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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Local Hero||Washington State Bar Association||2009|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Year||Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services||2008|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Associate Attorney||Taylor Law Group, PS||2011 - Present|
|Title 26 Guardian ad Litem||Taylor Law Group, P.S.||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Morgan & Bartholomew||2005 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mason County Bar Assocation||Member||2009 - Present|
|Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services||Vice President||2008 - 2009|
|WSBA Young Lawyers Association||Greater Olympia Area Trustee||2005 - 2007|
|Thurston County Bar Assocation||Member||2002 - Present|
|De Novo||Financial Planning for Young Lawyers||2006|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Nevada-Reno||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Obtaining Fees in a Legal Aid Context||Obtaining legal fees in family law cases||2010|
|Nonparental Custody||How to represent a client in a nonparental custody case.||2009|
|Child Support Calculator and Other Online Software in the Clinic Setting||Educating volunteer attorneys about online resources for use at the legal clinc.||2009|
|Nonparental Custody Basics||Basic procedure and law regarding nonparental custody cases.||2008|
|Motions for Reconsideration and Revision in Family Court||Differences between motions to reconsider and motions to revise.||2008|
|Preadmission Education||Managing Your Legal Career||2007|
|2007 Clinic Boot Camp II||Issues related to family law.||2007|