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Jason David Gaber

Divorce and separation Attorney at Kent, WA

4.8   22 reviews

Licensed for 21 years

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Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    22 years

  2. Child support
    20%

    22 years

  3. Child custody
    18%

    22 years

  4. Family
    10%
    I handle all aspects of family law cases ranging from divorce, legal separateion, committed domestic relationships, 3rd party custody, child support and parenting plan modifications, relocation actions, post-secondary support matters, contempt, etc.

    22 years

  5. Domestic violence
    2%

    22 years

 I was born and raised in Western Washington.  I enjoy spending time with my family, swiming, and hiking in our local area.

Licensed for 21 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Jason David Gaber

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Posted by Gregory | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and direct. Highly Recommended
After interviewing a number of lawyers for my divorce I chose Jason for his directness and honesty about the situation. Throughout the divorce process, the opposing attorneys tried to introduce external issues irrelevant to the divorce in an effort to prejudice the court against me. Jason made sure only relevant issues were considered, and we came out ahead every time Jason worked hard to get an equitable settlement, working with the mediator to toss out ridiculous requests from the opposing party, and come to a reasonable agreement. I always felt Jason had my best interests in every discussion with the opposition, and set my expectations appropriately even if the outcome might not be favorable to me. Thank you Jason!
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Posted by Ashley | October 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hire Jason - You will not regret it!!
If you need a Family Law Attorney – CALL JASON. Trust me, you will not regret it. I had a consultation with him this afternoon concerning a child support issue, and I cannot praise his knowledge, candor, and expertise enough. He is also surprisingly humorous and easy to talk to. As someone who has had numerous consults with other Attorney’s leading up to speaking with Jason, I can attest to the fact that he is an incredibly rare find. Although through our consultation I discovered that it will likely be a couple of years before I need an Attorney, you better believe that he will be my first phone call when that day comes.
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Posted by Matt | May 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable, Honest, Dedicated 
Jason is a knowledgeable family law attorney. He was very responsive and easy to work with through out my divorce process. He's humble and straight forward so you always know what you're dealing with. My ex wife didn't make things easy but Jason always looked for ways to protect my rights and assents. Overall I'm pleased with the outcome of my case and services I received. I recommend Mr. Gaber to anyone looking for a practical family lawyer in King County and surrounding areas. 
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Posted by Christy | November 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Responsive , Professional
I was very grateful for the excellent service that Jason Gaber of Gaber Law Firm provided to me over the course of my contentious divorce. He represented me for the entire two years that my case dragged on and it felt like I was his only client from day one. I knew that I could trust him; he was always very reliable, responsive, precise and thorough. He made a difficult situation much easier, was always prepared and has a sense of humor that kept me going even in the toughest of times. On a professional note, he had clear billing statements and I never felt that he was looking to get every last dime from me – he honestly wanted to help close my case as soon as we could to avoid more unnecessary fees to battle the exhausting gas-lighting that was thrown at me. Jason was a great help in dealing with the court system and my troublesome ex, giving me clear instructions, standing up for my interests and representing me in trial, anyone would be lucky to have him as representation. Thank you for the solid foundation my daughter and I needed.
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Posted by Melissa | September 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advocate for Dissolution of Marriage
I met with several attorneys before hiring Jason and knew from the consultation phone call he was going to be a good fit. Jason was diligent and patient with me during my divorce this past year. As the breadwinner and Mother, I had a lot at stake. He kept me calm during a difficult time and represented my well during all negotiations. I have recommended him to my close friends and am recommending his services here. You can trust you will be in good hands.
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Posted by Young | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Dedicated and Well Communicating Attorney
Although it took a bit more than 1 ½ years to finalizing the divorce, without the tireless leadership, persistent/active communication to coordinate with his client as well as the utmost importantly the critical legal representation from Mr. Gaber, the divorce could have easily taken a bad turn; probably costed me significantly more out of my income along with not being able to meet all those date sensitive ‘must do’ requirements by the court system. Who knows...? I could still be battling the legal situation with this divorce if I didn’t go with Mr. Gaber. Mr. Gaber is also on a list of highly recommended attorneys in the area of my residence by my company’s Employee Assistance Program and Work/Life Solutions. Very dedicated and reliable attorney once again… I reemphasize. I admire his dedication to his clients, his research skills, and the way he handles himself in a court room situation. I highly recommend his services on all levels. I would not wish this tough and ‘hard-to-deal-with-situation’ process on anyone. But if it ever happens, I would recommend Mr. Gaber to keep you grounded, informed, and provide reasonable and timely advice and to get you the final outcome (more in your favor) as quickly as possible.
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Posted by Pamela | February 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very dedicated and reliable lawyer
