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Molly B. Kenny

Family Attorney at Bellevue, WA

4.6   29 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 43 years
    Utah - UT 41 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Molly

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If you are like most people going through a divorce, you are trying to make sense of the prospect of change - for you, your children, your extended family, and your friends.  I want to help.  My name is Molly B. Kenny and I have been a lawyer since 1980.  I have been representing people in divorce cases since 1996.  Our “legal family” of attorneys and staff recognize that people confronting divorce are facing a momentous time in their lives and are often caught between various confusing emotions and conflicting loyalties.  You owe it to yourself to have an experienced professional by your side as you navagate the difficulties ahead.  Call me and let's talk about your situation.  Together we can find good solutions to difficult problems.

 

I can help with divorce, child custody, domestic violence, child support, alimony, asset division, and other family matters. 

 

 

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Meet Molly B. Kenny - Seattle Family Lawyer
Divorce attorney Molly B. Kenny discusses how long the divorce process can take in Washington State.

Location

Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny
13555 SE 36th St.
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA, 98006

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by Damon | July 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Dedicated Lawyer
Molly is an excellent, experienced attorney who worked on my very long, drawn-out case. I felt like her only client the entire time. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Luke | September 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, personable, hard-working, strategic, and excellent communicator
Molly represented me in a relocation case about 8 years ago. It is not easy to win a relocation case as the non-custodial parent, but thanks to Molly's incredible talent and skill, she won my case and my son and I get to continue to spend meaningful amounts of time together on a regular basis. As she built my case leading up to trial, Molly would identify issues that had real bearing on the best interests of my son and would then build a case by coaching me through the process of developing the facts related to these issues. I use the term "coaching" very intentionally, as Molly really helped to ground me on what were reasonable requests and expectations as a co-parent with my son and encouraged me to engage with my son's mother on the relevant issues despite the inevitable conflict that would ensue. Then, when the trial started, Molly's experience as a litigation attorney on complex corporate cases really showed through. Molly was absolutely brilliant as she clearly articulated our case on each relevant issue. If you are dealing with a fairly straightforward family law issue, you would benefit from working with Molly. If you are dealing with a difficult or complex family law issue (e.g. high conflict co-parent or an issue that could go to trial), it is hard for me to imagine that you could find better representation than Molly.
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Posted by Dave | January 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Molly and her staff are wonderful!
Molly is an amazing person and an outstanding lawyer. From my first call for help, Molly and her whole staff treated me with respect and dignity and then worked diligently to represent me through one of the most challenging periods of my life. Molly is compassionate and also honest. She won't make promises about things she can't guarantee, but she is reassuring, practical, and smart. I am so thankful that I had Molly and her team on my side, and I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Janna | December 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
If you want the best, Molly B Kenny is the best
Molly B Kenny is an excellent attorney for anyone, but most especially for anyone dealing with a high conflict divorce situation. Her no nonsense approach and decades of experience mean she can give clear, firm, realistic guidance to help get to resolution within a process made much more difficult by the high conflict situation. Her office staff are helpful and always responsive. I cannot recommend highly enough the Law Offices of Molly B Kenny.
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Posted by Victor | September 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top lawyer
Assume dissolution is not a one size fits all so this recommendation is based on my circumstances. For my reasons, chose to dissolve an almost 3 decades of marriage, which I was the sole provider. My two priorities from a legal counsel: 1) harassment protection during the separation process and 2) just fair treatment / application of WA state laws. Molly and her team (from assistant, paralegals and Jim the new counsel) guided me objectively thru this process, despite some undesirable distractions from the other party. Felt protected during the process, which allowed me to focus on my work and enjoy most of my time off. The mediation outcome proved to be a win-win for both parties. Without doubt highly recommend Molly and her talented team to anyone (men or women) to represent you during a difficult transition period. Light is at the end of that tunnel, grab it.
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Posted by Daniel | November 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very experienced, smart and personable
I guess it goes without saying that family law disputes are difficult. It is also true that there are a lot of attorneys practicing in this area, but not all are that good despite their ratings. Molly is that good. She knows the law and is very savvy. No one really "wins" when you have to settle a matter in court but I can tell you absolutely that she cleaned the clock of our opponent. Her arguments were precise, the judge believed her and she uncannily was able to impeach the testimony of our opponent by showing they either didn't do their homework or contradicted written records and/or testimony. Lastly, she is just a good person. We enjoyed working with her.
