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David C. Braswell is an attorney at Kennedy & Braswell, PLLC.  His primarily areas of practice are divorce and family law.  He also serves as a Title 26 (family law) Guardian ad Litem for the Pierce County Superior Court. 


 


David graduated with high honors from Seattle University School of Law, where he earned academic achievement scholarships, and received the highest grade in his class in Contracts and Legal Writing.  In his final year of law school, David served as a full-time judicial extern for the Honorable Robert J. Bryan, Senior Judge at the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma.  

While in law school, David worked as a legal intern at a law firm with a general civil litigation practice.  He met Susan Kennedy while working there, and the two of them later formed the law firm of Kennedy & Braswell, PLLC.  In the summer following his first year of law school, David worked as a law clerk in the Public Counsel Unit of Washington's Office of the Attorney General.  Prior to law school, David worked as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher for three years in Tokyo, Japan. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 40%
  2. Divorce: 40%
  3. General Practice: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Catherine Laura Lee Case

    David is an amazing attorney. He is rational and reasonable, helpful traits for a family law attorney to have. This is a difficult career and family law is a highly emotional section of this profession. David works well with opposing counsel and helps to find that peaceful resolution.

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    Catherine Case Family Attorney
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  • Danielle Lynne LaBelle

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    Danielle LaBelle Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

708 Broadway Ste 102
Tacoma, WA, 98402-3778

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200901/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Excellence for the Future Award (Contracts)CALI2007
Excellence for the Future Award (Legal Writing)CALI2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKennedy & Braswell, PLLC2009 - Present
Guardian ad LitemPierce County Superior Court2011 - 2015
Full-time Judicial ExternU.S. District Court, Western District of Washington at Tacoma (Hon. Robert J. Bryan)2008 - 2008
Law ClerkWashington State Office of the Attorney General, Public Counsel Unit2007 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)Member2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
King County DissolutionObtained parenting plan granting custody to our client, and providing Father with supervised visitation
Pierce County Relocation TrialWon at trial
Pierce County Parenting Plan ModificationWon at court, obtained parenting plan providing my client with primary custody of child
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris doctor, magna cum laude2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section July 2015 CLEGuardian ad Litem and Family Law Issues2015