I have practiced family law primarily since becoming a member of the Washington... more
I have practiced family law primarily since becoming a member of the Washington State Bar in 1992. Prior to law school, I worked in law firms in San Francisco to get a feel for law and confirm that I wanted to become a lawyer. I also volunteered at the San Francisco Bar Association's Legal Clinic for Battered Women from 1986 to 1987. I went to law school in St. Paul, Minnesota, and later tra... view profile
In a professional sense, there is no better feeling than knowing you have helped a... more
In a professional sense, there is no better feeling than knowing you have helped a client through one of the most difficult stages in his or her life. I personally believe the best thing I can ever hear from a client is a gracious and sincere thank you.
There are no boilerplate results in family law. I approach family law cases with an... more
There are no boilerplate results in family law. I approach family law cases with an open mind and learn as much about the client as possible. By allowing the client to tell his or her story, we can identify the issues unique to the case and determine the best course of action to get the client the results needed.
There is a need in family law for attorneys to provide an emotional outlet. I pay... more
There is a need in family law for attorneys to provide an emotional outlet. I pay the utmost attention to the feelings and emotions that drive my clients, and I respect them. The outcome of a family law case can have a lifelong impact, and it is my priority to achieve a resolution they can live and be happy with.
I'm not getting email from Avvo these days; If you need to reach me, write me at... more
I'm not getting email from Avvo these days; If you need to reach me, write me at powelllaw [at] comcast dot net. Please include your contact information. If you have not heard from me, this is why! Thanks - Elizabeth Powell --- Hello and thank you for reading this page. If you are having a hard time paying your rent, or if you are having a family law crisis, please be sure to visit http... view profile
I understand the stress each client experiences during a family law case. Each... more
I understand the stress each client experiences during a family law case. Each client deserves to be treated with respect and compassion, which is how I interact with my clients. I believe in meticulous, tenacious representation regardless of whether a case is resolved by settlement or litigation. I also believe successful results can be achieved in a dignified and respectful manner. This is h... view profile
Tim Sutherland embodies the fiercely competitive state of his birth, and like that... more
Tim Sutherland embodies the fiercely competitive state of his birth, and like that state, he hates to lose. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Tim was raised to believe that every problem has a solution; it just needs to be found. The legal experience Tim has gathered over the previous few years, combined with his natural determination and enthusiasm, makes him an ideal yet unusual attorney. ... 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.