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Adam is a passionate and skilled trial
attorney who brings a great deal of energy, creativity and problem
solving skills to his work as a legal advocate. Adam has represented
hundreds of juveniles and adults in a wide variety of family and
criminal law matters since his admission to the Washington State Bar in
1992.  Adam’s practice is primarily focused on Child Protection Services
(CPS), family law issues including protection and restraining orders,
dissolution (divorce), legal separation, parentage/paternity matters,
custody, visitation, property division, child support, maintenance,
parenting plan modifications, child support modifications, post decree
enforcement issues and contempt of court.  Adam has unique expertise in
administrative and family law proceedings involving Child Protective
Services and the Department of Social and Health Services, including:
dependency, At Risk Youth, and Child In Need of Services cases as well
as Child Protective Service investigations and administrative
proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect.  Adam enjoys
working closely with his clients to reach successful results in
difficult family law matters, and focuses on finding solutions rather
than on finding more conflict in his cases.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. Child Abuse: 25%
    22 years, 500 cases
  3. Family: 25%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Child Custody: 15%
    22 years, 500 cases
  5. Child Support: 10%
    22 years, 500 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Kenneth Scott Kagan

    Adam is a highly-trusted source of wisdom, perspective, and experience. He maintains a laser-like focus on the needs of the case and his client, which provides the client, who is necessarily going through a highly-charged and emotional experience, with a sense of comfort and confidence. I heartily endorse Adam.


    Kenneth Kagan Administrative law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Holly Hermon

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Adam on numerous family law and dependency matters over the years. Each time he was a smart, tireless, and tenacious advocate for his clients. He is a fighter but also knows when to negotiate. I look forward to working with him again.


    Holly Hermon Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Shapiro Law Group, P.S.

600 First Avenue
Suite 410
Seattle, WA, 98104-2237


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateRhodes & Meryhew LLP2010 - Present
PartnerShapiro & Freitas PS2009 - 2010
Public DefenderSociety of Counsel Representing Accused Persons1995 - 2009
Public DefenderWashington Appellate Defender Association1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
Washington State Bar Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child Protective Service InvestigationsIn the past year, CPS concluded that the child abuse allegations against four of my clients were "unfounded." I have also prevailed in two appeals in the last year resulting in the reversal of child abuse findings.
Psycho/Sexual Evaluation/Public Records DisclosureSuccessfully obtained a protective order from the court prohibiting release of my client's psycho-sexual evaluation.
Child Custody, Parenting Plan and Child Support litigation.Client awarded primary custody, sole decision making authority, and court granted our proposed child support order.
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Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar AssociationThe Becca Process: A View From the Front2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Tufts UniversityHistory and SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
King County Bar Association Dependency CLEDependency Case Practice2011
Family Law Speaking SeriesThe Intersection of Dependency and Family Law2011
Dependency Attorney ConferenceUsing Service Providers to Your Advantage in Dependency Proceedings2001