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Scott Patrick Semrau

Alimony Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.7   86 reviews
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  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    25%
    Unlike child support, Alimony is not determined by a formula. Spousal support is limited by need. Men and Women alike are being awarded spousal maintenance to help plan for a better and brighter future.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Child custody
    25%
    We'll help you develop a winning plan of action and a solution for moving forward to happiness and stability with your children. Mental health

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Child support
    25%
    Getting a fair child support settlement is the first step to stability and planning for the future. A good agreement prepares for tomorrow so you can take control of your future!

  4. Divorce and separation
    25%
    We help married and unmarried couples protect their rights and dreams for a better future. Pre and post-nuptial agreements are more popular than ever, especially as people marry later in life. Property division is where a great lawyer shines!

    27 years, 1,000 cases

FAMILY LAW FOR THOSE PLANNING FOR A HAPPIER FUTURE!

Our law firm was born of the idea that people have important stories that need to be effectively told. Divorce and custody disputes are personal and unique and emotional. Giving a strong voice to the truth is where we start. Family law lawyers go to court, so in addition to being detail oriented litigatiors, our lawyers never lose sight of the big picture and we’re the experienced and effective lawyer you want standing beside you when it is time to tell your side of the story.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2019 2016 2015 + 5 ...

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Seattle Family Law Partners
5325 Ballard Ave
Suite 214
Seattle, WA, 98107

