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Laura Marie Groves

Probate Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.1   22 reviews

also known as Laura M. Groves

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Laura

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Prior to entering law school, I volunteered for the Seattle Public Defenders office assisting the office by conducting witness interviews and investigations.  During my third year of law school, I worked as a law clerk for a trust and probate litigation firm in Tacoma, Washington. 

I am an advocate for early childhood education and have volunteered my time on the parent’s boards of the Denise Louse Education Center in Seattle, Washington and University PreSchool in Cheney, Washington.  I continue to volunteer in the community whenever possible; most recently having a foreign exchange student live with my family for the 2011 school year. 

I spend a great deal of time with my family camping, hiking, bowling and practicing archery as well as other activities.  I also enjoy sewing, cross stitch and reading. 

My legal practice is based on helping families through some of the most difficult times they are ever going to face.  My goal is to provide excellent legal representation, personal service, and understanding to each of my clients and never allow them to forget there will always be someone on their side.  I strive to craft the best possible outcome for each and every one of my clients, so they can move forward in the best manner possible. 

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Location

Integrative Family Law
901 5th Ave, Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98164

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Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Kind, Knowledgeable
Laura was wonderful and super knowledgeable. She helped me understand the law, my options and helped me feel comfortable.
Posted by Carlos M and Christina L | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Caring & listens
We contacted Laura Groves on a Sunday of all days because we needed a family attorney. A good one. To our surprise she answered. We knew right then and there we wanted to hire her. When your lawyer answers on weekends that shows a lot about them. She's an amazing attorney. Extremely intelligent, listens to her clients carefully and fights for you. She responds promptly (even if you text her) and is very personable. I highly recommend her law office. She will not steer you in the wrong direction. She truly cares about her clients and she shows it through her work. She listens to you and we couldn't of asked for better representation.
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Posted by April | October 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer
She is very sweet and takes the time to answer all your questions. She gets the job done and we won!! She even found a loop hole as a long shot but it worked because she prepared the case so well. Im still working with Laura and I highly recommend her to anyone. You will not be sorry if you hire her. She is not afraid of late hours or weekends whatever it takes she will do. I have great respect for her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2015
Laura is fantastic
I highly recommend Laura. Her calm and straight to the facts demeanor put me at ease and made an extremely stressful situation much less so. She is kind, relatable and confident. I could not have asked for a better outcome for my family.
Posted by Chris and Tiffany | May 6, 2015
non-parental coustody
Our non-parental custody petition that we started on our own was getting out of control and close to being dismissed. We hired the Groves law firm to assist us and it went very well, our case was saved and is now over thanks to the great job that was done by Laura and Travis. Thank You
Posted by Daisy | September 25, 2014
Excellent !! Laura & Travis Law Firm!!!!!
I've hire Laura & Travis over 5 years ago on custody case , which if it wasn't for Laura & Travis I would of lost my son to my ex husband !! I hired her in two days before court & she won my case!!! Now I called them on my husband issue of support ,,,,let me tell you on how much Travis did for us !! He e-mailed me step by step on what to do & every question I had or concern he let me know thur out the day on e-mails.. I've hired three lawyers due to my husband having issues and no one has done what Travis has done for us.... They are straight forward & let you know if its waste of time or let you know the right way to go about the issue..... He stayed up late making sure I knew what I was doing !! I've never had any lawyer do that for my family ....Thank you so much Travis & Laura, you two are the best & esp. in our time of need for my family..I would tell any one to hire them .....Daisy
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Response from Laura Groves February 5, 2015
Thank you Daisy for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you and your family the best.
Posted by Ashley Tolliver | April 4, 2014
Lucky to have had Her
I came to Laura by chance in need of a lawyer for my child custody case ( which was the worst time of my life) I found Laura comforting, calm, and collected. In a field that can be very unkind, Laura was fair and informed. If you are looking for a shark of a lawyer she is not your gal, Laura is dignified and i trust her more knowing that she herself, is a mother. I have used Laura for the last 3 years and i will always be a loyal client to her because, she was loyal to me in the times that i needed it most. Having an aggressive, loudmouthed attorney is not always the best way to represent yourself, i am fortunate to have found someone who is smart yet soft spoken and patient. I would recommend Laura to any one and above anything i believe Laura is a good person, and that to me is more important than some high profile, uptight jerk of a lawyer. Laura understands that she is sorting out the details regarding the most important things in our lives, our families...Laura is an angel.
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Response from Laura Groves February 5, 2015
Thank you Ashley for the kind words. Your case was a difficult one for me and I am very happy that we had a positive outcome for you and your family.
Posted by Cheryl C | January 24, 2013
Lucky to have Laura Groves on your side!
Laura is one of the most caring lawyers I have encountered.
Response from Laura Groves February 5, 2015
Cheryl, thank you for the nice comments. I wish the best for you and your family.
Posted by Stacy | September 8, 2012
The Best Family Law Laywer Ever
Laura Groves was the greatest. I spoke with her on Friday, and met with her on Saturday, she drove over 40 miles to meet with me. Not many lawyers would ever do this! She was very down to earth and listen to everything I needed. I was moving out of state and I needed this to be done in 2 weeks. Laura had all the paper work done, filed and granted before the 2 weeks. I was able to leave the State on time. I am so grateful for her services. I would highly recommend Laura Groves for any Family Law problem that you our your family are having. Her rates were very reasonable and she was very honest about what she was billing me for. Laura was very knowledgeable in my interstate case and it really put me at ease in this stressful time. Laura Groves is a kind, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and great human being as well as a Great Lawyer!
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Response from Laura Groves February 5, 2015
Thank you Stacy for the heartfelt comments. I was happy to assist you and am glad that everything worked out as planned.
Posted by Diana | August 16, 2012
Relocation Trial
We were going through a relocation battle over my daughter and had unfortunately hired a horrible, irresponsible attorney that actually did our case more harm than good that we ended up firing a month before trial. It being only a month before trial we had a hard time finding another attorney that was willing to take on our case. Laura met with us at our convenience and listened to our torrid tail and after a some review of the case decided to step up to the plate and help us out. She is a very compassionate, caring, personable person and attorney. We have been blessed to have her on our side.
