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Michael William Bugni

Michael William Bugni

Practice areas:

Family, Mediation

About Me

Family Law can be a difficult practice, filled with strong emotions and no shortage of conflict. I am challenged by each case to strike a balance between zealous advocacy for my client, and compassion for the participants as a whole.  It has been life-impacting to work so closely with good people during hard times. Going through a divorce can be one of the hardest life experiences a client will ever face. My hope is that my client's burden will in some way be lessened because I was involved.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Family: 80%
  2. Mediation: 20%



Hourly ($325-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Emily Jennifer Tsai

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is always professional in demeanor and an effective litigator and mediator.


    Emily Tsai Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan Millican O'Brian

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is an accomplished attorney and knows how to get things done in the best possible way. If it means negotiation, he's incredible; if it means trial work, he's superb. You couldn't ask for better representation.


    Susan O'Brian Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Bugni,Michael W & Associates PLLC

11320 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA, 98125-6228



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Washington "Super Lawyers"N/A2007
Washington "Super Lawyers"N/A2006
Washington "Super Lawyers"N/A2005
Washington "Super Lawyers"N/A2003
Washington "Super Lawyers"N/A2002
Urban Law SchoolN/A1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Board of DirectorsNorthwest Family Life1999 - 2001
Family Law Commissioner Pro TemKing County Superior Court1998 - 2007
Board of DirectorsCenter for Conflict Management1995 - 1996

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersPresident, Washington Chapter2008 - 2009
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1997 - 2010
Seattle King County Bar AssociationVolunteer Mediator1996 - 2010
DAWNDV Clinic1996 - 2005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Whitman CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLE for JudgesRecent Developments in Child Support2007
Family Law TrialsEffective Closing Arguments2006
AAML Annual ConfExploring the New Frontiers2006
Drafting Marital ContractsProperty Settlement Agreements2005
AAML Annual ConfMotions Practice - Avoiding the Pitfalls2005
Clash of the TitansThe Seven Deadly Subjects2004
Family Law InstituteWhere the Truth Lies2001
Family Law InstituteThe Blame Game1999
Family Law BasicsConducting the Initial Interview1994