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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).


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    39 years
  2. Family: 49%
  3. Wills: 1%
    39 years



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    I endorse this Attorney Pierce as a valuable member our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile.


    Joseph Ostrowski Litigation Attorney
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  • Michael William Bugni

    I endorse Rod Pierce. You should not hesitate to engage his services if you're looking for a strong, knowledgeable and aggressive advocate for your case. Rod simply won't rest until he gets the right result for his clients.


    Michael Bugni Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Pierce Family Law

800 5th Ave Ste 100
Seattle, WA, 98104

Rod Pierce

811 1st Ave Ste 100
Seattle, WA, 98104-1435



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Judge's Choice AwardWashington Law1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPierce Law Offices1973 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seattle King County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1973 - Present
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice1973 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1973 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - 2010
United States Court of ClaimsAdmitted to Practice1973 - 1982
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Washingtondivorceandfamilylaw.comPreparing Children for Divorce2011
Washingtondivorceandfamilylaw.comWashington Grandparents Rights2011
Washingtondivorceandfamilylaw.comFinancial Advice for Women Thinking About Divorce2011
Washingtondivorceandfamilylaw.comMeretricious Relationships and the Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of WashingtonAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning with Lawyer and Financial PlannerEstate Planning1986
CLESimple Wills1985