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.
My wife is an artist, and is writing a memoir about her life as an activist in the... more
My wife is an artist, and is writing a memoir about her life as an activist in the Former Soviet Union. My youngest son is studying business marketing in college; my middle son attends an architectural school; and my oldest son is a professional musician. I have dedicated my career to providing the highest quality legal representation for my clients. I have written numerous articles, news ... view profile
When I'm not in the courtroom working on behalf my clients, as with most folks, I... more
When I'm not in the courtroom working on behalf my clients, as with most folks, I love to spend time with my family and friends. As far as family goes, I have all daughters, whom I cherish and the sun rises and sets with them. And my circle of friends is a tight knit group that I am extremely close to as most of us have know each other for decades. I truly believe that I am very blessed to h... view profile
I have been a practicing Washington Family Law attorney for over 35 years. I was a... more
I have been a practicing Washington Family Law attorney for over 35 years. I was a previous president of the Family Law Section of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the South King County Bar Association. I have also served as a Superior Court Judge pro tem, Superior Court Arbitrator, and Superior Court Commissioner pro tem for over 30 years. I was awarded the Tacoma-Pierce Co... 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
I have represented hundreds of individuals facing marital turmoil, ranging from... more
I have represented hundreds of individuals facing marital turmoil, ranging from complex divorce litigation to the simple, uncontested divorces. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Washington University with minors in History and Sociology. When away from work, I enjoy snowboarding, camping, fishing and whitewater rafting.
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.