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About me

My goal is to help clients through the difficult transitions which divorce, custody and child support issues bring and to work together with my clients to bring about the best outcomes.  My experience as a litigator, collaborative attorney, mediator and pro tem commissioner benefits my clients with a broad perspective of all approaches to their cases.  Whether my clients want to use the traditional litigation approach or the collaborative approach, I am ready to lead, inform and facilitate.  I am also available as a mediator to help parties reach fair and durable agreements.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    23 years, 450 cases
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    23 years, 450 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    20 years, 450 cases
  4. Alimony: 10%
    20 years, 300 cases
  5. Child Support: 10%
    20 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($225-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David G. Hobson

    I endorse this lawyer. Virginia knows the facts and the law. She is professional and a pleasure to work with.


    David Hobson Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Jonathan Blake Hilty

    I endorse Virginia Amis. She is an experienced family law attorney and provides strong representation for her clients. I have had more than one case against Virginia and found her to be highly professional.


    Jonathan Hilty Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Gouras & Amis PLLC

20415 72nd Ave S Ste 420
Kent, WA, 98032-2390


OKAuthorized to practice law199101/07/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGouras & Amis, PLLC2008 - Present
PartnerMckinley Irvin, PLLC2004 - 2008
Of CounselLutz Law Offices, PS2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
South King County Collaborative Law GroupMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dissolution with childrenWe were successful in negotiating a favorable outcome for our client which addressed all issues.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer Finance Law Quarterly ReportThe Bankruptcy Good Faith Issue1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
King Copunty Bar AssociationParenting/Custody Issues in Different Jurisdictions2011