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Yasmeen Mufeed Abdullah

Family Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   20 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
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About Yasmeen

Learn Yasmeen’s areas of practice.

Yasmeen Abdullah provides clients with a wide range of advice and representation in civil litigation.  She frequently serves as an arbitrator and mediator on personal injury and family law cases.  She has helped clients regarding religous discrimination complaints, bullying complaints to schools, assault and sexual abuse complaints, wrongful death claims, parenting plans and child support,  domestic violence protection orders, landlord and tenant issues, and appeals.

Prior to founding the Abdullah Law Firm, Ms. Abdullah practiced for three years with a Seattle Law Firm where she provided legal advice, litigation, and employment investigations for school districts across Washington State, local government entities, and small businesses.

Before starting civil law practice, Ms. Abdullah was a Deputy Prosecutor for Thurston County. She handled thousands of criminal cases at both the trial and appeal levels. With another prosecutor, Ms. Abdullah formed an Animal Cruelty Unit in the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. She conducted law enforcement officer training regarding investigating animal crimes and changes in the law. Ms. Abdullah also co-drafted Senate Bill 5402 (codified as RCW 16.52.011, 16.52.085, and 16.52.200) preventing animal cruelty. Governor Gregoire signed the bill into law in 2009, allowing courts to permanently bar a person who has caused the death of an animal through cruelty from owning a similar animal in the future.

Before prosecuting, Ms. Abdullah completed two judicial clerkships at the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II. Ms. Abdullah assisted Judge Joel Penoyer and Judge J. Robin Hunt by assisting in drafting opinions, preparing bench memoranda, and conducting legal research.

Ms. Abdullah graduated cum laude from the Univeristy of Richmond with a Juris Doctor degree in 2006. While in law school, Ms. Abdullah was a Jean Tarpley Scholar. She served on the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Boards. Ms. Abdullah was a Carrico Moot Court Competition quarterfinalist and a National Trial Competition regional semifinalist. Ms. Abdullah served as a law student advisor, admissions minority panel speaker, and as secretary to the International Law Student Association. During law school, Ms. Abdullah worked as an intern with the Chesterfield County Attorney's Office in Virginia, conducting legal research and drafting memorando on employment law, parental rights, business and occupation taxes, and privacy rights. Ms. Abdullah also conducted legal research and wrote memoranda on state and federal constitutional law for Lammers Law Office.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Location

