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Ramina Dehkhoda

Real estate Attorney at Redmond, WA

4.6   25 reviews

also known as Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele, Ramina Steele

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  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 12 years
    Washington - WA 22 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ramina

Learn Ramina’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    30%
    Commercial and residential transactions and litigation

    23 years, 100 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Complex dissolutions involving high assets and cultural implications

    24 years, 100 cases

  3. Business
    20%
    Complex business structure, buy/sell, audits, etc...

    21 years, 50 cases

  4. Child custody
    15%

  5. Contracts and agreements
    10%

EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY FOR REAL ESTATE, BUSINESS & LITIGATION INCLUDING FAMILY LAW. CALL TODAY.

I am the Partner in Charge of the Firm's Washington State offices. I am a litigator and have extensive court room experience in various areas of the law including real estate, business and family law.

 

My passion is seeking the best possible outcome for my clients.  I am a mediator and an arbitrator with AAA and that experience provides me the training to navigate complex matters for my clients.  

 

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
Quick, honest help--and no sales pitch!
I just got off the phone with Ramina, and I was very impressed. She was very helpful, very candid, and gave me advice on how to solve my issues by myself (for free) even though I was willing to hire her. That's always the mark of a great person, in my mind: you come to their business offering to pay, and they refuse to take your money because it's not in your best interest. I've had concerns for months regarding my treatment by my employer. I finally decided it was time to speak with an expert. Based on her Avvo score and customer reviews, Ramina was my first choice. I'm glad I called her. Ramina made time for me to do a free consultation only hours after my initial call. During the consultation, she was friendly, kind, and took her time to explain my options in detail. I've noticed that many lawyers on Avvo either have no free consultation or offer very short consultations (I've seen some as short as 10 minutes!). As a result, I was worried that my consultation would feel rushed. Instead, she took time to explore every detail of my concerns. I never felt rushed, and she never sounded annoyed or unconcerned. I'm going to follow Ramina's advice on how to potentially solve my issue at no cost. If I do end up needing a lawyer, I'm going to call her office first!
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Posted by Yazan | May 7, 2013
Ramina is a Great Lawyer with attention to details
Ramina was extremely helpful in taking care of my contractual needs with my clients this year. Her attention to details is the biggest requirement in my field as we deal with some many nuances that are extremely technical and require a knowledge of the business, 3D production. Not only did she clear all the issues out, but my client was impressed by the write ups to 'HIS' own contract that they have it now revised to what Ramina had provided edits to.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An empowering lawyer during a very disempowering divorce
I retained Ramina to handle my divorce process. She understood and respected the many delicate interpersonal issues at play and empowered me to represent myself in many stages of negotiation, thus minimizing billable hours and really winning my trust. I'd recommend her highly to anyone in the same spot.
Posted by Lauren | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST and most efficient with my money
I hired Ramina for some Family Law issues. She agreed to take my case thankfully. She was no joke and handled my case with class and fairness. She let me know when I was off base, let me help and do some of the legwork to save myself some money, and state my arguments but also was quick to handle issues which arose with opposing council. My outcome was far better than what I hoped for and she did it all for me while being a human and not just someone I hired. She made me feel like what I was going through was going to be okay and the outcome appropriate. She is worth every penny. She was knowledgeable and takes no garbage, but was at the same time professional and guided me via the law and with a kindness that you do not often see with attorneys, specifically in the case of family law where conversations are crucial and emotions run high. I would recommend her for any type of law as she is literally that well versed in handling cases and people. I cannot thank her enough.
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Posted by Djaouida | October 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Ramina and her staff are all very supportive and nice people. I recently went through a horrible divorce that left me paralyzed some days with grief, and no matter how many times I asked the same question, I always got an answer with understanding and patience. I feel fortunate to have found Ramina. I spoke with 3 different attorneys before finding her. I knew once I had a conversation with Ramina, that I was in good hands. I highly recommend her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great for my property tax appeal
We hired Ramina and her team to help us on a property tax assessment appeal. Our initial consulting call with her was very informative and we could tell she had a lot of experience and knowledge. She didn't try to sell us at all or force us to hire her but honestly told us what having an attorney on board for this appeal would look like and how her and her firm could help us. I appreciated her honesty and the fact she didn't try to sell us. While they were working on our appeal they were also extremely diligent and on top of all communications - very fast response rate to emails - I really felt like we were all a team working together and she was on our side. All of their hard work resulted in our value being lowered over 20% to a much more fair value for our property. Thanks again Ramina!
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
fast, courteous, knowledgable, was easy to understand
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2015
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Business advice session
Helpful call, very efficient. The call took about 45 minutes to come in, so I was a bit stuck to my phone (the page indicated the call would come "in minutes"), but otherwise all went smoothly!
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Ramina quickly grasped our issue and provided great counsel.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
She was very,very helpful.She just unloaded a whole lot of stress off of me.Thanks for all of your legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Knowledgeable, precise, fast thinker. Things you would expect from a good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and straightforward
