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Robert A. Wolle

Family Attorney at Bellingham,, WA

5.0   31 reviews
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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, child abuse, child support, custody & kidnapping. Advise in family disputes and representation in lawsuits.

    26 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    Bankruptcy law allows you to manage personal or professional debts you cannot pay. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against you.

    43 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer like alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets.

    26 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    10%
    In an uncontested divorce, you both agree to end the marriage and divide your assets without involving a judge. A lawyer with an uncontested divorce practice knows what information is needed to legally terminate a marriage and will provide guidance.

    26 years

YOUR BANKRUPTCY & FAMILY LAW NEEDS HANDLED WITH EXPERIENCE, CARE, & KNOWLEDGE FOR OVER 40 YEARS. CALL US NOW AT 360-524-8432.

I graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. My Law degree is from the University of Puget Sound Law School (now Seattle University). My current practice areas are Family Law and Bankruptcy.

As an attorney, I have over 40 years of experience, which includes working for government agencies as a prosecutor for 12 years for municipal, district, juvenile, and superior court. For 20 years, I ran my own law office with an emphasis on real estate, probate, family law, bankruptcy, and commercial law. My practice involved most areas of litigation and I have represented clients at all levels in civil and administrative courts, appeals and hearing boards. For 10 years, I sat as a part-time pro-tem judge in municipal and district courts. For four years, I was a part-time college professor teaching Introduction to Business Law, Business Law II, and Human Resource Management related to Personnel Law (graduate level course).

I have served as past president of Island County and Grays Harbor County Bar Associations, a member of Toastmasters, Secretary of the Mason County Bar Association and I have received intense formal training at various seminars on domestic violence and forensics.

I enjoy fishing, hiking, traveling and spending time with my family.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2019,2017,2014
Client's Choice
2019 2017 2014

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Location

Tario & Associates, P.S.
Bellingham Towers
119 N Commercial St # 1000
Bellingham,, WA, 98226

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, understanding, and very meticulous.
I hired Mr. Wolle for a frustratingly, difficult family law case. My Wolle's expertise in family law, his attention to every detail, and his willingness to hear my concerns and fight for my children was the reason we are living happy and free today. His assistant was also very kind, knowledge, and available to answer my many questions. I can't thank these amazing people enough!
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Posted by Dennis | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Bankruptcy
Robert Wolle (Bob),,made my life 100 percent better. He got me through a very nasty divorce and helped me with my bankruptcy which has now change my life around. I am 100 percent disabled and Bob with legal assistant Amie Gillies gave me emotional support as . I couldn't have asked for more. The whole office staff were very good to me. Bob, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and same for Amie. Love you guys.
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Posted by Linda | April 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Support
Bob (Mr. Wolle) and his assistants Aime and Katrina were very kind, generous with their time, professional, and knowledgeable. They guided me through all processes and made sure I had everything in order. They were patient with all my questions. Bob and his team made sure I was educated in the process of bankruptcy and was there "by my side" at the finish line. I highly recommend this legal team!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience with this company, Robert and his team.
Timely manner, information and process disclosure, price wise, very professional.
Posted by Aime | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
I hired Mr. Wolle for my bankruptcy matter, and found quickly that he was extremely kind, generous, professional, and knowledgeable. He is a phenomenal attorney. His knowledge of the law and response times (calls, emails, requests, etc.) were more than I could ask for. He walked me through the process and made sure I had everything documented to have a successful case. He was very patient with all my questions and made sure I had the knowledge of the bankruptcy process to make all the right decisions. I would highly recommend Mr. Wolle to anyone I know.
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Posted by Kristin | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable lawyer and excellent staff
Robert Wolle and his assistants were critical in getting me through my divorce case. He is knowledgeable and accessible to his clients. The process is never easy but he and his staff helped to ease the process.
Posted by Lori | January 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly grateful
Bob and his assistant Aime are so kind, generous, professional, and knowledgeable. They walked me through the process and made sure I had everything in order. They were patient with all my questions and made sure I was educated in the process of bankruptcy. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I will forever be grateful to them for walking me through a very difficult situation.
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Posted by Julie | July 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well worth it, focused, committed and honest.
Bob delivered hard work and commitment in helping me get things done with my case. He made my experience as good as it could have been. With grace and purpose, he worked very hard for me, and he was the right choice of representation. His history builds itself. He’s respected on the highest end, as well as fully equipped to battle. I hope to never need his service again, but I am thankful and appreciative of all he did for me.
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Posted by Brenda | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brenda & Doug Comstock
Mr. Robert Wolle and his excellent staff was exceptional!! He handled our bankruptcy case with extensive knowledge of the law . They answered every question and process promptly with professionalism. We came away with total satisfaction.
Posted by James michelangelo | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review Of Mr Wolle
Attorney at law Mr. Wolle and his Legal Assistant Aime Gillies help with my bankruptcy Mr Wolle and staff grasp of the big picture is rapid and accurate. They are not mislead by subsidiary issues but can. Cut to the chase in order to respond in the appropriate manner. They truly made it easy for me during rough time this year. All I can say Thank You Thank You.
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Posted by Nancy | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My bankruptcy story
Bob was an exceptionally intelligent, down-to-earth, and so very helpful in handling my case and in handling me! At times I was very distraught over what my case would entail. Bob and Aime Gillies, his personal assistant, were very understanding even when I was not! After several months, an issue came up and Bob came up with a way to help me. I will be forever in his debt! They were always available to me. I found myself emailing Aime and always received a response in a timely manner! Aime was my bridge to Bob! I really do not know what I would have done without their help. Bob is a no-nonsense lawyer who, I believe, has his clients' best interests at the forefront at all times!
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Phenomenal Attorney. Enough said! Staff is incredible. Knowledge of the law and response times (calls, emails, requests, etc.) were more than I could ask for through the most difficult time in my life. Cannot Thank them enough.
Posted by Theresa | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Case
I hired Robert A. Wolle to represent me in my bankruptcy case. He and his associate, Aime Gillies, walked me through all aspects of filing for bankruptcy with ease. I felt welcome to call or email with any questions I had and they always responded promptly and helped in anyway they could. I would recommend this attorney 100%, my bankruptcy case was recently discharged and now I can move forward with my life, thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Very professional! He made a terrible situation bearable. Im so glad he was my lawyer.
Posted by Andrew | July 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccomended
Bob was fantastic. In dealing with a child custody and moving case, he listened to what was needed for the interest of the children. He and his assistant Amanda was excellent to work with and helped explain matters in a simple manner. They were always available (within reason) to answer questions and were flexible with circumstances of the case changed. I would highly recommend Bob and would use him again if need be.
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Posted by Roman | July 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
We contacted Bob for a Family Law case. Bob went above and beyond our expectations. He was up front about the process and the possible problems, him and his team were always available when we had questions or concerns and above all he was able to win the case for us and bring our family back together. We would HIGHLY recommend Robert Wolle for any family law case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Family Law consultant
Bob was very pleasant and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. He didn't make me feel pressured to sign on. He gave good sound and unbiased advice. I would definitely hire him if I need to proceed with a lawyer.
Posted by Anthony Stone | October 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Painless
I have been considering filing for Bankruptcy for the last year and thought it would be this long expensive process. I was wrong. Robert made this process quick and easy. Very professional and personal. Easy 5 Stars !
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
Dealing with bankruptcy
My husband recently passed away and I lost 2/3's of my income. I was forced into bankruptcy. Mr. Wolle was so helpful and informative and walked me through each step of the way. I would highly recommend him because of the time he spent explaining each detail until I understood it completely.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Bankruptcy - EXCELLENT Help and Advice!!
Robert and his team were compassionate and helpful with our bankruptcy needs. We felt welcome and comfortable with all the help. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone thinking of beginning the bankruptcy journey.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tario & Associates
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Houle & Goodell Attorneys
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Bellingham City Attorney Criminal Division
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Grays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Assitant Prosecutor
  • Oak Harbor
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Pro-tem Judge (part - time)
  • Oak Harbor/Island county
  • 1989 - 1997
  • Associate Professor
  • Chapman University
  • 1988 - 2006
  • Examiner/Asst. Title Officer
  • Safeco Title Insurance com
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Owner
  • Law office R.A. Wolle
  • 1980 - 2000
  • Associate Real Estate Broker
  • Panorama Properties
  • 1975 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Puget Sound
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Bellingham v. Timothy Webb

