I grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and received my... more
I grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and received my law degree from Willamette University School of Law in 1976. I was a King County Superior Court bailiff before entering private practice in Kirkland. I have represented clients in many areas, including construction, business, estate, employment discrimination, criminal and, principally, family law. I am the founde... view profile
Ms. Goodwin is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association,... more
Ms. Goodwin is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, and King County Bar Association, including their Family Law Sections. She is also a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and Washington Women Lawyers.
Welcome. My practice is one that keeps me in the courtroom -- that is where I like... more
Welcome. My practice is one that keeps me in the courtroom -- that is where I like to be most of the time. In both Family Law and immigration, the stakes are relatively high -- in the first instance, the welfare of children often hangs in the balance and in the second, the issue of whether or not a hopeful immigrant or refugee can stay in this country wil be decided. In both cases, hopes and dr... view profile
Family Law can be a difficult practice, filled with strong emotions and no shortage... more
Family Law can be a difficult practice, filled with strong emotions and no shortage of conflict. I am challenged by each case to strike a balance between zealous advocacy for my client, and compassion for the participants as a whole. It has been life-impacting to work so closely with good people during hard times. Going through a divorce can be one of the hardest life experiences a client will ... view profile
Brad and Kim care about people.Brad uses his intelligence to make peace.Brad can be... more
Brad and Kim care about people.Brad uses his intelligence to make peace.Brad can be confrontational when necessary when he thinks someone (even a client) needs redirection.Kim manages many details around the office and provides litigation support.She is a warm conversationalist and a person of quiet courage. Sofie, our miniature pinscher, keeps things lively around office and home. Litigati... view profile
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.