I had the best consultation call with Ramina and couldn't have been more grateful! Ramina was patient with me, answered all my questions and suggested clear next steps. She didn't try to hold back legal advice or convince me that I should hire her/her firm, which is rare among the lawyers I've talked to. I'd highly recommend her!
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Response from Ramina Dehkhoda September 21, 2015
Thank you so much for the lovely review!
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
Quick, honest, asked a partner for a second opinion, then recommended another lawyer
In 8 minutes Ramina put my mind at ease with information, actionable next steps and a referral. She didn't "solve" my problem - she was up-front that it's not in her area of practice - but she did give me insight into how to navigate it, which I was lacking. For a quick legal question, at $39 her value can't be beat.
Posted by Lucas | June 30, 2015
Great help and peace of mind with a landlord issue
Ramina was very responsive when an issue with a property management company came along. She met with us to consult and was very understanding of our circumstance, as well as affirming that she was in our corner. She also has a peculiar talent for reading through contracts extremely quickly for salient information, which made handing her our voluminous file a very quick and easy process. We will definitely be continuing the conversation with her, should the need arise.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Trusted adviser, caring, efficient, and passionate about her work and her clients.
Ms. Dehkhoda steel represented me in my divorce dispute in regards to division of personal assets. She is extremely intelligent, passionate about her work, trustworthy, and caring She is truly a trusted adviser. Her work is done efficiently and in a timely manner. Since then, I also seek her advise in corporate related issues at my work place. I admire her expertise and highly recommend her for family law as well as corporate law.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Understands startups !
If you have a mobile-app idea or want to do a startup, talk to Ramina. Ramina understands what it takes for a startup to be formed. She has the knowledge and experience to guide teams through the process while watching out for pitfalls. We really like working with Ramina because she thinks things through. Its a big world out there and you want to have the right people looking out for you from the start.
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Posted by Scott | May 22, 2013
I highly recommend Ramina
I am a male currently in the process of divorce proceedings in a very complicated case involving mental illness and domestic violence (with children involved). This whole experience has been very sad, scary (very worried about the children), and frustrating. For me, Ramina and her team are what have allowed me to keep it all together. They have helped me to successfully anticipate what the opposing side will do and how the judge might respond, to choose the right Gardian Ad Litum for our situation, and kept me informed of every action by them, the opposing attorney, and the court. I can't get over how responsive they have been, by far more responsive than any other commercial or professional relationship I have. I also trust them implicitly; I can't count the times I have felt a great amount of stress during this experience, and after meeting with Ramina or a member of her team, I have felt completely relieved, and confident even. She is very knowledgeable and always well prepared. She is also so easy to talk with, patient when explaining things (even when i have to ask the same question twice!), and sensitive to my financial constraints. In terms of results, so far I have won everything important to me (custodial custody of the kids, no spousal support) and a little more (child support!), and I feel the team has a good plan going forward. I would highly recommend Ramina and team for family law.
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Posted by JoAnn | May 7, 2013
An open line of communcation
Communication is the key to any successful relationship. The first time I met Ramina I felt like I had known her all of my life. She is so comfortable to be around and so easy to talk to I no longer felt the need to continue my search for an attorney. She was recommended to me by a good friend and business mentor. Many thanks to my friend and thanks to Ramina for agreeing to be a part of my corporate team.
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Posted by Stephanie | August 23, 2012
Ramina in Review
Ramina is a very caring and incredibly hard-working woman. She is passionate about helping those in need and she really goes the extra mile to do just that. When she heard that I had paperwork that needed to be filed (regarding the guardianship of my handicapped daughter) she quickly offered her help. At first I wondered if it was something that I would have been able to just do on my own, but I quickly became very thankful that Ramina stepped in, as the "legal speak" in the forms often left me confused. I'm afraid that, without her help, I would have filed them incorrectly, which I can only assume would have led to a long, drawn out, and possibly even very expensive hassle. Instead, the whole process was smooth, painless, and I felt a great sense of security and comfort, knowing that we were in good hands. I will definitely seek out Ramina's help with all of my future legal needs, and I strongly recommend others to do the same.
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Posted by Flaviu | August 17, 2012
Ramina saved my future
I hired Ramina for an international family matter in a critical moment of my life, when, due to legal complications I was on the verge of giving up and leaving the country for good. I was impressed not only with her professionalism (she won my case in an elegant manner, paying attention to every important aspect of the case, and systematically defeating the opposing party), but also with her friendliness and her ability of understanding my wishes and problems as a client. It felt good at every step to know I had such a strong ally. Another very important aspect I was impressed with was the fact that she empowered me at every step, showing impressive consideration for my expenses. Thus, she allowed me to contribute as much as I could to the success of the case and she constantly displayed a sharp sense of discerning the important matters from the trivial ones. I consider this later aspect as another proof of professionalism. As a client I was obviously emotionally involved and at times I was trying to emphasize unimportant facts, but Ramina did her job flawlessly. I was very happy with the way she handled my case, I totally recommend her, and I can say at the time she actually saved my future. Thank you for all you did for me, Ramina!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-475 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Wong Fleming, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Adorno & Yoss
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Managing Partner
  • Caley Dehkhoda & Qadri
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Managing Partner
  • Backus Caley & Dehkhoda
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995
  • University of Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Employment Defense
  • Defense verdict. Success

