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Elena Rose Yager

Family Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Elena

Learn Elena’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence
    50%
    victim representation

    8 years

  2. Family
    50%

    8 years

Location

Northwest Advocacy Foundation (mailing address only)
7511 Greenwood Ave N
#4060
Seattle, WA, 98103

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Reviews

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Posted by Velia | January 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Domestic Violence and Family Law Attorney
Elena is an amazing attorney. She is very professional, knows the law very well, always very clear when explaining where things are, and what the possible outcome could be. She is very caring and fought hard for me and my children. She helped us get to where we are today, protected and safe. That is a huge! I highly recommend her to anyone that is unfortunately in a DV or difficult family situation.
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Response from Elena Yager February 6, 2024
We are just so happy to be able to assist!
Posted by Crystal | July 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elena knows the law, is smart, sincere and a pleasure to work with
I can’t say it enough about how wonderful Elena was representing me for my domestic violence protection order. After a terrible 6 month experience with a Family law attorney trying to get a protection order, Elena took my case, and she got things done. She knows her case law, knows how to communicate effectively written and verbally in hearings, and she won’t back down to bullies. I highly recommend her to anyone, I just wish she could help me with my divorce also.
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Response from Elena Yager February 6, 2024
Thank you so very much!
Posted by Cass | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She’s the best!
Elena worked with me on a DVPO case. Not only was she a wonderful advocate, she made the intimidating court processes feel much easier and prioritized my well-being throughout. She was very communicative and made sure I knew what to expect each step along the way. I’m extremely grateful to have been able to work with not only such a great lawyer but a kind human!
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Response from Elena Yager February 6, 2024
I appreciate the kind words - it was lovely working with you!
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Fighter for Justice and Safety: Elena Yager and Northwest Family Advocacy
I cannot express enough gratitude and admiration for Elena Yager and her team at Northwest Family Advocacy. Elena's unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of justice have changed my life and the lives of my children. From the moment I met her, I knew I had found someone who not only understood my story but genuinely cared about our well-being. After enduring a long and abusive relationship, I found myself trapped in a confusing and terrifying legal battle to protect myself and my children. Elena came into my life when I was at my lowest, overwhelmed by fear, grief, and uncertainty. Despite having consulted other attorneys previously, it was Elena who stood out as the beacon of hope and knowledge that I desperately needed. Elena guided me through the intricate maze of legal processes with unparalleled expertise and compassion. She helped me navigate through obtaining a domestic violence protection order, countering false claims, and initiating divorce proceedings involving custody matters. Additionally, she and her team provided invaluable assistance in addressing my financial hardships, ensuring I had the support I needed during this challenging time. Working with Elena was a revelation. Her organization, attention to detail, and extensive knowledge of family law were remarkable. Every step of the way, she kept me fully informed and prepared for what was to come, ensuring I was never caught off guard. Elena's transparency and honesty created a safe and trusting environment, allowing me to make informed decisions for myself and my children. What sets Elena apart is her rare combination of compassion and professionalism. She genuinely cared about the future we had to shape and fought tooth and nail to ensure our safety and well-being. Her authenticity and passion for justice were evident in every interaction. Despite the gravity of the situation, Elena remained neutral, factual, and logical, consistently demonstrating her dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for our family. Looking back, I cannot imagine having gone through this challenging journey without Elena by my side. Her support and guidance were invaluable, and I am forever grateful. I wholeheartedly recommend Elena Yager and Northwest Family Advocacy to anyone seeking a lawyer who not only possesses exceptional legal expertise but also deeply cares about their clients' lives and futures. Thank you, Elena, and thank you to the entire team at Northwest Family Advocacy for being the true champions of justice and safety that you are.
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Response from Elena Yager February 6, 2024
Wow, thank you so much!
Posted by Lucy | March 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer and Advocate
I cannot recommend Elena Yager enough for DVPO and family law. She is incredibly detail oriented, communicative, supportive, and smart. The DVPO process can be super intimidating and distressing, and Elena is wonderful through the entire process with her calm demeanor, expertise, and advocacy. Thank you, Elena!
Response from Elena Yager March 24, 2023
Thank you so much, Lucy, that's so nice of you!
Posted by Ana Corona | December 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the best!
I will always be grateful to Elena for having supported and guided me in the process of renewing my protection order. This has been one of the most difficult experiences in my life. She was the nicest and most comprehensive person with me, knowing that I am deaf, she worried at all times that I understood perfectly and was perfectly prepared. Her communication with me was clear, fast and I always knew that she was holding my hand and walking with me. It is a blessing to have met you Elena, thank you very much for helping me.
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Posted by xia | September 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elena Yager, lawyer, you are the best
Lawyer Elena Yager, she is a very eloquent, attentive and professional lawyer. I was fortunate to be able to meet her. She successfully helped me and my son obtain a protection order. Courtesy of Elena Yager
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Elena was amazing to work with. She listened, and she understood me, and my situation very well. I felt confident knowing she was communicating with my ex’s lawyer. She possesses the perfect balance of strength and sensitivity. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer, and I feel grateful to have had access to such quality legal help.
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Response from Elena Yager January 15, 2021
Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by Jackie | November 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Advocate Attorney
I was referred to Northwest advocacy due to the nature of my case which is Domestic Violence. I wish i had come to request help sooner in my case. Nonetheless so Greatful that Northwest Advocacy lessened the financial burden attached with Financial costs in getting good legal representation. Elena was good at communicating with me on the phone, in person at court and available via email in a timely manner. She helped me with my temporary parenting plan, I’m Grateful that she reminded me of the rights I had as a Mother to my sons and was a very supportive advocate as well as a great lawyer. Again during COVID-19, I requested to have her help me draft a letter, hired her for bundle services. She was helpful and voiced my concerns in a way that i found very overwhelmingly difficult to do on my own. Overall Elena is Organized, Caring, and truly a good Lawyer. I’m Grateful to her and Northwest Advocacy. If you’re thinking about getting help I would say do it right away. Thanks again.
