|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2015|
|Top Women Attorneys in Washington||Seattle Metropolitan Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|The Top Women Attorneys in Washington||Super Lawyer||2012|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Martindale-Hubbell/Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firm||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Chancellor's Merit Scholarship Award||Seton Hall School of Law||2000|
|Attorney||Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Bradley Johnson Attorneys||2006 - 2007|
|N/A||Law Offices of Janet A George||2005 - 2007|
|Associate||Sierra & Associates||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)||N/A||2008 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Seattle University Mentor Program||mentor||2006 - 2007|
|Friends of Children of King County||Mentor/donor||2006 - 2007|
|Hispanic National Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2007|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Diversity Committee||2004 - 2006|
|American Civil Liberties Union||Member||2004 - 2007|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - 2007|
|complex family law cases||Excellent|
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|Seton Hall University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctrate||2003|
|Seattle University School of Law||visiting student for 3rd year of law school||N/A||2003|
|Internship for Columbia Legal Services||Complex civil litigation||N/A||2003|
|Clerkship for the Honorable W.H. Dumont||Civil Division in New Jersey||N/A||2002|
|Universidad de Salamanca||N/A||Estudios Hispanicos||1998|
|University of Washington||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|National Business Institute||Family Law from A to Z||2013|
|University of Washington||The Decision to pursue the Practice of Law||2008|
Posted by Matthew
Maya is an excellent family lawyer and absolutely worth hiring. Here are the criteria that were important when I was looking for a lawyer to help with my divorce:
1) Overall personality: a lawyer must be trustworthy and also easy to work with (there is a lot of back and forth). I interviewed Maya along with several other lawyers and after working with her for a year (which was not what either of us had hoped to spend on the divorce), I can only say good things about the above.
2) Price: her hourly rate is in line with most family lawyers. While there are some work-discount programs and also private practice laywers that may have a lower hourly rate, being at a firm has the benefit that for smaller tasks, Maya had the support of a paralegal who bills at a much lower rate.
3) Efficiency: This is wrapped up in price because if someone bills at half the hourly rate, but takes twice as long to do something, the amount of money spent is the same, but...the task took twice as long. This is tough to gauge beforehand, but I will tell you that Maya works fast and her work product is excellent (intelligent and insightful comments on documents, deep knowledge of the system and the law).
4) Results: This, also, is tough to determine beforehand. Here is what I will say: Maya is excellent in court and when push comes to shove, she will throw down the gauntlet and advocate in a respectful, but firm way. She was able to send specific, motivating emails to opposing counsel that got results at critical points in time.
Overall, Maya is an excellent choice she is reasonable and would tell me when what I was asking was not. Honestly, I have no points of criticism. You can do your due diligence in seeking a family lawyer, but if you want to simplify the process, hire her and never look back.
Posted by anonymous
Maya has been amazing to work with. I hired her during a very complicated time in my life, and I was treated with the utmost respect at all times. She was able to help me through my divorce in a caring, but professional manner, and I was always updated promptly when there were any updates to my case. I recommend Maya because she is honest, hard-working and is committed to getting you a fair settlement.
Posted by Claire
I appreciated Maya's compassion as much as her knowledge and skills. She knew a lot about the hard issues and was able to negotiate a great settlement for me, but also helped me see how our dissolution would impact our children. I highly recommend her and have already referred a friend to her. If you have to go through a divorce, you should have someone who treats you with respect and works hard for you.
Jamie Johnston, Family Attorney
I have known Maya Trujillo Ringe for 7 years, as a former law school peer, opposing counsel on a family law matter and now as colleague at Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson. In all capacities, I have witnessed Maya apply her intelligence, passion and dedication to her work. Maya is an excellent family law attorney who approaches each of her cases with the utmost professionalism and skill. She is an aggressive and compassionate advocate for her clients who consistently praise her for her superior work. I high recommend Maya for any family matter.