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Sunitha Anjilvel

Family Attorney at Redmond, WA

4.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 15 years
    California - CA 28 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Sunitha

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I own and operate the Anjilvel Law Group, a dynamic boutique firm that specializes in family law and estate planning matters. Having practiced for over 28 years as an attorney in Washington State, California and Canada, I bring the benefit of my unique years of experience to serve my clients. I am a fierce advocate and my goal is to find solutions that are uniquely tailored to suit my clients' needs and interests. 

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Anjilvel Law Group
7345 164th Ave NE
Suite 145-419
Redmond, WA, 98052


4.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by D.M. | February 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Knowledgeable
We has been working with Sunitha for over a year now in a very complicated third-party custody case. Sunitha maintains her professional demeanor while approaching her cases with compassion, care, and going the extra mile when needed. I truly believe that her heart is in every case - it definitely has been in ours. If you are looking for an attorney who is profoundly knowledgeable, thinks outside the box, and truly cares about the outcome then Sunitha would be an asset on your side. She's an excellent advocate and fights hard for her clients - I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by melba | February 2, 2015
I live in California and Ms. Anjilvel helped both me and members of my family with our wills. I found her to be not only professional and knowledgeable but highly intelligent and extremely patient no matter how many questions she was asked. If we have any other legal issues in the future I will not hesitate to contact her.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2015
amazing attorney
I first met Sunitha about 3 years ago when I was in need of a family attorney for an extremely difficult separation. Before meeting Sunitha I had met and spoken to numerous attorneys about my case and not one of them made me feel comfortable or gave me the feeling that I could trust them to help me through this difficult time in my life. Sunitha is extremely experienced and will always tell you how things will go or could go and will never promise anything she can’t deliver on unlike other attorney’s I have met. Sunitha is very responsive and always kept me informed about my case every step of the way. I probably wasn’t the easiest clients to deal with but Sunitha stood by me and still does to this day. I would highly recommend Sunitha.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2014
Caring and Professional
I have worked with Sunitha to review the terms of the children visitation and support after relocating from another state. She was really upfront about all the pros and cons of changing the registration of the divorce decree from another state, as well as possible costs involved. And talking about costs, I have never felt rushed as she always took in consideration the time it took to get acquainted with me as a client and as a human being. I have never felt I was just another case number or that I had to rush because the clock was ticking. She is honest and relatable. I have worked with other lawyers before. Both for my business and for the divorce, and she was the only one with whom I felt I was a person, not just a client. My other lawyers would pushed me around with assistants and paralegals. With Sunitha, you will talk to her and no one else. I can say quite honestly I highly recommend her, which I had the opportunity to do. My friend has hired Sunitha for her divorce and she is also extremely happy with Sunitha's service and support. I wish all lawyers were like her.
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Posted by Chris | May 13, 2010
Terrific service and results!
I was referred to Sunitha by friends and couldn’t be more pleased. She is very responsive and knowledgeable. She understood the law as it applied to my situation and handled it assertively and effectively. I feel fortunate to have found such a great lawyer and recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for legal help.
Posted by DismayedDad | August 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not worth it, especially if you are a dad
I am writing this only from a standpoint of helping people assess this attorney, rather than coming from point of any anger. The trial proceedings were recorded (due to zoom). I will state the facts and let the reader assess this attorney by themselves. The Paralegal is very detail oriented however I felt the attorney is not, though I had confidence till trial, by her positive talks. I had no DV allegations and had a good report from GAL. Simply, my ex-spouse wanted to take away my daughter from me. In prep for the documentation, I had more guidance from the paralegal than the attorney. During Mediation, the attorney steered me away from exploring an mutually agreeable solution with the other party by giving me confidence of having a strong case and don't need to bend. On the day of trial, which was virtual during covid times, she forgot to bring in the strong witnesses I had prepared. I had to reach out to remind her, but it was too late. Later the witnesses were not allowed. During the trial, the attorney failed to ask tough questions to my ex-spouse even though I was sending her messages to ask the relevant questions. Finally after the trial, the attorney said that the Judge did not seem to like her, giving as a reason for the lop sided result. She was not even able to explain why & how the finance were distributed. End Result: My ex-spouse was awarded more than 65% of my hard earned wealth and I ended up with just 15% of child custody. After the trial, I hardly got much help or directions from this attorney. I was literally left alone with an abysmal trial result. And later, the mother has simply managed to move the child away from me. A dismayed father from an abysmal framework of so called law and attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Very unhappy
Sunitha failed to answer my questions AT ALL, many times. Sometimes she didn't return my calls, at others she took a very long time. My case dragged from a few months to over a year, because she repeatedly asked to postpone (against my will). I suspect she was concerned about going to trial. Finally, she misrepresented the alternative solution. She said it was no big deal, it turned out to be costly and cumbersome.
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Response from Sunitha Anjilvel January 7, 2015
If this review is from a legitimate client of mine, I invite you to contact me privately to discuss any outstanding issues. While I cannot publicly speak to the particulars of a specific case I am sorry if the outcome wasn’t what you hoped. I have been practicing law for over 20 years and have seen firsthand how the pace of the legal system can be frustratingly slow and unpredictable. I always inform clients that positive outcomes are never guaranteed and then we work together to determine the best course of action. Often this involves working things out with the other party and avoiding a trial, which can save thousands of dollars in legal fees. But regardless of the chosen course, I fight hard for my clients. The two matters I took to trial in 2014 both resulted in positive outcomes.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Governor Congressional District 1
  • Washington Bar Association
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner Attorney
  • Anjilvel Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner Attorney
  • Law Office of Sunitha Anjilvel (Washington)
  • 2008 - Present
  • Supervising Director
  • Californians for Fair Redistricting
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Owner Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Sunitha Anjilvel (California)
  • 1995 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney
  • Newfoundland Legal Aid Commission
  • 1990 - 1993
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  • Dalhousie University, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • McGill University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Modification of Parenting plan
  • obtained successful result for client
  • Attorney
  • Obtained finding of contempt
  • Attorney
  • Guardianship granted for gender non conforming adult with developmental challenges
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  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors Congressional District One
  • 2019 - Present
  • Editorial Advisory Committee Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Personnel Committee Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Practice of Law Board
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington
  • Board of Directors
  • 2019 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Diversity Committee
  • Member subcomittee to develop CLE on microaggression
  • 2018 - Present
  • Diversity Committee Washington State bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Conciliation and Family Courts
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Active Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member CLE Planning Committee
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Kinship Care Project King county bar Asscoation
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Volunteer Attorneys for Persons Living with Aids
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - 2009
  • King County Bar Association
  • Public Relations member Pro Bono Services Commitee
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Founder's Distinction
  • Marystown - Burin Laubach Literacy Council
  • 1993