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Posted by Vicki | October 9, 2015
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Amazing Advocate
Molly is great! She helped me get through a difficult divorce. Guided me with assurance and helped me see the "process" as just that, "a process". Her staff was always available and friendly. I never had to wait more than a few hours for a response, whether it was an e-mail or phone call. I always felt like I was in good hands - she's a fighter and doesn't get intimated by opposing counsel - no matter who it might be!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
The ultmate in support and experience
Molly and her staff supported me completely through a drawn out divorrce. My ex and his lawyer did everything they could to bleed me dry and drag the proceedings out. Of course, not everything went my way, and Molly told me in advance what the courts typically did in my situation. Every thing she advised me of was right on the money, as far as what the court did. That experience was invaluable. Molly is extremely compassionate and professional. I highly recommend Molly.
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Posted by Sherrie | April 8, 2014
Highly Recommend!!!!!!
Molly is an amazing Lawyer!!!!! The last 3 years of my life have been a constant battle between my ex and me trying to raise our son. Dealing with someone like my ex who is a pathological liar, master manipulator and always acting like the victim has been a complete nightmare! I thought at first I would be able to accomplish our Parenting Plan Pro Se (by myself) but found it impossible with someone who had a personal vendetta against me. The minute I reached out to Molly and her team they put everything at ease for me. They took over the reigns and focused on both my son's and my needs. These types of cases are not easy as you know that it can effect your child, you, your career, sleep etc.! I was able to email Molly or her paralegal anytime and always received a prompt response. If I ever had a question when the case went quite for a little while someone from her firm always emailed me with follow ups so I never had a doubt in my mind where things stood. Molly is honest, caring and a respectable lawyer that is VERY well known in the legal community. I didn't always hear what I wanted in front of the judge but Molly was extremely strategic and was able to achieve all of my needs. I was afraid, scared and timid towards my ex from so many years of control and manipulation and with Molly's help I feel as if I am a different women. I feel empowered and feel like I have the control that I never had. My son and I are moving onward and upward with no road blocks now that everything is written out perfectly and signed by all parties. This is not a cheap task but you know what they say... You get what you pay for and I have the best!!!
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Posted by Susan | March 29, 2014
Highest Marks!
Molly provided excellent guidance throughout a difficult process. She responded quickly to all questions, kept me informed about what would or could happen next, and gave great advice whenever I had to make decisions. She was always respectful of my time, my wishes for future outcomes, and my financial limitations. Her staff was also very responsive and professional. I would not have gotten the positive outcome that I received if it weren't for Molly. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Karen | March 28, 2014
I couldn't have done it without her!
I can't praise Molly enough! Not only is she impressive in the courtroom, but she genuinely cares about her clients and gives 110% of herself to that particular case. In what seemed like a fairly easy case in the beginning, 2 1/2 yrs. later she was still giving her all to be sure that I had the best outcome possible. We not only won all the way thru the appellate court, but I ended up being awarded far more than I had thought possible. I am confident that this was all due to Molly's skills as an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2014
Very grateful for Molly's help!
I have been dealing with legal issues for years and have felt frustrated with other lawyers I had hired. Molly Kenny has far exceeded my expectations! She has been extremely helpful and understanding of my situation. I was surprised at how quickly she responded to my emails and addressed my concerns. She is very caring and compassionate and really listens. She is amazing in court as well, not missing anything! I am very grateful to have found her.
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Posted by MollyFan | March 28, 2014
The Best in Seattle
I would recommend Molly time and again. I was referred to her after, in desperation and ignorance, having hired an attorney who was not skilled in Family Law(disaster). Molly has a quick and brilliant mind, compassion and empathy, knows Family Law inside and out, and has turned out to be a mentor for me. She has modeled how to advocate for myself and stand my ground in the face of a very difficult divorce and ex-spouse. I have worked with her for probably 4 years now, because of the high degree of conflict with my ex. Time and again she is consistent, predictable, follows through immediately in a crisis (and otherwise) and gives great guidance. She has been worth every penny I have spent in this process. In my opinion, peace of mind is priceless. Every time I've had to go into court or deal with an issue with my ex, I feel 110% confident that she will represent me well. And, more importantly, that she will be honest with me if she thinks an action (and subsequent fees) is pointless/unnecessary.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2014
Trustworty, honest, caring, professional, excellent legal strategy, puts clients first....I could go on and on.
