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Leigh Noffsinger

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bainbridge Island, WA

4.8   14 reviews

also known as Noffsinger Family Law

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
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Noffsinger Family Law
187 Parfitt Way SW
Suite 275
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110
Noffsinger Family Law
820 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104
Noffsinger Family Law
Po Box 11444
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2023
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Fierce advocate without adding conflict
Leigh represented me in my divorce against a VERY high conflict attorney. While I wasn’t able to get my ex-wife to agree to a Collaborative Divorce, that didn’t stop Leigh from using her skills to minimize UNNECESSARY conflict. But by no means does her style of practice mean that she simple advocates for her clients to rollover. After attempting to keep costs down by negotiating a settlement with my ex-wife’s attorney, she arranged for us to meet with an exceptionally skilled mediator to settle our case. I walked away with both a parenting plan and an asset division agreement that I was very happy with. Had I not hired an attorney at all, I’d have unknowingly given away all of my parenting rights. And because of Leigh’s low conflict approach, I have a much better co-parenting relationship with my children‘s mother than I would otherwise. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Deborah | October 29, 2021
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I Highly Recommend Leigh
I hired Leigh to represent me in my divorce in an attempt to keep it collaborative and cooperative. Although it was difficult at times, she managed to help me keep it that way. She was very good at explaining the process and the various options and helping me make decisions and prepare for negotiations. She was very efficient, cost effective, supportive and professional. Divorce is a difficult and emotional process. She is a perfect attorney to help anyone through that difficult experience. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Karen | June 24, 2019
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The divorce was the easy part......
The divorce was the easy part, relatively speaking. The marriage was the hard part. During the worst point in my life, Leigh provided clear direction, options, advice and best of all worked with me to ensure that my divorce was finalized in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Since then she has continued to provide additional recommendations on attorneys for other matters in my life as well.
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Posted by Mike Indresano | June 20, 2019
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Constructive, collaborative, and a pleasure to work with
Leigh has been a godsend through my divorce. Extremely responsive, patient, explained things succinctly, pragmatic, and very reassuring. She helped both of us find common ground, while keeping the conversation and process moving. From start to finish, I knew I was in very capable hands!
Posted by Steve | June 20, 2019
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Streamlined, collaborative, supportive
Leigh provided excellent legal advice and helped both myself and my previous wife navigate the sometimes difficult process of divorce and settlement. Her demeanor, professional acumen and supportive approach made a significant difference in settling our issues, and coming to full agreement. Thank you Leigh@
Posted by Kathy | June 20, 2019
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Compassionate, Relentless
Leigh was a recommendation from a friend who had just undergone the divorce process. I have passed on that recommendation to others. Leigh is a listener and helped me not only legally, but emotionally, through the collaborative divorce process. She sets reasonable timelines and requires timely information. She works well with the opposing collaborating attorney. Leigh not only negotiated a fair settlement, she offered creative solutions that worked for both parties.
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Posted by Christina | June 19, 2019
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Non-contentious, but prudent
Leigh was always responsive to my concerns and other communications. She helped guide me through an ostensibly collaborative divorce that had its difficult moments. I'm so grateful to have had her by my side during this tricky time.
Posted by Bill | June 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful to work with, and wonderful results
Leigh shepherded my very challenging divorce through a nearly three-year process. While Leigh's specialty is collaborative law, my divorce unfortunately ended up in arbitration due to the litigious attitude of my "ex" and her lawyer. Leigh stuck with me, and I ultimately ended up with a better result than I would have expected (and would have settled for) both on parenting plan and finances. Leigh is also sensitive to keeping legal costs under control: I got a better result than my "ex", while spending half as much on legal fees. Leigh is kind, thoughtful, thorough, centered, creative, and most of all dogged in looking out for her client's interests. She also keeps perspective on the big picture which in the middle of a contentious divorce can be hard to do. I also really enjoyed working with her. Highly, highly recommend.
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Posted by John | June 10, 2019
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Highly Recommended
I hired Ms. Noffsinger to represent me and lead us through a divorce proceeding when I needed the process to be collaborative and with as little contentiousness as possible. With young children, high-emotions and complicated financials involved, Ms. Noffsinger provided sound guidance, advice and executed flawlessly in representing my interests in the collaborative process. She brought together the right team of professionals as needed for financial modeling, child-custody consultants and family counselors. I could tell that everyone who was working on the behalf of our collaborative divorce held Ms. Noffsinger in the highest regard and trusted her experience and knowledge. I recommend Ms. Noffsinger for anyone who is looking to use the collaborative divorce approach.
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Posted by Alison | May 1, 2019
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Good experience from a difficult situation
The process of getting divorced isn't easy; there are so many difficult decisions to be made and each has a huge impact on your future. Working with Leigh, she was able to help me work through so many of those tough decisions. She did this while keeping me focused and on track, and often times helped me get back on track when I felt overwhelmed by too many decisions. Her professionalism and real-world approach helped the overall process. At all times, I felt like we were a team working together and she always took the time to explain things and potential outcomes so I could make an informed decision. I highly recommend Leigh if you are looking for a caring, level-headed attorney.
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Posted by Clark | April 14, 2019
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A attorney who is a tireless and intelligent advocate for her clients.
I retained Leigh to represent me in my divorce settlement, after 33 years of marriage. This was my first experience with divorce and it was the most stressful and frustrating ordeal that took 13 months to settle. Leigh was more than just an attorney, she also provided guidance that helped relieve my stress level and deal with my turbulent emotions. Her legal counsel was professional and her expertise in collaborative divorce was sound. She is a patient and compassionate attorney who took the time to walk me through the collaborative divorce process through settlement. I loved Leigh's sense of appropriate humor, which helped get me through a very difficult time in my life. I would recommend Leigh to anyone who is facing a divorce is a safe environment. She is an "All-Star" in my book. I quickly learned to trust Leigh and to speak frankly with her. While she is a professional
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Posted by Jarucha | September 4, 2018
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Strongly recommend Leigh Noffsinger
My divorce completed last month. When I had a hard time through the divorce, Leigh gave me detailed documents to view first which helped me prepare. She explained each step by step pretty well, and let me clarify. Leigh is highly responsible and replied fast. Without her, my divorce process wouldn’t be completed in time for my targeted moving time. I highly recommend Lee Noffsinger if your goal is important to you.
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Posted by Daniel | February 5, 2018
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Excellent and considerate
Leigh's approach representing me were thoroughly professional, mixing a fair approach with tough-minded details. I was thoroughly impressed with her work from our initial meeting through final outcomes. Her follow up and follow-through are impeccable. She is a strong communicator in both open meetings and in consults, and is clear in both stated goals and process. I recommend Leigh's representation completely.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2022
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Divorce review
Leigh is a pleasant woman, but I don't think she is a good lawyer. I hired her to represent me as part of a collaborative divorce. The result was a very unequal settlement, which I only came to appreciate after the divorce was finalized. I don't think Leigh has a great sense of how to value assets and she was not a strong advocate for my interests. Perhaps some of this is inherent in the collaborative divorce process, which seems to promote a settlement more than a fair settlement. If you elect to hire Leigh, I'd advise you to have someone else look over the divorce agreement before you sign it to make sure that you completely understand what concessions you are making and how the assets are being divided.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Leigh Noffsinger, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • United States District Court
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • J.D. with Honors
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Experienced collaborative attorney

