevue and for the last 40 years, in Seattle. I attended both the
University of Washington and the University of Virginia.  I’ve also been the recipient of the German
American Friendship Award, of which I believe I’m the only local attorney to


I’ve been
designated a SuperLawyer by Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2005.


For over
20 years I’ve belonged to the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ("AAML")(invitation only).


I’ve been
designated a Top Lawyer by Seattle Met Magazine and have had an AV rating from
Martindale Hubbell (a lawyer’s rating service) for over 30 years.  (“AV” means a significant rating
accomplishment; a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the
highest level of professional excellence.)


have a wide range of clients, from ordinary employees to judges, professional
athletes, doctors, professors, lawyers – you name it.



Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 90%
    49 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%



Hourly ($280/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Leslie Jean Olson

    There is a reason Wolfgang Anderson is legendary. Any lawyer working as opposing counsel knows that his powers of persuasion are incredibly effective in court. As a client, you can rely on Wolf to present the best side of your case. Wolf's experience, skill, and record of results is unsurpassed.


    Leslie Olson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mark David Olson

    I endorse this Wolfgang. I've worked with and against Wolfgang for many years. I have only the higest respect for his skills and abilities. There are only a few attorneys who can match Wolfgang's power or persuasion in settlement negotations or in the courtroom.


    Mark Olson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

207 E Edgar St
Seattle, WA, 98102-3108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Best LawyerWoodward/White2014
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalAnderson, Fields, McIlwain & Dermody, Inc., P.S.1977 - Present
LawyerJonson & Jonson1970 - 1977
AttorneyJudge Advocate General's Office1966 - 1970
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1992 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1970 - 2007
N/AMember1967 - Present
N/AMember1967 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brossman v. Brossman, 32 Wn. App. 851 (1982)N/A
In re The Marriage of Freedman, 23 Wn. App. 27 (1979)N/A
Pippins v. Jankelson, 110 Wn. 2d 475 (1988)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Divorce in Washington Divorce in Washington 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AAML ConferenceBoutique Issues2007
AAML ConferenceProperty Division2005