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Michele M Haaseth

Litigation Attorney at Redmond, WA

4.1   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michele

Learn Michele’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    38%
    includes Insurance Coverage, First and Third Party claims involving property damages/personal injury, Bad Faith exposure/claims. Foreclosure, Debt Collection, Landlord/Tenant

    24 years

  2. Family
    32%
    includes Dissolution (uncontested), Parenting Plans and Child Support Modifications, Adoption, Adult Adoptions, Guardianships, Name Changes, Power of Attorney for Minor Child,

    14 years

  3. Elder law
    30%
    includes Wills, Healthcare Directives/Living Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Probate, Property Transfers relative to existing Trusts

    17 years

Michele M. Haaseth is the principal of Haaseth Law and has over 17 years of legal experience. She has proven to be a zealous advocate for all of her clients both in and out of court. With her extensive legal knowledge and significant practical experience, Ms. Haaseth helps her clients understand their options so they can make an informed decision. Ms. Haaseth is an accomplished litigator having successfully litigated hundreds of cases representing clients in a broad array of disputed matters including personal injury/automobile accidents, family law, dependency, debt collection, foreclosure, unlawful detainer (eviction), real estate, insurance defense, and insurance coverage. In addition, she has extensive experience with bankruptcy, bad faith exposure/claims, elder law, estate planning, and probate. Ms. Haaseth is well versed in multiple areas of dispute resolution including all Washington state courts, United States District Courts, as well as, alternative methods including mediation or arbitration. Ms. Haaseth's goal is to help her clients reach their goals.

Location

Haaseth Law
10675 Willows Road NE
Suite 250
Redmond, WA, 98052

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Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by Jason | March 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence And Compassion At Every Step
I was able to retain Michele as my attorney for a dissolution of my marriage. I can not thank her enough for the professionalism, compassion and knowledge she shared at every single step of the way. Whenever I had a question she had an honest answer and explained everything to me fully. I felt like I was doing something relatively easy instead of how complicated I had heard divorce was. Michele was always quick to answer my emails and return my phone calls. She knew what my goals were in the uncontested divorce and fully made sure the outcome would be in accordance with them. I wanted to make an equitable split, make sure I could make a one time payment to cover all spousal support and she went above and beyond. She handled all the communications for the split of 401k and pension accounts so that I didn’t have to spend hours on the phone with the financial companies. She laid all assets and liabilities out cleanly and organized the entire case so that even a kindergartener could understand. Michele was honest with me about outcomes but even then came out above what she had promised by her hard work and determination to fight to my advantage. She made the process easy for me to be able to do all paperwork and get the case finished even after I had moved out of state. She worked with my legal insurance, probably even undercharging me what she deserved to get for such diligent work. I can not recommend her enough or say enough good things about Michele and I believe she is the best lawyer in the entire Seattle area that I’ve ever interacted with or heard of. You could not do better than to give Michele a call and see the results for yourself.
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Posted by Mihir | June 26, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Michele is really very helpful and knowledgeable. She helped me out wrt to my small claims related to tenant-owner issue and helped me throughout with explaining the entire process, coming up with the content for my dispute and preparing me for small court appearance. I ended up wining the case during my first hearing itself and got my full security deposit back along with my other expenses. I would recommend everyone to work with Michele and I would surely like to work with her once again in case if I happen to face any issue for which I need legal support and guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Highly recommend Michele M Haaseth!
I hired Michele for helping me out with a contested divorce case. Right from the day one, Michele handled my case with great professionalism and compassion. Her knowledge and drive were exactly what I needed and looking for since I did not had any personal knowledge or experience in the area of divorce. Her impeccable integrity, dedication, negotiation skills with other party are phenomenal. She had always kept me informed with case proceeding's through out the duration of the case. Always made sure that this divorce case had minimal financial burden on me. As a person, she is very caring, thoughtful, and extremely intelligent. What I like the most in her is that she views you as a person, not just a case number. She takes the time to get to know you and listens to your concerns, needs with utmost attention. I am very happy with Michele's services and truly recommend to anyone who is in need of this fabulous attorney in WA state for any of their family law needs. Thankyou Michele once again !!!. You really helped me during difficult times of my life and most importantly helped me getting back my life under control.
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Posted by Jenny | January 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenant Representation
We cannot express our gratitude to Michele Haaseth and her level of service provided to us for a tenant/landlord issue where we were unlawfully treated as tenants. Her passion and level of commitment to our case was beyond our expectations. She was very thorough in explaining our rights, as well as listening to our concerns throughout the entire process, which took a total of 6 months. We would recommend Michele's services to anyone who is seeking representation as a tenant or landlord as she is fair across the board and is extremely knowledgeable in this area. Thank you so much Michele for your services!
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Posted by Heather | September 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brilliant Attorney, Phenomenal Advice.
Michele is a caring, compassionate, brilliant attorney and highly recommend. I consulted with her on a probate matter of my late-mother which I was provided practical, sound advice with a plan to move forward. It was easy to relate to her because of her friendly demeanor, professionalism and respect. I cannot thank her enough for her time and compassion to listen. Superb attorney!
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Posted by Henry | June 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional qualified attorney
I have multiple home, auto and rental properties and insurance policies from various companies. With our children all in driving age, we have concerns about our risks and liability. So we set up a consultation meeting with Michele Haaseth. She took her time to explain how the law works, who is liable and to what degree. She has all the answers to our questions and even patiently talked about real estate title related matters beyond the original scope for the meeting. She delivers answers and offers legal advice in clear and precise language. I am very satisfied with the service!
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Posted by Cathy | March 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tenant rights
Michele was easy to reach and meet. Very compassionate and caring. She gave great advice in a timely matter. Highly recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast Friendly Service
I hired Michele to help me with a Small Estate Affidavit when my mother passed away. She completed the required paperwork in one hour. Michele was polite, fast, courteous & to the point. I will recommend her to others. Thank you Michele.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome and friendly lawyer!
I hired Michele to help me with matter in regards to my house deed and I mentioned to her of a related issue, that may not necessarily require legal assistance and Michele happily aid me in getting the necessary info as well as confirming and making sure there's no legal ramification from this issue.
Posted by Derek | January 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful and Honest.
Michele is an organized communicator that's result driven; while also being a realist- a rare and admirable combination in the profession. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with her again.
Posted by Shannon | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
smart heart
She was thoughtful in her communications and smartly navigated the situation. It's refreshing to work with someone who has both the passion and the savvy to be very effective yet a great caring bedside manner. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ms. Haaseth and would highly recommend her to everyone I know!
Posted by Jason | April 30, 2015
She really knows her stuff...
Michele represented me after I was involved in a car accident. I liked the fact that Michele focused on my case. She really seemed to care about me. She was also knowledgeable and well prepped. If I ever go through something like this again, I would want her to represent me.
Posted by Mike | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She stopped answering
I was working with Michele on a prenuptial agreement this summer. She was quite responsive at first. I spent a few hours on the phone speaking with her and determining what should go in the agreement. She provided useful advice, background, and context about WA State law. However, when it came time for her to draft the agreement, she disappeared. No replies to follow up emails. I actually hadn't paid her anything at all at this point. I understand she was having a busy summer, but I'm baffled as to why she would spend hours discussing my documents, not charge me, and then silently disappear. My feedback would be that if you won't have time to take on a client, please just say so, ideally up front (but better late than never). It will save us both a lot of time. I need to find another lawyer now.
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Posted by Victoria | June 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappearing act
Very disappointing - after a great first initial meeting, I’ve been strung along. I’ve had to send multiple emails with no response. After getting one response and giving Michelle an easy out so that I could move on and find someone else to help me, she said she wanted to still work on my case keeping me on the hook for another few weeks. Since then - ghosted. This has caused active harm to my situation because of timing constraints. Very disappointed because Michelle seemed smart and sharp, but useless if she’s not dependable and has no integrity with her word or accountability.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unresponsive
I contacted Michelle regarding some estate planning for my wife and I. We had a 50 minute phone conversation, which seemed to go well. She sent me a questionnaire, I filled it out, and emailed it back within the next week or two. This was late last year. After that, I never heard from hear again. I left multiple emails, voicemails, nothing. I even said, if you don't have time for this or are not interested, just tell me. Again, nothing. I just don't get it.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michele is not professional, honest, or easy to work with—look elsewhere!
She was late to our meetings and completed my documents later than she promised while making mistakes on my them. She was unresponsive when I tried following up with her, when she finally got back to me after several attempts on cell, email, and text it was clear she rushed through her work and missed some important details that we had already discussed. Did not make me feel like a priority, and for the rate she charges I expected more—she was responsive at first but after she takes payment don’t expect much from her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 240-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Haaseth Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Geico
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Managing Partner
  • Haaseth Law
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Lee, Smart, Cook, Martin & Patterson, PS, Inc.
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Clerk
  • Spokane County Superior Court
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • M.S. v. G.P
  • At mediation, utilized insurance company auto repair estimate to successfully argue that impact was more significant than defense had argued resulting in increased offer and settlement.
  • RE adv Insurance Co Subro Claim
  • Successfully reduced liability from 100% to just over 50%.
  • C and F adv H
  • Defense verdict for client at MAR. Use of accident reconstruction with video and expert analysis to establish my client did not cause subject MVA.

Associations

  • King County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • East King County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Snoqualmie Tribal Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2002
  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2002

Publications

  • Prepared for Florida Law Firm entering Bankruptcy market
  • Florida Bankruptcy 101
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Michele
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michele is a incredibly knowledgeable and skilled lawyer. A zealous advocate for her clients, she never compromises on her ethical obligations."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michele is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to obtaining the optimal outcome. She has a wonderful positive personality that will help clients get through difficult times."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michele has over 10 years of experience as a litigator. She cut her teeth as an insurance defense attorney and now is now using that knowledge and skill for her clients. Employing both her experience and her acumen she maintains the highest standard within the profession."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. While she is a tough opponent, she is fair and always does her best for her clients."
Criminal defense
Lawsuits and disputes
Redmond Litigation Lawyer Michele M Haaseth
Michele M Haaseth
Litigation Attorney
Redmond, WA
Licensed for 23 years
Free Consultation