Very dedicated and reliable lawyer. Jason represented me two times over the past four years (Superior Court King County and Pierce County). Both times I was being sued by my ex-husband, relating to our divorce, 22 years ago. I admire his dedication to his clients, his research skills, and the way he handles himself in a quart room situation. I highly recommend his services on all levels.
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Posted by Chris | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service!
Jason helped me through a separation. His knowledge and expertise helped to make a difficult experience bearable. Jason was always available for questions and concerns. While he gave honest recommendations, he also never pressured me into a decision. Instead, he made all the information available so I could make the decision that was right for me. Jason was also very upfront with payment information and filing costs. When we appeared in court, Jason was prepared and ready for multiple possibilities. I would highly recommend Jason, and would hire him again if the need arose.
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Posted by Brian | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney
I hired Jason after a good consult. He was knowlegable and had ideas on how to process my case in my kids best interests right from the start. He help me as a Father get and keep 50/50 custody and decison authority of my kids. Jason is very good at explaining legal lingo and processes in a way a non legal person can understand. He knows his way around the Family law system. He was also straight foward when dealing with me, my Ex's council and the courts. Unlike some Attorney's he did not promote the typical dirty games that can be played in Divorce cases, yet knew how to combat them when the other side tried to play them. Jason is known and respected by the Judges/Comissioners and other Attorney's in the Kent Reginal Justice center. Lastly, his rates were very resonable compared to other Attorneys I consulted. I would recomend Jason's services to anyone going through a Divorce, child custody or other Family law matter.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2015
Helpful, Practical, and Concise
Hiring Mr. Gaber was a great relief, and one of the best decisions I made after I decided to leave a relationship and provide a better life for my young son. No matter how prepared I thought I was for this process - separation, parenting plan, child support - it was still probably one of the most difficult and painful experiences I have ever had. I am well aware I am not alone, and given what I have heard and seen from others I learned that having a competent advocate who knows every aspect of how family law cases work is crucial. What Mr. Gaber does that sets him apart from those who just have the knowledge is that he can explain the process in a manner that is so clear and concise, and he follows through on everything - very quickly. Through much of this process there were times I felt rather paralyzed and unable to make decisions, even though I knew what eventually needed to happen. Mr. Gaber spelled out my options, what would likely be the outcome (and what *should* happen, as they are not always the same thing), and he was honest in what the cost of each step would be. There were a couple circumstances where he could have gotten some more work for himself and money out of my by pushing for a contempt motion, but he respected my decision to pick my battles and be conservative with what limited resources I had throughout the process. He let me know there were no guarantees in the outcome, but I felt like I had a major advantage in just having him handle the discussions with my former partner's attorney. Mr. Gaber was the second lawyer I hired for my case. The lawyer I used to get my case started had the most fantastic paralegal who worked hard and fast to get my declaration done and filed in time to get a restraining order. However, over the next couple months I realized that law firm was VERY expensive and I was not able to communicate with the attorney in a manner that made the process any easier. Mr. Gaber was different. Just before I hired him, he took a moment to review the temporary orders under discussion, and drafted an email addressing a few paragraphs. That email, in one page, had all the information I needed to take a position. It was all in just a few minutes of time, and I had been spending a month (and a lot of money) discussing it with my previous attorney. Mr. Gaber was clearly a better match for me. I have a very busy and stressful work schedule and I spend a lot of time shuttling a kid around to school, sports, etc. Mr. Gaber was great about keeping me updated via email so I could handle matters outside of my work day and after my kid was in bed. There were a couple times I would have been okay with a phone call when it was something more time sensitive. But the reality is that I was overwhelmed during that time frame and did not always check my email promptly. He made his best efforts to keep me on track. I would not wish this process on anyone. But if it ever happens I would recommend Mr. Gaber to keep you grounded, informed, and provide reasonable advice.
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Posted by Eric | June 1, 2015
Wonderful Family Law Lawyer
I was a father of a 2 year old at the time (3 1/2 now) and was battling to get a reasonable amount of time with my daughter. I had an ex who was relentless and threw everything but the kitchen sink at us! Jason Handled my case with professionalism and is unbelievably talented in the court room. I got everything I was hoping to get as far as time with my daughter thanks to Jason's vast and accurate knowledge of the law. I highly recommend his services to anyone going through a family law case.
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Posted by Bill | August 13, 2013
Practical and courtroom skilled
Jason knows the law and is very smart in coming up with strategies for making it work for you. Your situation might involve court filings, working with court house personnel -- Jason is a practical lawyer who knows how things work. I was completely confident in his ideas and plans, and he got the results we wanted. When we had questions and "what ifs," he was very helpful. Our situation involved parenting plans. His approach was not only practical but helpful in coming up with a plan that was easy to work with, with few loose ends and points of friction.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2013
