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Michelle D. Raiford is an experienced family law attorney practicing in Seattle/King County and Everett/Snohomish County.  She is a Seattle native and grew up in Southeast Seattle.  Prior to law school, Michelle worked as a Victim Advocate for three years in the Criminal Division of the King County Prosecutor's Office.  While in law school, she completed a federal judicial externship with U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman. Prior to starting Raiford Law PLLC, Michelle worked as an attorney for almost nine years in Snohomish County for the Northwest Justice Project (NJP).  She handled numerous motions and trials in complex family law cases in Snohomish County Superior Court.  She handled appellate family law cases in Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals. She also successfully resolved several administrative and landlord-tenant cases. While at NJP, she helped begin Snohomish County's first sealing clinic that assisted young adults seal their completed juvenile criminal cases as a way to decrease unemployment in Snohomish County.  Michelle also worked as a Managing Attorney for almost a year in King County for the Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP).  She managed family law attorneys and handled family law and domestic violence cases in King County Superior Court.  She helped begin the ELAP Family Law Fellowship Program that expands delivery of legal services in King County while providing family law and business management training to new attorneys.


Michelle is a graduate of the Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute.  She was a presenter at the 2015 Gender Violence Symposium at Seattle University School of Law and has presented on family law, domestic violence, and landlord-tenant issues for various community agencies in both King and Snohomish Counties.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($225-250/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Raiford Law PLLC

1001 4th Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154

Michelle D. Raiford, Attorney at Law

2722 Colby Avenue
Suite 421
Everett, WA, 98201



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DVLP Managing AttorneyEastside Legal Assistance Program2014 - 2015
Staff AttorneyNorthwest Justice Project2005 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Seattle King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Women Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Loren Miller Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationFamily Law SectionN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar News"A New View of Embracing Diversity in Washington: Study Finds Multiple Minority Status Matter."2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005