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Timothy G. Edwards

Child custody Attorney at Auburn, WA

3.8   24 reviews

also known as Tim Edward

  • Licensed for 45 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1978
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About Timothy

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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 County Bar Association Family Law Section Attorney of the Year in 2012.

 

For over 35 years, I have been an active member of Auburn Rotary and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. I have organized and coordinated the Auburn Rotary Scholarship Show for the past 31 years, which funds scholarships for local area students.

 

Location

Tim Edwards & Associates, P.S.
1412 M Street Southeast
Auburn, WA, 98002-6703

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Posted by Julie | December 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker x10
I hired Tim over five years ago for my divorce. I was scared, I was hurt, I thought I had nothing. I didn't know what to do or how I was going to do it. Tim saw me, he saw me; and he new what I would need to succeed in this process. I needed to move out of state to be near family. He did it. At the time I didn't know how important it was going to be to be near family. But he did. I half fought him on it, but he stuck to it and made it happen. It can be hard to move out of state in a divorce case; not for Tim. I was scared about my financial future. Tim got me on the right track, and as expensive as he is, he's not half as expensive as so many other incompetent lawyers. He was brilliant, and he did it brilliantly. Worth every penny! You don't just get Tim when you hire this firm, you get the whole team. Everyone knows what's going on and everyone works for you. The team work is where it's at. All those perspectives working together to get you the best outcomes. Unbeatable!!! My divorce has been final for almost 5 years now. I've moved out of state and had to work with other lawyers... I'm telling you... Tim is the best. I thought so then, but I really think so now. Remember, it's been five years, and I would still hire Tim again in a heart beat. I wish I could have found another Tim out here. But even more, thanks to Kyleigh! She's the paralegal I worked with and ask for her, she's the best. Thank you Robin! Thank you everyone. You all did it for me, and I owe you everything.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Miracle worker
I had a horrendous divorce to a horrendous women. After years of battling with la bruja a abusive neglectful mother he worked a miracle to get the resolution we had wanted for years. The man walks on water. God bless you Tim and thank you
Posted by Larry | January 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
After going through two other attorneys who did almost nothing for me I found Timothy by recommendation. He and his staff were professional and thorough. During mediation Timothy discovered about $100,000 that should be awarded to me but had not been accounted for. Very nice and well worth the fee I was charged.
Posted by Shannon | August 30, 2013
Tim and his office
I was referred to Tim by a friend. At the time I thought I had virtually no rights as a father. My wife was getting involved with a person that I felt was unworthy to be around our three young children. There were drugs issues and illegal activities going on. My wife was very confident that I had no rights. Tim and Robin on the other hand, assured me that I most certainly did have rights. I didn't believe them. Very long story short. After a year and one half long divorce trial, I received full custody of my three children. During which time, Tim and his office proved that there were circumstances that were not at all acceptable for kids. Further, it was obvious to me after a short time that it was Tim's first and foremost concern that those kids were in a safe environment! Tim and his office are above and beyond when it comes to integrity, honesty, and doing what is right for a family. I can't say enough for what they did for my kids and I. My hat is off to this team.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2013
Tim Edwards and his Team are Dedicated to You, the client
Tim Edwards and his firm have significantly helped me over the last 7 years with my ongoing child support issues and an ex that chooses not to work so he does not have to pay child support. Not only did Tim and his team help through each situation, Tim attended court with me each time and represented me to the fullest. Tim is always responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend Tim and his team to anyone battling with divorce, child custody or child support.
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Posted by Tim | August 12, 2013
Tim Edwards was highly recommended and well deserved.
Tim Edwards Law Firm was highly recommended and I had no regrets after hiring him. His entire staff was very professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable and responsive. I thought we had an entire team working on our behalf. I felt confident from the first interview with Mr. Edwards that he and his staff were absolutely the best choice for the case. I have already recommended him and will continue to do so in the future.
