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Stuart Earl Brown

Divorce and separation Attorney at Federal Way, WA

4.8   26 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
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Our firm is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services and quality personal services to our clients. As your lawyer I will assure that your case is advanced and heard in an aggressive, direct, zealous but professional manner. I have no hesitation or concern with arguing your case before Judges and Commissioners in a highly assertive manner and am not shy about letting court officers know when I believe they have made an inaccurate and/or unfair decision while always remaining professional. You will never complain about this attorney being too passive or unwilling to argue the merits of your case even if this means proceeding to the appeals courts. On the other hand, this attorney will also seek settlements both in and out of court with client approval if a fair and reasonable settlement can be achieved. This Attorney understands family law and people and will understand your needs and personal style and issues.  Our firm effectively represents individuals throughout Washington State. We have represented clients of diverse cultures, economic backgrounds, professional backgrounds, etc. Although each client is unique, there is a great likelihood that we have represented and won cases for clients like you.

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Stuart E Brown Attorney at Law for You
4346 SW 307th St
Federal Way, WA, 98023
Stuart Earl Brown
525 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by April | October 17, 2022
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Best lawyer in Town
I couldn't have hired a better attorney. I was in a very toxic and abusive marriage. Stuart helped me navigate out of it smoothly even though emotions for myself and my children were very high. It was a very traumatic and emotional time for all of us and if it wasn't for Stuart's legal protection and wonderful advice during the process I don't know if I could have made it through.
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Posted by Andrea | November 4, 2017
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Committed Family Law Attorney
Stuart came highly recommended by a close family member. I had been dealing with a very unstable ex husband who had been harrassing my family and I for several years. Before I met Stuart I was scared. I was worried for the safety of my son whom my ex hadn't attempted to see in over 3 years. Stuart was tough and helped me find my inner strength to fight for the safety of my son and I. He did everything he could to get the case settled before it went to trial and was successful. My son and I are now protected and safe and we couldn't have done it without the guidance of Stuart Brown.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2017
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Dedicated and ethical child custody attorney
I hired Stuart Brown in April of 2016 for a child custody issue. I knew I wanted a very talented and ethical attorney to represent me in the very trying time for me and my family. From the first meeting and through the subsequent court appearances, Stuart took a personal interest in my case. It's very evident that Stuart cares for his clients and will work diligently to come to successful outcome. Stuart has made a very stressful time in my life, much more manageable due to his professionalism and my trust in his abilities to guide me through this process.
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Posted by Libby | October 2, 2017
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Phenomenal Attorney!
Stu came highly recommended from a close acquaintance, and he has far exceeded the already high expectations that I had of him. He continues to work diligently in my defense, and it is very evident that he cares deeply about the best interest of my children. I am beyond grateful to have him on my side.
Posted by Brigit | October 1, 2017
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM
I have been working with Stu for a couple of years. Prior to his legal services, I tried to work here and there with a couple of large well known firms, and dabbled at certain situations on my own. I was lost, until he was referred to me by another highly recommended attorney. He has been the best for me, and has made this process easier to manage. My ex is a brilliantly educated man, and given Stu's education in the legal side, as well as years of experience in the psychology arena, he is able to bring a component that many attorneys fail to bring...he can read people. I lucked out in having him represent me, and I feel safe knowing he is looking after the best interest and safety for myself and for my son. I have recommended multiple people to him, and will continue to do so as long as he chooses to practice.
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Posted by Kimberly | November 5, 2016
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Highly knowledgeable and professional family law Attorney
Stuart guided me through a difficult and at times a challenging divorce. When it came to making difficult decisions; he made sure I was using my head and not my heart. Stuart is an attorney who is supportive, honest, but firm when necessary. Firm in wanting the best outcome for his clients. His communications were always in a timely manner; where emails, text or phone calls, and he always remembered the names of my three kids and that was very important to me. Although this process was difficult, Stuart managed to make it as smooth as he possibly could.
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Posted by Melanie | May 6, 2016
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A Perfect Choice
Stuart was the perfect choice for me in completing my divorce. I have small children and from the beginning it was a priority for me to complete the divorce in the most amicable way possible. Stuart was able to help me through the process step by step, advise me of the requirements, support my choices and tailor those choices so they were legally appropriate, respectfully manage a very emotional charged situation at times and lay out all my options so I could make the best decisions for my family. He answers calls immediately when he can and quickly if he is not immediately available. He understands family law and exudes confidence (with the experience to back it up) that is quite remarkable. He was the perfect choice for me and I highly recommend him as a smart, hard working and compassionate attorney (which is extremely difficult to find).
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Posted by Steven. | April 14, 2016
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You would take a tour through hell with a dummy, would you?
