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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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Family: 80%
  2. Mediation: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400/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.

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    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.

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    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

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198307/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Urban Law SchoolWashington State Trial Lawyers Association1994

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

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersPresident (2008 and 2009)2004 - 2015
Seattle King County Bar AssociationVolunteer Mediator1996 - 2010
DAWNDV Clinic1996 - 2005
Northwest Family LifePresident (2002 - 2004)1987 - 2004
Center for Conflict ManagementPresident (1998 - 2000)1987 - 2002
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1983 - 2015

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Archway (Simon & Schuster)CONSUMED2014

Education

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

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Comlex and High-Asset DivorceAdvising Clients on Media Relations2015
7th Annual Wechsler Symposium for JudgesSeminar Chair2015
6th Annual Wechsler Symposium for JudgesSeminar Chair2014
Community Property in WashingtonWhen will the court invade separate property?2013
5th Annual Wechsler Symposium for JudgesSeminar Chair2013
4th Annual Wechsler Symposium for JudgesSeminar Chair2012
Wechsler Symposium for JudgesThe housing crisis of 20092009
CLE for JudgesRelocation 1012008
AAML Annual ConferenceWorking with Financial Declarations2008
CLE for JudgesRecent Developments in Child Support2007
AAML Annual ConferenceSeminar Chair2007
Family Law TrialsEffective Closing Arguments2006
AAML Annual ConferenceExploring 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