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Served in Vietnam wth  U.S. Marines 1968-70.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    32 years, 500 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    32 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    32 years
  4. Mediation: 20%
    20 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Susan Millican O'Brian

    I know Doug, both as an excellent opposing counsel, and as one of the best family law attorneys in Seattle. He has devoted his career to the betterment of the family law practice and is well respected.


    Susan O'Brian Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jill A Salmi

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I litigated cases with and against him over many years, and he always exhibited the highest ethics and knowledge together with a very pragmatic approach to problem solving. He is an expert on family law and fellow attorneys often seek his advise on the law.


    Jill Salmi Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Wechsler Becker, LLP

Suite 4550 Columbia Center (45th Floor)
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-7088


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Special Achievement AwardWSBA Family Law Section2002
Attorney of the YearWSBA Family Law Section1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWechsler Becker, LLP1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Domestic Relations Forms CommitteeMember1999 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1987 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChairman1992 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section NewsletterFamily Law QuickCites2014
Washington State Bar Association Family Law DeskbookChapter Author2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of IowaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Changes 2015Relocation - Changing Case Law and New Strategies2015
Failure to Equitably Distribute AssetsCommon Mistakes in Dividing Assets2014
WSBA Family Law Section Mid-year CLERelocation Case Preparation2013
KCBA Dissolution from A-ZThe Disposition of Property and Liabilies2013
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLEWhen To Choose the Legal Process Rather Than the Collaborative Process2012
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLETracing Separate Property2005
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLESupport For Post-Majority Children2002
UW Law School special class 1996, 2000 & 2001Community Property In Washington2001
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLERelocation 20002000
WSBA Family Law Section Midyear CLERelocation Cases and Legislative Proposals 19981998