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I  am  now  limiting  my practice to conducting settlement conferences and arbitrations in divorce/custody proceedings, as well as assisting fellow attorneys in complex cases.  I have 38 years experience in all areas of divorce and parenting, including complex matters. I have been a trained mediator for 26 years and have conducted  settlement conferences over the past 20 years. I am known to be fair and reasonable and have the knowledge, experience and skills needed to help parties reach satisfying resolutions to their cases.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 90%
    30 years
  2. Divorce: 10%
    38 years, 900 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Douglas Paul Becker

    I strongly endorse Jill Salmi for her legal knowledge and superb mediation skills.


    Douglas Becker Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alexis Squier

    I highly endorse Jill Salmi. She is a calm and respectful mediator whose experienced approach helps encourage parties and lawyers to broaden their perspectives. She is a creative problem-solver whose attention to detail and real-world solutions promote sustainable agreements and long-term client satisfaction. Jill is highly knowledgeable, ethical and professional, and clients find her presence to be calming in times of conflict.


    Alexis Squier Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jill A. Salmi

514 - Nineteenth Ave East
Suite A
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
listed as a top lawyer in Family LawSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV (highest) Peer-Review ratedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV (highest) Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV (highest) Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV (highest) Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV (highest) Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV (highest) Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV (highest) Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
principalLaw office of Jill A. Salmi1984 - Present
partnerKaplan and Salmi1981 - 1984
partnerSmith Kaplan and Withey1978 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationFamily Law Mentor1998 - Present
King County Bar AssociationVolunteer Settlement Conference Panel1996 - Present
KCBA Family Law Sectionmember1984 - Present
Washington State Bar Associationmember1978 - Present
King County Bar AssociationJudicial Screening Committee (3 years)N/A
Northwest Mediation ServiceMediator1986 - 1993
Publication nameTitleDate
WSBA Family Law Deskbook, 2000 and 2006 SupplementEditor and Consulting Editor2006
Family Law Mid-Section CLEMaking ADR Work: The Arbitration Alternative1993
WSBA Family Law DeskbookConsulting Editor1990
Washington State Bar NewsThe Immigration Consequences of Divorce1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Howard UniversityEnglishOther - Bachelors1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family LawMentor panel1994
Family Law Mid-SectionMaking ADR Work: The Arbitration Alternative1993
Family Law CLELaw and the Unmarried Couple1982