I grew up in Seattle, attended parochial schools and graduated from the University of Washington. I have four adult children, three daughters and a son, all of whom are the light of my life.
I enjoy reading, family dinners, sports, poker, motorcycles and anything "that's out there." I took cooking lessons, on a whim, so I can bake, cook and BBQ with the best. I also took a stand up comedy class; graduation was a one-man show at Giggles Comedy Club. The class proved that graduating doesn't necessarily make you funny.
I have enthusiastically coached high school and college softball for the last 16 years, and I continue to play softball on different teams.
I have concentrated my practice in family law for 30+ years because I enjoy helping people and know that I can make a difference. Here's what I do in the area of family law: divorce, parenting, visitation, custody, relocation. highly contested cases, paternity along with wills and personal injury.
My office is located in downtown Seattle in the Colman Building at 811 First Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle (between Columbia and Marion on 1st Avenue).
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Judge's Choice Award||Washington Law||1991|
|Attorney||Pierce Law Offices||1973 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Seattle King County Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1973 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Admitted to Practice||1973 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||Admitted to Practice||1973 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||1973 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1985 - 2010|
|United States Court of Claims||Admitted to Practice||1973 - 1982|
|In re Marriage of Schweitzer, 132 Wn.2d 318 (1997)||Separate property owned by a party may be changed into community property by means of a 3 prong community property agreement.|
|Zion Const., Inc. v. Gilmore, 78 Wn.App. 876 (1995)||The appellate court determined that a five relationship was sufficient to establish a long term, stable relationship when almost all cases to that time had been 10 years or more.|
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|Washingtondivorceandfamilylaw.com||Preparing Children for Divorce||2011|
|Washingtondivorceandfamilylaw.com||Washington Grandparents Rights||2011|
|Washingtondivorceandfamilylaw.com||Financial Advice for Women Thinking About Divorce||2011|
|Washingtondivorceandfamilylaw.com||Meretricious Relationships and the Law||2011|
|University of Idaho College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|University of Washington||Accounting||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|Estate Planning with Lawyer and Financial Planner||Estate Planning||1986|