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About me

For over 30 years, I have been a general practice lawyer in Tacoma, focusing primarily on family and personal injury law.  I have earned a reputation as a tough and effective litigator in the Pierce County court system and at the same time, a caring and compassionate advocate. Former opposing parties frequently refer friends and relatives seeking legal help and court staff members often come to me for assistance. I am able to put my experience and expertise to good use for my clients in personal injury lawsuits, divorces, and settlements because I take the time to truly understand the problems and find the best legal solution for each individual.


I look forward to the opportunity to assist you with regard to your legal needs.  Please contact my office to schedule your free 30 minute consultation with me.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 65%
    35 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    35 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    35 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Heather L Swann

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    Heather Swann Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

960 Market St
Tacoma, WA, 98402-3605


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Attorney at LawHelland Law Group, PLLC1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1979 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1979 - Present
Puyallup Nation Tribal CourtAttorney MemberN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney MemberN/A
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAttorney MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
•In re Custody of C.C.M., 149 Wn. App. 184, 202 P.3d 972N/A
•Mecum, et al v. Pomlak, 119 Wn. App. 415; 81 P.3d 154N/A
•In re Marriage of Newell, 117 Wn. App. 711; 72 P.3d 1130N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AMasters of Urban and Regional Environmental PlanningN/A
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A