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While I have been a litigator for 17 years and continue to protect my clients rights and responsibilities in court, I am excited to also offer my clients the option of a Collaborative Divorce.  Collaborative Divorce is a process that ensures both parties have legal representation and that the legitimate needs of both partners and their children are addressed and taken in to consideration.  It is a process that can resolve any family dispute where those involved wish to be the primary decision-makers on issues that deeply impact their lives.  I have received extensive training and am one of the original practitioners of Collaborative Divorce in Whatcom County. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    12 years
  2. Family: 50%
    12 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Roy N Martin

    Laura's both a skilled attorney and a wonderful person. I enjoy working with her because she's a problem solver, open to creative approaches, and because she focuses so strongly on resolving conflict in the best and most efficient way possible. She's really smart and a great communicator. She cares about her clients. She knows when to litigate and when to negotiate. She's also a joy to work with. She and I are both members of the Bellingham Collaborative Divorce community, where her leadership over the years has been essential. She was president of the organization not long ago and did an excellent job. She's a valued colleague, someone I enjoy having on the other side of cases (in large part because I know we're likely to get great results for our clients). She brings intelligence, insight, wisdom, collegiality, leadership and so much more to the Bellingham legal community.


    Roy Martin Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Glenn E. Tanner

    I endorse this lawyer. Whenever someone contacts me with legal needs in Bellingham I refer them to Laura. She is a very good attorney.


    Glenn Tanner Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

119 N Commercial St Ste 1400
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4437


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWeight Law Offices2006 - Present
AttorneyTario & Associates2004 - 2006
AttorneySkagit County Public Defender2003 - 2004
AttorneyThe Defender Association- Seattle2001 - 2003
DeputyWhatcom County Public Defender1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Professionals of WashingtonBoard Member2015 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2008 - Present
Whatcom Collaborative ProfessionalsFormer president and current member2006 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
137 Wash. App. 1029Estate of Ayers v Ayers2007
Tulane Law ReviewO'Rourke v. Cairns1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense CollegeN/AN/A2000
Tulane University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of WashingtonInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994