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Susan Marie Alexander

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1991
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I have been an attorney for 30 years and I specialize in family law--which includes divorce, custody, financial support and domestic violence.  I make every effort to resolve issues without court involvement to save expense for my client.  If litigation is required, I have decades of courtroom experience and work hard to achieve the best outcome.  I provide compassionate guidance and fierce legal advocacy for cases where litigation is unavoidable.  

 I grew up in the Seattle area and have spent the majority of my legal career practicing in the greater Puget Sound area.  

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Law Offices of Susan Alexander, P.S.
15600 NE 8TH ST
SUITE B1 #174
Bellevue, WA, 98008


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Posted by Brad | March 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passion for her client
Susan was a God-send when a seemingly smooth divorce process suddenly turned for the worse. Susan stayed level and worked the process in getting me through an incredibly stressful time in my life. I know she worked non-billed hours to bring this to completion and I'm forever grateful for her guidance through this difficult journey.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney. Highly Recommend
Susan came highly recommend to me to help deal with a difficult time in my life. She was easily able to navigate me through the legal process of a divorce and child custody, explain my options, and help achieve the desired result. Hands down I would use her again (although hoping I won't have too) and would recommend her to anyone who is starting or thinking about going down that path. She is amazing!
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Posted by Katie | November 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I first hired Susan to represent me in a difficult case involving domestic violence against me. She helped me and my children stay safe. I hired her a second time to process the divorce and the outcome was the best possible situation for me and my children. Susan is professional yet approachable, and her expertise is vast. I have since consulted with her on a number of occasions and recommended her services to several friends. She is a trustworthy advocate for families and children.
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Posted by Jennifer | October 22, 2018
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Hired again, great experience
I've reviewed Susan once a couple years ago, but I'm back online to offer more info. I have contacted Susan several times over the years, and she has always been extremely helpful. She doesn't over charge for each and every question, but bills as appropriate and is MORE than fair. MORE important than billing, is her guidance and her calm demeanor. I'm extremely thankful to know Susan and I would highly recommend her. As a matter of fact, I have. I have recommended her several times to others and will continue to keep her at the top of my referral list.
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Posted by Minerva | March 30, 2016
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Beyond Excellent Representation
My case was complicated, and after interviewing several family law attorneys and at the recommendation of a friend of mine, who is also a family law attorney, I hired Susan Alexander to represent me because of the complexity of my case. Long story short: A judge signed off on final divorce documents even though my ex-husband and I weren't done negotiation. His counsel altered signed documents and asked the judge to agree to the terms due to default. The judge signed the documents and the divorce was final without any input from me, with the exception of the parenting plan. I interviewed several family law attorneys and none of them caught what Susan caught. My ex-husband's attorney altered signed documents not once, but twice, and the judge signed off on them. Susan was able to have my divorce case re-opened to allow for renegotiations AND was able to get my ex-husband's attorney sanctioned, which is big deal, from what I hear. It's a "no-no" for an attorney to alter signed documents, and the judge (a different judge) let her know that it was unacceptable practice, The judge questioned the quality of the other cases my ex-husband's attorney has handled due to her lack of integrity in representing my ex. Susan diligently works hard for her clients. She's compassionate and fierce, which is a great combination for someone who you want representing you. Thank you, Susan!
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Posted by Simon | December 1, 2015
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Easy to work with, great communicator, and great results
Susan helped me navigate a complex family matter and did so in a simple, clear and timely manner. Susan is a great communicator, both in terms of explaining options and actions as well as being prompt and concise in getting back to you when she says she will. I found it very helpful to have someone that would dispassionately outline different possible actions and be clear and articulate about her preferred approach.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2015
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Excellent lawyer 5 STARS High Quality
I was referred to Susan by someone who was in a domestic violence situation with children like myself. Susan is an EXCELLENT 5 Star lawyer. I was extremely satisfied with her services and not only that - she is a kind, caring and very understanding person. She worked very hard on my difficult case and was my champion and my mentor in helping me move forward with my life. She's a solid lawyer and well worth it - she deserves at least 5 stars because she is a fantastic domestic violence lawyer helping women like me. Thank you Susan.
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Posted by Jennifer | September 14, 2015
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Excellent Attorney!
I hired Susan after interviewing several attorneys. She has a great professional and direct approach. Her style is similar to my own, be factual and direct - no need to be nasty. Divorces can be done professionally - thanks to Susan! She gave very good legal guidance, and did well for me. She guided, suggested, talked situations through with me, and offered plenty of examples to help me work through this process. I also chose to work with Susan because of her pre/post nuptial experience and background. Since there was a post-nup and children involved with my divorce, it was important that my hired attorney was well versed in laws pertaining to those agreements. Susan's experience and conversational approach definitely helped me through this process. In addition to her abilities, she has an incredible network of colleagues (thanks to years in the business) that you will find very helpful as well. She is a great connection and an excellent attorney. It is funny to say, but it seems like she would be my friend even if it wasn't a business relationship. That's probably a strange thing to write in a review, but that's a GREAT thing to say, after a divorce is final. To feel like your attorney was a "friend" is a very high compliment. A friend that can really hold her own in a legal setting....I am very happy she was sitting on my side of the table. Good luck with your attorney search!
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Posted by Debra | February 10, 2015
From child support through post secondary
Susan helped me traverse the family law system for over 12 years. Thankfully with years and years between needs. She, without exception, was professional, helpful, and not pushy to litigate. (Something I highly value.) Having a long-term established relationship was important to me so the initial explanation and case history was there. She is level headed during personally challenging and emotional periods. I most definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Simone | December 22, 2014
Experienced and Excellent
Susan Alexander was an absolute blessing to my life. Susan came highly recommended to me in the beginning of a complicated and emotional custody battle. It only took one phone call to realize that she was the person I wanted in my corner. I came into this situation without much in-depth knowledge of the family court system, and with an extremely high level of anxiety regarding both my dealings with my ex, and with the outcome of this case. Susan was there for me from the start. She respected my autonomy by allowing me to express myself and my desired outcomes, while prioritizing my priorities. She truly cared about the end result of our case. She helped me to create an effective strategy in managing interactions with my ex, as well as a legal strategy that was effective in the courtroom. My anxiety regarding this situation was almost paralyzing. My ex wanted to take our toddler for a great deal of time and bring him into an environment that I did not feel was safe. I was completely blind-sided by my ex's hiring of an attorney and requesting up to 4 nights a week with our son. Once I explained my complicated situation to Susan, she made me feel as though there was light at the end of the tunnel. Never had I considered lawyers to be compassionate, but that is exactly how I would describe Susan. Compassionate and strong. She was ready to go to battle for me. I must also speak to Susan's experience. Susan has been licensed for over 20 years and that wealth of knowledge is apparent in her dealings with the family court system. She was honest with me regarding what she anticipated the outcome of our hearing to be, and strategized in order to achieve our ultimate goal. She was exactly correct in her predictions and got me exactly what I wanted. Susan did it all, and I truly consider her a blessing to myself and my family. The legal battle with my ex will continue into next year, and I would want no one else to represent me or my child's best interests. When this situation began I was completely devastated, but with Susan I found hope. And thanks to her continued and effective level of excellence, I have found confidence as well.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Susan represented me during a very difficult time and fought for me against someone that most attorneys were afraid to go against. She showed tremendous kindness, patience, and empathy towards me, something that is, unfortunately, extremely rare in the legal profession.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2012
Great litigator
Susan is a great advocate for her clients. I am impressed by her knowledge and her tenacity.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Offices of Susan Alexander, P.S.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hawkins Jeppesen Hoff
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (Washington State)
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Clerk
  • Nevada Supreme Court, Honorable Cliff Young
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Attorneys Office, Eastern District of Washington
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 1991
  • University of Washington
  • Master of Education, cum laude
  • 1984
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • In re Parentage, Parenting, and Support of ARKK-K and NJK, 142 Wn.App. 297 (2007)
  • Montana was determined to be the proper jurisdiction pursuant to the UCCJEA.


