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Deborah Lynn Gordon

Divorce and separation Attorney at Auburn, WA

5.0   6 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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About Deborah

Learn Deborah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%

    18 years

  2. Family
    40%
    Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, spousal support, spousal abuse, step-parent adoption, child support, child custody and Non-parental custody. 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

    18 years

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 spending time with my family, snowboarding, camping, fishing and whitewater rafting.

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014
Licensed for 17 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Deborah

Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins
721 45th St. NE
Auburn, WA, 98002

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Deborah received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by Susan | October 16, 2014
smooth sailing
I hired Deborah blind to handle my very difficult divorce. Since I had never been divorced before she was so patient and understanding of my situation. I did not know where to begin or where to go, she helped me greatly and relieved a lot of my anxiety. It was great to turn my stress over to a professional. In the end her professionalism and knowledge gave me the peace of mind to carry on as a single person.
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Posted by Penny | August 12, 2014
Intelligence, Integrity & Determination
I hired Deborah Gordon for my child support modification case after a breach of trust by my prior attorney, which occurred shortly before my trial date. I was reluctant to trust anyone at that time, and I never imagined I'd trust an attorney again. Deborah changed that. She is highly professional, ethical and committed to fighting for her clients best interests. She kept me fully informed throughout the entire process. She was thorough with her explanations of my options and made sure I fully understood the impact of the decisions I was making. She took my case during the holidays and with little time left to prepare for court dates. She was completely on top of everything, and went above and beyond to meet deadlines. Once I realized I was in good hands, my stress level went down. Her attention to detail resulted in catching a significant mistake made by my previous attorney. She advocated tenaciously on my behalf, and for the first time I felt like I had a voice in my case. Her efforts resulted in a successful modification, and by the end of the case she had truly earned my trust and respect. My only regret is not knowing her in time to handle my original divorce case.
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Posted by Stevens: Happy Client | July 31, 2014
DEBORAH IS THE BEST! WOULDN'T HIRE ANOTHER LAWYER.
Deborah Gordon is excellent! She is not only aggressive in her style when need be, but she also encourages peaceful settlements. I went to her because my friend recommended her and upon meeting her, I immediately dropped my attorney and hired her. She did more work in our first few meetings than my previous lawyer did in 3 months. She made time for me and she kept me focused on my goals. She recommended alternatives and what she felt was best, and really acted like a team player with me. She involved me in decisions and respected my concerns. I was and remain very, very happy with Deborah as my lawyer.
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Posted by Desi | March 27, 2014
RELOCATION and CHILD CARE/CHILD SUPPORT
I hired Deborah Gordon on two occasions over the past year - relocation case (following dissolution) and a motion for unpaid past due child care expenses. The relocation case was initiated by my daughter's father who was opposing to the move. Deborah did everything possible to resolve the issue with minimal cost following the appropriate steps. However, mediation was unsuccessful and mutual agreement was not achieved. This lead to trial. Deborah studied the case in depth not just on my side, but on the side of the opposing party as well. She was able to identify in the opposing counsel that the wrong analysis was made and in the same time the intention behind this trial was far off relocation. She was very well prepared at trial, well organized and knowledgeable. She anticipated the responses and was prepared for it. The result of this trial was beyond 100% positive including judgement on attorney fees. The second case was a motion for unpaid child care expenses for the last 2 years. I did not receive contribution outlined in parenting plan from the father of my daughter. Because the cost kept adding on for 2 years, the unpaid child care amount I acquired was very high. During the hearing Deborah was able to prove that the opposing party was in contempt and in fact, was able to get a judgement on the full amount of the past child care expenses including all of the attorney fees. Once again she was very well prepared and organized, all the paperwork was filed on time. Deborah was able to stick strictly to the case despite the multiple attempts from the opposing party to distract her. I was provided with top notch legal services and advice. If it was not for Deborah's honest advice, I would not have initiated this motion. Overall Deborah Gordon is persuasive, energized, knowledgeable, well prepared and organized attorney who uses the appropriate references and pays attention to details. I have already recommended Deborah on several occasions among friends and co-workers, who have also hired her and so far I have heard nothing but only positive feedback about her exceptional services. I could not recommend Deborah Gordon enough.
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Posted by Miles | March 9, 2014
Exceptional counsel, high quality results!
I became aquatinted with Deborah Gordon via a highly respected professional referral. Deborah contacted me immediately and provided exceptional advice the day my divorce papers were served. I could tell right away that she would make an outstanding attorney on my behalf and I went in the following workday and retained her to represent my interests. Throughout the process, Deborah was able to cut right to the heart of the nature of the case and recognize the strategies the opposing attorney was using to create artificial situations that presented a facade of inequity in our incomes, debts, etc. Because of her matter of fact approach to handling the logistics of the separation during the discovery process, we were able to bring the case to early mediation. Ms. Gordon was able to bring the parties together to work with a knowledgable and skilled mediator that got the job done in half a day. Throughout mediation, Deborah asked the necessary probing questions and brought about clarifications on line items that helped us cut to the heart of the settlement. The final agreement was respectful to my own and my spouse's interests in what I felt was a cordial and fair final resolution. In terms of her character, Ms. Gordon earned my trust and respect immediately. She clearly has had extensive experience in family law and recognized my situation for what it was from the beginning to help expedite resolution. As a professional who also does extensive mediation with families and staff members, I felt completely secure that the outcome would be just and my interests would be protected. I highly recommend her in support of any family law needs one might require. Excellent counsel. High quality representation. Insightful and intuitive delivery. Helps keep costs down and has a clear focus on the finish line. I look forward to her continued first class support!
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2013
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR CHILD CUSTODY CASES
Deborah gave us a 150% focus and energy, we needed an emergency ex-parte to keep my husband's ex from moving his son out of the area without any prior notification. Deborah took this on and worked long hours in order to stop the move. She was successful in getting my husbands son back where he should have been all along, she continued on after the ex parte with great knowledge and leadership with our case and we eventually got custody. I cannot say enough great things about how passionate Deborah is about her job, her great work ethic and knowledge of Family Law is impeccable . If you want a kind, motivated, ethical expert in Family Law you can't go wrong with Deborah.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 280-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Van Siclen Stocks & Firkins
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Goldberg & Jones, PLLC Attorneys At Law
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Gouras & Amis, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lutz Law Offices, PS
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Western Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Steilacoom High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1997

