Janet George has been practicing family law for over 35 years and is widely recognized as one of the top family law attorneys in the state of Washington. She limits her practice to complex, high asset and high income cases, including those involving property characterization, business valuations, and the distribution of multi-million dollar estates. She has represented high net worth individuals across different fields, including business owners, corporate executives, legal and medical professionals, and professional athletes.
Janet has received the top honors of her field. She has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) since 1992, serving as President of the Washington AAML chapter from 1997 to 1999. She has also been included in Best Lawyers in America for the past five years, Super Lawyers since 2003, and has had a peer-review rating of “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell for the past 30 years.
Whether cases are resolved through mediation or trial, Janet considers her role as an educator just as important as her role as a legal advocate. “I educate my clients about their rights, their estate, possible disposition of property, and creative solutions for children. I respect my clients’ situations and want them to be satisfied with their decisions, whether six months or six years later.”
Before becoming an attorney, Janet earned a Master’s degree in psychiatric nursing, counseling families in crisis and working with adolescents at Seattle Mental Health Institute as Director of Nursing and also as a Psychiatric Nurse. She considers this experience a natural background for the practice of family law.
Janet continues to be passionate about helping children. She is a strong supporter of organizations that share this mission, including King County CASA and Treehouse, a non-profit that advocates for foster children.
When time allows, Janet is also an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and considers working with law students one of her greatest joys.
Following her own advice to live life completely, Janet is a former small plane pilot – flying to and from her getaway in Sun Valley in her 182 RGTurbo Cessna. She has dealt blackjack at South Shore Tahoe, and has shown quarter horses in the Salinas rodeo. She’s an avid skier and 'wannabe' golfer, and is currently involved in the world of horse racing. She owns a percentage in four race horses and enjoys spending time at Emerald Downs with the jockeys, trainers, and other owners and breeders.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2020|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2019|
|Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington||Washington Super Lawyers||2018|
|Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers||Washington Super Lawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2018|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington||Washington Super Lawyers||2017|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2016|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2013|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2011|
|Of Counsel||McKinley Irvin||2017 - Present|
|Principal||Law Office Of Janet A. George||1975 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||1992 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1975 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|King County Family Law CASA||Volunteer||N/A|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Washington chapter)||Board of Managers||N/A|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Washington chapter)||CLE Chair||N/A|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Washington chapter)||Judicial Conference Committee||N/A|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Washington chapter)||President||1997 - 1999|
|Washington Family Law Deskbook||Methods of Discovery in Family Law Litigation||1999|
|Stanford University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|University of Washington||MA - Masters||N/A|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|King County Bar Association Live Seminars and Programs||Mastering Social Media||2015|
|King County Bar Association Live Seminars & Programs||Family Law Hot Topics||2014|
Posted by Mick
Sun Oct 22 2017
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