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James Thomas Saulsbury

James Thomas Saulsbury

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Domestic Violence

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 1991

  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

36 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Saulsbury. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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 199108/25/2015

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