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About Me

I joined Hopkins, Jelsing and Tri in October 1990 and became a partner on January 1, 1996. I have extensive experience which includes trials, hearings, mediations, and arbitrations.


My practice centers on family law which includes assisting clients with dissolution, paternity, child support, and parenting plan actions.

I grew up in Southern California, Virginia and Idaho. I graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelors of Science in 1985 and moved to Tacoma, Washington to attend University of Puget Sound School of Law, now Seattle University School of Law.

I am a Volunteer Family Law Attorney with Snohomish County Legal Clinic and I enjoy volunteering regularly in my community schools. I have lived in Snohomish County since 1990.




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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Domestic Violence: 25%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Kathryn R. Martin

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kathryn Martin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Kenneth Joseph Schneider

    I have referred several of my friends and clients to Ximena over the years. She is very good at explaining to them what the issues are and developing a strategy for addressing those issues. I am very comfortable referring friends and family to her ... I think that is the highest endorsement I could give.


    Kenneth Schneider Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

2926 Colby Ave
Everett, WA, 98201-4011



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner/MemberJelsing Tri West & Andrus, PLLC1990 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of Law (fka University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Boise State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Mock Trial Middle School StudentsMock Trial Advisor2015
Mock Trial for Middle School StudentsMock Trial Advisor2013