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James Thomas Saulsbury

James Thomas Saulsbury

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Probate, Wills & Living Wills… more 

About Me

"Divorce with Dignity"

Divorce can be heart wrenching and difficult. However, it does not have to be if you contact Jim Saulsbury, an experienced divorce attorney whose office serves King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Jim Saulsbury helps his clients reduce the anxiety and stress of divorce. Jim guides men and women in dissolving a marital bond with respect and fairness using the cooperative process, mediation, arbitration or litigation

A Skilled Negotiator

Jim Saulsbury offers his clients a less combative way to divorce. There is no war and there are no court appearances. Instead, Jim Saulsbury works with respective clients and a possible team of a communications coach and a financial planner/CPA to negotiate and agree on child custody, visitation and the equitable division of their marital assets and debts.

Jim Saulsbury uses his talents in the art of negotiation and communication as well as a great sense of humor and compassion to help couples divorce with their dignity intact. Jim Saulsbury addresses each client's concern over the small details and fine print in a divorce agreement with his extensive knowledge of family law. .

Clients Have Choices

Jim Saulsbury is a strong litigator who effectively articulates and argues for his clients' interests in contested divorce cases. However, more often the parties in a divorce are willing to use a cooperative process, mediation or arbitration because of all the benefits. Jim Saulsbury's clients certainly are presented with all the options.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 30%
    25 years, 1.38 thousand cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    25 years, 380 cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    25 years, 500 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

35 total 

  • Bruce Clement

    James Saulsbury is an extremely competent, ethical attorney. I have been his opposing attorney in family law cases, and have found him to be a skilled attorney who is sympathetic yet very effective for his clients.


    Bruce Clement Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Sara Katherine Wahl

    James is an excellent attorney to work with as opposing counsel...his cooperation has saved significant fees for both of our clients, money they can use for their children and their future. I highly recommend him!


    Sara Wahl Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Po Box 66195
Seattle, WA, 98166-0195

PO Box 66195
Seattle, WA, 98166-0195

James T Saulsbury, Attorney at Law

126 SW 148th St
Burien, WA, 98166



TXInactive 199105/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Member of the Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Attorney of the YearLegal Shield2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJames T. Saulsbury, Attorney at Law1991 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Malone vs MaloneWife was awarded seven years of back child support
In re the Marriage of: Wheler vs WhelerComplex divorce trial. Case was appealed to the appellate court and our verdict was upheld.
Estate of BrownAt trial successfully defended the widow of the deceased from a will challenge by children from husband's first marriage.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington TodayDivorce and What you need to know to survive!2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thurgood Marshall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Graduate Program LecturesContract Law and how it effects your daily life.1997