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Kings County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • King County Collaborative Law
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association, Neighborhood Legal Information and Referral Clinic Committee
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • N/A
  • King County Volunteer Panel Mediator
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • 2003
  • Salutatorian
  • Steilacoom High School
  • 1997
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Publications

  • VSF article Issue 12
  • Tis the Season for...Litigation
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Family Law
  • 2016
  • Family Law Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Family Law
  • 2015
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Divorce
  • 2014
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Custody
  • 2013
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Divorce
  • 2012
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Family Law
  • 2011
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Child Support
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (53)
Endorse Deborah
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deborah is a hardworking, cognizant, proficient family law attorney. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deborah is tenacious and smart. That makes her a great family law attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"A very knowledge and competent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deborah is one tough attorney. Excellent in court, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Just the right balance."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am endorsing Ms. Gordon as both a colleague and a friend. I have found Ms. Gordon very knowledgeable in the field of family law and would trust her with any referrals."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Deborah. She is a conscientious, knowledgeable and talented attorney who works hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Deborah is a great family law attorney and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Deborah is a tenacious experienced advocate for her clients. She is well respected by judges, her colleagues, clients and even her opposing parties. Deborah is smart, practical and experienced."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Deborah is very respected within the legal community. I have always found her to be extremely well prepared, professional, knowledgeable, and caring. She is without fail, a strong advocate for her clients (and her clients' children). Deborah artfully presents her clients' positions in court and is able to settle her cases when a reasonable settlement can be reached."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I give Deborah Gordon a very high endorsement. The first thing you notice about her is that she is hard-working. She also can be tenacious when she needs to be, but compassionate at the same time (if the situation calls for it). She cares about the results for her clients and goes the extra mile to represent people going through turmoil. There are probably 400 family law attorneys that I know and have worked with over the years and many of them are well-meaning people, but they just don't get it or they don't care. Deborah is one of the few family law attorneys in this community who "gets it" and cares."
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Auburn Divorce and separation Lawyer Deborah Lynn Gordon
Deborah Lynn Gordon
Divorce and separation Attorney
Auburn, WA
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation