Beverly Ibsen is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law (Cum Laude) and began her practice of law in 2010. Since 2010, her practice has focused on contested family law cases including high conflict custody disputes. Beverly has specific training and experience with representing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She has helped clients navigate some of the most challenging issues including domestic violence, substance addiction, and child abuse.
Beverly has a professional and caring advocacy style. She values civility and professionalism and maintains good relationships with her colleagues in the family law and broader Puget Sound legal community. At the same time, Beverly recognizes that aggressive litigation is sometimes necessary to protect her clients and the best interests of the children.
Beverly serves as a Captain in the Washington Army National Guard, Office of the State Judge Advocate. In 2013, Beverly graduated from the Direct Commission Course (DCC) at Fort Benning Georgia where she was trained in land navigation, marksmanship, and physical fitness. After DCC, Beverly graduated the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course where she earned superior marks for client counseling. As a Judge Advocate (JA), Beverly helps Soldiers navigate complex civil legal issues. Beverly also serves as a Special Victims Counsel, providing legal assistance to victims of rape and sexual assault.
Beverly and her husband Anders, a Tacoma City Councilman, own a house in Tacoma and are the proud adoptive “parents” of two rescue-cats.
Areas of Practice
All family law matters including:
Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Professional Associations and Memberships
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, Member
Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers, Board Member
Licensed since 2010
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I endorse this lawyer. I known Bev since law school. She is a high quality person and attorney. She has always been a strong advocate for her clients and a supportive and collaborative colleague in the legal community.
Michelle Dellino Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dean's List||Seattle University Law School||2009|
|Top Grade in Class, Critical Perspectives in Transgender Law||Computer Assisted Legal Instruction||2009|
|Top Grade in Class (Contracts, Spring Semester)||CALI (Center for Computer Assisted Legal Education)||2008|
|Certificate of Completion (30 Hour Domestic Violence Training)||Pierce County YWCA||2008|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices Of Jeffrey A. Robinson, PS||2015 - 2015|
|Attorney at Law||Ibsen Law Office PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Member||The Landmark Law Group, PLLC||2011 - 2012|
|Contract Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Pierce County Prosecutor's Office||2010 - 2010|
|Rule 9 Intern||Pierce County Prosecutor's Office, Civil Division||2009 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Honorable Robert J. Bryan Inn of Court||member||2012 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Prisoner's Rights Chapter||2011|
|King County Bar Bulletin||Boost Your Practice With Strategic Volunteering||2011|
|ACLU-WA Blog||Ending Violence Requires a Comprehensive, Community-Driven Strategy||2010|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2010|
|Western Washington University||Law and Diversity Program||Bacholer of Arts||2007|
|Civil Rights Deskbook Kickoff||Civil Rights CLE||2011|
|2010 ASA Annual Meeting||Feminism At the Crossroads: A Comparison of Pro-Criminalization and Community-Based Approaches to Domestic Violence||2011|