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Brent Patrick Bohan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.8   62 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

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About Brent

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Brent Bohan is a family law and divorce attorney with high energy and a powerful drive to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients.

While running a private practice, Brent discovered his talent for family law. He loves helping people solve problems, and family law provided a challenging and rewarding way to do so. Brent now focuses his practice on family law and divorce, including high asset divorce and LGBT family law.

Known for being a tough litigator, Brent combines a talent in the courtroom with his ability to develop productive and friendly relationships with the opposing counsel in a high stakes environment. Brent places a strong client-attorney relationship at the cornerstone of his practice. Due to the turbulent nature of many family law cases, Brent works to ensure his clients to feel secure and confident in the representation he provides. 

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Licensed for 11 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/20/2022

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

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McKinley Irvin
McKinley Irvin
10900 NE 4th Street
Suite 2220
Bellevue, WA, 98004
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  62 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Brent received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Help
Brent provided excellent representation for my divorce. He moved at an efficient pace, while making sure to keep me protected during each hiccup in the process. He gave sound advice, and has a wonderful team to back him up. I'd recommend Brent's services to anyone.
Posted by Tim | October 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Family Attorney
We hired Brent and his paralegal for a difficult relocation matter, Brent managed to get the relocation and everything we asked for whilst doing all of this quickly and with keeping costs down, we are so thankful that we used Brent and his paralegal Candice. They were always available when we needed them and went above and beyond for us. The entire matter resolved without having to go to trial and within 7 months of hiring Brent. We highly recommend Brent and his team.
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Posted by Nelle Rodgers | November 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Brent & McKinley Irvin
I am so grateful for the countless hours and all the hard work that Brent put in over the last year in order to settle my family law matter. Thanks to McKinley Irvin, my daughter and I get to move on and put all of this behind us. Brent and his team will perform far above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you! - A grateful mother and daughter
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Posted by Tracey | April 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I hired Brent Bohan to handle a rather unique spousal modification case because I felt like I needed someone who would really go to bat for me. This was the best decision I made during this stressful time in my life. Brent is caring, dependable, and highly competent. He is very easy to talk to and really listened to what I had to say. He is quick to respond to requests and represented me in a professional way. If you want the best, hire Brent Bohan, I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Marin | October 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Recommended!
My circumstance was a bit complicated as I live overseas and needed to seek legal counsel for my divorce in the US. I made several calls/inquiries to various attorney’s in the Seattle area. From my first consult with Brent, I could tell he was going to be the best attorney to represent me. He is empathetic, knowledgeable, no nonsense, real, and knows when to push hard. The opposing party was challenging to work with but Brent handled all communication in a professional and respectful manner. I really appreciated how I always knew where we were in the process and what to expect next. While I have never met Brent in person and had to rely on calls and email, I never felt out of the loop on what was happening. Both Brent and his paralegal Candice were always available to answer any questions I had. No divorce is easy, but I appreciate that I had Brent with me through the processes. Would recommend.
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Posted by Mark | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Divorce Attorney Brent Bohan
Brent Bohan represented me in my Divorce. Brent was kind, caring and professional, giving me confidence and peace of mind during this emotional period. I would recommend Brent and his team heartily. Mark
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding professional
Brent is an exceptional resource for divorce law. He provided a comprehensive consultation related to my divorce. Navigating the legal process during such a stressful time is challenging and Brent provided a clear perspective on all aspects of the legal process. His paralegal Candice also provided quick clear communications on all of the paperwork I needed to navigate. An outstanding team that I would highly recommend to anyone in need of representation or assistance related to a divorce or family law.
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Posted by Jeremy | May 28, 2019
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Professional, Helpful & Caring
I highly recommend Brent and his Paralegal Candice. Throughout my divorce proceedings they both proved themselves to be highly competent, professional, helpful and caring. I was impressed by Brent's knowledge and willingness to share his perspective and offer advice, while at the same time never pushing me or forcing me in any particular direction when important decisions had to be made. If you are looking for a Divorce or Family Law Attorney that genuinely cares about his clients and wants the best for them, look no further than Brent.
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Posted by Dana | April 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Highly Recommend
We hired Brent to take over our case after a poor experience with an Attorney from another firm. He was exactly the Attorney we were looking for. Brent was highly knowledgeable, no nonsense, professional, proactive/responsive and effective. We settled our Parenting Plan/Residential Schedule with the desired outcome thanks to Brent’s work. We would highly recommend Brent.
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Posted by Roosevelt | January 16, 2019
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Roosevelt B.
Let me start by saying Brent bohan, great attorney. He is man that lives and operates by his word. He always upfront and true. Never leave you on hold he's always there to answer any questions you may have by phone or email or in person. Hes willing to crawl, walk, run, with you if needed. He assured me gave me hope. I was never worried or lost in my case he made It clear and easy to fallow. A good man, attorney, are hard to fine at times ones that lives by there words. In the pass a man's word was all he had and it was his bond on a hand shake. And Brent Bohan, you are one of them Thanks again Brent. And yes I would recommend hole heartily.