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Posted by Rob | August 12, 2013
PEACE OF MIND
After consulting with 3 different lawyers, I chose Tim Edwards because of 2 things - honesty and integrity. He didn't fill me with false hopes and promises, instead he explained the facts and how the courts would interprete them such that I could even understand the trouble I was in. He also said he wasn't cheap and required a retaining fee to even start. That forced me to think long and hard about what I was getting into. After 21 years of marrage, 3 kids and a wife that hasn't worked since we were married - I had a lot a stake! I chose Tim because of his honesty, but it was his knowledge, experience and integrity that earned my respect. Tim and his entire staff were excellent to work with throughout the whole process. They were all very professional and respectful, yet really took the time to know me and my situation. Their knowledge and experience of the court process and personnel were instrumental in negoitating a fair settlement. While my case had few unexpected turns, they were albe to work within their estimated fee. Nobody wants to go to court, at least I didn't. However, if ya find yourself in situation where you need a GOOD lawyer, I would recommend Tim Edwars and Associates - because you may not get a second chance.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2013
Wisdom; of people and the law
I contacted Tim Edwards on the recommendation of an acquaintance. My first consultation with Tim was over 15 years ago. He didn't rush me to divorce court; he had the wisdom to advise me to wait, based on what I shared. When the time was right, I went back to him. He and his staff then handled my ugly divorce and drama-filled custody case with wisdom and expertise--and the best interest of the children at the core. Even though we won custody, ex-spouses don't always follow parenting plans. Within the last year, I called on Tim for advice. He proceeded to win a Contempt of Court case against my ex. Dealing with attorneys, courts, and ex's can bring emotional challenges. Tim is not only a brilliant attorney, but he and his staff are wonderful counselors as well. They know how to help a client through difficult times with empathy, compassion, understanding, and good advice. I've recommended Tim to friends and acquaintances on more than several occasions. I'd recommend him to anyone--except the other side.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2013
You can count on this team
Not only would I recommend this lawyer, but I have. Yes, he is expensive, but after 21yrs of marriage, 2 kids, and an ex that makes $100k MORE THAN ME, I WANT someone that knows what he is doing! You get what you pay for people....I don't go to a vending machine for coffee for $.25 because I can get good coffee at a Starbucks.....same thing. They call me right back, they answer ALL of my questions...the good and the crazy...and they put me at ease. Mr. Edwards went to court WITH ME when I had to face my ex and the judge, and we only got $400 LESS than what we were asking, AND he fought for my kids. Say what you want, PAY for what you want...but if you want effective and you want ON YOUR SIDE.....I would recommend Mr. Edwards.
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Posted by Sean | August 6, 2013
If you want to win,then this is your man
For $3550 my first lawyer said I would lose the house and pay $2500 a month in child support,That was unaceptable. Tim took my case,,,after 2 years of court battles with the ex, I wound up getting the house,the custody and $285 a month child support . Tim Edwards saved me more than a million dollars Tim Edwards saved me more than 16 years of anguish and suffering,,,,,that is priceless. Quality is worth the money you spend. Tim Edwards did what no other lawyer could have done. I feel like I still owe him. Every time I get a support check,I think if it wasn't for Tim,things would be way worse for me. I hope I never need a lawyer again,if I do,no doubt it would be him. If you need a lawyer,it will cost you no matter what,,,so get a winner.
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Posted by lmhw | August 5, 2013
Tim Edwards will do right by you.
We used Tim's services one year ago to get a fair child support settlement for my husband's oldest child. Tim was knowledgeable and firm in his representation of what to expect from our requests. He did get us a fair settlement even with some underhanded attempts from the opposing attorney. Due to the outcome of that settlement we again used his services when faced with support and visitation issues with my husband's two youngest children. He was confident that we would gain and deserved the added visitation time we desired. He is very well versed on Washington State laws and is up front with the expectations we could expect from his services. We NEVER questioned that we were being represented by one of the best attorney's in the state! Tim gave us every confidence that he was getting us the best visitation and support that we could expect in this state. He and his staff used the utmost decorum faced with some unsavory acts throw at him and his office by the opposing counsel during the course of our settlement. We appreciate all of his assistance in both cases and we are confident that he did get us the best we could get under the circumstances. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing a top notch, knowledgeable, no nonsense, attorney.
