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About Me

I have been a lawyer for over twenty years. From January 2011 to April 2013, I served as a Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner. I presided over family law, probate/estate, guardianship, mental illness, juvenile court, landlord tenant, mortage foreclosure, and other matters. I chose to leave the bench and to return to private practice. I missed lawyering and directly helping others. My practice focuses on family law--primarily divorce, legal separation, and child custody. I represent clients in high-conflict litigation as well as in collaborative mediation. My prior experience as a social worker and my mediation skills are essential to helping others to handle stress and to focus on long-term goals.


Serving on the bench has sharpened my ability to present an objective perspective and to assist a potential client in evaluating outcomes. For those who are contemplating separation from their spouse, I provide an initial one-hour consultation for $100.00 to provide legal advice on community property law, our court system, the processes of divorce and legal separation, the available options (uncontested, contested-litigated, and contested collaborative), and the like. For those that contact me who already find themselves separated, or who need help in other areas (custody, parenting plan modifications, child support, contempt, paternity, etc.) I provide a one-hour consultation for $100.00 to explain the law, their options, and help them decide how to proceed.


I am a founding member of the Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County, and a former president of our county bar association. I continue to be involved with a variety of boards and committees. When I am not busy with clients or bar association activities, I enjoy time with my husband, my many pets, and my piano.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    23 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    23 years
  3. Uncontested Divorce: 15%
    23 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    23 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Erik Jon Bjornson

    I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. An excellent experienced attorney and past local bar president.


    Erik Bjornson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Caroline Jean Campbell

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Caroline Campbell Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Wendy E. Zicht

2207 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA, 98403



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Appreciation for Service as PresidentTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2008
Appreciation for Service as TrusteeTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2006
American JursiprudenceLawyers Cooperative Publishing1989
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Wendy E. Zicht1999 - Present
Court CommissionerPierce County Superior Court2011 - 2013
AssociateMcKinley & Irvin1997 - 1999
AssociateLaw Office of Robert Helland1991 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mediators Without BoardersMember2008 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce CountyMember2006 - Present
Old Town Business and Professional AssociationSecretary2006 - 2007
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationVice President2006 - 2007
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationPresident, Family Law Section2005 - 2006
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationTrustee2004 - 2006
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationVice-President, Family Law Section2002 - 2003
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1991 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Administrative Office of the CourtsLawN/A2011
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD1991
Ohio State University, ColumbusSocial WorkBA1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar AssociationStarting a practice on a shoe-string2012
Settlement Conference TrainingEthics and the Uniform Mediation Act2009
Pacific Currents, Sound Perspectives on ADRSettlement Conference Strategies that Work: Strategies for Mediating High-Conflict Family Law Cases2008