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Kenneth Edward Brewe

Family Attorney at Everett, WA

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Ken Brewe, Kenneth E. Brewe

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1979
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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.

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Brewe Layman
3525 Colby Avenue Suite 333
P.O. Box 488
Everett, WA, 98206-0488
Brewe Layman, P.S. Attorneys at Law
3525 Colby Avenue
P.O. Box 488
Everett, WA, 98206-0488
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Posted by Michelle | October 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, effective, knowledgeable, on-top-of-it
Mr Brewe was my lawyer for about 14 years on a complex divorce and custody. He and his staff saw me through to the end and won time and time again. If you want to get it done, ethically, quickly and right, Mr Brewe and his staff are the ones you want to hire. Mr Brewe is respected by his fellow attorneies and judges alike. Excellent client communication as well
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Posted by Clint | August 3, 2020
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Excellent Attorney!
I went into mediation negotiations with great hesitation. Ken put my mind at ease and when the dust settled I came out better than expected. Ken & staff are the best!
Posted by Heidi Marsolek | November 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Ken is an excellent attorney who made my divorce less painful. He was very patient, thorough and understanding of my situation. Ken was staunch, steadfast and a passionate advocate during the entire process. He was very honest and informative and handled everything in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Ken.
Posted by Thomas | April 19, 2013
Very good experience
I had as good an experience as possible when considering we were dealing with divorce. Ken was very upfront with what to expect and was right on with his assessments. In the initial consultation he said " If you leave upset and she leaves upset we as attorneys have done are job. Sadly that's the best you can hope for, that's divorce. " In the end we finished with much more than that. I was a father trying to get custody of a 16 year old girl and we did it. Any lawyer will tell you how difficult that is. I would hire this firm without hesitation for any future legal matters I may have.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2007
Client Review
While he allows a lot of contact with his paralegals, he is highly responsive to direct questions. He can act impatient; however, he is direct and knowledgeable. As is the case with any legal action, it is a good idea to go over charges on a monthly basis rather than wait until the last month of the action. If it seems as if too much is being charged for any item, ask for clarification immediately.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2007
Kenneth Brewe Excels
While no one looks forward to settling legal matters, Kenneth Brewe makes the experience bearable. His intelligence and integrity is outstanding. The court system could be improved with more attorneys like Mr. Brewe.
Posted by Pete | March 6, 2018
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Representation was pathetic at best. Ken is very hard to communicate with as he doesn't give you the total answer till after the fact. Does not listen very well to his client, nor did he believe in his client/me. Accounting practices leave very much to be desired, missed numerous entries/expenses and the math was horrible. Has a negative attitude about the Judges and failed to counter the Mediator on numerous questionable decisions. Nice guy, just not a fighter. In my opinion, If payment was based on his performance, he would owe me money. Five year Sham
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Response from Kenneth Brewe July 20, 2018
We take client satisfaction very seriously. Due to attorney-client privilege we cannot comment on a case publicly. We would be contacting you directly, however without specific information we are uncertain as to your identity. Please contact our office.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Brewe Layman, P.S.
  • 1979 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Brewe Layman, P.S. Attorneys at Law
  • 1900 - Present


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts History/Political Science
  • 1976


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2000 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer (2001-2013)
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Washington State (2008-2013)
  • National Trial Layers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer - Washington State (2013)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law (2012 & 2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report
  • 2013
  • Top "100" Family Law Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • AV rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • Washington Practice Series Volume 21
  • Pocket Part contributing editor
  • 2007
  • 110 Wn.App. 1026 (2002)
  • In Re the Marriage of Grigsby v. Grigsby
  • 2002
  • 97 Wn.App. 1077, 991 P.2d 94 (1999)
  • Talley v. Talley
  • 1999
  • 85 Wn.App. 613, 929 P.2d 1159 (1997)
  • In Re the Marriage of Harrington v. Harrington
  • 1997
  • 59 Wn.App. 630, 800 P.2d 394 (1990)
  • In Re the Marriage of Bulicek v. Bulicek
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Talking Heads: Esteemed Experts Tell It All
  • Prenupital, Postnuptial and Community Property Agrements
  • 2009
  • Law Office Management 101
  • Office Management
  • 2009
  • Community Property: New Challenges in Today's Economy
  • Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Community Property Agreements
  • 2009
  • Family Law - A Boutique Practice
  • Prenuptial, postnuptial and community property agreements
  • 2007
  • Handling Your First (or Next) Dissolution Trial
  • Expert witnesses-pre-trial preparation, goals and adversary's witnesses
  • 2006
  • Sharpening Your Advocacy Skills
  • Navigating your high wealth clients through a dissolution
  • 2005
  • Meet the Mediators
  • Mediation versus other ADR methods
  • 2005
  • Lawyers ABC’s of Advanced Dissolution Practice
  • Presenting a complex family law case to the court
  • 2005
  • Special Considerations in Handling High Income/Wealth Cases
  • Speaker
  • 2004
  • Litigation Tips, Techniques & Traps for Small Town Lawyers
  • Current developments in meretricious relationship law
  • 2004
  • Family Law Top Tips
  • Panelist on the topic of malpractice pitfalls and prevention
  • 2004
  • Top Ten Tips
  • Panelist on the topic of parenting plan drafting
  • 2003
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Family Law
  • Tax legislation and it's impact on family law cases
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Kenneth
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Ken. He is one of the most respected attorneys in the area of family law in the Pacific Northwest. He is very skilled and experienced. Ken is dedicated to providing his clients with the very best legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is a well respected attorney. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. I"
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ken is the most formidable family law attorney in Snohomish County. He has worked very hard at building his practice and his level of knowledge, sophistication, innovation, and general litigation skills are the outstanding. "

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Everett Family Lawyer Kenneth Edward Brewe
Kenneth Edward Brewe
Family Attorney
Everett, WA
Licensed for 44 years