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Lacy Westfall Heinz

Family Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2018
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Lacy’s lifelong experience as an advocate for children and vulnerable adults is integral to her family practice. She is driven to help families in crisis find meaningful, durable solutions to complex problems through collaborative or mediated problem-solving. When cooperative work fails, Lacy utilizes litigation skills attained as a former prosecutor and works passionately on behalf of clients in the courtroom.

A 2005 University of Oregon Law graduate, Lacy served as the elected Student Bar President and liaison to the Dean. Upon graduating, she accepted the role of Assistant City Attorney in Yakima and in 2008 opened her own long-running practice focused on foster-adoption, Guardian ad Litem work, and support for vulnerable adults and their families. After a brief hiatus from practice to focus on her children, Lacy reinstated her license in 2018 and joined Betsy Brinson's long-time family law practice.

Brinson & Heinz Family Law Attorneys focus primarily on divorce, parentage and adoption with special attention to collaborative work. Lacy is a member of Collaborative Professionals of Washington and the Whatcom Collaborative Law group.


Brinson & Heinz Family Law Attorneys
114 W. Magnolia St. #315
Bellingham, WA, 98225

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Posted by Michael Ray | November 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney around
Lacy is incredibly, very hard to find an attorney in my situation. she has a very kind heart. She can understand the needs a person has in this process which can be difficult. Lacy has made everything easier for me. She is very responsible. Lacy was extremely helpful in regarding to my money situation. I am forever grateful.
Posted by Sara | August 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Lacy is a powerhouse
From the onset of my outside-the-box divorce from a defiant spouse with challenging opposing counsel, Lacy was intuitive and honest about our angle as she prioritized my desires, needs and expectations. Her communication at every stage was a lifeline. Lacy seamlessly separated fact from emotion as she constructed and presented a polished, no nonsense, compelling argument. In the courtroom, she obliterated the defense while maintaining a pointed and easy rapport with our judge. Lacy was realistic but aggressive in negotiations. She helped me understand the nuances of complex support and parenting agreements, and was a bulldog in mediation. I was beyond pleased with my settlement. Lacy kept my priorities in focus and by doing so saved me thousands in legal fees. Throughout the entire process, I was confident Lacy had my back and best interests at heart. An ugly divorce is a process I hope never to repeat, but if I do, Lacy will be my first call.
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Posted by Lindsay | June 10, 2020
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She is amazing
Lacy has been, and continues to be an amazing advocate for me through my divorce. My ex made some horrible choices in parenting and our relationship. She helped me with the whole situation and encourages me to "be the bigger person" and "take the higher road". She is always available by email and is also just a super nice person. She also is incredibly friendly and has a cute dog that come to work with her on occassion.
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Whatcom Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Whatcom Collaborative Professionals
  • Secretary
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Junior League of Yakima
  • Vice President Community Service
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Yakima County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Year
  • Junior League of Yakima
  • 2009


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Family Attorney | Aug 10
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"Lacy is the best. I often have clients who need help with their family law matters, and Lacy is my primary referral. You cannot go wrong with Lacy representing you."
Adoption Attorney | Nov 22
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Bellingham Family Lawyer Lacy Westfall Heinz
Lacy Westfall Heinz
Family Attorney
Bellingham, WA
Licensed for 5 years