Associations

  • King County Collaborative Law
  • Pro Bono Committee Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Chair, Collaborative Law Section
  • 2020 - Present
  • Hyla School Board of Trustees
  • Trustee
  • 2020 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • King County Collaborative Law
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Kitsap Collaborative Law Professionals
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer on Bainbridge Island
  • Bainbridge Island Review
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer on Bainbridge Island
  • Bainbridge Review
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer on Bainbridge Island
  • Bainbridge Review
  • 2016
  • Family Law Mentor Program Volunteer of the Year
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Membership
  • Order of the Coif
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Washington State Bar Association, NW Lawyer
  • What Cancer Taught Me About Being a Divorce Attorney
  • 2017
  • Washington Law Review
  • Wanted Posters, Bulletproof Vests, and the First Amendment: Distinguishing True Threats from Coercive Political Advocacy
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • King County Bar Association
  • Converting Consults to Collaborative Cases
  • 2021
  • Monthly Meeting
  • How to Grow Your Collaborative Divorce Practice
  • 2021
  • CHiP Talks, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, February 10, 2018
  • From the Trenches
  • 2018
  • King County Bar Association Collaborative Law Section
  • Advanced Discussions on Basic Topics in Collaborative Law: The First Four-Way Meeting
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having worked with Leigh on a very complex case, I can recommend her services highly to anyone seeking compassionate, diligent, creative representation. She does a fantastic job problem-solving, particularly meeting her clients right where they are and given what their unique needs are. Cannot recommend her services highly enough!"
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leigh is a wonderful person and highly skilled lawyer. She is sensible in results and skillfully and thoughtfully guides clients through difficult times. I highly recommend Leigh."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leigh has achieved the perfect balance between being professional and personal in her representation of her clients. While she has a compassionate heart, she also has a smart legal mind and is a firm and creative negotiator. All these qualities serve her clients well and achieve positive results tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. I often refer people to Leigh and endorse her completely."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leigh is a strong attorney who brings professionalism and integrity to all her matters. More importantly, she cares about her clients and community. She understands the complexities of family law and how this impacts families and strives to reach the best outcome for her client."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leigh is an amazing attorney and has worked hard to bring Collaborative Law to the forefront of family law dispute resolution."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Leigh has a sensible approach to client matters, and strives to see all available options to help save clients time, money and emotional pain. She is creative and collaborative, but can write a sharp-pointed brief when needed. I enjoy working with her whenever I have the opportunity."
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Bainbridge Island Divorce and separation Lawyer Leigh Noffsinger
Leigh Noffsinger
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bainbridge Island, WA
Licensed for 23 years