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Valerie Farris Oman

Residential real estate Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.6   10 reviews

also known as Valerie Ann Farris


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About Valerie

Learn Valerie’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Residential real estate
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    We assist community associations - condominium and homeowners' association - with all their legal needs, including general counsel, collections, and construction defects.

    15 years, 500 cases

When I'm not working, I spend my free time mostly with family and friends, cooking, reading, doing CrossFit, traveling, and anything else fun I can think of!

Licensed for 17 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Valerie

Condominium Law Group, PLLC
10310 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle, WA, 98133-9228

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Brenda | September 23, 2012
Great company and amazing people to work with!!
I'm very pleased with this firm and how easy it has been working with them. Everyone in their office is friendly and helpful and explains legal matters in a way that I can understand. They have been extremely helpful when it comes to explaining the collection process to my boards. All of the board members that have had a conversation with Valerie have come back to say how extremely helpful her information was and how she was able to communicate so they could understand things better.
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Posted by Lj | August 19, 2012
Working with Valerie Farris Oman is most enlightening....
I am a Community Association Manager with a very large Management Company on the Eastside. I manage several Associations, three of which Valerie has been engaged to facilitate the Association in recovering delinquent homeowners' assessments. I have found her to be extremely knowledgable in the governance for condominium and homeowner associations. Valerie reponds to questions in a prompt and concise manner, as well as thorough in her answers. I do plan to assign additional collection matters to Valerie in the near future and would feel very confident in recommending Valerie to anyone looking for competent and professional counsel.
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Posted by Chelsea | August 15, 2012
Collection services highly recommended
I have worked with Valerie for about 3 years now on various association collections issues, and would recommend her highly. She's great at communicating in easy to understand terminology, and following up on her progress with Board members and myself. She's also easy to get ahold of, and gets back to you in a timely manner.
Posted by Brandon B. | August 14, 2012
Best Attorney I've worked with over the past 7 years!
Prior to Valerie getting on Board with 3, now 7 of my 8 Condo and HO Association's 3 years ago, I always had communication issues wtih other Attorney's / Firms and lack of production. Since working (mainly) with Valerie and seeing what Condo Law Group can do , I actually feel extremely comfortable referring Association Board's over to her and them; in the past I was always hesitant. Valerie is very down to earth, understands what our client's best interests are, she is very personable, easy to understand, communicate wtih, and explains things easily to those not up to speed with legal jargan. I would recommend Valerie to any Association's in need of collection assistance, and not only for that but all other aspects of Condo and Homeowner Association related matters.
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Posted by Michaela | August 9, 2012
Consistent and reliable, supportive and understanding and dedicated to the success of her clients
Valerie streamlined the collection process for all my clients and assisted the associations in my portfolio with significant reduction of delinquency amounts.
Posted by Robb | December 2, 2011
Valerie is Knowledgeable, Dependable & Proactive
Managing a portfolio of Condominium & Homeowners Associations in todays economy can be a challenge. Having a knowledgeable attorney that is dependable in communication and provides sensible legal advise for our clients is extremely important to overall client satisfation. Valerie provides those key services & more! Her proactive approach to client communication and advisement is also complimented by her obvious zeal for, & working knowledge of, the law. Her level-headed approach to debt collection and general counsel has always been based on the best overall outcome to the client. Even when the client may not initially recognize the advantage of following her advisement, she has a professionally unique ability to explain why her legal recommendations would be the most beneficial to the Association. Thank you Valerie (& everyone at CLG) for all you do for our mutual Clients!
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Posted by Jeana | December 2, 2011
I highly recommend Valerie!
I have worked with Valerie on several accounts. She is the first recommendation from me for an attorney to the Associations that we manage. She is very timely and responsive. She provides proactive solutions for our clients, Another thing I appreciate is that she is always willing to take the time to explain the options so that the client can make informed decisions. She is top notch in my book.
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Posted by Kelly | December 31, 2010
Valerie has earned the trust of our Homeowner's Association Board
