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Peter William Mogren

Divorce and separation Attorney at Renton, WA

4.2   6 reviews

also known as Peter Mogren

  • Licensed for 43 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Divorce, legal separation and declaration of invalidity, including cases with custody (Parenting Plan), child support, spousal maintenance and extensive property division.

    42 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Includes modification of Parenting Plans, child support and spousal maintenance. Also relocation cases.

    42 years

  3. Probate
    20%

    42 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    15%
    Wills, Durable Power of Attorney, Community Property Agreement and Directive to Physician, for a reasonable price.

    42 years

  5. Child support
    10%
    Includes the initial setting of child support and modification and adjustment of child support.

    42 years

The combination of my experience and compassion help me be an effective attorney for my clients. I try to educate my clients in the law and procedure so that they can make wise decisions regarding their life and future.  I deal directly with clients, so you get my personal attention.  I am prompt in returning phone calls and letters, and make efficient use of my time (saving you money).

I have been the managing partner at Mogren, Glessner & Ahrens for 20 years. The emphasis of my practice is in family law (divorce, custody, support, property division, modifications), wills and probate.

I grew up in south Seattle (Burien), and as a child was on the J.P. Patches, Stan Boreson and Captain Puget local television shows.  I enjoy running for fun (5K, 10K, half and full marathons), water and snow skiing, and volunteering in my church.  I am happily married with two adult daughters.

 

Photos and videos

Celebrating 35 years!
Runner up for Best Law Firm of Tukwila for 2016
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Location

MOGREN, GLESSNER & AHRENS, P.S.
15 S Grady Way #100
P. O. Box 90
Renton, WA, 98057

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by Stephen | January 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michelle Ahrens
We just revised our wills, designated durable powers of attorney to manage our estate, and serve as a safety net, should we become unable to manage. Michelle Ahrens provided excellent advice and combined professionalism with personability - the kind of experience you so often hope for but seldom encounter. Her paralegal, Diane Moore was extremely helpful with our questions and document needs. We recommend this team highly.
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Posted by Daniel | June 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, attentive
Peter was everything I could have asked for and gave me a great sense of understanding and relief that I did not have before the meeting. At this point I did not need to retain but rather just be informed of the complex language in my case. If I am in need of anything further I will most definitely ask Peter to represent me.
Posted by Jyl | May 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Peter Mogren-- Very knowledgeable and sincere
I recently consulted with Mr. Peter Mogren after 2 of my two sons passed away unexpectedly. I needed help with the fact that both died without wills. I had not idea how to proceed with dealing with their "estates", etc. Mr. Mogren was very compassionate and straightforward. He was very sincere in advising me with handling the overwhelming issues I was faced with. I had to deal with probate laws in Washington and California since each boy passed in different states. Mr. Mogren helped me understand the differences in the laws in each state. He helped me with the Washington State issues and advised me to contact a California probate lawyer for advice on California laws. I am grateful for the support and advice of Attorney Peter Mogren. I would highly recommend him to handle any legal issues of probate/estates.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2007
Mogren review
Great lawyer! Knows the law extremely well and is able to think outside the box! He has very high morals and will NOT do, or let you do, anything that he feels might be even a little bit shady. He insists on being above board and honest at all times. That being said, he has no problems out maneuvering the competition! His only real downside is that he can get a bit frustrated if you don't understand what he's saying. You MIGHT have to just tell him "Hold on! I'm not getting this... let's try it again." At which point he'll stop, calm down and try to explain it a different way. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Four star review
This lawyer provided minimal information. After the second query, he did provide pertinent information, but it was minimal and very general. This lawyer may be excellent in an in-person setting, but in the Avvo format, he was not particularly helpful to me.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prospective client
The guy has zero people skills and is pretty standoffish really offers no explanations with little details he's probably just been doing this to long perhaps time from him to hang it up. He may have great knowledge of the law but he will not share it with you! He was no help to me and waste of time both times I saw him. Pass and move on!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-360 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • MOGREN, GLESSNER & AHRENS, PS
  • 1987 - Present
  • Partner
  • Glessner, Mogren & Glessner
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Associate
  • Holm & Glessner
  • 1981 - 1984

Education

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • average 15 CLE credits per year
  • 2015
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
  • Highline Community College
  • Running Start
  • 1973
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • J.S. v. R.S.
  • Was able to get custody for my client with .191 restrictions (domestic violence) agaisnt the other parent. Court gave our requests for property division, child support and spousal maintenance after extensive trial.
  • B.B. v R.B.
  • Great settlement through binding arbitration (saving time and money for client).
  • L.P. v S.P.
  • Client received custody of children and lifetime spousal maintenance after trial.

