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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Senior Attorney||Mckinley Irvin||2015 - Present|
|Senior Attorney||O'Brian & Associates||2011 - 2015|
|Owner||Law Office of Araceli Amaya||2006 - 2011|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Barbara E. Varon||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle||Member||2015 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2003 - Present|
|Latina/o Bar Association of Washington||Member||2003 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2002 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2002 - 2015|
|In re Custody of A.V.X.M and T.M.X 176 Wash.App. 1037||The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial Court's decision to grant third party custody to Jerri Martin. Substantial evidence supports the trial court's conclusion that residential time with Xaykosy was not in the children's best interest.|
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|King County Bar Bulletin||Non Parental Custody and the Burden of Proof||2016|
|King County Bar Bulletin||How To Fight the Uphill Battle of Non-Parental Custody||2015|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Redlands||International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|McKinley Irvin CLE Series||Post-Decree Child Support and Pitfalls to Avoid||2015|
Posted by Jane
Araceli has been very supportive in my difficult journey. She handheld me through the process and provided me assurance when I was uncertain or felt threatened. She is knowledgeable but not pushy at all. She left room for me to work on my own pace yet made sure that all the basics were covered. I would strongly recommend her.
Posted by Josh
This lawyer listens intently and her experience drives conversations to what matters. Araceli eliminates factors that won't necessarily have merit and she is available when it counts, I had an unplanned and time-sensitive sticky situation that she made time to address thoroughly. I was impressed with her ethics and focus on solutions and the path forward. I definitely recommend Araceli.
Holly Hermon, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I highly endorse this lawyer. She is an amazing communicator and advocate for her clients. Araceli is truly the cream of the crop in high-stakes family law. Her experience and strategic approach leads her to achieve the absolute best results for each her clients.