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Posted by Kirra | October 23, 2018
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Brent is an amazing lawyer
Brent is an amazing lawyer! He is very knowledgeable and honest. He made this drawn out divorce and child custody go as smooth as it could of been. He really went to bat for not only me but for the well being of my daughter. He really showed that he cared for the best for us. Even when crazy allegations about me were brought up and when my ex-husband started to attack him, Brent stayed very professional. Brent would make sure I knew what all the legal terms meant and answered any question I had. Brent and his legal team were always quick to get back to me. He really listened to what I needed for the end result and finally got him to settle outside of court. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and so glad I hired Brent. I would recommend Brent Bohan to any one looking for a layer in Family law. Brent went above and beyond for me.
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Posted by Ryan | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful During Difficult Times
I worked with Brent on my recent divorce (5/1/18 to 9/15/18) and would highly recommend him to others. He was very easy to work with and was their to answer all of my "silly" questions without ever making me feel stupid for asking them. Take your time and pick a attorney that is going to be helpful and work for you. I would suggest Brent without hesitation for anyone going through this difficult life transition.
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Posted by Ivan | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, compassionate and solid negotiator
Working with Brent was a pleasure despite unpleasant circumstances. He provided excellent council and advice but followed very clear client direction in terms of how I wanted this situation to be handled. He advised me clearly and we managed to secure an outcome that was exactly what was my goal in a very condensed time frame. I can strongly recommend working with Brent to manage any of your family law matters.
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Posted by Kim | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
I consulted with, and then hired, Brent to help out with a divorce that had suddenly become contested. He provided useful knowledge that helped me end things with a favorable result. I would recommend his services to anyone going through this process.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience and counsel
I had the pleasure of having Brent as my lawyer for what was a bit of a difficult dissolution of marriage and child custody process. Brent's expertise, calm demeanor and guidance throughout was very much appreciated. This was especially so during the times where there was extra sensitivity to the parties involved. Brent kept everything on topic. He also shared his thoughts and next steps (either by him or me) very well. In the end, I got as fair of a settlement with the family plan and financials as I could have hoped for. I have no doubt that without Brent's expertise along the way, I would have ended up with a much less favorable outcome. I recommend Brent to anyone who is dealing with one or more of the same reasons I hired him; divorce and child custody. It really was nice having someone like him in my corner through that tough period.
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Posted by Wendy | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and compassionate
I am very grateful to Brent Bohan for handling my case, as his thoughtful, direct, professional and compassionate character not only eased the stress of what I was dealing with, but also gave me the confidence when dealing with my manipulative and aggressive ex-husband. I definitely recommend Brent and will most certainly hire him again if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Marrage is a gamble
This was a tough part of my life; separated, living downtown close to the office and quickly running out of money supporting 2 households. My Ex and I didn’t want to be married anymore, Brent and his team were able to walk us through a civil dissolution via email. They kept the legal costs to a minimum while I moved on. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” -Sun Tzu Good luck. -JW
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Posted by Nicholas | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Brent represented me in a matter concerning my ex-wife refusing to sign off on travel consent forms for our children to travel to Mexico for the purposes of attending my wedding. Brent's knowledge and experience with the family law system and tenacity lead to the most favorable outcome possible, the kids were allowed to travel and fees were awarded. I whole heartedly recommend Brent for anyone who is seeking representation in any family law matter.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Brent was professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire situation we hired him for. We were dealing with an ex-wife who refused to sign travel authorization forms for my husband’s kids to attend our wedding in Mexico. With persistence, high aptitude of Family Law knowledge, and consistent follow through, Brent was able to successfully obtain what we hired him for. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for legal representation in any Family Law matters, to hire Brent Bohan.
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Posted by Aaron | May 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exactly what I needed
Working with Brent was an wonderful experience. He listened to my needs and opinions, asked questions, let me know my options, steered me through the process, and completed paperwork for me. Which is exactly what I expect from my attorney. Brent went far above and beyond my expectations. He clearly explained my options in plain English without all the confusing legal terminology. Brent was always clear and concise and to the point. He does not beat around the bush. He was attentive and reassuring when the opposing counsel was throwing their weight around (I could sense the passion and fire he would have defended me with). He clearly explained the rules of the court to me when I was confused. Brent counsel and guidance gave me the confidence to represent myself against an aggressive opposing counsel and navigate the legal system. I would absolutely recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2019 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Seattle University Law School
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Engel Law Group, PS
  • 2013 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • DDC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Owner/Managing Attorney
  • Bohan Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Assistant ADA
  • Beltrami County Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • GordonDerr
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Work-Study Attorney
  • South Royalton Legal Clinic
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Consultoria de Derecho Ambiental
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Vermont Law School
  • Masters in Environmental Law and Policy
  • 2007
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Mediation Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • The One to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • The One To Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Publications

