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About me

I am a lifelong Seattle native, having graduated from the University of Washington in 1975.  I attended Seattle University Law School and have been active in private practice for the past 37 years, having been a partner in a large Ballard law firm for approximately 20 years before establishing my current law firm with two former partners.  Together, my partners, Jill Bliss, Rick Hart and I, have enjoyed practicing in the Northgate/Lake City area for the past 15 years. 


While professional in our practice of law, our firm maintains a very comfortable and client-friendly environment wherein our staff operates as an integral and cost effective part of our team approach to practicing law.


Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time at my home on Useless Bay Golf Course on Whidbey Island.  Between golf, travel, camping, fishing, and my children and grandchildren, I am kept busy and happy in my spare time.


Client relations are important to me in my work as a family law and personal injury lawyer.  I understand the importance of each case to the individual involved and the need keep each client promptly informed in all aspects of their case.


I'm proud of the fact that many of my former clients have become long-time friends, long after their legal matters have been resolved.  After 37 years of practicing law I still look forward to meeting new clients and addressing their unique legal challenges.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    37 years, 500 cases
  2. Family: 25%
    37 years, 500 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • James Davis Shipman

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schoener is an excellent family law attorney who works toward practical solutions for his clients.


    James Shipman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr.Schoener has years of experience litigating in Washington Courts and in Family Law in particular. He is an honorable attorney who cares about the outcomes for his clients.


    Roberta Doyle Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hart Schoener Bliss Ps

12535 15th Ave NE
Suite 100
Seattle, WA, 98125


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award in EvidenceAmerican Jurisprudence1978
American Jurisprudence Award in Civil ProcedureAmerican Jurisprudence1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/ShareholderHart Schoener Bliss, P.S.1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of WashingtonBusinessOther - Bachelors1975