Associations

  • Refugee Women's Alliance
  • Board Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • King County Superior Court
  • Arbitrator Panel
  • 2008 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Women and Minority Own Law Firms
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Organization of Distinguished Council
  • 2015
  • Most Powerful and Influencial Women of the Year
  • Washington Diversity Council Award
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
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Publications

  • NWSMDC
  • Best Employment Practices
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • San Diego Lunch and Learn
  • The Hague
  • 2013
  • NMSDC Showcase
  • Joint Ventures
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
Endorse Ramina
Child custody Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ramina is a kind and compassionate attorney who zealously represents her clients. I highly recommend her and refer friends and clients to her regularly."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney. I had a real estate matter arise and consulted with her about the issues. She provided sound advice which resulted in a favorable outcome for me. She is the Lawyer's Lawyer!"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Dehkhoda is an focused attorney who pursues the interests of her clients with a level diligence, ethics and knowledge that sets her apart from her peers. She cares about her clients and will provide you with excellent service."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Dehkhoda has over a decade of experience in representing employers. From sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 corporations, she has handled all facets facing employers in the 21st Century. It is this experience, combined with her dedication to her clients that make her one of the best lawyers in the field."
Internet Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ramina and her firm on a number of matters in which our clients have needed assistance on their internet presence. Ramina has always displayed the highest levels of professionalism and willing to work with our clients to address their concerns and needs. Her experience in this area is considerable and very impressive. I highly recommend her to handle matters for us in this area."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ramina is a very well respected and trusted lawyer in the community. She has a strong passion for law and I would highly recommend her."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an outstanding professional. I often seek her advice on various matters. She is uniformly respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ramina is an excellent litigator and a skillful negotiator. She has achieved favorable settlements when I thought that trial was inevitable. She is also a real people person. She is able to develop a rapport with our clients that has resulted in multiple referrals."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. On many occasions I have been able to consult with Ramina on business matters and have appreciated both her legal ability and practical advice in these matters."
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