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  86 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Nicole | January 4, 2013
Thanks for putting our family back together!!!
Oh, where to start....my husband and myself had been foster parents for about 7 years. We adopted a special needs daughter that had issues and caused some legal problems. We had 2 amazing little boys that we were in the process of adopting after having for over 3 years and our daughter's special needs caused the removal of the boys. We as well as our daughter's therapist knew this was not right, so we started to fight the system. Since we were not technically the boys parents, it was a much bigger fight than anticipated. We contacted many attorney's and finally met with only a few. When we left Scott's office, we knew this was not his typical kind of cases, but we felt very confident that he was the person we trusted to help restore our family! We are happy to say, he helped us create new paths for families behind us that may deal with the same things. I believe we are the first ever to be awarded custody from DFACS of foster children to us individually. We finally this past week just finished the boys final adoption from the courts, with of course Scott's help! It was a learning process for all of us and we are very thankful for Scott's willingness to learn a whole new side of the system! Our boys know that he was fighting on our team and they think he is a hero! THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything you did to help our family. You have truly made a difference in 2 little boys lives that could have been much worse in the system.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2016
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Excellent Representative
I received literature from the Semrau Law firm which led me to research and find very possible reviews. The firm was very professional and friendly and kept me up to date with the case progress. Mr. Semrau was very knowledgeable and thorough. My case came to the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend Mr. Semrau's services.
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Posted by Robert | March 2, 2020
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Excellent divorce attorney
My ex-wife filed for divorce a year ago and her lawyer filed a restraining order against me immediately before a visit to see my son, despite the fact I did not reside in the state, and having no specific previous conflict that merited such an action. I had a free consultation with Scott who was very good at listening and sympathetic, and I decided to retain his services. He acted quickly to negotiate the withdrawal of the petition for a restraining order. Subsequently, a fair parenting plan was negotiated, which allowed me to see my son and contact him regularly while out of state, which was much better than the situation prior to my ex-wife filing for divorce, which depended on her whims. Child support was a concern, as my wife wanted an unreasonable amount of money, far beyond what I could afford. Scott was right in his interpretation of the facts and when he went to court the Commissioner favored his arguments, and the terms settled were fair. He was right on and did not waiver, which reflects his knowledge and many years of experience. Scott was always very aware of my concerns about costs, and he did initially give a very accurate prediction of final cost. In addition, he was always calm, polite, thoughtful, and empathetic with me, he built a rapport with my ex-wife's lawyer to negotiate, while being resolute in defending my interests. Getting divorced with Scott's representation was far less stressful than it might have been with another attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2019
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Former Client
I retained Scott Semrau as my attorney to help with me deal with a recent family law situation involving a false allegation of domestic violence restraining order against me which was later dismissed in court thanks to the excellent legal work of Scott Semrau. In addition to the dismissal of the false restraining order against me, Scott Semrau also helped me safeguard my legal rights to be a parent and not be alienated from my children by helping set up regular court ordered time with my children and a reasonable child support order. Scott Semrau's legal strategies in court worked very well in all of my court proceedings and I can attest that we have won all of our court hearings and I have attained my my desired legal outcome. One of the most important legal victory in court Scott Semrau has attained for me is the dismissal of a false restraining order against me which could have led me to lose my job and adversely affect my future employment. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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Posted by Hezekiah | April 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Scott Semrau
I called Scott when I first realized I was going to be going through divorce. As someone who has never been involved in anything to do with going to court or trial, I have to say that Scott made it very easy for me, also I was not the best client as far as providing paperwork and things of that nature but he was always patient and helpful. Scott also advised and me and handled my entire case for over 10 months. I ended up going to trial where he was well prepared and laid out my case quickly and efficiently. Every aspect of the case was ruled in my favor, Also I'm able to see my son who I was in a ruthless custody battle for even more often! I highly recommend him as an attorney, the amount of stress relief is worth it!
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2019
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Consummately, compassionately professional
We found Scott one day before we had to be in court to litigate a restraining order. Scott was immediately on the ball and went to great lengths to prepare us for our hearing and also to make us feel respected, heard, and understood. As the case developed further through continuance and back and forth with the respondent’s lawyer, Scott displayed unwavering dedication to ensuring our case was ironclad. He was up front and honest about what things would cost and which approaches he thought would be worth the expense, and which of my suggestions probably wouldn’t be worth it. Throughout our ordeal, Scott was supportive, collaborative, and compassionate; and when it came time to finally go to court against the respondent, Scott was masterful. His opening argument, witness examination and cross examination, and closing argument were fantastic, and his excellent representation of us resulted in the most positive outcome we could have imagined. I literally cannot recommend Scott highly enough.
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Posted by Rasul | March 17, 2019
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Satisfactory
Scott was absolutely great. He went above and beyond to make sure that the outcome of our case would be what we hoped for. Not only did he have my best interests but he was always there when I just needed to have a quick chat about some of the things we had to do. It didn’t matter if it was 7 in the morning or 11:30 at night. Scott is definitely worth choosing. Thank you
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Posted by Kenneth | January 29, 2019
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Great Lawyer
Scott , was fantastic, he went above and beyond expectations. He was also a very professional. He did exactly what he had told me at the consultation and more.
Posted by Crystal | October 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Epitome of an attorney
Scott represented my husband and I in a very serious case and got the best results possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a knowledgable and passionate attorney.
Posted by Leila | June 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Scott has been a great listener, compassionate, and I have always believed he was fighting for me and the best interest of my children. He is available when I need to speak to him; promptly responds to text messages and emails.
Posted by Daniel N. | August 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great firm
I received 3 citations just before moving out of state and all it took was one phone call to The Semrau Lawfirm and everything was taken. Care of and he beat my tickets.
Posted by Linda | December 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Well Pleased
Contacted lawyer Scott Semrau by e-mail he responded in a few hours. I explained my situation concerning my nephew which was being held in Cobb County on two charges This Lawyer told me what he could do and went to work on the case right away. With in one week he had my nephews case before the courts and complete. My nephew had a good outcome. I highly recommend this lawyer!!
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Posted by Rick | July 14, 2016
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Speeding Ticket
I highly recommend Scott Semrau. He is very knowledgeable and professional. His assistant was very attentive. Scott explained the situation and how he would work to reduce my speeding ticket based on the situation and my perfect driving record. He called after my July court date with the news my ticket was reduced to no points as we discussed. The results met my expectations. Scott was sincere and delivered on his commitments. I highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Brent | April 14, 2016
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DUI charge reduced to Reckless Driving
I was charged with Charged with DUI, Loitering/Prowling, Removal with Intent to Conceal, Failure to Maintain Lane, No Proof of Insurance, and Expired Tag on 8/15.2015. Scott was very professional throughout the entire process beginning with our first phone communication. After meeting with Scott to review the charges, I felt assured of my decision to retain him as my attorney. He and his office kept me informed of my court dates and all of their filings in which I never had to appear. Scott contacted me on 4/11/2016 to inform me that he had come to a plea agreement with the Prosecutor. All charges were dropped and the DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving. I would recommend speaking with Scott about any pending charges before making your decision on retaining another attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2016
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Great Lawyer
I hired Scott Semrau for a DUI case. He did a GREAT job. The charge was lowered to wreckless driving and 2 other charges were dropped. Thank you Scott for all you did!
Posted by Kim | December 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend this law firm. Very knowledgeable and professional. The communication was always open with the Assistant and she was welcoming. To have Scott call me to tell me misdeamonor charges were dropped was music to my ears. I even learned a liitle bit about the law. again i would highly highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Timothy | November 12, 2015
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Semrau Law Firm was an excellent experience
My experience with Mr. Semrau and his firm couldn't have gone any better! Mr. Semrau was extremely personable and also very informative with what was going on with my case, as was the rest of his staff.
Posted by Stephen | November 6, 2015
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TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL
Very pleased with The Semrau Law Firm. Mr. Semrau listened carefully to my situation and answered my questions clearly and concisely.. Subsequent contacts were made in a timely and professional manner. Mr. Semrau and Ms. Kellogg were both very open and responsive. I appreciated their professionalism in resolving my case satisfactorily.
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Posted by Barbara | November 3, 2015
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Speeding Ticket
My initial contact was Michael Burns. He was recommended to me by Daren Burns. I instantly liked Michael. He was very reassuring and knowledgeable. When I received a letter from him saying he had gone on to another firm I panicked. I was assured Scott Semrau was familiar with my case and that he would take good care of me. He did that and more. He personally called me and stated that he was able to get my citation reduced to a warning and that the case was dismissed and my record was clear. I was impressed with his professionalism and his willingness to help me in the future if I needed him. Mr. Burns also contact me afterwards to make that I was happy with my representation. I would absolutely recommend this firm.
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Posted by Jose | October 17, 2015
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One great lawyer for sure !!
My name is jose I've been knowing Scott for over 10 years of his services for my friends and myself, very helpful in difficult times. I strongly recommend Scott and his firm to represent you with any of your troubles. They're organized and keeps you updated as your case goes. They have help me out a lot with my issues with good outcomes.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professor
  • Chattahoochee Tech
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Principal
  • The Semrau Law Firm
  • 1998 - 2017
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Douglas County Public Defender
  • 1996 - 1998

