Joyce S. Schwensen brings experience, integrity, and compassion to the practice of law.Inspired by her own adoption experience, Joyce handles adoption cases with empathy and insight.With over 25 years in business, Joyce offers practical as well as legal expertise to business ownersJoyce makes it easy to handle the difficult tasks involved in end of life issues.With over 25 years experience, Joyce Schwensen handles real estate transactions both large and small
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Principal||Joyce S. Schwensen, PS||2001 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Graham & Dunn PC||2000 - 2001|
|Member||Smith Smart, PLLC||1984 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1984 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Sexual Orienation and Gender Identification Legal Issues (SOGILI) Section||Treasurer||2012 - 2014|
|PRWEB||"While Historic for LGBT Community, Recent Supreme Court Rulings Likely Have Little Impact on Same-Sex Couples Seeking to Adopt, Says Washington Adoption Lawyer"||2013|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Washington State University||History||BA||1979|
|Adoption Law: Start to Finish||Adoption Law||2010|
|Practical Guide To Adoptions||Adoption Law||2008|
|The Nuts and Bolts of Real Estate Practice||Real Estate Transactions||2005|
Posted by Patti
Joyce has helped us tremendously with any and all of our family law dealings. She helped us put together a family will a few years ago and did a very thorough and thoughtful job. She also handled the closing on the sale of our rental property. She is very responsive on email and is quick with an answer as how to handle a situation. We always trust Joyce!
Posted by Megan
Most recently, Joyce helped me navigate a complicated step-parent adoption. She handled the difficult and uncomfortable dynamics of the case with ease and understanding. Previously she had helped me form a limited liability company for my business, and though her passion is obviously adoption, she moves with clients effortlessly through a variety of law types. Her fees were fair, and I actually enjoyed my meetings with her. I recommend her without reservation.
Posted by Timothy and Heather Wright
We used Joyce for the adoption of our little girl. She came highly recommended from our agency and we were impressed with her the first moment we spoke to her. We were from out of state and she took the time to explain every detail of the process to us. When we hit a paperwork glitch at the hospital she drove down to speak to the individuals in charge on a Saturday and it was a holiday weekend. She is a great attorney.
Posted by Jon
Joyce helped me set up two different businesses (one LLC and one S-corp) and wrote up shareholder agreements for both. She is easy to work with and it was very clear that she always had my best interests in mind when writing the agreements.
Posted by Steve and Kathy
I don't know where you would be able to find an attorney who would help advise you when you are already in the midst of a short sale. We did not know this until we started looking for one. My husband and I were right in the thick of things with selling our home thru an agent via short sale....and we felt we were being eaten alive thru most of the ordeal by just about everyone involved.We also were not understanding some of the documentation that we were expected to sign. We searched for an attorney who might advise us on some issues we had and who we could have review all documents so as to look out for our best interests....in fact we contacted 4 attorneys and to our surprize all of them refused to advise or help us with anything we needed unless we had hired them from the ground up to handle our short sale. So as you can imagine.....we felt like no one would toss us a life jacket and that we were about to go under. However when we contacted Joyce...she was extremely compasionate and very sensitive to our very stressful situation....and she was more than willing to review all of our documents and look out for us so as to protect our best interests. She would show us options we could think about taking, and she would make sure we understood what she was telling us. We came away better understanding what we were getting into and better understanding of it all thanks to her. No one else was willing to look out for our best interest. She did ....and still is. It appears all of the other attorneys we tried to get to represent us were really just interested in the money. If that were not the case ...I would think they would have helped us out. With that kind of work ethics I am not sure what kind of support we may have had.
A family member of mine told me he used Joyce for a breif time once and that she was very helpful to him...so we decided to give her a call. We are so glad we did....thank you Joyce for all of your help and support!
We highly recommend Joyce Schwensen if you are in need of an attorney in the Puget Sound area.We kind of feel like she tossed us that life jacket so we were able to come up for some air.
Paul Nordsletten, Employment and labor Attorney
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Joyce is a very experienced attorney on adoption, real estate, wills & probate, and business law issues. If you want someone with the knowledge and experience of a big downtown law firm attorney, but you also want someone who will give you the personal attention you deserve, I recommend Joyce.
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