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Posted by Dan and Lisa | August 5, 2013
Trustworthy,Knowledgeable, and Empathetic
We used Tim's services one year ago to get a fair child support settlement for my husband's oldest child. Tim was knowledgeable and firm in his representation of what to expect from our requests. He did get us a fair settlement even with some underhanded attempts from the opposing attorney. Due to the outcome of that settlement we again used his services when faced with support and visitation issues with my husband's two youngest children. He was confident that we would gain and deserved the added visitation time we desired. He is very well versed on Washington State laws and is up front with the expectations we could expect from his services. We NEVER questioned that we were being represented by one of the best attorney's in the state! Tim gave us every confidence that he was getting us the best visitation and support that we could expect in this state. He and his staff used the utmost decorum faced with some unsavory acts throw at him and his office by the opposing counsel during the course of our settlement. We appreciate all of his assistance in both cases and we are confident that he did get us the best we could get under the circumstances. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing a top notch, knowledgeable, no nonsense, attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2013
Tim Edwards
Tim Edwards and associates handled my case in a professional manner , keeping in touch with me throughout the case , In a difficult time it was nice to have a staff that cared about the whole situation . Tim and his staff are very knowledgeable and know how to help .
Posted by Katrina | August 5, 2013
Hired a firm, got a great group of friends!
It's unfortunate to read the bad reviews people have left on here about this firm. I had a totally different experience with Tim Edwards and Associates. My final bill WAS expensive, but divorce is not usually cheap and you get what you pay for. My divorce and custody battle was stressful and ugly, as most are, but through it all i always felt that EVERYONE at the firm cared about ME, and showed so much compassion for what my ex and his attorney put me thru. The firm did what they could to keep my costs as low as possible, even giving me the option to do as much of the work as i could on my own. The paralegals and legal assistants also did as much of the work as they could, keeping my costs down. I was always kept in the know as to the status of my case, and communication was always prompt! I called the office several times in hysterics and someone was always willing to "talk me down" from the ledge. Phone calls and emails were always returned to me quickly, and i genuinely enjoyed talking with Tim during our 4 hour mediation. During my initial consultation, it was believed that my case would be fairly simple, and it should have been, but the truth is you can't reason with unreasonable people, and my ex and his counsel were very unreasonable. It didn't take long for my ex's attorney to dry up my initial retainer, and i was NEVER pressured by anyone at the firm about the money. (I have since paid my balance) I aways felt that they were after my best interest. My divorce drug out for a little over a year, and has been final for two years this month. I have since remarried and moved out of state with my husband who serves in the military. We recently found out that we will be transferred out of the country, and i have again hired Tim's office to handle the proper filings for the move. Again, i was not pressured for money. I know hiring an attorney is scary, and you don't know who you can trust. There is a lot of money at stake and reviews can be deceiving. As i mentioned before, if you are going into a divorce, know it WILL cost you (unless you are lucky enough to agree on EVERYTHING with your ex), and you NEVER know how a judge will rule. I was drug thru the mud, but it was at no fault of Tim Edwards or his staff, they were nothing but wonderful to me then, and even now i consider them valued friends! You will NOT be sorry if you hire Tim Edwards and Associates, they are all amazing people and i feel so blessed to have them on my side.
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Posted by Mike | August 5, 2013
Tim Edwards is your best choice for a divorce attorney to represent you
I interviewed 3 different attorneys before I chose Tim to handle my divorce. It was a complex financial case. Tim took the time to first listen to me. We developed a strategy together. Tim went with me to the best financial accountant he knew and who represented diovorce cases for 35 years. Tim also put me into contact with other experts that helped in my case.Tim and his team handled all aspects of my case with extreme professionalism and in a timely manner. The final outcome of my case exceeded my expectations and I have recomended Tim to several of my friends who had a similar experience with their cases.
