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