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Ken is the founder of Brewe Layman and has been in private practice since 1979. Ken focuses his practice on complex domestic matters, cohabitation (meretricious) disputes, injury claims and civil litigation. He also advises clients regularly on business and estate planning matters and frequently drafts/reviews various sorts of marital agreements. Ken also provides private family law mediation services on a regular basis. He has earned an AV rating (very high to preeminent legal ability rating, and very high ethical rating) from Martindale-Hubbell. Since 2001, Ken has been annually selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics Magazine. Ken is a frequent speaker at CLE seminars for attorneys in Washington State and author of updates for several chapters of the Washington Practice on family law topics. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
    37 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    37 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    37 years
  4. Family: 20%
    37 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


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Contact info

Brewe Layman

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


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer (2001-2013)Washington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Washington State (2008-2013)National Trial Layers2013
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer - Washington State (2013)American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Best Lawyer, Family Law (2012 & 2013)Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report2013
Top "100" Family Law Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ABrewe Layman, P.S.1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2000 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1979 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Practice Series Volume 21Pocket Part contributing editor2007
110 Wn.App. 1026 (2002)In Re the Marriage of Grigsby v. Grigsby2002
97 Wn.App. 1077, 991 P.2d 94 (1999)Talley v. Talley1999
85 Wn.App. 613, 929 P.2d 1159 (1997)In Re the Marriage of Harrington v. Harrington1997
59 Wn.App. 630, 800 P.2d 394 (1990)In Re the Marriage of Bulicek v. Bulicek1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts History/Political Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Talking Heads: Esteemed Experts Tell It AllPrenupital, Postnuptial and Community Property Agrements2009
Law Office Management 101Office Management2009
Community Property: New Challenges in Today's EconomyPrenuptial, Postnuptial and Community Property Agreements2009
Family Law - A Boutique PracticePrenuptial, postnuptial and community property agreements2007
Handling Your First (or Next) Dissolution TrialExpert witnesses-pre-trial preparation, goals and adversary's witnesses2006
Sharpening Your Advocacy SkillsNavigating your high wealth clients through a dissolution2005
Meet the MediatorsMediation versus other ADR methods2005
Lawyers ABC’s of Advanced Dissolution PracticePresenting a complex family law case to the court2005
Special Considerations in Handling High Income/Wealth CasesSpeaker2004
Litigation Tips, Techniques & Traps for Small Town LawyersCurrent developments in meretricious relationship law2004
Family Law Top TipsPanelist on the topic of malpractice pitfalls and prevention2004
Top Ten TipsPanelist on the topic of parenting plan drafting2003
Cutting Edge Issues in Family LawTax legislation and it's impact on family law cases2002