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With deep roots as a trial attorney and civil litigator, I began my legal career as a prosecutor. I worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for six years before entering into private practice. This experience allows me to bring a unique perspective to my clients' legal matters and to provide advocacy that is grounded in experience and in a deep understanding of the legal system.


I joined Brewe Layman in 2001, maintaining my practice as a civil litigator with an emphasis in the area of family law and personal injury. I also practice in the area of appellate law and criminal law. In addition to significant trial experience, I am also a seasoned mediator and arbitrator. 


As a family law attorney,I assist clients in matters of all types, including high-conflict parenting cases involving allegations of sexual or physical assault; third-party custody cases; and cases involving complex property/business valuations. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 15%
    25 years
  2. Child Support: 15%
    25 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    25 years
  4. Family: 15%
    25 years
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark R Stephens

    I endorse this lawyer. Karen and I were on opposite sides of several cases when she worked at the county prosecutors' office. I was impressed by her passion for her work, and her unusually sharp grasp of the law as it applied in our cases. She has worked in almost every major area of the law then and since. I am surprised she has not been appointed to be a judge yet, as she has such a depth of legal knowledge, and an unusual breadth of experience. I recommend her highly as an excellent choice to represent clients in her Family Law practice and to help them through the myriad of issues that arise in that field.


    Mark Stephens Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Anthony E Howard

    I am a criminal defense attorney, and my clients often need a good family law attorney. Frankly, it was difficult to refer my clients to an effective and well-respected family law attorney in Snohomish County - there didn't seem to be any. That is, until someone told me about Karen Moore. For the last couple of years, I've referred all of my clients to her, and they have had nothing but great things to say about Karen's work. I don't know her personally, but she will continue to get referrals from me.


    Anthony Howard
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Brewe Layman

3525 Colby Avenue Suite 333
P.O. Box 488
Everett, WA, 98206-0488


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Tem Judge and Commissioner, 2008-2013Snohomish County2013
David Kastle Pro Bono Publico AwardSnohomish County Legal Services2008
cum laudeSeattle University School of Law1991
cum laudeUniversity of Idaho1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBrewe Layman2001 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySnohomish County Prosecutor's Office1995 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Everett Family YMCABoard of Directors, Member2010 - Present
Everett Rowing AssociationBoard of Directors, Member2008 - Present
Island County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Idaho State BarMember1992 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Student Bar AssociationPresident1990 - 1991
Publication nameTitleDate
Snobar, Snohomish County Bar AssociationAppellate Practice in Family Law Cases2009
148 Wn.2d 1021, 67 P.3d 1096 (2003)Breckenridge v. Valley General Hospital and Snohomish County Public District Hospital #12003
144 Wn.2d 489, 28 P.3d 762 (2001)State v. Vrieling2001
100 Wn. App. 318, 997 P.2d 929 (2000)State v. Leatherman2000
93 Wn. App. 754, 970 P.2d 367 (1999)State v. Alams1999
84 Wn. App. 629, 976 P.2d 130 (1999)State v. Boursaw1999
90 Wn. App. 776, 954 P.2d 325 (1998)State v. Davis1998
122 Idaho 883, 841 p.2d 413 (1992)Foster v. St. Anthony1992
56 Wn. App. 665, 784 P.2d 1294 (1990)State v. Watson1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of IdahoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Snohomish County Greater Access and Assistance ProjectCivil Procedure in Family Law Cases2009
Family Law Issues CLEDomestic Appeals2009