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Posted by John | October 15, 2010
You REALLY want Tim Edwards on your side...
My experience with Tim Edwards and his entire firm has been exceptional in every way. Tim is very knowledgeable, up front, honest, responsive, and a master of strategy. His knowledge of the court system, the law, and ability to read a situation are amazing. I knew after the first 10 minutes of my initial consultation I would be retaining him to represent me. He lived up to and exceeded my expectations. I was kept very well informed of everything happening during the multiple revisions, and modifications that I needed to go through. I was always presented with all the options available to me and was given critical knowledge to help me make the best decisions possible for myself and my daughter. Working with Tim and the entire staff at Tim Edwards and Associates was a pleasure during very stressful and uncertain times. They do all of the little things that let you know you are important and not just another case. Everyone there is willing to take the extra effort to make sure things are taken care of in a timely manner. I always heard back from someone the same day or the next morning after leaving a message. I even walked in off the street one afternoon, saw Tim behind the receptionist's desk. After I told him my problem he came in early the next morning for my appointment. I would HIGHLY recommend Tim Edwards to anyone in need of a family law attorney. I have, and will continue to refer people to his firm. You will not do any better.
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Posted by Sharon | December 10, 2009
consultation review
I really wished I had the funds to retain this lawyer because I knew he would be the flame under my feet to help me.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2015
Read these reviews carefully!
Did you notice that most of the positive reviews were posted in the month of August, 2013 and have similar writing styles? I did. Especially since he was my ex-spouse's attorney . At no time did he try to have my ex and me resolve matters amicably. He created situations to inflame my ex- husband so that he could charge more. I don't say this as a bitter ex-spouse as I didn't have to pay his fees. I do know that Mr. Edwards tried to create anger and hatred between us. He was extremely unprofessional toward me and toward my attorney. He deliberately made disparaging remarks about me, in writing, knowing it would add fuel to the fire. Hindsight is 20/20. If you want to have an acrimonious divorce case, by all means, hire this guy. If you'd rather save yourself thousands of dollars in attorney's fees and months of anger/frustration fighting with your soon to be ex, hire someone else.
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Posted by jay | July 12, 2014
Trustworthy?
Dropped my sons divorce case after he received over $5000 dollars in fees, because we could not come up with another $4000 before trial date. Consequentially leaving my son to hire another lawyer without having the money needed, or to represent himself. Trustworthy, reliable: deserving trust, or able to be trusted. I Don't think so.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2013
Put up 10K and get a paralegal
Paid 10k up front, said I had adequate cause and to pusue a case against my ex-spouse. You will be ignored, no emails answered once they use up your cash and then some. Keep you thinking you have a chance and to continue, when they are wrong and you in fact do not have adequate cause. They will not inform you when you lose your case because they allow the opposing party to submit statements well after the timeline of 12 pm. Thus you will lose, as they don't care as they worked you for 17 or 18k, and then it's well I told you the courts are not fair. So there you have it, go with these lawyer and you will pay the ultimate price, lose it all and then some.
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Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • 1977
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Family Section
  • Past President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2012

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Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked under Mr. Edwards while in law school and learned valuable experience about how to not only practice in the field of family law, but also how to conduct yourself as a professional. He is not only a great litigator and fierce advocate for his clients, but he also maintains his professionalism while seeking justice for his clients. I now practice in family law and criminal defense and still use daily the knowledge he taught me by practice and example."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Timothy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Auburn Child custody Lawyer Timothy G. Edwards
Timothy G. Edwards
Child custody Attorney
Auburn, WA
Licensed for 45 years