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Todd Richard DeVallance

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   44 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 21 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 5 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    Emphasis on complex and high asset divorces (high profile cases, business owners, complex tax issues, prenuptial agreements, etc.)

    23 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Family
    15%
    Miscellaneous non-divorce related family law matters (contested parenting plans, interstate custody disputes, de facto parenting, third party custody, domestic violence, child protective services, restraining orders, wills and trust, etc.).

    23 years, 350 cases

  3. Wills and living wills
    10%
    Available to assist clients in the drafting of Wills, Power of Attorneys, and Health Care Directives.

  4. Mediation
    5%
    Assisting attorneys and pro se parties in reaching amicable resolutions through mediation. Also available to arbitrate disputes that cannot be resolved through mediation.

EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY IN HIGH ASSET AND COMPLEX FAMILY LAW MATTERS. ALSO AVAILABLE TO ASSIST CLIENTS WITH THE DRAFTING OF WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEYS, AND HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES.

Todd R. DeVallance has over 20 years of experience handling high profile and complex family law matters.  Todd is one of the few practicing divorce attorneys in Washington State with a LL.M. in Taxation and truly qualified to advise clients on potential tax issues resulting from divorce.  He has handled numerous divorces involving Restricted Stock Units and retirement benefits.  Todd has appeared on The Today Show, Anderson Cooper, FoxNews' Fox & Friends, ABC News, and has provided expert legal analysis on national high-profile cases.  Todd is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on the topic of tax consequences associated with divorce. Todd is available to assist clients in the drafting of Wills, Power of Attorneys, and Health Care Directives.

Todd enjoys aggressively negotiating resolutions, as well as litigating disputes at trial.  His practice areas include: high asset divorces; cases involving business owners, partners, and shareholders; division of tax deferred accounts; and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Todd is a certified mediator and has successfully assisted attorneys and pro se parties in reaching amicable resolutions through mediation.  Todd is also available to arbitrate family law matters.

Todd served over eight years in the U.S. Navy as an Intelligence Specialist and Imagery Analyst.  Todd is an Operation Desert Storm veteran and recipient of the Joint Service Achievement Medal for his service during special operations. While assigned to the Joint Intelligence Center in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, Todd received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Pre-Law (magna cum laude), from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii.  After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, he received his Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. Todd earned his post-graduate LL.M degree in Taxation from University of Washington School of Law and his licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and U.S. Tax Court.

 As a military veteran, Todd offers a free one-hour consultation to all active duty and retired military personnel.

 

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Location

DeVallance Law, PPLC
1400 112th Ave. SE, Suite 100
Bellevue, WA, 98004

Reviews

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Posted by Mai Lan | October 18, 2010
Todd DeVallance is a true credit to his profession! He is an honest, diligent, compasionate, human being!
Todd took over my case after I had agreed to a very objectionable temporary parenting plan, having followed what turns out to be very bad advice from my previous attorney. Todd was very honest and straightforward regarding my chances of changing the temporary plan and the costs associated with this. He listened to my concerns with much attention and empathy. Unlike my previous attorney, he was not dismissive of my concerns regarding my daughter’s well being. In court, Todd was to the point, concise, efficient, and respectful of his time allocation, a point not lost on the magistrate. Todd was always very responsive, and kept in constant contact. I made several panicked calls to him and while he could not always call back right that moment, he would at a minimum send a quick email. It was very reassuring to receive an immediate response letting me know he would call me the following day to discuss my concerns. Todd is a very fair and scrupulous person, his integrity is uncompromising. I always trusted his advice without question. He was never one to mislead or give vague answers to make the case drag on, thus racking up higher fees. I will be eternally grateful to Todd for his hard work on my case! Thank you Todd, you were a lifesaver! MLR
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Posted by Allison | January 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, compassionate expert
I highly recommend using DeVallance Law. Todd was incredible throughout my divorce from temp orders all the way through multiple mediation sessions to finalize. He was always professional, calm, and kind. He was also very realistic about my options and the potential outcomes. Todd’s expertise and knowledge made a contentious divorce and very difficult time in my life more manageable. Ultimately Todd made sure that my son and I will be comfortable financially and emotionally after the divorce.
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Posted by Nancy | January 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
January 1, 2024 Re: Todd R. DeVallance Attorney at Law When searching for an attorney & after brief phone conversations, I was fortunate to talk with Todd R.DeVallance. He was the only one that did not require an upfront fee to discuss my situation in order to see if he was a match for my circumstance. This led to a thorough discussion which confirmed he was the right one to represent me. He outlined the process, timeline, & had the knowledge & follow through that led to a positive outcome. I will continue to retain Todd for any future legal needs & highly recommend him. Respectfully, Nancy
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Posted by Shawn | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Todd
Todd DeVallance, his law firm and his team of lawyers and staff are top notch. Communication was great. If I was falling behind on a deadline, they would let me know. If I needed to speak with someone, I was able to easily set up an appointment in a timely manner. If I emailed him, my emails were also returned quickly. If he was stuck in trial on another case and couldn't respond right away, they would let me know ahead of time. My case was not an easy case. I had lots of cards stacked against me. Considering my difficult situation, I know that I got a better than fair outcome. I am very appreciative. Thank you specifically Todd, Stockton and Vanessa!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High competent with integrity
I’ve worked with several and interviewed about a dozen lawyers, and yet have found Todd to be the most capable, concise and most importantly a great counsel. I have seen him take lead during mediation due to his experience, time management and organizational skills combined with his intellect and calm demeanor that results in successful mediations. I have had him for three years, and throughout he has shown himself to be highly responsive, effective in his use of time, and is fair with costs. I have recommended Todd to my closest friends, and will continue to do so. Through the tough times, he has been more than a lawyer, but a wise counsel with integrity. Just the lawyer, counsel, and friend you need.
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Posted by Roah | October 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Todd for domestic violence victims seeking divorce
I retained Todd to divorce me from a very manipulative narcissistic abusive person. Todd is an incredible honest strong lawyer. He saw the gaslighting and manipulation right away and fought hard for me. He is fair, gives great advice and what outcomes to expect, and very quick to respond to questions or concerns I had. he looked out for my best interest. After my first hearing (one of many) I knew I was in great hands and trusted Todd completely from that point on, including all the times we had to go back to court cause my ex was relentless. Todd stood up for me, saw through the manipulative narcissistic ex husband and all his bs and fought hard for me! If it wasnt for Todd representing me, I probably wouldve gave up or went back because it was too overwhelming to deal with my ex's manipulations and the mind games. He helped me through all of it and kept me stronger than i could have been on my own. It was the hardest months of my life going through that divorce process. I was drained emotionally and mentally. It felt like it was never going to end. Here I am a year later after divorce , extremely thankful and grateful and forever will be for Todd
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Posted by Brad | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Professional of high caliber
Todd has been a superb counselor and Attorney. My case ran for over a year and he stood by me all the way through a complex divorce case. His presentation at Trial was well thought out and communicated firmly with obvious knowledge of the facts of the case and the law that applied to them.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and highly competent
Todd is first and foremost, a great person. He always made time to speak with me, was patient, kind, full of grace and compassion, and worked tirelessly to help me through a very difficult situation, to the best possible resolution. I appreciated his honesty and work ethic. I recommend him 100%.
Posted by Steve Squillace | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your spouse wants a divorce, now what?
I was crushed, I wasn't prepared for my wife saying she did not think our marriage could be fixed. I was in shock, but when you hear those words, get yourself an attorney! Most important, get yourself a great attorney. Todd DeVallance, and the team at Tsai Law, are second to none. Todd understood how freaked out I was, and I had so many questions, but Todd never seem bothered, was always patient and reassuring. Most important, he got the absolute best settlement via mediation possible. Divorce is expensive, make sure you have expert on your side...hire Todd DeVallance!
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Posted by July | December 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A well knowledgeable divorce lawyer.
A very helpful divorce lawyer, giving advice what needs to be done. Advice you the outcome. Guide me whatever needed to resolve the case in a timely manner. A nasty divorce came out positive on my part. Plaintiff bothered me for 10 years on which my lawyer helped me for just a few fees on the process. The nasty divorce that bothers me for 10 years results to be positive on my part.
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Posted by Lisa | March 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent advocate
As many reviews state, Todd has been an advocate for me when I needed it the most. I was facing a difficult divorce. He was always respectful of me AND opposing counsel. Respect was paramount to me as, previous to hiring Todd, other attorneys had been dismissive and uninvolved. Divorce in a long marriage such as mine was frightening and emotionally draining. Step by step, he answered my questions thoroughly and patiently. He has been a steadfast negotiator, firm but respectful to opposing counsel. Todd was also conscientious with his time, so that I was not billed for long conversations or unnecessary research hours. I was very happy with the final outcome in mediation. I would highly recommend Mr. DeVallance.
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Posted by Ben | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God send attorney for fathers
Todd has represented me in a very difficult, divorce lawsuit that has been ongoing for two years. He is honest, ethical, obsessive/compulsive, and extremely knowledgeable. He has acted as counselor, friend, and lawyer for me during an extremely difficult time. My case could go all the way to trial where Todd could have out-performed the opposing attorney in every way imaginable. My case ended with a reasonable decision for me. I believe that Todd would have kept my case from going two years if the opposing attorneys had been ethical or reasonable. Ex changed attorneys three times and brought same false allegations each time. I made a mistake hiring an inexperience lawyer at first and she failed to make timely motions. I was very fortunate to find Todd and he truly held on my hands entire time as my brother and attorney. He is a honorable person and lawyer. He represents the legal system in a positive way and is truly an outstanding "officer of the court".
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Lawyer
I am extremely impressed and satisfied with the services that Todd has provided for me, while going through such a difficult process in my life. Todd was very responsive and helpful in my time of need. Todd was available to answer any questions that I had, either directly or by email, whenever I needed assistance. Although I was going through such a difficult time in my life, Todd and his team of associates were there for me, in answering any questions or concerns that I had and making sure that all of my needs were met. Todd and his team were very sympathetic to my case and provided me the hard work and dedication that was needed for a successful outcome. I highly recommend the services of Todd DeVallance if you are in the need for an outstanding divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Sue | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy client
Todd came highly recommended to me by a friend and I’m so happy I was referred to him. He’s extremely responsive and was able to finalize my divorce in a few weeks, after it had been stalled for months with no communication with another attorney. He’s a true professional and really made me feel secure in knowing he had my back.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Veteran Advocate
As a former military member I sought an attorney who could empathize with my particular needs. Someone who understands my perspective and shares similar life experiences. Without a doubt I made the very best choice possible. Todd and his capable staff handled my entire case with dignity and grace, leaving only the opposition wanting more.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A difficult divorce
If you're reading my review you are probably looking for a divorce attorney that can help you. I also read reviews and that's how I found Todd DeVallance. When I met Todd it was on a Sunday morning in the middle of summer when his building was closed and only security could unlock the doors the elevators needed to be started and the air conditioning was off. What impressed me was that Todd was not a 9-5 attorney who looked at my case to bill like inventory. The fact that meeting me on a weekend when most attorneys would wait till their next "business" day to meet you, impressed me. Through out my divorce Todd was there for me. My divorce was a very difficult one and my ex would play legal games running up my bill. He could financially afford to play these legal games and left me without funds to keep fighting. Most attorneys would have dropped me since I was unable to pay. Todd did not abandoned me and was able to convince a judge to grant us the money from my ex for my legal fees. These are just a couple of examples of Todd. There were many other positive things he did through out my case. I've been around other lawyers but they are not like Todd. He's always polite honest and I found him funny at times which you need a good laugh through a hard time in your life. I know that I will call Todd DeVallance if I need future legal help. I highly recommend him to you. I don't think he will disappoint.
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Posted by Julie | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
Todd represented me as the petitioner in a divorce case that went to trial. We had a mutual goal for a reasonable settlement with my best interests in mind. He did an excellent job of representing me and my settlement was even better than what I expected. Todd has enough court experience to read cues from the judge & deliver an argument the way a judge wants to hear it. He didn't waste my time or the courts on trivial details that wouldn't impact the case or affect the judges ruling. Todd is considerate & genuine and I never felt that this was just another case to him. If you need a family law attorney I would highly recommend Todd & the TSAI Law Company.
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Posted by Joe | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
So after hiring 2 previous lawyers I finally hired Todd. Now I know that there are lawyers and there are people like Todd DeVallance. Honest, prepared, insightful and confident top the list of many many wonderful things I can say. Best evidence of his talent is that he's got me as a client for life.
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response
I have been having difficulties finding an attorney that does not have any conflicts with my case and Todd and his team have been very helpful reassuring me that there is not any conflicts with his firm.
Posted by Nikki | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Todd is a Rockstar!
Todd is great! He is smart, honest and reasonable. He never once promised me anything or told me stuff just because he knew it was what I wanted to hear. He actually told me the opposite of what I wanted to hear because he kept me informed on the law, and what he has experienced, which was appreciated. He was always very real with me. Todd and his assistant Marcus always kept me informed as to what was going on with my case and where we stood. It was a very long drawn out process, with multiple continuances before actually going to trial and they both made the situation as minimally stressful as possible and tried to keep my costs low. By the time we went to trial, I was very confident with our case and everything Todd and Marcus had prepared and we won everything I was asking for. Todd was a Rockstar in court and I was so happy to have him on my side! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a family attorney. He's personal and it shows. You won't be treated like just another customer, he treats you like a friend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 495-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • DeVallance Law, PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Tsai Law Company
  • 2009 - 2023
  • Staff Attorney
  • Goldberg & Jones P.L.L.C.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Kurt D. Bennett
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Hal J. Geiersbach
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Mark Vovos P.S.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Prosecuting Attorney Intern
  • U S Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M. Taxation
  • 2008
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Chaminade University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • TC v. JC
  • Client agreed to very restrictive parenting plan without the advice of counsel. After 10 days of trial, the Court granted a modification of the parenting plan and client received substantial amount of time with his children.
  • In re Marriage of G
  • Custody returned to the mother
  • In re Marriage of T.O. v. D.O.
  • Prevailed at trial. Court found no domestic violence and father was designated primary residential parent for oldest child and awarded substantial residential time with the younger children. No fees were awarded to the other party.
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • King County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2021
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2003
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Tax and Divorce 2022-23 Takeaways and Change
  • 2023
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Trial Preparation and Skill – Zoom Trial and Non-Zoom Trials
  • 2023
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Family Law Attorney’s Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
  • 2023
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Complex Divorce and Finance Issues in Florida
  • 2023
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Complex Divorce Law Explained
  • 2022
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Expert Insight Into the Top Challenges for Family Law Paralegals
  • 2022
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Taxes
  • 2021
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • QDROs and Taxes in Divorce: Forms and Tactics
  • 2021
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • QDROs, Taxes and Asset Issues in Divorce
  • 2020
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, Tax Aspects of Divorce
  • 2020
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Tax and Retirement Issues in Divorce, QDROs, 1041s and More
  • 2020
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Family Law Start to Finish
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • How to Handle QDROs and Tax Issues in Divorce
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Advanced Issues in Family Law
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Family Law Start to Finish
