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Christopher P Taylor

About me

I enjoy practicing family law. Every day I find new challenges and I get the opportunity to work with good people, both other professionals and clients who have found success in many different fields. Family law covers a lot of legal issues, so I see my experience with CPS, criminal law, dependency, business entities, real property, and courtroom advocacy all come into play.


I started out as an attorney in Ellensburg, Washington as a criminal prosecutor where I handled DUI and domestic violence cases for the County and then progressively graduated to more complex cases like felony juvenile cases, and adult sexual assault prosecutions. Like most prosecutors, I was in court almost every day practicing how to present evidence and arguments to judges and juries.



I then moved on to a private firm in Ellensburg, Lathrop, Winbauer, et al., which is sort of a one-stop-shop for any legal issues people or businesses in a small town could have. This type of broad, general practice just does not exist in larger cities, where attorneys are more specialized, so I gained a lot by being exposed to many different practice areas, such as real estate, business formation, construction litigation, collections, dependency, dissolution, adoption, criminal defense, probate, estate planning, and landlord/tenant. I took advantage of excellent mentoring from a group of highly experienced and highly capable attorneys there for three years. I gained a keen interest in domestic relations law during this time.


In order to come back to where me and my wife grew up, on the Westside of the mountains, I moved to Mount Vernon and practiced family law here for a year before I had the opportunity to open my own practice. I love having my own office. I think it helps me to better serve individual clients and to set up an office framework that just works when it comes to communicating with, caring for, and helping clients solve tough problems. I look at each person who walks in my door as a unique individual who deserves my full attention, best efforts and honest, straightforward legal counsel.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 29%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Child Support: 20%
  5. Adoption: 1%



Hourly ($225/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mervyn Craig Thompson

    I endorse this lawyer. Chris is very well regarded by those of us in the Skagit County legal community. I refer clients to Chris who have family law issues with absolute confidence. He is also a genuinely nice person.


    Mervyn Thompson Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Christopher P. Taylor, PLLC

720 Main Street
Suite 204
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273-3806


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Christopher P. Taylor, PLLC2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyTario & Associates2011 - 2012
Judge Pro TemLower Kittitas County District Court2009 - 2011
Associate AttorneyLathrop, Winbauer, Harrel, Slothower & Denison2008 - 2011
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKittitas County Prosecutor's Office2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Whatcom Collaborative Law Professionalsmember2014 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Skagit County Bench-Bar Liason Committee- Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Skagit County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Swinomish Tribal CourtMember of the Bar2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guardian ad Litem Title 26 Refresher TrainingCaselaw Update, De Facto Parentage and RCW 26.09.191(3)(g) catchall provision2015
Law Enforcement Basic Legal Training for New OfficersSearch & Seizure2008