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Michael De Maar JR

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bellevue, WA

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%

  2. Child custody
    25%

  3. Family
    20%
    Dissolutions of Marriages (Divorces); Dissolutions of Domestic Partnerships; Prenuptial Agreements; Cohabitation Agreements, Relocations; Paternity actions; Non-parental custody; Child Support

  4. Child support
    15%

  5. Domestic violence
    5%

 

I have worked my entire career in the Law. I was employed as a legal intern through my undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University. In this position, I worked for a large Baltimore, Maryland Law Firm in their Landlord Tenant and Collections division representing large landlord conglomerates and the largest bail bond company in the State of Maryland. I continued in this position until I was accepted to Law School where I received a Presidential Law Scholarship at Seattle University. Since entering Law School, I have been in and around the area of Family Law for several years. I began practicing in this area as a Rule 9 Intern with the Law Offices of Natalie de Maar. The Rule 9 Intern position provided me with a limited license to represent clients. After graduating Law School, I became an associate with Mrs. De Maar’s firm.  

 

I strongly believe that you should understand why a lawyer concentrates their practice heavily on family law. I have done so primarily for two reasons. The first is a family law client is a uniquely vulnerable client. A family law client often finds himself or herself facing an unknown future. It can be emotional, frustrating, and exasperating. My goal is to assist my clients through this difficult time, and to help set a course forward toward financial and emotional stability. In other words, my goal is to help provide my clients and their children, a path forward. My second draw to family law is that I truly enjoy working with everyday people. As a result, I find that working with family law clients to be extremely rewarding and to be a fascinating area of the law.

 

I look forward to serving your Family Law needs.

 

Licensed for 7 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Michael De Maar JR
9 Lake Bellevue Dr Ste 103
Bellevue, WA, 98005-2454

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Ethical, Knowledgeable, Efficient, and not afraid to fight for what's just
Consider yourself lucky if Michael has room for you. COST: His rate is good, and he is extremely efficient which makes him a great deal. A fast talker, fast thinker and has the fire to fight for what is just. EXPERIENCE: Many lawyers with less experience can suffer from a lack of wisdom and experience, but Michael is a 2nd generation lawyer who leverages his mothers wisdom (Natalie DeMaar). So you get his cutting edge legal intelligence and his moms 30+ year experience. The best of both worlds. ETHICS: Don't bring your sour attitude to harm your ex, judges see right through it and Michael knows this. For many dads, the law can be on your side, but that may not be how the judge rules (unfortunately in WA). Michael is not afraid to tell you what you don't want to hear in an attempt to get the best outcome and do what is BEST FOR YOU and YOUR CHILD. He has a great overall picture and keeps you from getting caught in the minor details or your ex-spouses minor contempt.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired Michael for for a prenup and was very happy with his work. He was very quick to respond and to complete the contract. I was happy he was able to get along with my future wife and her lawyer and get a good agreement together that protects both of us.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful advocate at a great price
Michael is a relatively young lawyer who helped me through my divorce. He is an associate at a small law firm and given my concerns over costs, he was given my case rather than a more senior attorney at the firm/ Michael looks a little young, but do not let his age deceive you. He was shockingly knowledgable and did an excellent job with my case while watching the bottom line. Michael was very good at being cost effective with the limited resources I had and I really appreciated his insightful advice as to the most cost effective strategy with my divorce. I highly recommend him to anyone who is needs a family law attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Natalie de Maar
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Olympic Law Group
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC
  • 2009 - 2012
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Laaw
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Diversity Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2015
  • Deans List 2015
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2015
  • Deans List 2014
  • Seattle Universty School of Law
  • 2014
  • Year End Scholarship Award
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2014
  • Deans List 2013
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2013
  • Presidential Law Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Criminal Law
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2012
  • Deans List 2011
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • 2011
  • Deans List 2010
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (27)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Mike is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is a highly effective and ethical attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of teaching Mr. De Maar at Seattle University School of Law. He was a stand-out student: bright, engaged, and passionate. Mr. De Maar is a welcome addition to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Michael for several years. He is extremely knowledgeable, hardworking, and dedicated to his work and his clients. His attention to detail makes him an excellent attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a family law attorney in King County."
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney. He is my go-to resource for family law in the area, and I will not hesitate to refer him clients in the future."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael has always impressed me with his intelligence, his dedication and his hard work. He is an excellent attorney and a great advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael exhibits the unique qualities that every person in need hopes to find in their attorney. He has a mixture of compassion and strategic intelligence that allows him to think outside of the box on difficult cases. I admire his dedication to his clients and eagerness to learn about new areas of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael, and refer clients to his office. He is very dedicated."
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael and I went to law school together and I have had an opportunity to see him argue to the court and get to know him personally. Michael is a compassionate and competent advocate. He is quick on his feet and very creative in crafting solutions to complex legal questions. I would not hesitate to refer any of my family or friends to Michael."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Bellevue Divorce and separation Lawyer Michael De Maar JR
Michael De Maar JR
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 7 years