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Amy Franklin-Bihary

Amy Franklin-Bihary

Practice areas:

Family, Wills & Living Wills, Adoption

About Me

 “I strive to work with my clients to resolve their cases in a way that allows them to move forward with their lives in the best way possible.  No two cases are the same and I enjoy getting to know my clients and working together to address their individual goals and needs.”


Amy brings a compassionate approach to her clients in a time when they can be overwhelmed by the legal and emotional complexities of their cases.  She works with clients to resolve their cases through mediation, arbitration, and court action.  Her practice includes parenting issues, asset and debt division, spousal maintenance and child support, non-marital relationships, third party custody, and adoptions.


Amy  joined Wechsler Becker in 2010, having previously practiced family law with The Family Law Group. Amy has been a practicing attorney since 2004 and has been working with family law clients since 2002.  She also serves as a Title 26 Guardian ad Litem.  Amy previously worked for the Washington State Attorney General's Office and the Washington State Senate.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Family: 90%
    11 years
  2. Adoption: 5%
    5 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Susan Elaine Carroll

    I endorse this lawyer. Amy is a knowledgeable, tenacious, and skilled advocate. I have referred personal friends to her. She has a thorough understanding of the statues and has worked with lawmakers in Olympia for years to improve the laws affecting children and families. Her work ethic and compassion make her an excellent attorney for her clients.

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    Susan Carroll Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Amy and I were opposing counsel in a difficult case with sensitive issues. We stayed focused on the important issues -- the well-being of a young child -- and were able to manuever what could have been a litigious and expensive road efficiently and well. I very much appreciated the way in which she balanced advocacy for her client and sensitivity toward all of the difficult emotional issues that were involved.

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    Lorraine Rimson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Wechsler Becker

701 Fifth Ave. Ste. 4550
Suite 4550
Seattle, WA, 98104-7088

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200407/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateWechsler Becker2010 - Present
Legal InternAttorney General of Washington2003 - 2003
AttorneyThe Family Law Group2002 - 2010
Legislative AssistantWashington State Legislature1999 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor/Mentee ProgramMentor2013 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2011 - 2012
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice Chair2010 - 2011
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionSecretary2009 - 2010
Legal Voice - Self Help CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Seattle University School of LawVolunteer Judge for Legal Writing Oral Arguments2007 - Present
MAMAs Mother Attorney Mentoring AssociationMember/Mentor2007 - Present
Seattle University School of LawMentor to Law Students2005 - Present
Family Law CASAVolunteer Advocate2004 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Seattle Journal for Social JusticeResearch & Techinical Editor2003 - 2004
King County Bar Association Family Law Section, Legislative CommitteeMember2002 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
KCBAN/ATitle 26 GAL Training2010
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD2004
University of Washington -SeattlePolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor/Mentee ProgramFamily Law Mentee Training2015
Parenting Plans: Complex Parenting Plan IssuesGatekeeping, Asperger's Syndrome and Facilitatation of Parental Communication2012
Student Networking Event (Panel)Family Law Practice2010