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Response from Elena Yager November 3, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words, Jackie! It was wonderful working with you.
Posted by Susan | November 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedication, jaw-dropping competence and compassion
After enduring 5 months of nerve-wracking and sometimes scary harassment, hoping in vain the person would stop, I finally faced the awful fact that I had to take legal action of some kind. The thought of that task and all it entailed was so horrific to me, I wondered if I could face it. Providence intervened and I was given the name of the Northwest Advocacy Foundation, and I contacted them immediately. After one conversation with Elena, I felt less stress and panic, realizing this was not a job I had to attempt alone. Elena's objective from the beginning was to ensure that I did in fact receive the legal protection I needed. She led me through the process, did not let me get sidetracked, prepared my case, stood with me in court, presented a succinct, powerful summary of the harassment I was suffering and immediately obtained for me the judge's order of protection that I so badly needed. And all of this for an affordable fee in line with my modest income. Elena's work and support turned a living nightmare into a feeling of indescribable relief, empowerment, and opened the door to healing. I believe in the value of feedback and would offer a constructive criticism if there was one. There isn't.
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Posted by Krystl | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant representation
I came to Elena for representation during my recent divorce. She wasted no time in getting down to business. She provided clear answers to my myriad questions, helped me untangle and make sense of the process and the jargon, and always made sure that I was protected and fully aware of each step. On top of that, she proved to be incredibly kind and empathetic. She was earnest and sincere in her understanding of the emotional rollercoaster involved. I always felt that she truly had my and my kids' best interest at heart, every step of the way.
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Posted by Rowan | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent, kind, compassionate
I needed legal representation in my divorce and was very lucky to find Elena and Northwest Advocacy Foundation. Years of financial abuse left me few options, and I felt bewildered by the legal processes before me while recovering from deep trauma. Elena was compassionate and also straightforward about my options and obligations. She was communicative and kept my case moving forward in a timely manner. The payment options made it possible for me to hire her, even living with a very low income. I don't know what I would have done without her. Thank you Elena. I highly recommend Northwest Advocacy Foundation.
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Posted by Kassandra | March 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney
I hired Elena as my attorney twice, first to obtain a domestic violence protection order and again a year later to renew the order. I would have quickly hired her a third time to establish a parenting plan, but unfortunately the dates of my trial conflicted with her schedule. My experience with Elena was nothing short of excellent, and I would quickly recommend her to anyone looking for a family law attorney. She is attentive, thoughtful, thorough, efficient, punctual, prompt, and communicates well--all great qualities for an attorney! Elena answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand, addressed my concerns promptly, and guided me through a tough and emotional process. She explained to me what my options were and offered her expert opinion. Elena was always prepared with her notes and action plan for my case while allowing me to have a high level of involvement. When I met with Elena a year later to renew an order, I was impressed that she remembered all of the details of my case. During one meeting to prepare a response, I walked into the office and Elena was set-up ready to go: she had copies for me to read, her copies with notes already written from her review, her laptop ready to type the response, and coffee for the both of us! Elena is excellent, and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Beth | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elena is my hero.
I retained Elena as my attorney to help me obtain a domestic violence protection order against my ex-boyfriend. In a particularly traumatic time for me, Elena lessened my stress and legal burden. She made me feel heard, valued, and important. Elena explained everything to me every step of the way. We were successful in getting the protection order and I am safe because of her help. I would recommend her to anyone. What an amazing organization.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Amazing Attorney
I don't even know where to start with how great she is. She worked so hard and efficiently on my case. She made me feel more confident and safe knowing that she was doing everything she could to make my case go as smoothly as it could. She is very smart, efficient, and genuinely an all and all good person. I couldn't have done this without her by my side. My children and I are forever grateful. I would recommend Elena to everyone that needs a great, dependable, and hard working attorney on your side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-260 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Northwest Advocacy Foundation
  • 2016 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Anderson, York & Stratton
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Family Law Fellow Attorney
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Lisa Sutton
  • Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Intern with Dependency Unit
  • Washington State Attorney General's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Research Assistant
  • Seattle University Law School
  • 2014 - 2016
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Washington
  • History
  • 2012

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Low Bono Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Low Bono Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2017 - 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Low Bono Incubator Program Grantee
  • Seattle University School of Law Low Bono Incubator
  • 2017
  • Community Choice Award
  • Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition
  • 2016
  • Family Law Scholarship
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Elena
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Elena and I were opposing attorneys in a divorce proceeding. I endorse her enthusiastically. She was thorough, professional and a pleasure to work with. Her commitment to effectively and ethically representing her clients is obvious."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Elena and I met in law school, and thereafter, we co-founded a nonprofit, serving low- to moderate-income folks who are often all but denied access to our legal system. This is so clearly Elena’s passion, as is evidenced by her remarkable courtroom presence. Elena is a dedicated and tireless advocate for her clients, and I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Domestic violence Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elena is a compassionate and effective lawyer serving a real need in the legal community. I endorse her unreservedly as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elana is a tireless advocate for justice in family law issues. The people of Seattle are lucky to have her."

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Seattle Family Lawyer Elena Rose Yager
Elena Rose Yager
Family Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 7 years