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Leah M DiOrio

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mill Creek, WA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 12 years
    Minnesota - MN 23 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2001
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Leah

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I am a compassionate, tiresome advocate for my clients.  I enjoy working with them to devise creative and realistic solutions to better serve their needs.  One of my greatest strengths is being available for my clients to discuss not only the law and legal procedure, but candid, evolving assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of their cases.  I am very much a hands on attorney who likes frequent contact with clients.


DiOrio Law Office, PLLC
16708 Bothell-Everett Highway
Suite 104
Mill Creek, WA, 98012

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by David | March 1, 2015
Lawyer for everyone.
Leah helped me to avoid costly litigation by negotiating a settlement agreement and staying out of court. I felt that she listened carefully to my story and recommended a realistic course of action. Leah made sure that I understood my rights and she helped me to protect them in a cost-efficient manner. Dave E.
Posted by Steve | February 26, 2015
Protected the "Little Guy"
Leah represented me in a contract dispute against a corporation known for taking advantage of the “little guy”. She did a great job from start to finish. Leah listened to my concerns, assessed the strengths and weaknesses of my case, and gave me unfailing, no-nonsense advice. She obtained my hoped-for goals and exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend Leah. She is a great attorney!
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Posted by Teri | August 2, 2013
An attorney with a heart
Leah was a godsend for me. i was in the middle of a divorce disaster with another lawyer that was not working out for me and my situation. She stepped in and handled my confusion, an upset judge, and the transfer of attorneys with professionalism, expertise and compassion. Leah was instrumental in bringing the divorce proceedings to a dignified conclusion. Would I recommend her to a friend? Yes, I have done so. And would do so again.
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Posted by Misilla | July 26, 2013
Excellent Service and Communication! Exceeds Expectation!
I was very pleased with Ms. DiOrio. She is very professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and very efficient! She is also a compassionate person. I would definitely refer her services to future clients. Thank you very much Ms. DiOrio.
Posted by Stephanie | August 20, 2012
Incredibly effective, understanding and helpful during the worst time in my life.
I am a professional woman who was getting divorced and was at my maximum stress level. Leah was able to calmly explain to me everything I needed to know and what to expect every step of the way. I had never had a lawyer nor had I been divorced and it was extremely hard for me. The way Leah confidently stepped in as my lawyer and took control was so calming to me. I really have no idea how I would have gotten through my horrible divorce without her. I also had a (now ex) who was a bully and she made sure that I got what I deserved. When I started the whole process, I was completely clueless and anxious. As time went on, with Leah as my lawyer, I felt confident that everything was being done correctly and that I got what I deserved, and in fact much more than I thought I had deserved. I can't imagine you could find a better, more understanding yet tough lawyer than Leah. You will be missing out if you don't hire her. After two years of sheer happiness (since my divorce), many of my thanks are due to her and her hard work and patience! Thank you Leah!
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2012
Not just another client
I was so lucky to have hired Ms. DiOrio to represent me for my divorce proceedings. She was very knowledgeable and she was very good at explaining the process to me. I never felt like I was just another client. I felt respected, cared for, and well-guided. Divorces are very emotional and Ms. DiOrio was very good at keeping me focused on the truly important aspects of my case. I trusted her then and I trust her now. I would never want another attorney.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tario & Associates, P.S.
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Port Gardner Law Group
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney and Principal
  • Law Offices of Leah M. DiOrio, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2012


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Lund University
  • Master of International Law
  • 1995
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Family Law Clinics at Snohomish County Legal Services
  • Volunteer
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Title 13 Volunteer Guardian ad Litem
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Greater Seattle Business Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Snohomish County Legal Services
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - 2016
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Sexual Assault Resource Agency
  • Vice Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 10
  • American Institute for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • VGAL of the Quarter - Spring
  • Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program
  • 2014
  • Award of Excellence in Family Law
  • CALI
  • 2000
  • Certificate for Public Service
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • 2000
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  • Family Law Forum (Minnesota Bar, Family Law Section)
  • "The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act: A Tool for Family Reunification"
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Current Issues in Immigration
  • Family Reunification
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Leah
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leah is an intelligent attorney, who intuitively knows the appropriate legal strategy best suited to her client’s needs. She is thoughtful, detail-oriented, and works diligently to represent her client’s interests. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Easy to work with -- fun"
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Leah in the past and I have found her to be professional and kind. She is knowledgeable about the law and a fierce advocate for her clients. I recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Prior to moving to Washington state, Leah practiced in Minnesota. My office partners and I had the privilege of sharing office space with Leah for several years during her stay in Red Wing, MN. During that period I not only witnessed Leah's interaction with her clients, but also heard the favorable reviews from clients and opposing counsel as well. Leah has an uncanny knack for comforting her clients and removing a great deal of the stress they are experiencing in stressful family law situations. I have heard her clients comment about the confidence Leah’s counseling gave them to obtain the best, most practical result in their particular situations. Not every divorce lawyer has that ability and it is one of the qualities that makes Leah an excellent family law attorney. There are many options for clients looking for legal counseling and/or representation. In the family law area, it is hard to imagine how a client could make a better choice than Leah."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer.Leah DiOrio is well-versed in family practice, procedure and policy. She has a great understanding of the issues and complexities that specifically affect family law cases. Leah consistently applies this knowledge to each and every case, and does so with genuine compassion. I have been impressed with her ability to work hard for her clients and get results. Leah DiOrio gets the job done, the right way."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Leah provides top notch representation to all of her clients. With over ten years of hands on experience as an attorney, she provides her clients with superior representation on all aspects of family law. She has experience as a family law mediator and a Parenting Coordinator. She supports the community as a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem and also volutnteers her extra time as an Attorney for the Snohomish County Family Law Clinic. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Sexual Assault Resource Agency and has been the President of the First District Bar Association. Leah is a very compassionate, kind and caring attorney who seeks common sense solutions for her client's legal problems. If possible, she tries to settle disputes out of court to reduce stress and aggravation as well as keep legal fees as low as possible. However, when a court battle becomes necessary, Leah is a very strong advocate and a tough opponent for any attorney to challenge."
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