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Response from Laura Groves February 5, 2015
Diana, It was a pleasure working with you during your case. Thank you so much for the kind words.
Posted by Nick | August 15, 2012
trustworthy
Laura has been great. She has done her very best to help keep costs down. She has also been receptive to the latest issues posed by my ex. She was reserved most of the time but when she spoke it was at the right time and in the right places. I would recommend Laura to almost anyone.
Response from Laura Groves February 5, 2015
Thank you Nick. i enjoyed working with you and wish you and your family all the best.
Posted by Nick | August 15, 2012
trustworthy
Laura has been great. She has done her very best to help keep costs down. She has also been receptive to the latest issues posed by my ex. She was reserved most of the time but when she spoke it was at the right time and in the right places. I would recommend Laura to almost anyone.
Posted by Denise | August 11, 2012
Beyond dedicated...
I would without a doubt recommend Mrs. Groves to anyone who thinks they have no second chance! We have went through 4 attorneys and believe me thought if we would just give up it would all get better. Well I started to google and look for someone and crossed our fingers it would work. We were on our way to Germany and Mrs.. Groves took the time to work with us on all of our issues when I had spoken with at least 10 other attorneys who said they would never ever think to take our case. They said if they did it would be a waste of their time and also it would cost us over $10,000 before we would get anything done. We didn't have that and would not have that ever. We have 4 children already and my husband was the only one working and I went to college. She took us under her wing and got our case under control and got it all done within a year or so. She pushed and pushed and fought and fought! It was like bled shed and tears (for me) thinking it would never happen and she DID IT!! SHE IS BEYOND DEDICATED!! VERY UNDERSTANDING AND OUTGOING TO GETTING THE CASE WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE. SHE IS THE BEST IN TACOMA WITHOUT A DOUBT!
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Posted by Diana | January 2, 2011
Our "Savior" in our Relocation Nightmare
We were going through a relocation battle over my daughter and had unfortunately hired a horrible, irresponsible attorney that actually did our case more harm than good that we ended up firing a month before trial. It being only a month before trial we had a hard time finding another attorney that was willing to take on our case. Laura met with us at our convenience and listened to our torrid tail and after a some review of the case decided to step up to the plate and help us out. She is a very compassionate, caring, personable person and attorney. We have been blessed to have her on our side.
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Posted by Daisy Daisysantiago2002 | December 30, 2010
THE BEST FEMALE ATTORNEY !
My Name is Daisy ....I had two days to get a Attorney before going to court & Laura & her team did the JOB ! Laura kept me inform & told me on what to do & it was on point ! I would tell any body that she will give you 100 % and on top of it I won my case ! Thank you Laura ! I can honestly say without her I would lost my son ...Laura is the BEST !
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2010
Divorce Attorney
Laura helped me with my divorce. She was friendly, helpful and very compassionate. She was aggressive when needed, but did not do unnecessary things to increase my fees. I would highly recommend her to anyone with a family law case they need help with.
Posted by Sarah | April 14, 2010
Wonderful representation!
Laura Groves was professional, effective, and efficient. She helped me through a difficult time when I most needed the assistance. She is ethical and very responsive. I would wholeheartedly recommend her for others.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible
She didn't interview any of my witnesses or prepare me for court. She seemed annoyed when I wanted to discuss trial strategy, evidence, and issues at the end of the day. From a strategy standpoint she was completely unprepared and unfamiliar with the details of the case. There were major well-established facts of the case and evidence provided that she was unaware of and did not submit/address. From a courtroom standpoint she consistently allowed the opposing parties to testify to hearsay without objection and allowed questionable exhibits into evidence without any objection.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely disappointed-DO NOT RECOMMEND
Hired Laura in 2016/2017 for help with my divorce/parenting plan and another woman in her firm who did not show up for our court date. Now, needing Laura in court to represent me and my case THREE YEARS LATER, we went to court yesterday and lost only because she did not present any of the documents or information that have been shared with her over the past few years. Personal reference letters, text messages and emails, With countless evidence of abuse and neglect and contempt from my ex husband, with a failure to present in court, I lost. Now over $75,000 wasted, I am still in the same position and extremely upset and disappointed. Even disregarding all of that, the communication was terrible, phone calls not returned, text messages etc. And her personal life trumped her professional work in many instances leaving me to basically fend for myself. I will not ever recommend this attorney or her firm to anyone with a serious case. Put your money elsewhere.
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Response from Laura Groves January 15, 2021
We lost this hearing because the opposing party had contradictory evidence that presented that the Court found more credible. Unfortunately, I cannot win every case and I can only present the evidence provided to me. This client did not provide the proof that was needed, she did not provide personal reference letters for this hearing and her ex-husband's abuse and neglect were unfortunately not relevant to the contempt of the parenting plan. Furthermore, this client's fees came nowhere close to $75,000. In fact, I waived several thousand dollars she owed to my firm and did the last hearing she is referring to in this review for free because I came to know her and believe that she is a good person.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Still waiting for money and documents, almost a month after filing her
Hired attorney Laura Groves in September 2019..By January, there was nothing done towards resolving my case.( only filing for divorce). The communication was slow, I was charged for my own emails, when trying to get it touch with Ms Groves.I felt like helping her to help me- neither professional nor reliable. Fired her on 01/23.20 BUT still not getting, it is 02/18/20, documents and unused funds that need to be sent to my new attorney.Calls are not returned, emails are not responded........need to look for help with Washington state bar association. Very disappointed, hopefully will help potential victims! S.K
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Integrative Family Law
  • 2022 - Present
  • Pro Tem Commissioner
  • Pierce County Superior Court
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Meridian Family Law
  • 1900 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Elise Buie Family Law
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Laura M. Groves, PLLC
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Groves Law Offices, LLP - Family Law Clinic
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Groves Law Offices, LLP
  • 2011 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Groves Law Offices, PS
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Mirghanbari Law Offices
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Balsam McNallen
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2005
  • Eastern Washington University
  • BA
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Relocation
  • Relocation Granted
  • Dissolution with Children
  • 50/50 Custody

