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Ms. Heard has over 20 years of experience working in the Seattle legal community. Prior to and during law school, she worked as a family law and civil litigation paralegal. Her experience includes litigating family law cases involving complex financial issues, property division, same sex relationships, paternity, relocation cases, parenting plan/child custody issues including international child abduction cases (including Hague Convention cases), and child support.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    14 years, 100 cases
  2. Child Custody: 45%
    14 years, 50 cases
  3. International Law: 10%
    5 years, 5 cases


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew D Taylor

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Taylor Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John William Kydd

    Stacy is a pleasure to work with. She quickly gets to the key issues and addresses them. Working with a lawyer is not always easy. Lawyers are often set in how they wish to work; to doing it their way. I watched Stacy adapt to a challenge where the way to do it was not know. She was helpful, thorough and very effective. It is increasingly important for fmaily counsel to be able to work well with other counsel. Stacy does that well and comes up with novel ideas about how to improve family practice. She is not content to simply be a 9-5 lawyer; she spends quite a bit of time giving time to projects that seek to make family law better for everyone. We need more lawyers like her.


    John Kydd Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Stacy D. Heard, PLLC

520 Pike Tower
520 Pike St., Suite 2600
Seattle, WA, 98101-2227


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarN/A2003
Rising StarN/A2002
Rising StarN/A2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Stacy D. Heard, PLLC2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
US State DepartmentReferral Attorney - Hague Convention Abduction cases2013 - Present
International Society of Family LawMember2012 - Present
International Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsWashington State Chapter President2011 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law SectionMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Center for Children & Youth JusticeVolunteer Attorney - Lawyer's Fostering Independence2007 - Present
QLawMember2006 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2005 - Present
Washington Women's LawyersN/A1999 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aubin v. BartonN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
LexisNexis Practice Guide, Washington Family LawParenting Plans2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of OregonInternational StudiesOther - Bachelors1990
Universite de PoitiersFrenchN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Developmentally Appropriate Parenting PlansParenting Plans2011
Current Events for Family Lawyers: Legislative and Case Law UpdateFamily Law2010
Handling Complex Custody MattersParenting Plans2008