  • 2019 Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Part One: Dissolution, Legal Separation and Declaration Concerning Validity, Chapter 9 Domestic Relations Practice
  • 2020
  • King County Bar Association News
  • Why I Love Being a Member of the YLD
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • High Asset Divorces
  • 2020
  • CLE
  • Property in Meretricious Relationships
  • 2016
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Motions Practice - Pitfalls in Drafting
  • 2014
  • Swearing-in Ceremony
  • Welcome Speaker
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (21)
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent is a tremendous advocate and a great resource to his clients and his fellow attorneys. Since entering practice, Brent has been a consistent presence in the legal community and has built a strong reputation among his clients and colleagues."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent is a capable and thoughtful attorney. He is dedicated to his clients needs and often anticipates their wants and problems before they arise, making their case and the relationship between client and attorney smooth and enjoyable. I endorse Brent and his firm."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Brent is a talented attorney, fierce litigator and compassionate advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a family law attorney in Arizona. I had a situation in which I needed assistance in a case, because my client's children visit the Seattle area for parenting time with the other parent. I was unclear if the same legal principles of "joint legal decision making authority" existed in Washington to authorize treatment of minor children. Mr. Bohan did not hesitate to answer my call and immediately assist me. Thank you!"
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Great family law attorney and good Snohomish County experience as well."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had the opportunity interact with Brent as a peer and as an opposing counsel. He is sharp, aggressive, and highly effective in his field. He is an asset to any client that he works for."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Brent as opposing counsel and have seen how he handles complicated cases. He has integrity and good judgment and is overall a very good lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brent. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have acted as a mediator on cases with Brent serving as an attorney for one of the parties. He comes prepared to mediation, and I noticed in each case that he helped his clients make the difficult decisions as to whether to settle or go to trial. In each case, his advice is the advice I would have given were I in his position. For these reasons I would not hesitate to recommend Brent to anyone."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bohan is a very competent and capable attorney. He is able to handle very complex family law matters from the beginning to end."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brent Bohan because he is dedicated to his clients and committed to providing quality legal representation for those dealing with divorce or other family law matters in Snohomish County. When I have a question about family law or divorce proceedings, I call Brent Bohan."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Brent Bohan is a consummate professional who does his utmost to ensure that his clients needs are met. Mr Bohan not only represents his clients in a zealous fashion, he also goes above and beyond only providing legal counsel for his clients. I would recommend anyone to retain Mr. Bohan's services."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brent's work. I have consulted with Brent on various legal issues. He is clearly knowledgeable about available legal avenues and an incredibly hard working and dedicated attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent Bohan is a keen and dedicated lawyer who is clearly committed to the best interests of his clients."
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