Family law is perhaps the most challenging of all legal practice areas. A family law attorney must be the client's friend and therapist as well as their attorney. Unfortunately those who are need of assistance from a family law lawyer are typically very emotional to begin with. And dealing with issues such as child custody, visitation, division of assets, etc. can make an emotionally charged situation positively explosive. Few attorneys can handle family law matters and family law clients with as much poise and grace as Molly Kenny. My husband’s ex-girlfriend with whom he’d had a child outside of marriage (long before we met) is manipulative, paranoid, is extremely passive aggressive; and will lie about anything and everything in order to maintain emotional control of their daughter and maximize the amount my husband must pay in child support. She is mentally ill. Dealing with the ex when she violates the parenting plan; excludes my husband from parenting decisions; fails to let him have his visitation; wants astronomical increases in support (every other year); and tries to pull us into her insane dramas (she often cannot distinguish fantasy from reality) is absolutely exhausting. We could not deal with my husband’s ex without Molly’s help. She is truly a blessing. As our legal representative Molly is thoughtful and strategic and as our friend she has an amazingly calming influence. It’s not surprising that the wonderful experience that we have had with Molly is echoed by other client reviews and attorney endorsements here on Avvo. As for the one bad review, I suspect that his unhappiness over his divorce is bleeding over to his attorney. He probably didn’t want to pay his wife anything either. Divorce is expensive no matter who you are or what your financial status. And I don’t know anyone who is divorced who enjoys splitting their assets; paying support, or paying attorneys---it’s no fun for anyone involved. But having a winning attorney who is competent, thorough, trust worthy, and is also a great emotional support can make the experience a little bit less stressful and help you begin to build a new life. That’s what makes Molly so special. Molly is a gem.
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Posted by Christine | March 3, 2014
Molly Kenny is the best!
I cannot thank Molly enough for everything she did during a very long and contentious divorce. Molly was always kind and compassionate but tough when she needed to be. She was the voice of reason during a difficult and emotional time. Three times my ex challenged the financial ruling and every time Molly won with no tricks or theatrics just well prepared, smart and calm rebuttal. I commend Molly for the integrity and honesty she displayed throughout the entire process. My outcome could not have been better and I can't thank Molly enough for making this happen. I also want to thank Angela and Sue for all their hard work. Molly has an excellent team and I would not hesitate to recommend her. Molly is a Rock Star in my books!
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2014
Clearly the best
Working with Molly and her staff was a wonderful experience. Having her on my side allowed me to calmly end my marriage with an abusive wife. I am forever grateful that she was recemmended to me. She was even able to do this with sensitivity to my meager budget. She clearly has a passion for helping people get to a better place in their lives. Hiring Molly is one decision you will never regret.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2013
Brilliant, Well-Respected, Strong
I retained Molly after having worked briefly with a lawyer who did not have Family Law experience. What a stark contrast! Molly knows Family Law inside and out. She is brilliant, quick and classy. Not only did she help me navigate a very difficult, high conflict divorce and subsequent parenting plan modification, she taught me how to stand up for myself and my children in a calm, strong way. She is a true advocate and one of the smartest women I know. Her assistant attorney Kate McMahan is also very bright, capable and responsive. Anyone needing a divorce lawyer would be well-served being represented by Molly's firm.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2013
The Best you can Hire
I met and interviewed close to 10 attorneys before deciding on who to retain. When I met with Molly, I knew that this was the person that I wanted to represent me. She is articulate, well spoken, responsive, fast and highly efficient. I knew with Molly my time nor money would be wasted. Molly did a fantastic job helping me to understand potential options- and always had my best interest at heart. Molly and her team exceeded my expectations on every front, she is the best you can hire! I would highly recommend Molly.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2012
The best for complicated family law issues
Just finished a hearing to change the parenting plan for my daughter. Not only did we win, we won all minor motions as well. She was very organized and prepared, and a warm caring human being. And very driven. I have used 3 other family law lawyers, they were ok. But only Molly really went to bat for me. Wonderful office staff as well.
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Posted by Sharon | April 26, 2011
Skill and Common Sense
I just went through a very difficult divorce and I am so grateful that I had Molly by my side during such a painful ordeal. I had family and friends in two camps – one that said, “don’t worry, everything will be okay,” and one that said, “worry about everything, nothing will be okay.” That added more stress to my already stressed mind. Molly brought skill and common sense into the situation. We discussed what I should pay attention to and what was better ignored. It brought balance into the chaos of divorce. Knowing that she was paying close attention to all the legal details allowed me to focus on healing emotionally. As a result, by the time the divorce was over I was financially and emotionally ready to move forward with my life. I can’t say thank you enough.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Karr Tuttle Campbell
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Karr Tuttle Campbell
  • 1984 - 1989
  • Federal District Court - District of Oregon
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Public Defender's Office of Seattle
  • 1980 - 1982
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Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Professionalism committee
  • 2003 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers of 2010 in Family Law
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2010
  • Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • 2010
  • Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • 2009
  • AV rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
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Publications