Unbelievably Honest for a Lawyer
I called Mr. Gaber today in an attempt to retain him. After he so graciously listened to my concerns, he advised that retaining him at this point would be a waste of my money. He explained that I have nothing to worry about in terms of my ex's attorney threatening me. He said that if something gets filed, I can contact him then. I find this extremely interesting. He listened to me and wouldn't take my money. I was willing to borrow money to retain him. I don't know of any other lawyer that would do this. He agreed that I could give him a retainer for any possible incidences, but he was very honest in his responses to me. When something actually transpires, I will be hiring him.
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Posted by David | May 7, 2013
Very professionsal/informal and all around great lawyer
I am a single father that has been in my daughters life from day one, when the mother of my child and I decided to co-parent I was hit with a parenting plan asking for supervised visitation rights as well as she was asking for me to pay 900-1000 a month for one child. I thought I was doomed and that one I would barely ever get to see my kid and two I thought I was going to be broke to where I would not even be able to provide for my myself and more importantly my kid. Luckily I came across Jason Gaber whom I had a meeting with and after hearing what he had to say I decided to hire him on as my attorney. Long story short I have my child 2 days a week and everyother weekend, I do pay child support but it is a fair amount so I am able to still support myself as well as my kid. Jason was ALWAYS very informative and updated me on EVERYTHING that was going on with my case. He would break things down to me and explain them in non legal terms. All in all Jason is a top notch lawyer that will do whatever possible for his client.
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Posted by Cher | May 16, 2011
Great Lawyer
I hired Jason Gaber to represent me in a child custody case. He was extremely helpful, kind and courteous. He did an excellent job. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Laurie | March 24, 2011
Honest, hard-working and very capable attorney! I recommend Mr. Gaber.
Mr. Gaber represented my family in a highly complex, very difficult family and custody matter. He worked closely with us for two years, and we are extremely satisfied with his services. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend Mr. Gaber. I hope I never need the services of an attorney again, but if I do, I will turn to the Gaber Law Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2009
Divorce and Custody Battle
From the moment I met Jason over the phone I felt very comfortable that he would do a good job of representing me in my case. I originally called him before I started my proceedings and explained my situation to him. He gave me some great advice which I used to position myself for a more favorable result in the end. Jason is extremely knowledgeable in family law as I asked him many questions on many different scenarios and was always patient and helpful in guiding me the best way to deal with a spouse who was extraordinarily difficult to resolve my issues with. To put it another way, she was somewhat crazy and sick and forced me into many tough and unfortunate circumstances and frustration. Through it all I knew and felt that Jason was working very hard for me and when many of the legal documents were drawn up he showed great expertise and compelling evidence which was extremely helpful. Being in a legal system where I truly believe it favors the woman I far exceeded what I originally thought I could attain in a divorce. Neither pary ever wins, however, I was able to keep intact most of the things I worked long and hard for during my life including custody of my 2 boys. On top of his great advice, and expertise Jason is not what I consider your arrogant type of lawyer, but is in fact a very friendly, respectful, polite person. Someone in fact I wold like to consider my friend. As long as you listen to what he suggests you do concerning the legal system and how the courts work, I know that Jason will postition you for the best reasonable results
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2009
Invaluable and one of the best Family Law Attorney's in the Seattle area
I retained Jason Gaber about 3 years ago for a very brief time. He was very helpful and informed me on everything. Very professional and knowledgeable. I had no worries with the way he handled my case. When I needed to seek legal counsel again, I wanted to retain him to represent me. He is a wonderful attorney and passionate about his work. I appreciate his hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2008
Through uncertain times, you can count on Jason Gaber
Mr. Gaber was invaluable in insuring the long term safety and well being of my daughter. Mr. Gaber is extremely patient and willing to answer your every question. I not only received excellent counsel, I was made to feel comortable and confident. I reccomend Mr. Gaber without hesitation.
Posted by Phil | June 23, 2008
Honest man who made me feel comfortable about my decisions.
Mr. Gaber made sure that I understood every aspect of my case and kept me well-informed of what was going on. At times I felt like a student myself and was anxious to learn more. What I think I admire most about him is his understanding of my daughter's well-being and what was in her best interest. With his help I was able to obtain custody for a majority of the time. I liked that I was able to sleep at night and only worry if he told me to. Top-notch professionalism and a passionate man about what he does. I felt like I was the only case the entire time I dealt with him and never felt hurried or brushed off. I have not hesitated to give his contact information to those seeking a Family Law attorney and will go to him again for counsel.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing member
  • Gaber Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wershow & Ritter
  • 2009 - 2010
  • lead family law attorney
  • Wershow & Ritter
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • McKinley & Irvin
  • 2003 - 2005
  • associate attorney
  • Rao & Pierce, PLLC
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyer in Kent
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • The Ten Most Dependable Family Law Attorneys of the West
  • Goldline Research
  • 2008