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • QDROs and Tax Issues in Divorce
  • 2017
  • Clear Law Institute
  • Tax Treatment and Consequences of Divorce
  • 2016
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • NLE Bootcamp: Dissolution
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tax and Divorce 2022-23 Takeaways and Changes
  • Tax and Divorce 2022-23
  • 2023
  • Family Law Mid-Year CLE
  • Trial Preparation and Skill – Zoom Trial and Non-Zoom Trials
  • 2023
  • Family Law Attorney’s Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
  • Spousal Spying
  • 2023
  • Complex Divorce Law Explained
  • Tax Issues in Divorce
  • 2023
  • Complex Divorce and Finance Issues in Florida
  • Complex Divorce and Finance Issues
  • 2023
  • Expert Insight Into the Top Challenges for Family Law Paralegals
  • Understanding Tax Issues and Discovery
  • 2022
  • What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Taxes
  • What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Taxes
  • 2021
  • Washington Family Court Judges Share Top Mistakes Attorneys Made
  • Moderator
  • 2021
  • QDROs and Taxes in Divorce: Forms and Tactics
  • Taxes in Divorce
  • 2021
  • QDROs, Taxes and Asset Issues in Divorce
  • Taxes and Asset Issues in Divorce
  • 2020
  • Judicial Family Court Forum
  • Moderator
  • 2020
  • How to Handle QDROs and Tax Issues in Divorce
  • Tax Issues in Divorce
  • 2019
  • Family Law Start to Finish
  • Tax Primer for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • A View from the Bench: Family Law Judges and Commissioners
  • Moderator
  • 2019
  • Judicial Forum: As Family Court Judges and Commissioner's See It
  • Moderator
  • 2018
  • Advanced Issues in Family Law and Divorce
  • Tax Issues in Divorce
  • 2018
  • QDROs and Tax Issues in Divorce
  • Tax Issues in Divorce
  • 2017
  • Family Law Start to Finish
  • Tax Primer for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Tax Treatment and Consequences of Divorce
  • Tax Treatment and Consequences of Divorce
  • 2016
  • What Family Law Judges Want You to Know
  • Moderator
  • 2015
  • NLE Bootcamp: Dissolution
  • The Dissolution Landscape - A General Overview
  • 2015
  • NBI CLE
  • Tax Treatment and Consequences of Divorce
  • 2013
  • NBI CLE
  • Dealing With A Rambo Litigator in Divorce
  • 2013
  • NBI CLE
  • Tax Consequences and Divorce
  • 2012
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Modifications of Parenting Plan and Establishing Adequate Cause
  • 2011
  • TODAY Show
  • Her Kids are with Woman Who Killed her Own Children
  • 2011
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Safety – Custody Experts Agree that the Judge Was Right to Move Cautiously
  • 2011
  • Fox & Friends
  • Mom Fighting Child Killer for Custody
  • 2011
  • Anderson Cooper Live
  • Guest Appearance
  • 2011
  • ABC News
  • Judge: Kids Can Live With Child-Killer, For Now,
  • 2011
  • King County Bar Association
  • How to Effectively Present a Motion for Revision
  • 2008
  • Spokesman Review
  • Tacoma judge blocks out Homeland Security agents
  • 2005
  • King County Bar Association
  • Ethics in Family Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (27)
Endorse Todd
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have enjoyed working with Todd on numerous cases. His knowledge in all aspects of family law is remarkable. I have been most impressed with Todd's ability to quickly cite a case or statute whenever a complex legal issue arises. If I had a friend or family member who needed an attorney – I would not hesitate to recommend Todd."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is one of the best family law attorneys in Washington state. I highly respect Todd not only as an attorney, but as a Navy veteran who proudly served our country in the United States Armed Forces. Todd is outstanding citizen whose honesty cannot be surpassed. I highly recommend this attorney for all of your family law needs. - Hoover"
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Todd DeVallance is an outstanding Family Law attorney and I do not hesitate to endorse him. We were on opposing sides of an extremely contentious Parenting Plan modification case. After extensive pre-trial motions practice, we spent three days in trial in Superior Court. Mr. DeVallance was always thoroughly prepared for court and was a zealous advocate for his client. His knowledge of both substantive and procedural law is unsurpassed. I highly recommend Mr. Devallance to anyone needing assistance with a Family Law matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd's work ethic and care for his clients is second to none. His preparation and attention to detail - in addition to his intelligence - are the reasons he is so good at what he does. Simply put - Todd is a great lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Todd. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is a strong advocate. Has a military background as well so he has a good understanding of cases involving families with active duty and reserve members."
Child support Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Friend
"I was fortunate to meet Todd in law school and consider him friend. Having discussed many legal issues with him over the years, I know he is a zealous advocate for his clients. Todd has a true passion for the law and I can strongly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is an aggressive advocate who doesn't shy away from the hard cases. He’ll simply outwork and out will his opponent."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. He is an exceptional professional and is very dedicated to his clients and the integrity of the legal system."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is an exceptional family law attorney. He is able to tackle complex legal issues and present them to the Court in an understanding and convincing manner. He is a strong and tenacious advocate for his clients, and he also possesses the compassion needed to guide them through a very difficult time in their lives. I have referred a number of clients to Todd and he has never disappointed."
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