|Attorney||Anderson, Fields, Dermody & Pressnall||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Reeve Shima P.C.||2009 - 2011|
|Felony Attorney||Whatcom County Public Defender||2008 - 2009|
|Attorney||Snohomish County Public Defenders||2007 - 2008|
|Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald L. Castleberry||Snohomish County Superior Court||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Defense Trial Lawyers||N/A||2010 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington Women Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Whatcom Women Lawyers||Treasurer||2009 - 2010|
|Washington Self-Insurers Association||N/A||2009 - 2011|
|Professionals in Workers' Compensation||N/A||2009 - 2011|
|Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Washington - Seattle||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|WWCP Statutory Requirements Course||Revised Code of Washington, Title 51||2010|
Posted by Larry
My divorce involved custody of a minor and asset issues. In addition, my wife's overseas parents paid carte blanche for her attorneys (there were four in succession), who pursued multiple phantom issues put forth by my wife. Gretchen handled the legal issues superbly and patiently steered the process to the point where my wife perjured herself on a very sensitive issue. I never doubted that Gretchen knew exactly how to protect my best interests and those of my son. The process was tortuous, of course, but I was always completely confident about Gretchen's attention to the case and her efforts on my behalf. Most importantly, she took my case to heart. She cared about the outcome and about my and my son's well-being. Due to Gretchen's diligence I have joint custody and an extremely equitable parenting plan and support plan. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Posted by Melissa
I retained Gretchen Neale as counsel in early 2012 to assist me with a minor modification to my parenting plan agreement. I am very pleased with my end result. Gretchen was attentive and responsive and a bull dog when I needed her to be.
There was a short time that she was away on maternity leave and I was passed off to another lawyer in her firm: Jillian Pressnall. My experience as represented by Pressnall was absolutely horrible in comparison as with her I felt abandoned and alone. The only reason I did not leave the firm at that point was because I knew the approximate return date for Gretchen Neale so I dug my heals in and waited. Upon Gretchen's return, I again felt again that I had a lawyer that was attentive and responsive.
Gretchen is a petite woman with balls of steel. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous
When I retained the services of Gretchen Neale , I thought I was retaining a high level practitioner , a fluid attorney to represent my position throughout my dissolution process , it became very apparent in court I had mad a sub-par decision ,her court demeanor was to be completely steamrolled by opposing council and then the only response from her to the judge was "Certainly" ? . I understand the etiquette and demeanor necessary in a courtroom. However when it was her turn to speak she was extremely Green in her ability to articulate to the court her clients position effectively , thus proving her inability to professionally argue many viable points so as to help her client standing beside her.
The office setting has shown a number of inconsistencies , Except for Billing efficiency , I found my self receiving letters from the court outlining that I was in illegal non compliance (three times) for paperwork not submitted , I was quite shocked as I had been so diligent on my end of anything I needed to complete.....
After repeated emails and phone calls, Gretchen finally did the necessary court paperwork and outlined to me the steps I needed to do , I find this highly incompetent that a attorney specializing in dissolution would not keep her clients up to speed and ahead of the process with all necessary paperwork/classes ect required , so everything is done timely and efficiently , you see this is why people hire specialized attorneys so all the "paperwork" is efficiently taken care of and managed for the client....
Getting a divorce can be a difficult process , combining those difficulties with a inexperienced and ineffective attorney can prove Very difficult and expensive ,my first hand experience with Gretchen Neale and her offices leeds to one Final conclusion.... MOVE ON..........
Dean Swanson, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Gretchen is a persistent, thoughtful and intelligent advocate for her clients. She is also experienced in the courtroom, which means that she knows what it takes to see a case through to the end. You can trust Gretchen to work hard for you. I endorse her without reservation.
Renee DeFreece, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Gretchen has extensive experience in several different areas of law which makes her a well-rounded seasoned attorney. She is trustworthy and honest. She can provide any client with the best representation there is to have with diligence and compassion. She is intelligent and professional - the best two attributes all attorneys should possess.