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Firm Pro Bono Award
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono and Public Service Award - Apex Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Cum Laude
  • 2 BA's with Honors
  • 2001
  • McNair Scholar
  • McNair Scholar Program
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Track 1
  • Family Law Practice Primer
  • 2021
  • October Legal Lunchbox
  • SERVING THE LOW-INCOME CLIENT AT THE INTERSECTION OF FAMILY LAW AND STRUCTURAL POVERTY
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (21)
Endorse Laura
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is a wealth of knowledge who brings experience and compassion to her cases. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is a star member of the legal community and an asset to any family law case. I would not hesitate to recommend her services."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is professional, ethical and a pleasure to work with. I endorse this attorney."
Child custody Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is very hard-working and knows her stuff."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura is an intelligent, dedicated, and caring professional. She is patient with and works hard for her clients. She has a great deal of experience with handling a variety different family law issues in the different counties throughout the Puget Sound area."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Laura has always been mindful to place her client's interests first. She conducts herself, and her practice, in a professional and courteous manner. Laura makes herself available for free consultations and provides excellent advice according to your individual concerns.I highly recommend that you contact Laura with any questions you may have regarding family law."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura Groves is professional and works hard to help her clients. She cares a lot about her clients and their cases and is an advocate for children."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Seattle Probate Lawyer Laura Marie Groves
Laura Marie Groves
Probate Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 18 years
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