Abdullah Law Firm, PLLC
10550 Lake City Way NE
Suite E
Seattle, WA, 98125

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2024
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Highest Integrity Legal Warrior
I went through a HORRIFIC 2+ year long high-conflict divorce from a narcissistic man who verbally and physically abused me in front of our young child. Yasmeen was my 3rd lawyer and I am thankful to God every day that I finally found her. I could tell right away that she is a person of the highest integrity and retains expert knowledge of the legal process. Beyond those stunning traits, emotionally, she was my rock as she guided me through the incredibly traumatic process of extricating myself from my toxic marriage and fighting for custody of my child. My ex and his low-vibrating energy monster of a lawyer did everything in their power to break me: Manipulation, lying, defamation, disregarding court orders, twisting the truth, and hiring "expert" witnesses to try to discredit and demonize me. Yasmeen remained optimistic and unshaken, having full confidence every time I spoke to her that we would win. She encouraged me not to give up, even though I wanted to so badly so many times as this process nearly broke me as a person. But, in the end, Yasmeen came through for me and my child, and we won at trial in a big way. I can't say that I'll ever feel fully vindicated after what my ex put me through, but at least my child has me as the primary parent with full decision making, safe and supported, which makes the whole thing worth it.
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Posted by Ahmad Ghazal | December 22, 2022
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Client
Yasmeen, Erin, Sara, Nadine and Robin are amazing. I’ve got the best result possible in my Hague convention case & custody! I’m very happy to have my child back to USA, the process was smooth throughout the whole case using Abdullah’s law firm, they were always on top of everything, very communicative, always there for any question/concern & very transparent. During the court sessions Yasmeen was very confident, accurate & ready for all the judge questions. Yasmeen is very knowledgeable & familiar in the family laws, Hague & civil rights areas. As far as the cost is very decent & reasonable. I’ve had 3-4 consultations done else where until I discovered Yasmeen was the one, i felt she was the most familiar with the law, she was explaining a lot and I had a positive feeling from the beginning. I highly recommend Yasmeen’s office and very thankful for getting everything to my favor more than expected. Lots of support was offered. Happy holidays and keep up the great work guys!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2022
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LOOK NO FURTHER SHE IS THE BEST LAWYER!
Yasmeen was my literal life saver, I had been going through a brutal separation with my husband for years and as a single mother with no job nor income it was so difficult to find decent representation. lots of lawyers who I had consulted never gave me the reassurance I needed and asked for way too much money upfront. I tried to represent my self for most of it until Yasmeen was recommended by multiple people I decided to give the firm a call and instantly within minutes of the first consultation I knew I found " the one". She was so understanding and calm and had mentioned things that never even crossed my mind. I hired Yasmeen instantly and it was the best decision for my family. She fought for me with so much passion and knew her laws inside out she was ready for every argument with backups and a plan B just in case, she is very attentive into detail and brutally organized and the most important she is a very honest and truthful person. I finally felt that relief that this woman was fighting just as hard as I was for myself if not harder. We won the case beautifully and I got much more that I even had sought out and I am FOREVER grateful for her and her wonderful team. If you are in need of a lawyer I HIGHLY recommend Yasmeen and her team over at the Abdullah Law firm, such amazing people that actually care for you and will fight for you.
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Posted by SK | February 9, 2022
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Lawyer of the greatest integrity, knowledge, and compassion
When I was in an emotionally abusive relationship with a toxic person whom I was afraid of, I didn’t know how to get out or where to start. I reached out to Yasmeen who has extensive experiences in situations like mine. She understood what I was going through, and I felt immediate connection with her so I hired her to handle my case. She helped me how to communicate with my ex who was extremely manipulative. Throughout the process, she and her team were attentive and answered all my questions promptly. I was emotionally drained and scared of my ex, but Yasmeen gave me courage to keep going what I wanted to do for me and my child. When we were preparing the parenting plan and child support, she was straightforward, transparent, and concise so I understood what was going on every step. I felt that she was not just a lawyer to me, but also an emotional support. My partner and my relationship as parents are slowly but getting better because we are trying to keep our child’s best interest in our minds. She truly cared about me and my child. If you are looking for a lawyer who is knowledgeable, fair, and compassionate, contact Yasmeen.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2021
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Great divorce lawyer
I had a fantastic experience with Yasmeen as my divorce lawyer. She and her team worked efficiently and timely, and were very responsive when I had follow-up questions. Yasmeen helped me achieve my goal of having a smooth, surprisingly uncontentious divorce process. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2021
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Best Lawyer in Washington. A+ Team.
Look no further. I had search high and low, and picked Abdullah Law Firm based on my needs and her reviews. (I was dealing with Divorce, Domestic Violence & Custody; Family Law) Ms. Abdullah and her team far exceeded my exceptions. Not only did I win but the Judge made a direct statement to me saying " You have a very good lawyer." I couldn't agree more. She is very good at what she does. The Judge's rulings were all in my favor and without the help from Ms. Abdullah I wouldn't have known what to do, what I could ask for/or I was entitled to. The team made everything much easier for me with paperwork and document filings with the courts. I highly recommend this law firm. You'll be happy you did.
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Posted by Nicoli | June 28, 2020
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Professional and Efficient Services
Yasmeen was thorough and professional, and provided comprehensive answers to my questions. Although I hired her for unbundled services with limited representation, she was available to answer questions about documentation and legal issues promptly, and responded quickly to changes in the court procedures due to COVID-19.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2019
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Wonderful, informed, charming and strong force to have on your side
Yasmeen helped me get what I was looking for, how I was trying to achieve it, while looking over for my current needs, future desires and vulnerabilities.. I enjoyed working with Yasmeen and appreciated Erin's help during the process.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2019
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Best attorney ever!
Yasmeen saved my family, I would recommend her to anyone! I was involved in a high conflict family law/custody case for several years and I hired Yasmeen after my first attorney did nothing to defend me or keep my kids in a safe situation. I had an immediate sense of trust and relief when I met her, something I did not have with any of the other attorneys I consulted. Yasmeen took over my case with grace and skill and immediately found several things my original attorney had dropped the ball on. She was able to overcome my ex's nasty and aggressive attorney in a tactful, courteous manner. Yasmeen is very professional, knows the law very well, and knows how to effectively communicate and advocate for your needs and concerns. Her strategies at handling situations are well thought out and extremely effective. She is very detailed, on top of deadlines, communicates well with opposing attorneys, and allows you to be as involved as you want to be with your case. Yasmeen understands that family law cases are very emotional and draining and she is amazing at navigating your needs in the midst of a legal crisis. Yasmeen genuinely wants to help people and she truly cares about your situation and well being. She will tell you if what you want to do is worth your time and money, a rare quality in attorneys these days. Every bit of legal advice she gave me was spot on. Every.single.time. I can not say enough good things about her, or her amazing assistant Erin. Erin has a calmness about her and she knows exactly what to do to help you, and Yasmeen. These two ladies are the best team ever and are true heroes to me. Because of the hard work of these two ladies I had a very favorable outcome to my case. I will never waste my time with another attorney ever again. I will definitely use Yasmeen if I have any future legal needs. Thank you Yasmeen!!!
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Posted by Matthew | December 29, 2017
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Exceptional Representation
Ms. Abdullah is nothing short of fantastic! She and her staff were thorough, detailed and offered exemplary service on my recent custody case. I have hired attorneys in the past and even those I would consider to be good leave plenty of room for critique and improvement. Ms. Abdullah really goes above and beyond. I would place her in the category of rare professionals who really care about their clients and can execute at the highest levels of performance.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2017
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Helped rebuild a destroyed life...
I ended up in a situation that I never believed was possible for me to be in. I was facing a very angry wife and her very angry family all wishing to destroy me personally and financially. She hired an expensive lawyer from a top divorce firm and filed a bogus domestic violence order against me which she leveraged to limit my time with my children to only (3) supervised visits for 4-6 hours each over a three month span. The temporary orders requested by her lawyer allowed me only 4 hours of supervised visitation every two weeks going forward and asked the world financially, Realizing that I was completely incapable of facing this alone I found Yasmeen through a referral and upon meeting with her knew that she was going to be the strong offensive defense I needed to try to turn it around. Yasmeen was able to get the domestic violence order completely dropped and for the temporary orders got me (3) weekends a months and an overnight mid-week every week. She also negotiated a reasonable amount of child support and zero spousal support for the duration of the temporary orders.
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Posted by K.A. | January 2, 2017
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How Yasmeen Took On a Sacred Cow...and won!
When my rights were violated by people whose job was to protect me, my entire world fell to pieces. I suffered in silence for two years. On the verge of becoming an adult, I decided I wanted justice for what had happened to me. I called several well-known and respected law firms in the area. Not one returned my calls. When I was on the verge of giving up, I received a call back from Abdullah Law Firm and Yasmeen agreed to a meeting. Within the first two meetings, I knew I was in good hands. A calming, yet secure presence, Yasmeen worked closely with me to ensure that I was taken care of, treated courteously, and above all, let me know I deserved recognition for the wrongs committed against me. From that point on, a partnership and strong bond was formed for the next three years. The legal process can be grueling. It can be traumatic and deeply unsettling. The mere conjuring of past traumas is enough to make many victims have second thoughts about filing a lawsuit. Yasmeen knows this. Here, she is more than an attorney; she is someone who cares very much about her clients. The amount of trust that she engenders by her integrity and behavior is valuable above all else. But while she is sweet, she is no pushover. Abdullah’s knowledge of the law is superb. She misses nothing. With her, no aspect of my case or life was overlooked, and dots I could not connect she connected effortlessly. She puts the pieces together. This is important. It was almost eerie how well she knew my case; almost as if she’d herself been there with me throughout my journey. Yasmeen is a fighter. She’ll fight for you. Without Abdullah Law Firm, I would still be wandering in the darkness searching for answers. If you wanted compensation, closure, or both, call Abdullah Law Firm.
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Posted by Sarah | December 9, 2016
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Highly Recommend!
I was looking for a lawyer to help me with my divorce. Just the thought of the divorce gave me anxiety as I didn't know what papers needed to be filed or when. I found Yasmeen through the bar association referral. I was impressed upon our first meeting. She seemed very knowledgeable and I decided to hire her. I am so thankful I did. Not only does she know what she is doing and is highly competent, but her and her assistant Erin are helpful, always there if I have a question and made me feel like it was all ok. I counderstand do this and be confident in my lawyer. I cannot say enough great things and I recommend her to everyone. I feel like she has my back and has my best interest in mind. My divorce will be done in a week and I couldn't be happier.
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Posted by David | July 9, 2016
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Professional, Knowledgable, and Kind...
Yasmeen is an incredible attorney and I have already referred her services to many other people. I really felt she knew how to advocate for my needs as a father and co-parent... and in ways that I didn't even know I needed advocating! She was patient, thorough, and very good about giving me different options for looking at and acting on my situation. I would definitely reach out to her again, should the need arise. Thank you Yasmeen!
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Posted by Thomas | June 9, 2016
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Highly Reccomend Ms Adbullah
Ms. Abdullah has been the most caring, empathetic and diligent attorney I have ever come across. My case was extremely complicated. I was not familiar with the court system or procedures. Ms. Abdullah put my fears to rest from the very beginning. She kept me and my case focused and on track. Over the course of our time together, I felt that she did everything in her power to keep my costs as minimal as possible while helping me maintain and restore some of my lost rights my rights as a father. She directed me when it a was appropriate to move forward with legal action and when it was appropriate to let things go and not take focus away from my relationship with my son. Unfortunately I have had to retain her on more than one occasion. However, she is always the attorney that I call and cannot imagine ever using anyone else for my case. She retains past hearings and uses appropriate information from them for current cases as needed. I cannot give her enough praise. Her diligence and professionalism are outstanding. She is confident in court and knows the laws inside and out. I highly recommend her, especially if you have a difficult case that needs a thorough and detailed attorney.
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Posted by Kim | February 22, 2016
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Highest Recommendation
Ms. Abdullah is an incredibly knowledgeable and sharp lawyer. She is well-established in the area and familiar with the local legal community. Her advice is solid and she is an amazingly hard-working advocate. In court, she is formidable, yet reasoned. I found Ms. Abdullah after my prior lawyer did nothing but drain me financially. Ms. Abdullah has reasonable rates and payment plans. She is very aware of her clients' financial situations and tries her best to keep costs down. Despite this, I did not feel like I had a budget lawyer. She is one of the best. I wish I could state more personal details about the case here, but I can just say that we had a very favorable outcome and that she will be representing me in the opposing counsel's appeal. My main piece of advice to anyone out there with domestic violence playing any part in their case, is to hire a lawyer who specializes in dv cases. Don't hire just any family law practitioner. And then be strong and know you're doing the right thing.
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Posted by Nicole | February 18, 2016
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Exceeded Expectations
Yasmeen won a personal injury case for my fathers estate. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable and great to work with during a difficult time in my family's lives. Truly grateful for her dedication to our case and care for my fathers legacy!
Posted by Danielle | February 18, 2016
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So grateful to have found Yasmeen!
Yasmeen was amazing. Throughout the process, I felt like she was completely and totally committed to me and that she was, at every juncture, doing what was best for me and for my children. Additionally, her paperwork was thorough, on time, and easy to understand. And, her communication with me was superb. I expect to hire Yasmeen again in the future and would not think of having another attorney represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2013
Caring and Honest Attorney
Yasmeen let me know every step of the way exactly what was happening with my case. She answered every one of my questions. She didn't give me the 'go around' that I have received from other attornies. Nor has she tried to convince me to do something I did not want to do. She listened to my needs and desires and has worked with me to accomplish what I needed done. I had a renter that left me owing several months back rent and damages to the house. She has diligently pursued each step that needed to be done legally to help me collect what the renter owes. She has informed me of each of the legal requirements. It has been a long process but she has stayed on top of each step in a timely manner. I recommend her to EVERYONE!
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
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Good work
I hired Yasmeen to deal with a divorce case. She was very understanding and very patient as I am not so fluent in English. If i I had any questions her assistant would email me back within 48 hours. She handled the case very well and understood from where I was coming from. Overall, very good lawyer at a very good price. She is really helpful if you are a low income family or individual.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-300 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Pro bono 15 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Thurston County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2009

