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Michael Lee Dewitt

Michael Lee Dewitt

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support

Michael Dewitt

About Me

I've been practicing law for over ten years, most of it in Thurston County, but also including Mason and Lewis Counties. Family law has always been my emphasis. 


Client satisfaction is my top priority. I am highly accessible at all times, whether it be by email or telephone. I return every client's call promptly. I'm also mindful of the financial impact the case has on the client - hiring a lawyer is expensive, but it should also be reasonable.


I love what I do and consider myself fortunate to be in a profession that allows me to help people in such a profound way. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and vigorously pursuing various fantasy baseball or football league championships. I live in Olympia with my wife and two children.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Child Support: 25%
    14 years, 600 cases
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    14 years, 600 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    14 years, 600 cases
  4. Family: 25%
    14 years, 600 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-235/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Lina Beckford

    Mike DeWitt is an accomplished lawyer, counselor at law and advocate. I gained first- hand knowledge of his skills while he worked as my associate. Mike is a skilled and zealous advocate. He is conscientious, diligent and hard working. While many family law attorneys take a scorched earth approach to litigation, Mike approaches client matters thoughtfully and creatively often finding solutions that save his clients the financial and emotional cost of contested hearings. In court, Mike effectively advances his client’s position with clear, articulate and persuasive arguments. I have had occasion to be Mike’s opposing counsel in a number of difficult cases and have found him to be a consummate professional and a tireless advocate. Clients and attorneys relate to him because of his easy manner and pleasant demeanor. I have referred a number of clients to Mike with confidence. It has been a pleasure to have watched him grow into the highly regarded lawyer he is today.

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    Lina Beckford Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Christian Posadas

    I endorse this lawyer. In the time that I have been acquainted with Michael, what immediately comes to mind is his commitment to his clients, to the profession, and to the larger community in which he practices. He is a skilled and dedicated lawyer and an asset to his clients and the legal community.

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    Paul Posadas Alimony Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Taylor Law Group, P.S.

6510 Capitol Blvd. S.E.
Tumwater, WA, 98501

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200105/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Local HeroWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearThurston County Volunteer Legal Services2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyTaylor Law Group, PS2011 - Present
Title 26 Guardian ad LitemTaylor Law Group, P.S.2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyMorgan & Bartholomew2005 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mason County Bar AssocationMember2009 - Present
Thurston County Volunteer Legal ServicesVice President2008 - 2009
WSBA Young Lawyers AssociationGreater Olympia Area Trustee2005 - 2007
Thurston County Bar AssocationMember2002 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
De NovoFinancial Planning for Young Lawyers2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJuris Doctor2001
University of Nevada-RenoEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Obtaining Fees in a Legal Aid ContextObtaining legal fees in family law cases2010
Nonparental CustodyHow to represent a client in a nonparental custody case.2009
Child Support Calculator and Other Online Software in the Clinic SettingEducating volunteer attorneys about online resources for use at the legal clinc.2009
Nonparental Custody BasicsBasic procedure and law regarding nonparental custody cases.2008
Motions for Reconsideration and Revision in Family CourtDifferences between motions to reconsider and motions to revise.2008
Preadmission EducationManaging Your Legal Career2007
2007 Clinic Boot Camp IIIssues related to family law.2007