It is not often that one can say that one is so very satisfied with anyone's performance especially over time. In the case of Valerie Farris Oman we can say that she has consistently earned our praise and gratitude issue by issue and case after case. We expected competent legal advice but Valerie has delivered extra value to our Homeowner's Association by providing guidance which has anticipated and avoided problems. She has diligently kept us informed about our cases in a very timely manner. She has been generous with our board by respectfully sharing her knowledge and she makes the effort to be certain that everyone on our Board understands the issues. She has proven to be a savvy negotiator. Valerie has earned our trust and respect by bringing our cases to successful conclusion and by being certain that our Board does not stray from our chosen path. We feel fortunate to have found such a friendly and professional attorney.
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Posted by Brandi | March 25, 2008
Valerie is AMAZING!
After much revelation, I had come to realize the benefits of retaining a lawyer for my small business were just too great to ignore. Valerie really is a rare gem. After meeting with her, I knew she was the one! She has a great personality, is easy to talk to, honest, ethical and extremely knowledgeable! Valerie is also very affordable for the expertise that she brings to the table. Valerie offers great advance and friendly terms to show how much she cares about not only her clients, but also what she does. I have hired Valerie as my company's attorney and I know I am in good hands. Whether the task entails demand letters, contracts, or (god forbid) going to trial, I know I have the perfect attorney on my side of the table.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2012
Overzealous, Greedy Billing
Valerie Oman is an attorney our condo had the misfortune of working with. To our surprise we were overbilled for several matters compared with previous legal advisors we had worked with and some issues were dragged out far more than necessary for billing purposes. The billings and purposes were quite overzealous and greedy.
Response from Valerie Oman August 14, 2012
I am surprised by this review for several reasons. No client has ever spoken with me or my managing partner about this kind of complaint. It is our goal to work with clients in a way that both provides the legal services and advice they need, while also respecting their budget and other limitations as they are communicated to us. We encourage our clients to give honest feedback about the work we do and the fees we charge – our firm is very open to such comments and every client knows that they are free to speak with me or my manager about any such concerns. We work cooperatively with our clients to address and resolve any issues that arise. That a client would have this kind of experience indicates to me a failure on their part to communicate with me or the owner of the firm, because our practice (when the rare billing issue arises with a client) is to work together with our clients to reach a resolution that both the client and our firm believes is fair and reasonable. Also, my practice area is not “general practice” as listed by this individual, which leads me to believe this may not be a review from an actual client. The majority of my practice consists of representing HOAs and condo associations in recovering unpaid dues, and it is not uncommon for delinquent owners to become very unhappy after being turned over to our office for collection. Unfortunately, this anonymous forum allows such individuals the opportunity to strike back without recourse or accountability. It also does not provide the viewers of the Avvo reviews with any information about the identity of the reviewer and the real nature of the complaint, so that Avvo users can weigh for themselves the credibility of the review. We are always open to constructive criticism and feedback from our clients. After all, that is how we continually improve our level of service to, and quality of work on behalf of our clients. If any current or past client would like to discuss their concerns with us, please feel free to contact us directly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner (since 2016), Associate (prior to 2016)
  • Condominium Law Group, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Owner
  • Farris Law, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cloutier & Engle PLLC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • NELSON LAW GROUP PLLC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Contract Attorey
  • Various
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Seattle University
  • BA
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Favorable to client

Associations

  • Community Associations Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning for Small Businesses
  • Estate Planning for Small Business Owners
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (16)
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Residential real estate Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly respected in the legal community, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Residential real estate Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Residential real estate Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Residential real estate Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Oman adheres to a high level of integrity and professionalism."
Residential real estate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Residential real estate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Valerie at a previous firm; she has an unflappably positive attitude and a strong work ethic. She excels at helping clients move forward confidently even when the law and the legal issues are murky at best."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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