Education

  • University of Richmond
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LM v. JB, 2012
  • Domestic violence protection order remained and abuser's motion for revision denied
  • WH. v. MS
  • 8 year civil domestic violence protection order for client
  • LM v. JB
  • Obtained a 1 year civil domestic violence protection order for client

Associations

  • King County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington Council of School Attorneys
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Month
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2013

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Child support Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Yasmeen was opposing counsel on a case we tried. Her writing is impeccable and intimidating, and her courtroom skill are excellent. I enthusiastically endorse her for any family law case. Truly impressive."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Yasmeen for years and we have worked on cases together. She's a fantastic attorney, very sharp and a very fierce advocate. I fully endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have always been impressed with Yasmeen's ethics, hard work, and talent. I have worked with her on many cases, and highly recommend her often."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Abdullah. She has a great legal mind."
Litigation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Yasmeen is a tireless champion for her clients. She is one of the hardest working and most knowledgable litigators I have worked with. She has my endorsement."
General practice Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Abdullah for a number of years and have been impressed with her solid grasp of the law and keen trial skills. Although we were opposing counsel, she consistently handled herself professionally and with the highest level of integrity. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Yasmeen."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Yasmeen since law school and even back then it was clear that she was going to be a great attorney!"
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Seattle Family Lawyer Yasmeen Mufeed Abdullah
Yasmeen Mufeed Abdullah
Family Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available