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Sally A. Lanham

Sally A. Lanham

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Child Custody, Guardianship, Adoption, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

I came to the family law arena reluctantly.  When I left law school 22 years ago, I swore I would never, ever, ever, ever do another dissolution.  Here, I am years later in a practice that deals with familys in every possible way.  In many ways, I am the only lawyer a person will have contact with in their lives.  I divorce them, do their pre-nuptial agreements, their annulments, their adoptions, their wills, thier probates. 

At times it is a hard relationship.  I end up knowing more about people then anyone but then after lots of hard work together, I am satisfied in knowing I did the best I could to help them along to a new phase of life.

I feel it is important to take the long view.  Clients spend maybe a couple of years with their attorney but will be parents of the children forever.  It is important to handle matters in such a way as to protect the relationship so the children don't end up the real victims.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Divorce & Separation: 60%
    29 years, 250 cases
  2. Mediation: 15%
    22 years, 45 cases
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    29 years, 75 cases
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
    29 years, 75 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($265-275/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Mikkelborg Broz Wells & Fryer, PLLC

1001 Fourth Ave., Suite 3600

Seattle, WA, 98154-1130




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Probono Award for Service to the King County Superior CourtKing County Suprior Court2004
Award for ProBono Service the King County Superior CourtKing County Superior Court2003
Award for ProBono Service the King County Superior CourtKing County Superior Court2002
Award for ProBono Service the King County Superior CourtKing County Superior Court2001
American Jurisprudence Award for the Study of PropertyThe Lawyers Co-Operative Publish Company1982

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Family Law AttorneyMikkelborg Broz Wells and Fryer PLLC1999 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorEdmonds Community College1993 - 1995
AttorneyLaw Office of Sally A. Lanham1987 - 1999
AssociateLaw Offices of Steven J. Fields1985 - 1987
English, Speach, Drama, Reading, Librarian TeacherDietrich School District1977 - 1982


Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar AssociationChair of the Lawyer Referal Committee2008 - Present
King County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2007 - Present
King County Lawyer Referal CommitteeMember2006 - Present
St. Joseph Quilt GroupChairman1997 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
University of Idaho Law ReviewSummer Editor1983 - 1983
University of Idaho Law ReviewAcademic Member1982 - 1983

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Osborne vs. OsborneClient had to give notice to the Grandmother

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Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinI Am Thankful to be a Family Law Lawyer2004
University of Idaho Law ReviewSurvey of Family Law Cases1986


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Central Michigan UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Family Law Practice of ParalegalsPreparing Financial Statements Quickly and Effectively2008