  • WSBA Bar News
  • "Does it take two to tango?"
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE for Lawyers Assisting Military Members
  • Washington State Family Law
  • 2015
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Professionalism in the legal field
  • 2010
  • King County Bar Association
  • Bridging the Gap
  • 2010
  • King County Bar Association
  • The intersection of bankruptcy and family law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Molly
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Molly is highly experienced in all Family Law matters. She is an aggressive advocate and she manages all of her cases ethically and effectively."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Molly is an amazing attorney and mentor. I left my Seattle practice to come to Bellevue just to work with her. Her knowledge of family law and commitment to her clients is outstanding. I can't recommend her strongly enough."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent strategist. I often consult with Molly about difficult cases to obtain her knowledgeable prospective."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Molly is a fabulous attorney and a great person. She is especially good in the court room, well prepared and effective in presentation of evidence. Her effort level on behalf of clients is always 100 per cent. You can't go wrong if you use her as your attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Molly Kenny. Molly has a smooth, polished demeanor both in and out of the courtroom. She is genuine and up-front (I trust her). She is confident in her skills in the courtroom and in dealing with other lawyers. She has a long history of getting great results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"I practice law in another state but if I ever had to refer to a Washington attorney for a divorce, custody or family law matter, I would send them to Molly Kenny! Be sure to check out her books on divorce!"
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Molly and I have known each other for over 30 years. She is without question the sharpest lawyer I have met. She has the intelligence to handle the most complex legal matters, but her heart has taken her to perhaps the most challenging practice any lawyer can handle, that of divorce and related domestic issues. You will not regret hiring this attorney. She will amaze you with insight, and calm you with her focus and ease of understanding your issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Molly has been opposing counsel on several matters over the last 18 months. In my experience, she has a reasonable, pragmatic and effective approach to advocating her clients' positions and resolving cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Molly Kenny is an excellent attorney in divorce and family law matters. Her additional background in business is definite plus in complex cases. I highly recommend her!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Molly Kenny is one of the finest family law lawyers in the Seattle area. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in every facet of this complicated area of the law. Most importantly, Molly is very trustworthy and likeable. She's also tenacious when necessary to protect her client's interests. Molly is THE attorney who I regularly refer my own clients and friends who are looking for a top notch family law attorney. She deserves my highest recommendation."
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Bellevue Family Lawyer Molly B. Kenny
Molly B. Kenny
Family Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 43 years