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My busy family law and personal injury practice includes many cases which involve multiple states or foreign countries. I have dedicated my career to providing the highest quality legal representation for my clients. My professional goal has always been to protect the best interests of my clients and their families. 


In 2007 I was interviewed on both ABC News and Good Morning America. Fox News interviewed me in 2013. I am top rated on www.AVVO.com. On www.Martindale-Hubbell.com, the oldest and most prestigious attorney rating service in the world, I have had the highest possible rating for both skill and ethics for over 20 years. I was listed as a "Top Lawyer" in the July 2010 issue of Seattle Metro Magazine. 


Over the years I have represented clients in thousands of court cases, mediations, administrative hearings, and appeals. Our firm has a supurb reputation with Judges, Commissioners, and attorneys. I know how to fight for my clients. I have also successfully mediated many cases to successful settlements, and have acted on a collaborative basis when requested by the client. I have written numerous articles, news columns, AVVO Answers, and AVVO Legal Guides on a wide variety of legal subjects. 


I am  admitted to practice in Washington and New York States, the Eastern and Western Washington Federal District Courts, the 6th and 9th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. 


Contact my law office, Clement Law Center, today for a free 1/2 hour consultation to discuss your legal matter. More information, articles, and client reviews are at www.clementlawcenter.com

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 30%
    27 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    27 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    27 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    27 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($280-360/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

33 total 

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    Bruce has appeared before me for mediation and arbitration work in family matters. His knowledge of the issues and skill in presentation has always been first class. He works well with his clients. He has a grasp of the nuances required to deal with personal issues and has handled complicated matters with skill and finesse. Highly rated.

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    Howard Bartlett Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward Cranston Harper

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Bruce is a tireless worker on behalf of his personal injury clients. He is willing to take on the tough cases and is excellent in cross-examining the other side. If you have a personal injury claim I would recommend Bruce Clement to get to the heart of the case and advocate for you in obtaining the best settlement possible.

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    Edward Harper Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Clement Law Center

31919 1st Avenue South Suite 103
Federal Way, WA, 98003-5258

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200907/10/2016
WAActive197008/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Highest RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Superb/10.0AVVO2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2015
Highest ratingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Superb/10.0AVVO2014
Highest RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Superb/10.0AVVO2013
Highest Rating (21 years)Martindale-Hubbell2012
Clients'ChoiceAVVO2012
Superb/10.0AVVO2012
Superb/10.0AVVO2011
Highest RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Highest rating since 1991Martindale-Hubbell2010
Superb/10.0AVVO2010
Lt. Col.US Army1989
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys1978
Distinguished Military StudentUS Army ROTC (UW)1970
Casenote EditorWashington Law Review1969
BA with HonorsUniversity of Washington1968
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPrivate practice1995 - Present
AssociatePrivate practice1990 - 1994
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington State1980 - 1990
Assisgant Attorney GeneralWashington State Attorney General's Office1975 - 1980
JAG AttorneyUs Army Reserves (Jag Corps)1973 - 1995
Signal Corps OfficerUs Army Reserves1970 - 1973
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Collaborative LawMember2010 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law Section, Family Law Committee Steering CommitteeMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
US Court of Appeals 6th CircuitMember2000 - Present
Lawyer Assistance ProgramPeer Counselor1998 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1998 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Eastern District of WashingtonMember1984 - Present
US Supreme CourtMember1973 - Present
US Court of Appeals 9th CircuitMember1972 - Present
Western District of WashingtonMember1971 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
King County Bar Association, International Law SectionVice-Chair2009 - 2010
Lawyer Assistance ProgramBoard Member1995 - 1997
Lawyer Assistance ProgramChairman1991 - 1992
Peace Corps (Philippines VIII)Volunteer1962 - 1964
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of JohnsonWon a State Supreme Court appeal.
Neah Bay v. Wash. Dept. of FisheriesWon a State Supreme Court case.
MSM v. Wash. Dept. of Lab. and Inds.Won a Washington State Supreme Court case.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Federal Way News"Juris Doctor" Columnist1999
Federal Way News"Juris Doctor" Columnist1998
Washington Police OfficerTwo LEOFF II articles on L & I claims1994
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationPractice and Procedure Before the Medical Disciplinary Board1991
Wn. St. Criminal Justice Trng. Comm.Washington Child Abuse and Neglect Workbook1981
Washington Law ReviewComment on regional land use planning1970
Washington Law ReviewCasenote on exculpatory clauses in residential leases1969
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
US Army Command and General Staff CollegeArmy General StaffCommand and General Staff Course1989
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyMilitary LawOfficer Advanced Course1984
University of WashingtonReserve Officer's TrainingROTC (Distinguished Military Student)1970
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor-Casenote Editor1970
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Good Morning AmericaMilitary Child Custody2008
ABC NewsMilitary child custody2008