  • Redmond Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Family Law Section of Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation re Pro Se Clients in King County
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation re Family Law Commissioner Screening
  • King County Unified Family Court
  • 2005
  • Random Acts of Professionalism
  • Washington State Bar Association Professionalism Committee
  • 2005
  • Associate Editor, 1989-1991
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • 1989
  • Thomas More Scholarship, 1988-1991
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 1988
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  • 26 Gonzaga Law Review 537
  • Criminal Sentences that Reflect Actual Conduct
  • 1991
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Speaker Series
  • Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Susan is an attorney who makes it easy to hold in high esteem. She doggedly fights for her clients, is honest, professional and smart. Her knowledge of the law and experience is strong and she gets results."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Susan for many years and have always found Susan to be well versed in the law and and a great advocate for her clients. She is a good litigator but also understands the benefits of settlement when appropriate. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan has built a reputation in the legal community an excellent attorney and an experienced litigator. She is extremely effective in court yet cordial and pleasant to work with in a professional manner. I wholeheartedly endorse Susan."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel with Susan on several matters over the years. Each time she has been a smart and zealous advocate for her client while also knowing when discussion and negotiation will better solve a problem. She has the people skills to not fan flames and make a situation worse - a sometimes rare talent in the legal field. I endorse this lawyer,"
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I work in the same office suite as Susan and I am impressed by her knowledge and skills. I would call her a "lawyer's lawyer" in that she is a person other lawyers consult when they have a difficult case. Susan is a strong advocate for her clients and an outstanding litigator. I have no hesitation in referring litigated divorces to her."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Bellevue Divorce and separation Lawyer Susan Marie Alexander
Susan Marie Alexander
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available