|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Cum Laude||University of San Deigo School of Law||1989|
|Law Review||University of San Deigo School of Law||1986|
|Owner||Law Office of Ted D. Billbe, PLLC||1996 - Present|
|Associate||Perkins Coie||1993 - 1996|
|Associate||Gray Cary Ames & Frye||1989 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association||Judicial Screening Committee||2010 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Judicial Conferencing Committee||2011 - 2012|
|In re Marriage of Burrill||Helped a father secure custody of his children|
|See all legal cases|
|Family Law Deskbook, Chapter 41, Debts||Editor||2010|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||Juris||1989|
|Washington State University||Business Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Complex and High Asset Divorce||Representing the High Profile Client||2014|
|2014 Family Law Hot Topics||Death and Divorce||2014|
|Divorce Washington Style||Prenuptial Agreements||2013|
|Divorce, Washington Style: The Practical Guide to Dissolution||Dissolution of Marriage||2012|
|Family Law Boot Camp||Divorce issues||2009|
|Making or Breaking Your Client's Case -- Financial Aspects of Family Law Cases||Financial issues in divorce cases||2008|
|A Roadmap Through Washington Divorce Proceedings||Divorce issues||2003|
Posted by anonymous
He filed our divorce case in the wrong county when neither party nor the children resided in King County. This caused opposing party to file to change venue and additional fees on my case. Additionally, the Petition for Dissolution mentioned an agreed upon Separation agreement, but that was not attached to the petition. Opposing party was never properly served Summons and Petition either. Other standard documents were never filed (Financial Declaration and such). This is going to cause the divorce to be dragged out with additional costs.
Posted by anonymous
Divorce is difficult, no matter the circumstances. And as much as we may hope to sever all ties with our ex-spouse, chances are there will always be some ties after the divorce. So keeping the divorce simple, fair, and cordial has long-term benefits.
During a very difficult time in my life, Ted was effective helping me move through key decisional items. He was very good at answering questions, setting priorities, and preparing and turning documents. I was super impressed with Ted's responsiveness, as well as that of his team. There were a few times when thorny topics arose with my ex-spouse, and Ted responded to my inquiries immediately (once in the late evening and on a weekend).
Ted was recommended by some lawyers that I highly respect. I had interviewed some other top divorce attorneys in Seattle, and I was reassured when I met with him. He didn't try to torque me up, nor make me feel overly belligerent toward my spouse like some other attorneys did. I wanted to try to work collegially through the divorce, in order to put it behind me as quickly as possible and emerge with as few battle wounds as possible. But I also wanted an attorney that could get tough on my behalf if the negotiations turned sour. And lastly, I was looking for someone highly experienced.
Ted struck a good balance of looking out for my interests, while working well with the opposition. He was solution-oriented, which I appreciated. Going into the process, I had been very concerned. He helped me with division of complex assets and some unusual issues. At the end, I ended up with a fair settlement with minimal pain and within a short period of time. I highly recommend Ted's services. He has dealt with many different circumstances and he is very professional.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ted 2 years after my divorce to deal with ongoing issues with my very difficult x-wife. He was recommended as a lawyer who was extremely knowledgeable about the King county family court and would not put me through needless ligation. He lived up to that expectation. He helped to navigate me through some hard situations with favorable outcomes. He always gave me the option of doing as much as I wanted on my own in order to save on legal fees, with good guidance along the way. I had to deal with court situations and arbitration and I always felt that I could trust him.
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