Associations

  • Island County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Grays Harbor County Bar Association
  • Past President- 2 terms
  • N/A
  • Mason County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Letter of Thanks
  • WSBA
  • 2011
  • Recognition
  • Thurston County Legal Aide for indigent legal services for Family Law matters
  • 2011
  • Letter of Thanks
  • WSBA
  • 2010
  • Commendation
  • City of Elma Police Department
  • 2003
  • Special Service Award
  • Lions Club
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (18)
Endorse Robert
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an extremely competent and effective advocate that knows the practice of law. He has my highest recommendation."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Before I began working with Bob Wolle, I understood him as a thoughtful and tireless attorney. My respect for Bob has continued to grow as I have observed first-hand his representation of various clients. He spends time with his clients to fully understand their goals and to help them understand their rights and legal options – the advice he provides is comprehensive and is uniquely suited to each client’s need. Bob Wolle is a supportive and tenacious advocate."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wolle and I had a potential joint client, we worked together to come up with a plan for the attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Robert A. Wolle. Active member in the Avvo community posting outstanding legal answers for people seeking help. An asset to the legal industry."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a good attorney, committed to the interests of his clients, and always pleasant to work with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted with Bob numerous times in regard to bankruptcy and its interplay with divorce proceedings. He is knowledgeable about both and his experience makes him both confident and careful of the potholes that he has seen come up for clients in the past. Any client will be well served with Bob Wolle as his or her attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a wealth of legal knowledge and experience."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Robert Wolle for family law or bankruptcy matters. Mr Wolle is one of the most ethical, conscientious, and knowledgeable attorneys I know. If you have a family law or bankruptcy matter and need a lawyer who knows the in-and-outs of the law, talk to Mr Wolle."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Robert for over 15 years as a fellow bankruptcy lawyer. Robert has an excellent reputation in the community and I highly recommend him for debt and bankruptcy matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bob Wolle. As a solo practitioner, I often reach out to other attorneys when I need to brainstorm or try out case theories. When I have contacted Bob, he has always been available, and has given gentle but constructive criticism. In this economy, many dissolutions include bankruptcies -- an area of law Bob practices but I do not. His bankruptcy advice has been extremely helpful, enabling me to coordinate my clients' dissolutions with their bankruptcies without delaying either legal procedure. Bob's a good and reliable attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bob is incredibly knowledgeable in this area. His years of experience definitely show when he discusses bankruptcy issues. I often refer clients to him without reservation."
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Bellingham, Family Lawyer Robert A. Wolle
Robert A. Wolle
Family Attorney
Bellingham,, WA
Licensed for 43 years
Virtual consultation available