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Philip L Kratz

Philip L Kratz

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Criminal Defense

About Me

Mr Kratz has focused primarily on family law for 19 years.  He retired from the Air Force after serving 21 years. Mr. Kratz knows the impact of divorce on military families and has the experience to protect your rights and benefits.  Mr Kratz is a fully trained mediator and has taken additional training specifically on family law mediation. He is a frequent speaker at local mediation training presenting "A View from the Bench" to train new mediators.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
  2. Child Support: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%



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

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Patrick William Rawnsley

    I have known Phil the entirety of his career and come to respect him as a formidable opponent in court who is as equally skilled in resolving cases in mediation. Since he has been serving as a pro tem court commissioner, his litigation skills have been refined further by his focus on those facts on which he knows our judicial officers will rely. Phil is realistic and pragmatic; I have consistently relied on his judgment and intuition and will continue to do so into the future.


    Patrick Rawnsley Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald Anthony Gomes

    Phil has an excellent grasp of the law in the ever changing family law field. He fights hard for his clients while maintaining a very high level of professional and personal ethics.


    Ronald Gomes Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1441 W Bay Dr Nw Ste 101
Olympia, WA, 98502-4306




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
mediatorSelf Employed mediator2009 - 2015
RetiredUS Air Force1972 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Cancer Society Relay for LifeActive member2013 - Present
United Community Aids NetworkDonates estate planning services1997 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Mediation Family Law TrainingFamily Law Legal Issues2014
Mediation Family Law TrainingFamily Law Legal Issues2013