Kevin Scudder allowed us to find our way to the peaceful resolution of a very complex asset division complicated by an earlier experience with lawyers who fostered a climate of disagreement, suspicion and dissent. This is not who we were, nor what we wanted. The situation had escalated into a nightmare, and we looked at each other across the divide and said there has to be a better way - our way. Collaborative law seemed to promise this, so we contacted Kevin and within a few meetings, all was clearly and fairly defined and divided in the way we had always intended. He is a quietly powerful force for change in the way the law is practiced, and we were blessed to have him lead us through the process to a place where we still look at each other with affection and friendship, even as our marriage is ending. We will be forever grateful for having Kevin's benevolent leadership during this most traumatic time in our lives. He is kind, knowledgeable and knows when to lighten the moment with humor - a genuine human being.
I whole-heartedly recommend those considering collaborative divorce to work with Kevin. He was effective, compassionate, fair-minded, and respectful of the process and my needs. I felt fully educated, supported, and represented throughout the process. Kevin made sure that I was fully aware of all relevant issues and that I fully understood all of my options and the ramifications of my choices. I felt my priorities and wishes addressed. And, most importantly, he put my son at the top of the priorities list. Kevin is a stellar advocate and you will never regret working with him.
Posted by Ava
I never thought my case would be resolved so quickly! Kevin Scudder is amazing! And he knew exactly how to handle things and spoke with such authority. He was always kind and patient in speaking with me, but took no mess from the other party. He made sure things were resolved fairly. I would strongly recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer. He is very good at what he does.
Posted by Toni
Kevin was recommended to me by a trusted and well regarded collaborative divorce coach in the Seattle area, for consultation about a post-divorce maintenance issue which unfortunately became somewhat contentious.
I sought an experienced attorney who would truly listen to what I needed and then take charge and represent my interests as collaboratively as possible, and cost effectively, while always keeping me informed.
Kevin has been that attorney for me. His skilled representation, integrity, kindness and compassion have helped me find strength during an extremely stressful time. I am grateful that he is in my life, and I hold genuine respect for him as an attorney and human being in this world.
I’ve been fortunate to work with several other excellent collaborative legal professionals in the Seattle area, and I absolutely recommend collaboration and/or mediation over litigation if at all possible; considerably less stress and expense for both parties.
Posted by Ken Kamada
Kevin took over my divorce when another service provider failed me greatly. I was going through an amicable divorce but still needed someone to explain the legal side of things. He went through great lengths from communication to speed of follow through to ensure my now, ex-wife and I were coached along the way. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by CHR
Mr. Scudder was the attorney on the "opposite " side you might say, though in collaborative divorce, "opposing" is not the vocabulary word. Scudder was an immensely compassionate (in a balanced way), professional, informed, and hard working attorney. He was always there for counsel when he was needed. He never bogged down the process by being over booked. While putting warmth into the work he was concise and held onto all the details.
He did not move on until we were truly through every step. Everyone in our process -- even our own attorney has Kevin at the top of their list.
Posted by a client
I worked with Kevin on my divorce case. For those of you who have searched for legal counsel, it is obvious that the city has plenty of attorneys to offer. Where Kevin truly makes his niche is in his ability to minimize conflict. It is so easy for one to get wrapped up in the animosity of a divorce and to forget what you are truly after. Most people just want a clean and pleasant slate to start their life over with after a divorce, and that is where Kevin’s expertise is best served. I have had personal experience with attorneys who treat clients like cash cows and fuel every fire. Kevin is not one of them. He is not one to write inflammatory letters to the opposing counsel to escalate matters at every given situation. He is also not afraid to advice on you when he thinks some battles are worth letting go. I found Kevin even-keeled and an excellent resource to learn from on how to work with a difficult spouse without letting go of that which is truly important to you. It has been months since I have been divorced, and unfortunately my ex is still not in my rear view mirror. I still rely on Kevin for getting me through the hoops my manipulative ex continues to lay out for me.
Posted by GK
First off, I want to thank Mr. Kevin for everything. I can't express how much your guidance helped me. From the minute Kevin took my case he was very effective, and knowledgeable about the process. He understood my situation and took steps which protected me and allowed me to carry on with my life until this case was resolved. I always felt very comfortable and in good hands. Kevin's expertise in law allow for peace of mind in difficult times. I would highly recommend Kevin.
Posted by a Family client
Kevin was referred to me via another lawyer who told me Kevin is an expert in the area that I am challenged with. I am a private and reserved person, especially with a stranger, however, with Kevin's professionalism and candidness, I was comfortable ask and tell him what I had in mind. After our phone conversation, I was able to take his advice and plan for the next stpes.
Posted by Manuel
Mr. Scudder is an amazing lawyer!
He dealt with my difficult case from beginning to end with an amazing positive attitude. He always kept me informed in a timely manner and reassured me that everything would turn out ok. I am very pleased with the outcome of his services. I highly recommend Mr. Scudder to anyone .