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I am proud to have been a lawyer for over 20 years.  I knew I wanted to be a lawyer when I was in college but didn't have the resources to go straight to law school, so I started my career as a legal assistant and paralegal.  12 years later, I went to law school and started my own practice.  For most of my clients, hiring a lawyer is something they never envisioned doing; their cases are extremely important to them, and they deserve a lawyer who acknowledges and respect that. 

One of the reasons I  love mediation and arbitration is because it gives me the opportunity to help people make a difficult time in their lives a little easier.  I am a fully trained mediator and practice evaluative mediation. 

I have a great deal of experience in cases involving traditional and non-traditional relationships, and work hard to resolve cases that need to be resolved while fighting the fights that need to be fought.


Practice areas


  1. Arbitration: 30%
    22 years
  2. Mediation: 30%
    22 years
  3. Guardianship: 20%
    22 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    22 years
  5. Divorce: 10%
    22 years



Hourly ($350-390/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lainie D Hammond

    Elizabeth is a hard-working, diligent attorney who will give her all for her clients. I worked with her on several matters, and her attention to detail was amazing. She was able to see the pros and cons of each matter, which made her more capable of fighting for her side. I believe she would be good at any matter she undertook.


    Lainie Hammond Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Blake Ian Kremer

    Ms. Turner worked with me for almost 8 years. She provided exemplary counsel. I worked with Ms. Turner at the Washington State Bar Association's Law Fund for Client Protection. Our fund was her client, and her dedication to researching each issue we faced was amazing. Ms. Turner is personable, caring, incredibly professional, and EXTREMELY knowledgeable. Ms. Turner ultimately achieved a leadership role in the national organization for our fund. I know her knowledge and experience with family law proceedings, performance in the courtroom, and overall representation to be no less than outstanding. Anyone who has her as an advocate is as fortunate as our fund was for the many years she served us.


    Blake Kremer Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

P.O. Box 1237
Lynnwood, WA, 98046


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyElizabeth Turner, PS/Elizabeth Michelson2014 - Present
Assistant General Counsel/Disciplinary Board CounselWashington State Bar Association2007 - 2014
Attorney OwnerElizabeth Turner Smith, PS1994 - 2007
Legal Assistant/ParalegalVarious firms & attorneys1983 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember1982 - Present
WSBA Elder Law SectionChair2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lindemann v. Lindemann, 92 Wn.2d 64 (1998)N/A
In Re Discipline of Whitney, 155 Wn.2d 451 (2005)N/A
In Re Marriage of Trichak, 120 Wn. App. 1030 (2004) (unpublished)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1994
Central Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983