I try to be an active member of my community and my profession. Over the years I... more
I try to be an active member of my community and my profession. Over the years I have participated in many volunteer positions and on many boards. I act as a mentor to other young lawyers and have done so for over 30 years. I have helped create many panels and other bar committees that did not exist before my participation. As a young deputy prosecutor, along with my boss, I met with various le... view profile
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.
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
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 am the youngest of five children and originally from a small town in Montana. When... more
I am the youngest of five children and originally from a small town in Montana. When I was six years old, we moved to England, where I attended school through high school graduation before returning to the U.S. I was fortunate as a child to be exposed to different cultures and languages. I then went to college in San Francisco and eventually moved to Tacoma for law school. I have been here ever... view profile
Attorney Douglas N. Kiger, shareholder, has been a member of the firm since 1996:... more
Attorney Douglas N. Kiger, shareholder, has been a member of the firm since 1996: Education: Mr. Kiger received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 1996. While there he received an American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in legal writing. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in political science with a minor in business administr... 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.