Stuart Brown was recommended to me though a person who works in another part of the legal system. After hearing the name of the firm I was about to hire, he laughed and told me to put my money back in my pocket and call Stuart. I did just that and I've never looked back. My divorce will be signed and final tomorrow morning, less than 20 hours away now and, although I've never been in prison, I can relate, now, to that feeling of getting out. I must say, this IS the most stressful thing I've ever gone through in life and I've been through a lot. I am (was) up against someone who ate, slept, and breathed "entitlement" and was very nervous about filing for divorce with four children as a father. I had read almost everything on the topic on the internet, books, free-advice sites. I was nervous. Stu immediately told me to stop looking at that crap. I was in hell. I have four small children and made it clear to him that those are THE most important issues in this. The house and cars are all second to that and he made it so. I am now less than 20 hours away from having my 4 kids at LEAST 1/2 the time, ended up with a bit more of a settlement than I expected, and didn't go broke in the process. I view Stu as a friend, leader, excellent guide through this and someone who has navigated this twisted system for years. You do not want to be the opposing party, trust me. I highly recommend Stu for any family law issues you are facing. If and when issues arise in the future, you better bet I'm calling him first thing. Thank you Stuart for all you've done. You've made me believe in attorneys again and were the best guide "through hell" one could ask for.
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Posted by JD | March 15, 2016
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Stuart Brown
Mr. Brown not only provided TOP-NOTCH service, he also became a coach and friend in helping me navigate thru this horrible storm. He was on fire from the get-go and there was no extinguishing the flame! He saved me from me on more than one occasion. To summarize. I wouldn't want to be on the other side in court.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2016
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Mr. Brown represents both woman and men equally
Its disturbing when people put out an in appropriate statement. Mr. Brown represents both woman & men of all ages, races, etc. on an equal playing field. Mr. Brown has no bias toward woman clients, in fact, he would like to represent more of them. I am a woman and I got the best handling of my case here. I can't say ever enough goods things in this little space. Thank you Mr. Brown
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Posted by Martha | January 10, 2016
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Outstanding Attorney
Stuart Brown stepped in to represent me towards the end of a long, contentious divorce. He had little time to prepare for the trial date but he was amazing in his ability to quickly analyze the case and get his ducks in a row. Stuart Brown is a dedicated advocate. He worked tirelessly on my case and listened to my representation needs while maintaining integrity and respect with opposing counsel and the court. However, Stuart acts quickly with court action, if needed. Stuart is an excellent time manager and is more than fair with billing and accounting. He is direct, honest and ethical; always promoting a sense of trust. He kept me in the loop and is a good team player. I recommend Stuart Brown unreservedly. Don't wait; give him a call now and you will soon feel less alone with your family law burden.
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Posted by William Gang | January 4, 2016
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Excellent Representation
Stuart is a very dedicated client advocate who will do everything in his power to represent you and your interests. He listens and acts on your needs as he works tirelessly to help you through some of the toughest times of your life. I was able to hire Stuart after I had a less than desireable experience with another Attorney. Stuart kept me in the loop at every turn and made sure he knew what my expectations were as he worked hard to acheive them. No one ever plans to need someone like Stuart but I can assure you that you will be pleased with what he brings to the table and how he treats you through what will inevidebly be the most challenging time of your life.
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Posted by Jeff | December 28, 2015
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The Best Family Law Attorney In Seattle...hands down!
Stuart Brown is outstanding. He takes a very personable and custom approach to each and every case and issue. He listens to your needs and responds and consults in a manner that helps you accomplish your objectives while also maintaining a very high level of integrity and respect with opposing counsel and the courts. In my particular case, I needed an attorney that could balance the competing forces of staying focused on coming up with amicable and easy solutions with the opposing party yet also ready to take appropriate and swift court action if needed and warranted. Mr. Brown also utilizes his time very efficiently and is very fair when it comes to billing and accounting. Stuart Brown is outstanding and I would recommend him to anyone needing a great family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2015
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Awesome attorney
When you need a real attorney Stuart is it. Gave me a voice in court that other attornies turned down simply because of whom my spouce is. I got more effort than what I paid him. Very ethical and dependable, excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills imperative in family Law. A strong attorney.
Posted by Michael | December 20, 2015
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Custody for father, in and out of state.
Stuart Brown is a respected veteran and hard working lawyer who gave excellent legal advice and ultimately was the lawyer responsible for awarding me (father) custody of my son and out of state as well. That is damn near impossible and he pulled it off. As a result my son is no longer in mortal danger from his mother whose lifestyle placed him in jeapordy daily. I am forever grateful to Mr.Brown and his efforts, he has saved my sons life. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Brown to any parent who has a custody or parenting issue and needs help. He is a Godsend.
