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Kiona Gallup

Family Attorney at Kent, WA

4.2   5 reviews

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About Kiona

Learn Kiona’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%

    6 years

  2. Adoption
    2%
    Step-parent and third-party adoptions

    6 years, 1 case

  3. Alimony
    2%

    6 years

  4. Child abuse
    2%

    6 years

  5. Child custody
    2%

    6 years

  6. Child support
    2%

    6 years

  7. Divorce and separation
    2%

    6 years

  8. Domestic violence
    2%

    6 years

  9. Guardianship
    2%
    Adult and child guardianships

    6 years

  10. Marriage and prenuptials
    2%

    6 years

  11. Uncontested divorce
    2%

    6 years

I provide competent, compassionate representation to my clients. Law school and my personal experiences with family law give me deep insights into how a practice can help people. I am dedicated to providing competent representation, tailored to an individual’s specific needs. I am here to help people and families through extremely difficult times.

Licensed for 5 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 02/01/2023

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

Contact Kiona

Community Advocates Northwest
213 W Titus Street
Kent, WA, 98032

Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Shatrice | March 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Kiona represented me in a landlord/tenant dispute in late 2017. She went above & beyond & I won my case. She is amazing & will retain her again if needed!
Response from Kiona Gallup December 16, 2020
Hi Shatrice: Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to work with you! I hope all is well and you and your family are staying safe during these difficult times.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney that feels more like a friend
I was scared to hire an attorney because I didn't want to play games, but I was incredibly lucky to find Kiona. She's not an intimidating lawyer type, she's a real person who knows her stuff and makes me feel completely comfortable and confident. She's more like a friend that has your back. She fought for me and my kids. She is passionate about justice and doing the right thing. I felt that she really cares about her clients and supports them.
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Response from Kiona Gallup December 16, 2020
You and your family matter. You all deserved to be heard and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for your kind review. Stay safe!
Posted by Sophia | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
When I really really needed a lawyer and had been looking around for weeks and kept being turned down because I'm a single mom and don't have thousands to put down on a lawyer Kiona was there for me. She let me set up a payment plan that worked for me and set up a retainer fee that I could actually afford! She walked me carefully and respectfully through the whole paperwork process and court process with ease. During our many month working together she was always a phone call away and always there when I needed her to answer all of my millions of questions. But most of all she is kind, giving, dedicated, Determined, respectful, and a extremely hard worker and over achiever. Everything you could and would ever want in an attorney. She walked me through my case step by step and helped me turn everything around in my favor and got me everything I asked for and soooo much more I thought was impossible to even get. I am so happy that I stumbled across that lawyers office number and she up and seen me that day. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I'm serious, if you are looking for a great family law attorney or any other services she provides you can not go wrong with hiring Kiona you definitely want her on your side.
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Response from Kiona Gallup January 2, 2018
Thank you for the kind words, Sophia. It has been absolute pleasure working with and for you. You and your family mean a lot to me. I have been honored to work with you.
Posted by Melissa Ann | May 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kiona is the only lawyer I trust in Washington State
I have worked with Kiona for years. She is quick to see the problem and swift to finding resolve with the least amount of conflict. Her cost effective approach towards all of her clients is outstanding. I have worked with multiple attornies in the past, all of which have failed me. Kiona is the only lawyer who I trust to do what is right, not what is easiest. She is strong, direct, insightful, precise, and dedicated. I will forever appreciate having her as my lawyer and will trust no one else but her to handle all my family dealings. Forever grateful to her.
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Response from Kiona Gallup May 22, 2017
Thank you, Melissa. It has been a pleasure working with you, both prior to law school and following licensing. I look forward to being here whenever you need assistance. -Kiona
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Kiona and I connected through the company she used to work with, and she gave me the option to continue to work with her when she left that company and started her own - I agreed. Kiona never sent me an agreement for the arrangement and during mediation revealed to the mediator that she was working Pro Bono for me. I never received this via writing either. During mediation, I felt that Kiona rushed me along to make decisions I was concerned weren't realistic, without advocating for my stance. Following mediation, I found several substantial errors in the orders that were sent over from the other party, despite signed and agreed orders in mediation, which needed to be fixed prior to an agreed order, which Kiona had overlooked. This is when Kiona became difficult to reach. Even once a decision had been reached and the orders were finalized, I was not notified, not given the signed order, nor able to connect with Kiona; this, despite Kiona never serving a notice of intent to withdraw. Many months later and out of the blue, Kiona emailed me the final signed order, an invoice (despite no written agreement and pro bono statement), and notification that she had dismissed herself from my case. I tried to contact Kiona by email and phone to resolve the matter of the invoice, however, my emails were returned undeliverable and Kiona's phone is disconnected. The last I heard from her was another invoice for a service I was told would be Pro Bono. At the end of the day, while Kiona showed up for representation, she was of little to no benefit to me by ignoring concerns I raised in my legal matter, was unresponsive when I needed to reach her, showed no follow-through, and overall unprofessional.
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Response from Kiona Gallup March 2, 2021
Dear JH: It has taken me sometime to process this review and think of the appropriate response. As you know, the review was posted very recently, though you had written it in 2018. First, I would like to apologize for any frustrations you had with your representation. It is never my intention to provide anything less than the best service to my clients. The time you reference in your review was a hectic time, as you were aware, as I was dealing with the abrupt transition to a new law firm. You were kept in the loop as to my new office and we even had conversations about ongoing litigation and what, unfortunately, my new office would have required from you financially. We spent all day in a very emotionally taxing mediation, with a mediator that gave you more grief than anyone should have. It was a challenging day, but I stuck by your side the whole way and never advised you to do anything that was out of line or you couldn't agree to. You understood the realities of settling that day or proceeding to trial. We even spoke on the sidewalk in front of your new employment when I happened to walk by months later. While I disagree factually with a lot of what you have said, in no way am I dismissing or diminishing your concerns and what you experienced. If there were a way to make things right with you, you know I would in an instant. After the last time we spoke in person, I had no idea that you felt this way or I would have fixed the problem then. I appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback and hope that I have grown as an attorney over the last two and a half years to not have other clients leave feeling the same way. If you'd like to chat any further about this, please feel free to reach out. I am happy to sit down for a virtual cup of coffee and connect. Wishing you the best, Kiona
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Community Advocates Northwest
  • 2018 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Brumley & Hull, PLLC
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Law Offices Of Molly B. Kenny
  • 2017 - 2018

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Trinity Lutheran College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Parenting Plan Modification
  • Won modification at trial
  • Parenting Plan Establishment with DV
  • Client granted primary custody with adequate DV restrictions

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Puyallup Tribal Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Kiona
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Kiona in an incubator program that supported the development of our law firms. Kiona is an excellent attorney and a compassionate advocate for her clients. I would recommend Kiona to anyone with a family law issue."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often consult with Kiona and she is always competent, compassionate, and giving. My most trusted colleagues and I have all found her to be refreshingly practical and down to earth."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kiona is an exceptional family law attorney. I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring and working with Kiona. I love hearing her opposing opinion on cases. Her lawyering skills and ethics far exceed her years and those I’ve experienced from other attorneys. Kiona works tirelessly for her clients and focuses on her clients well-being and interests. She is a bright, compassionate and caring attorney. It’s amazing to watch her work!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kiona is very knowledgeable about family law matters. She fights hard for each of her clients and works tirelessly for each one of them."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was recently in court and watched as Kiona was able to resolve a short-notice emergency family law matter that required her to appear with minimal notice and preparation. I was extremely impressed with her ability to adapt and confidently argue for a positive outcome for her client. I highly recommend reaching out to Kiona if you have a family law matter!"
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kiona is a great attorney and potential clients should definitely consider her. Many attorneys have problems returning phone calls or answering a clients questions, but you will not have these issues when you hire Kiona. She is rapid to respond, and cares very much that her clients UNDERSTAND what is going on with their case. I very much endorse this attorney."
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