|Attorney||Zundel Law Offices, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Seattle University||Juris Doctorate||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
Posted by anonymous
My case started out simply and ended up being a high conflict case that spanned nearly 2 years. Terry was the best thing to happen to me! After paying other lawyers so that I could interview them and becoming pretty dejected with their approach and attitude, Terry was a breath of fresh air. She was calm, compassionate, understanding, patient and came with valuable perspective. She is very honest and straightforward. And she is also very creative and digs deep for solutions. Her breath of experience allows her to detect things that others might miss and she is committed to ensuring that you get the best bang for your buck. She doesn't get you wound up in needless litigation. My ex's lawyer did that and if not for Terry, I would have fallen for these tricks. After the third attempt, my ex had a falling out with his lawyer and hired a second one who had a similar strategy.
Terry also knows when to fight aggressively and when to ease up. In the beginning I was nervous, but after the first hearing I understood that Terry understands exactly how to read the pulse of the courtroom. She focuses on what is important for the case. While as a client, my passions and emotions might dictate judgement, she balances that out with reasonable, relevant and realistic plans of action. I learned that I could trust her instincts and competence for the best results. She understands people, motives and has foresight that is worth considering.
One of the biggest reasons I recommend her to everyone who needs a good and honest lawyer is this. After my laborious 14 hour long mediation, I came to know that she was in the middle of a personal crisis and was going through an equally painful situation in her own life. By this time, I knew her long enough that she would have mentioned it to me, but she chose to remain professional and focus entirely on me. She mentioned nothing to me till the mediation was over and then asked me to keep her in my prayers. Along with the larger crisis, that day, her daughter was in the hospital. I will never forget her kindness or professionalism.
Also, I must mention that Terry's billing practices are fair and transparent. When she can, she works to save you money as well.
I have recommended Terry to several people and most have hired her and have been happy with her representation.
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Posted by anonymous
I was with Terry for over a year, tried to give her a chance, but learned she's having some significant mental health issues, and as a result, her practice is suffering. For instance, the last two motions, she made me write the legal document and then she edited! Needless to say, we lost. Terry may have been a good lawyer, but not anymore. She managed to suck over $200,000 out of me, and accomplished absolutely NOTHING.
Posted by Gayle
In May 2008, I found myself in a very scary situation. I was 8 months pregnant, separated from my husband, caring for our 2 year old, and holding down my full-time job. I came home from work one afternoon to find a ladder leaning against the deck of my home. I phoned police and told them I thought someone might have broken into my home. I stayed in my car with my 2 year old until police arrived. The officer searched my home and confirmed someone had entered the home through the sliding glass door on the deck. The officer asked me to look around to see if anything was missing. I discovered my wedding ring was gone and that's when I knew it was my husband. (He and I separated in January 2008 after he was arrested for domestic violence, at which time he was ordered to vacate the home.) The police officer called my husband's cell phone, identified himself and asked him if he had broken into the house that day. My husband admitted to being in the home, and the office clarified to him that was breaking and entering. The officer then asked my husband if he had taken my wedding ring. My husband's response was that he had bought it for me, so it was his. The officer clarified that the ring was in fact my property, and that was stealing. When the officer asked my husband where the ring was, my husband said he pawned it that afternoon. After ending the call, I told the officer I wanted to press charges. He told me there was nothing he could do - this was a civil matter and would have to be taken up in civil court. That's when I found Terry. She went into immediate action, helped me obtain a restraining order, and had my husband served immediately. He was actually caught by the police crawling through a downstairs window into my home 24 hours after service of the restraining order. After breaking into my home, stealing my ring, getting served a restraining order and getting caught by the police breaking into my home again, my husband was never arrested. The law is very frustrating for those who follow it, while trying to deal with those who don't. Terry was my lifeline. She handled my divorce, which was final at the end of 2008. I trusted her with my life, and the lives of my children. She made sure we were protected, and 8 years later she is still my attorney.
Edmund Allen, Criminal defense Attorney
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I have known Terry since law school. Terry is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated lawyer who achieves outstanding results for her clients. She cares deeply about her clients and their individual needs and circumstances, which allows her to be particularly effective in bringing them the best possible resolution to their situation. Terry is an outstanding lawyer who works tirelessly for her clients. I refer clients to her with the utmost confidence.
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