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Douglas Paul Becker

Douglas Paul Becker

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Child Custody, Child Support

About Me

Served in Vietnam wth  U.S. Marines 1968-70.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    31 years, 500 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    31 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    31 years
  4. Mediation: 20%
    19 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Mark L. Alexander

    Doug Becker has not only the respect, but the undying appreciation of virtually all attorneys who are members of the state bar's family law section. That's because Doug has provided an invaluable research resource for family law attorneys for a number of years. Doug is highly regarded by judges and knowledgeable attorneys throughout the state. He is one of the top nominees when mediators/arbitrators are chosen, and has been instrumental in major legislation affecting anyone in family law. All Washington family law attorneys are indebted to him.


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

  • Joshua Nihan Foreman

    Doug Becker is the #1 family law attorney in the State of Washington and has been for many years. His firm is the best family law firm in the state. He is known and respected by the judges and commissioners. If you have Doug on your side, you have the best. Don't be fooled by his AVVO rating; he's been too busy to do anything to raise his AVVO rating, and he doesn't need to do anything to get any new clients; he already has more than enough. Doug is an excellent choice for any family law client.


    Joshua Foreman Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Wechsler Becker, LLP

Suite 4550 Columbia Center (45th Floor)
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-7088



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Special Achievement AwardWSBA Family Law Section2002
Attorney of the YearWSBA Family Law Section1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWechsler Becker, LLP1998 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Domestic Relations Forms CommitteeMember1999 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChairman1992 - 1994
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1987 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section NewsletterFamily Law QuickCites2014
Washington State Bar Association Family Law DeskbookChapter Author2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of IowaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Failure to Equitably Distribute AssetsCommon Mistakes in Dividing Assets2014
WSBA Family Law Section Mid-year CLERelocation Case Preparation2013
KCBA Dissolution from A-ZThe Disposition of Property and Liabilies2013
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLEWhen To Choose the Legal Process Rather Than the Collaborative Process2012
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLETracing Separate Property2005
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLESupport For Post-Majority Children2001
UW Law School special class 1996, 2000 & 2001Community Property In Washington2001
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLERelocation 20002000
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLERelocation Cases and Legislative Proposals 19981998