Education

  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 1996
  • Tulane University Law School
  • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • 1992
  • Georgia State University
  • BIS, Cum Laude
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • State of Georgia vs. J.H.
  • Not guilty
  • The State of Georgia v. A.R.F.
  • Not guilty
  • DUI 3 Not Guilty Verdicts
  • Not guilty

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Legislative Committe Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Cobb County Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2016
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 1998 - 2016
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Phelps Dunbar Outstanding Trial Advocate
  • Tulane Law School
  • 1995

Publications

  • Cobb County Bar Journal
  • Invalid Warrants
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending Probation Revocation Cases
  • 2005
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending Probation Revocation Cases
  • 2005
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending Probation Revocation Cases
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending Probation Revocation Cases
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending Probation Revocation Cases
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (35)
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Child custody Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Semrau is a great attorney to work with on matters. He is patient, thorough, and hard working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and always fights for his clients. You are in good hands with Scott."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is very well respected in the community and knows how to get the best results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Scott for years. He is a very professional and capable attorney. I have referred Scott DUI and traffic infraction cases, because I am 100 percent confident that he will get the client the best outcome possible. Anyone in Cobb County where the law firm is located, should particularly give Scott a call for these types of cases, as well as expungements."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a well respected lawyer in the community. He knows the law and has a sharp mind. I endorse and recommend this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Scott in the Cherokee County circuit and have always found him to be a competent and consummate professional. I would highly recommend his services to my closed friends and family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is a lawyer for all the right reasons. He's knowledgeable about the law, cares about his clients, and fights hard for them. I first got to know Scott while I was a prosecutor and learned to respect his dedication to his craft. I endorse Scott."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is an experienced trial lawyer with a great reputation in the legal community. I have seen Scott in court and his knowledge of the law and professionalism make him an excellent choice. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is highly respected in the Cobb legal community. I highly recommend Scott for anyone that needs criminal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott Semrau is a great Georgia lawyer. If I had a family member that has serious criminal charges in the Cobb/Cherokee/Bartow county area, I get Scott on the phone immediately. His dedication to his clients is exceptional and his connections in those areas make sure his clients get the best results. I endorse Scott!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is smart, creative and determined to get the best results for his clients. I've seen him in action and found him to be a very effective advocate for his clients. I recommend him without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a very impressive and effective attorney in the surrounding Atlanta communities. I've had the pleasure of knowing him for a few years now and there is no doubt in my mind that he is a master of his craft. Any client would be lucky to experience the benefit of his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the years I have watched Scott Semrau repeatedly win case after case for his clients. He is an excellent attorney that really cares about his clients. I fully endorse Scott Semrau."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a top-notch criminal defense and DUI defense attorney. I frequently see him in court, where he has the total respect of his colleagues, judges and prosecutors. This, combined with his experience and legal knowledge, lead to great results for his clients. I endorse Scott without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a local civil trial lawyer in Marietta, Georgia. Scott is a local criminal defense lawyer that I have been referring clients to for 10+ years. I have been very impressed with the results he achieves. I have been so impressed that I have referred friends and family to him. Scott is unfraid to take on any case, but is also understanding, thoughtful and compassionate. Perhaps most importantly, Scott is a family man with a stable personal life. This is critical because it provides a lawyer, like Scott, a firm foundation from which to help those who have fallen on tough times. I strongly recommend Scott Semrau for any type of criminal defense work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a brilliant, articulate, and caring attorney. I highly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott works extremely hard for each and every one of his clients. He is always well prepared and is well respected among his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Scott Semrau for many years and have always admired the passion and dedication that he brings to his work. He is always prepared and ready to fight for his clients. He is well respected by the legal community as an ethical and extremely talented lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is of the highest character and integrity. He works hard to achieve the best possible results for his clients."
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Seattle Alimony Lawyer Scott Patrick Semrau
Scott Patrick Semrau
Alimony Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation