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Kari M Petrasek

Juvenile law Attorney at Mukilteo, WA

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About Kari

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I am currently a solo attorney in Mukilteo, Washington and have significant experience in the area of juvenile law, handling mostly dependency and termination matters and also juvenile offender cases. I am also a dedicated advocate for children, having served more than 13 years as a Guardian ad Litem for dependent children. In addition, I have served as a judge and commissioner pro tempore at Snohomish County Juvenile Court, the family law and guardianship/probate courtrooms, and for mental health hearings for over ten years. As an experienced litigator, I also handle guardianship, elder law, estate planning, and family law matters.

Currently, I am the Chair of the WSBA Solo & Small Practice Section, a Past-President of the Snohomish County Bar Association, actively involved with the ABA Solo Small Firm & General Practice Division, I have served as a Washington delegate to the ABA House of Delegates and am currently an ABA at-large delegate to the House of Delegates, and I am a member of the Washington State CASA. I am licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and U.S. Supreme Court.

When not in the office, I coach the Archbishop Murphy High School Mock Trial teams, and serve on numerous other boards and committees in my community. In my free time, I enjoy skiing, golfing, football, and baseball.

Licensed for 20 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Petrasek Law PLLC
11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite 201-1006
Mukilteo, WA, 98275

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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2018
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Excellent
Kari provided excellent service in a very time sensitive situation. She went out of her way to draft and file documents as quickly as humanly possible. She is personable and professional and kind.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2017
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Professional and helpful
We recently worked with Kari on our Will and other related documents. We appreciated Kari's attention to detail, her clear explanations of the documents, her quick responses to our questions, and her professionalism. I would highly recommend working with Kari!
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2017
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Sue
Kari listened to what I needed and helped me accomplish that. She offered some suggestions which helped me finalize my Will.
Posted by Kristine | December 11, 2015
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I'm so thankful I chose her!
Ms. Petrasek is fantastic to work with, and genuinely cared about what was in my children's best interest. She's excellent with quick communication and has been extremely reliable. Should the need arise again, I will be coming to her in the future for family law services.
Posted by Barbara | August 29, 2015
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Kudos to Kari
Kari is professional, prompt, knowledgeable and a delight to work with. I asked a lot of questions about writing a will, and she answered every one of them. The will she produced was exactly what I was looking for, and she was more than willing to accommodate my schedule, meeting me at my house to go over the specifics, and responding quickly to my email communications. I plan on working with Kari in the future on other matters related to my estate and would highly recommend her.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Petrasek Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Judge & Commissioner Pro Tem
  • Snohomish Co Superior Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Snohomish County Legal Services
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Carson Law Group, P.S.
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Bell & Ingram Ps
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Alayne Spaulding
  • 2002 - 2005
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2002
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Huge Win on Collection of Promissory Note debt
  • We proved our case, none of the Notes were usurious, and huge judgments entered against defendants.

Associations

  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Technology & Resource Center, Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Director of Division 2 - Member Benefits
  • 2019 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Everett
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers, State Board of Directors
  • Membership Co-Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Technology Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Snohomish County chapter)
  • VP and Chair of Membership & Marketing
  • 2013 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Board Member & Mentorship Committee Co-Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Solo & Small Practice Section Executive Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Director of Division 1 - Administration
  • 2018 - 2019
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Director of Division 4 - Practice Setting
  • 2017 - 2018
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Chair, Corporate Sponsorship Committee
  • 2017 - 2019
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Director of Division 3 - Practice Specialty
  • 2016 - 2017
  • ABA General Practice Solo & Small FIrm Division
  • Vice-Chair, Corporate Sponsorship Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Juvenile Law Committee Chair
  • 2012 - 2016
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Membership Board Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Washington Young Lawyers Division
  • Immediate Past-President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates
  • 2010 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • YLD District Representative for WA & OR
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Star of the Quarter
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
  • 2014
  • Star of the Quarter
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
  • 2013
  • Snohomish County Chapter Member of the Year
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Volunteer Guardian ad Litem of the Month
  • Snohomish County VGAL Office
  • 2010
  • Volunteer Guardian ad Litem of the Month
  • Snohomish County VGAL Office
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • WSBA Solo & Small Firm Annual Conference
  • Good Practice Habits that Don't Go Out of Style
  • 2019
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division Spring Conference
  • So You Want to Be the Boss - What it Takes to Start Your Own Firm
  • 2019
  • Fall Summit
  • Kids in Need of Defense
  • 2018
  • Fall Conference Summit
  • Kids In Need of Defense
  • 2015
  • Teleconference
  • Planning Your Bar Year: Keeping Membership Active
  • 2011
  • Access to Justice/Bar Leaders Conference
  • How to Succeed as a Bar Leader
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
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Juvenile law Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse attorney Kari Petrasek for juvenile law cases. I've been practicing DUI/criminal defense & personal injury law in Snohomish County for over 37 years. I often refer people to other lawyers when I can't help them. I am very selective about the lawyers I refer them to. Attorney Kari Petrasek is a very experienced and very competent juvenile law lawyer. She has also served as a pro tem (part time) Snohomish Superior Court Court Commissioner. So she is the one to whom I refer all juvenile cases. I would feel comfortable referring my friends & family to her for these cases."
Estate planning Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Kari. She is a tireless advocate for her clients and their best interest. She is a well respected and actively involved leader in the legal community. I highly recommend Kari for your legal needs."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kari is a hard-working, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. She is also active in the legal community. I recommend her services."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kari has distinguished herself as a trusted and respected leader in the legal community. I endorse Kari as an elder and juvenile law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kari is a strong advocate for her clients, a guiding voice in the Bar, and a leader on issues of importance in the law. It is a pleasure to know and work with her, and I would confidently recommend her services to anyone."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kari is a dedicated community and bar association leader. In particular, she is a strong and effective advocate for juveniles, and through her work is well-versed in the need for systems reform in the juvenile justice arena."
Juvenile law Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kari is a competent and skilled attorney. She carries herself with professionalism and integrity and provides excellent advocacy for her clients. As a pro tem Commissioner, Kari is fair and respectful in deciding cases."
Juvenile law Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kari is one of the most inured, proficient and dedicated attorneys I've worked with. Her reputation as one of the hardest working, talented, and knowledgeable lawyers in our profession is well earned. She is a leader of the first order. Kari is, quite simply, a consummate professional and peerless in her field. I'm very glad to recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Kari. She is conscientious, hard-working, capable and practical. Most importantly, she is fully committed to achieving her clients' goals."
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Mukilteo Juvenile law Lawyer Kari M Petrasek
Kari M Petrasek
Juvenile law Attorney
Mukilteo, WA
Licensed for 20 years