Associations

  • DRAW (Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Voluntary Settlement Conference Master
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Diamond Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Federal Court District of Western Washington
  • Attorney
  • 1981 - Present
  • FEPC
  • Elder
  • 1999 - 2005
  • CBMC
  • Chairman
  • 1982 - 2002
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Fellow
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1980 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Top 20 Divorce Lawyers in Seattle
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm in Renton
  • Renton Reporter
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm in Tukwila
  • Tukwila Reporter
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm in Renton
  • Renton Reporter
  • 2015
  • Volunteer Settlement Conference Master
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Division
  • 2015
  • Volunteer Settlement Conference Master
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Divison
  • 2014
  • Best of Renton Finalist
  • Renton Reporter
  • 2013
  • Volunteer Settlement Conference Master
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Divison
  • 2013
  • 30 Year Anniversary
  • LexisNexis
  • 2011
  • Settlement Conference Volunteer
  • King County
  • 2009
  • Settlement Conference Volunteer
  • King County
  • 2008
  • Settlement Conference Volunteer
  • King County
  • 2007
  • Volunteer for Kent Jail
  • City of Kent
  • 2005
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Publications

  • avvo
  • Avvo Contributor Level 15
  • 2016
  • Family Law Case Law Outline
  • Divorce Case Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wills & Estate Plans
  • Wills & Estate Plans
  • 2013
  • Skyway Fire Department
  • Wills and Estate Plans
  • 2012
  • Todd Beamer High School
  • Family Law Procedure
  • 2011
  • Street Law Conference
  • Family Law Procedure
  • 2009
  • MOPS
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • 2006
  • Adult Education
  • Lifestyle Evangelism
  • 2000
  • INLM
  • Estate Planning
  • 1991
  • Law Day
  • Lawers
  • 1982
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse Peter
Child support Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I remember one of my first cases several years ago was with Peter. He is a trustworthy and experienced attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter Mogren is an outstanding lawyer and a very kind, honest and compassionate individual. We were on opposing sides of a very contentious divorce case that went to trial in King County. He was very well prepared, knowledgeable about the law and a zealous advocate for his client. I would not hesitate to refer people to him for representation in family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I do not know him personally, but based on his answers to people's questions, he is very knowledgeable in the law."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter and I have had cases with one another in the past, and we have known each other professionally for at least 30 years. Peter is a stand up guy whose word is his bond - a quality sadly lacking in many attorneys these days. He is bright, personable, and a formidable adversary, and serves his clients well."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Peter for over 30 years. He is hard working, extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of the cases he takes on. He zealously represents his clients within the bounds of the law. His ethical standards are above reproach."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a highly effective and ethical attorney who rigorously represents his clients. Peter knows what to do, when to do it and when to advise his clients to take the high ground to avoid a useless argument about issues that will serve no purpose."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a wonderful lawyer. His approach to very difficult cases is an appropriate balance of firmness and compassion. He is very caring, as well as a zealous advocate for his Clients.I always get reports back from persons who have been referred to him that he makes a tough experience better, and gets great results. His personal values motivate him to provide excellent sevice, and be a good listener that wants an often painful process to be bearable.. I highly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter Mogren is an attorney I've known professionally for over 25 years. He is an outstanding family law attorney who meets high standards for ethics and legal competency. He provides compassionate, accurate, and effective legal advice and advocacy for his clients, and is always highly professional in his dealings with opposing counsel and the courts."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I previously referred clients and friends to Mr. Mogren for family law related matters and have received excellent feedback. I highly endorse him and will continue to refer others to him."
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