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Posted by Imoan | December 20, 2015
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A Flexiable, Experienced, Knowledgable who saved my daughters life and my sanity
Stuart came highly recommended to be by someone in the legal system. I met Stuart on an emergent, very short notice Saturday morning. He adjusted his schedule and weekend plans and made time for me during this terrible time, and very quickly within hours had filed responses to my case. Stuart does not drag his feet, he is driven and is very knowledgeable of the law. He is experienced, compassionate, and thoughtful. Stuart was able to present my case in a powerful manner, and the judge ruled in the best interest of my daughter. Today my daughter is a happy, thriving. I can't thank Stuart enough, his attentiveness, quick actions, professional manner, empathy and compassion really helped me and my family get through this hard time. I HIGHLY recommend Stuart Brown.
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Posted by Tom | December 20, 2015
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Fixed the mess my previous attorney got us in
Stu is incredibly knowledgeable and understands the aspect of divorce. He was understanding but firm. He took the file after i fired my previous attorney and was able to work through the unethical dealings of opposing counsel. He was always there and able to get the job done! I have also had him prepare a will and work on my mother's estate. He will remain my go to counsel until he decides to retire! Thank you Stu!
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Posted by John | December 20, 2015
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Gaurdian Angel Knight
Hopefully you will never need a lawyer but if you want a lawyer you can trust and who cares about you, it is Stu. He loves and cares for his clients and works relentlessly unselfishly to protect his clients. He is passionate about his job. He is a Marine and protects like a Marine with a heart of gold. I always tell him he is my Gaurdian Angel from Heaven. My ex-wife made terrible evil accusations against me that i was sexually molesting my 12 year old daughter... I went through literal hell and my daughter was only allowed to see me limited hours under supervision. It hurt my daughter and I. Stu protected me and my daughter, and cared for us. as i was devastated and in disbelief. He cleared me by bringing out the truths. I later realized it is a common tactic of some high conflict women. Stu was always by my side, checking up on me. Stu took on my life and lived my pain as he has compassion and empathy. Stu under charges $$, much less than other rip off lawyers who charge for phone calls and emails which Stu doesnt. Stu works weekends and through the night. He wife is amazing and supportive too. I can not say enough about Stu and worry about his health as he puts in 200% fighting for you. He is a lawyer with a Heart and you can TRUST. He is a Guardian Angel Knight. I owe him my life.
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Posted by Jill and Jim | December 20, 2015
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Top attorney
Mr. Brown is a first class attorney. His experience, knowledge, and professionalism may be equaled by other attorneys, but in our opinion cannot be surpassed. The case we were involved in was highly contentious and the opposing party has been historically very difficult to work/deal with. Mr. Brown immediately put her on the defensive, let her know that he was aggressive, and was not going to put up with any of her tactics. Through his insight and strategy, our son received custody of his child, decision making, and child support. Mr. Brown is honest with his clients, is fair in his fees, represents them to the point that he will get the best results for them, and gives sound advice. Our only regret was that we did not have Mr. Brown representing our son earlier.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2015
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Unparalleled Lawyer
Bottom line, you will not find a lawyer who will work harder, longer or more zealously for you. Stuart Brown took my case and turned it around in very short order. He is the guy you want to have on your team in a street fight (which is an accurate metaphor for divorce court). When looking for a lawyer, you want someone who will aggressively fight for you, who has the experience to guide you through the complex web of divorce and who will tell you what not to do. Stuart does all that and more. I had been falsely accused of DV and child abuse; had lost all access to my children and my wife was on her way out of the state when Stuart took over my case. Immediately my wife’s string of court victories came to an abrupt halt. Stuart guided me on how best to fight the baseless accusations and for the first time I had a clear map of how to proceed. I consider myself incredibly blessed to have found Stuart. Like others have said, he does not nickel and dime you and is more than fair on his billing. My opinion is that his value is worth twice his billed rate! Stuart is respectful, genuine, ethical and knowledgeable. He doesn’t shy away from the hard stuff and his attitude empowers you personally. Above all he is available to you. He answers his phone and emails quickly and knows when to give succinct advice and when to offer words of comfort and support. Do yourself a favor, stop looking and give Stuart a call. It will be one of the best decisions of your life!
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AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Northwest Forensic Associates
  • 2004 - Present
  • Licensed Mental Health Professional
  • Northwest Forensic Associates
  • 1990 - 2014

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1980
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana
  • MA - Masters
  • 1975
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
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"Stu has a wealth of experience in the tough areas of family law and he's a relentless and effective advocate in a number of courts and is supported by a highly knowlegable and efficient staff. The Law Offices of Stu Brown are the people you want in your corner."
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Federal Way Divorce and separation Lawyer Stuart Earl Brown
Stuart Earl Brown
Divorce and separation Attorney
Federal Way, WA
Licensed for 19 years