Publications

  • Goldline research in Forbes magazine
  • The ten most dependable family law attorneys of the west
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Jason. He is my kind of attorney. He is a straightforward and honest guy. This save money for clients and cuts through conflict."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jason as opposing counsel for years. Jason is knowledgeable, prepared and always represents his clients well. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked as opposing counsel to Jason on a case involving complicated property and potentially explosive parenting issues that settled quickly to everyone’s satisfaction. I found him to be knowledgeable, skillful, and professional at all times. He did an excellent job representing his client’s interests and I would refer future clients to him without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a great lawyer who does a great job for his clients. No nonsense and direct."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a knowledgeable family law attorney who is dedicated to serving the best interests of his client whether in negotiation or in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Before Jason and I joined the same firm, I regularly referred family law matters to him. He is a highly-skilled, cost-effective attorney. He is very scrupulous and vigorously represents his clients. I have full confidence in his abilities and would not hesitate to refer close family members to him should they need his legal services."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jason Gaber is simply an excellent family law attorney. He is smart, hard working, knowledgable, and not afraid of a fight when a fight is necessary. Jason is an excellent advocate in the courtroom: factual, accurate, persistent when he needs to be and never inflammatory. I have unreservedly recommended Jason to a number of clients over the years and will continue to do so."
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Jason David Gaber
Divorce and separation Attorney
Kent, WA
Licensed for 21 years