  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Divorce in Plain English
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Lunchbox Series CLE
  • Microaggressions and BIas in Law
  • 2019
  • Diversity Panel Washington State Bar Association
  • Best Practices in approaching Diversity Fellowship Applications
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Sunitha
Family Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sunitha is an incredible lawyer, and a wonderful person. She didn't hesitate to dive in and assist me with some cases while I was on maternity leave; I could not have wished for a better co-counsel for my/our clients. Sunitha is knowledgeable, passionate, and hard-working. She's a gift to her clients and her colleagues."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sunitha. I have worked with her as opposing counsel and thought she was strong and professional advocate."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have acted as a mediator in several cases now where Sunitha has represented one of the two sides in conflict. She comes prepared to every mediation, and she has always had her clients prepared to deal with what can only be said to be a difficult process. What makes her a great lawyer is the fact that although she comes prepared to litigate each case, she comes ready to make a deal too, if there is one to be had. The ability to act on a dual track like that in family law is a huge asset and one that invariably serves her clients well. Thus, I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Anjilvel is an excellent lawyer who goes the extra two miles for her clients. I would not hesitate to send a client her way and endorse her wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sunitha is an extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and trustworthy attorney. Her compassion combined with her ability to understand her clients' needs makes her an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She is down to earth and focused on meeting her clients needs."
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