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Family Law:  In her thirteen years of practice, Tatyana Gidirimski has handled every aspect of family law, including complex divisions of property, maintenance, parenting plans (including modifications and child relocations), child support, division of business assets, claims of meretricious relationships, prosecution and defense of restraining orders, domestic violence protection orders, and preparation and negotiation of prenuptial and other relationship agreements.  Tatyana is highly cognizant of the toll - both financial and psychological - a contested family law matter can take on the client and strives to achieve an out-of-court resolution of the conflict whenever possible. She is skilled in dealing with high-conflict personalities and counsels clients on handling hostile emails and other communications. However, an out-of-court resolution of a conflict is not always possible. Tatyana is an experienced litigator. She has litigated numerous contentious divorces and has successfully represented clients in trials and family court hearings.  Tatyana has also handled a number of interstate and international divorces involving complex jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues.  She has a special interest in representing clients in international legal disputes.

Employment Law: Tatyana provides counsel to both employers and employees in numerous types of employment law matters, including negotiation of employment agreements and severance agreements, employee termination and discipline, wage and hour issues, employment discrimination and retaliation issues, sexual harassment, ADA and FMLA compliance, and drafting of employee handbooks.  She has litigated disputes related to all types of employment agreements, trade secrets, and wage and hour issues.

Commercial and Business Litigation: Tatyana has litigated a wide variety of cases involving such issues as real estate disputes, business litigation, and contract disputes.


Languages spoken: Russian, English

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
  2. Divorce: 30%
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Employment: 10%



Hourly ($315/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Natalie Rosenbaum De Maar

    I endorse this lawyer. Tatyana is a tough and knowledgeable advocate for her clients.


    Natalie De Maar Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • A. Kyle Johnson

    I endorse this lawyer. Worked with her on a family law case where I was the Mediator. She was excellent - level headed, extremely competent, and an outstanding advocate. A VIP attorney in all aspects.


    A. Johnson Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC2002 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember2015 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember1999 - Present
Seattle Art Museum SupportersActive MemberN/A
Eastside Legal Assistance ProgramVolunteer AttorneyN/A
National Association of Professional WomenMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law and Employment Practice SectionsMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pacific Rim Law & Policy JournalProduction Manager2001 - 2002
American Red Cross Language Bank, King County ChapterVolunteer Translator/Interpreter/Volunteer Coordinator1997 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Pacific Rim Law & Policy JournalService of Process in Russia Under Rule 4(f) of FRCP2001
Washington Family Law DeskbookInsurance Issues in Family LawN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of WashingtonPsycOther - Bachelors1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FLSA Issues in Small to Medium Sized BusinessesFLSA Issues in Small to Medium Sized Businesses: Step-by-Step Guide Through the Civil Complaint Process2012