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Loretta Sue Story

Family Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Story Law

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Loretta

Learn Loretta’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Half of my practice in all areas of family law matters usually through the Collaborative Law Process

    30 years

  2. Mediation
    45%
    Half of my practice is Family Law Mediation with independent parties and mediation with represented parties.

    25 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%
    Half my practice is working as a collaborative attorney assisting parties reach a creative and out of court settlement.

    30 years

Location

Story Law
1407 116th Ave. NE, Suite 210
Bellevue, WA, 98004

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Collaborative family law attorney
Ms. Story has engaged in collaborative family from the beginning in Washington and is one of the foremost and well respected collaborative law attorneys in the State
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2014
Trustworthy Lawyer
I worked with Loretta for 6 months in a collaborative process. I found her to be helpful, articulate and dedicated to delivering a good outcome for us as a couple even while serving my interests as an individual. Unfortunately we could not conclude my divorce in the collaborative process, but Loretta did her best. When things got really emotional I think she contributed to me making a poor decision and would have liked her to make a different recommendation, but that's hindsight and hard to really blame her. Overall, a top attorney.
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Posted by John | February 12, 2014
Superb Mediator
Divorce is always stressful, and mediation is probably the best way to get through the process if you can. I highly recommend Loretta for anyone going through this process. She is extremely knowledgeable, but also great working with people going through a difficult process.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Story Law
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Of Counsel
  • Peterson Russell Kelly PLLC
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Loretta S. Story
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Hawkins Jeppesen Hoff
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Extern of Judge Eugene Wright
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1992 - 1992
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Education

  • Washington Bar Association
  • J.D.
  • 1993
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973

Associations

  • King County Collaborative Law
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section
  • Initiating Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Fee Mediation Panel
  • Appointed Mediator
  • 2006 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • Board of Directors
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • East King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Dr. Forrest Flashman Guild
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Tam O'Shanter Homeowners' Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2010
  • King County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • President
  • 2005 - 2007
  • East King County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Tam O'Shanter
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2008
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2004
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2012
  • Local Hero
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Seattle Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Seattle Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Seattle Metro Magazine
  • 2010
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • 2005
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • King County Judges
  • Collaborative Law Statute
  • 2013
  • Washington Supreme Court Law Fund Report
  • Domestic Violence Pro bono Representation
  • 2008
  • WSBA Professionalism CLE
  • Professionalism
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Loretta
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Loretta and I have been opposing counsel on matters in the past. Since she began focusing exclusively on collaborative law, I have not had the privilege of working with her, but I know she is an amazing attorney and I highly recommend her as a collaborative law attorney or mediator."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It has been a special privilege to know Loretta Story these past 7 years. We worked together as trustees of the Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) where Loretta was exceptional! I have recommended Loretta to clients seeking a Family Law Attorney because she is outstanding!"
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Loretta is a dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced attorney. She works diligently to achieve the best result whether she is mediating a case or advocating for a client. She is an excellent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Bellevue Family Lawyer Loretta Sue Story
Loretta Sue Story
Family Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 29 years

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