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Laura Elizabeth Baier

Family Attorney at Port Orchard, WA

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Laura Elizabeth Yelish

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Dissolutions with and without children, Custody Modifications, Child Support Modifications, Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Sexual Assault Protection Orders, Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders

    10 years

  2. Juvenile law

  3. Criminal defense
    Misdemeanors: DUI, DWLS 3, Theft 3, assault 4, assault 4- DV, VNCO.

    8 years

  4. Estate planning
    Simple Wills and Estate Planning, Durable Financial Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directives

    10 years

I am a fierce advocate for my clients and will always give you my honest opinion of your case.



Yelish Law
813 Division st
Port Orchard, WA, 98366


4.2 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rape case
Laura was exceptionally prepared, considerate with us, and tough with the opposing attorney.
Response from Laura Baier May 4, 2023
Thank you so much for your review.
Posted by Bill Thornton | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stop and Review!
Ms.Baier saved my life, my family and I are very appreciative of the detailed work and thought out processes that she combatted to help my case be understood correctly. My case was very complicated and lengthy. Probably to add very rare. I was looking at probably a Dishonored discharge from the military, family out on the street and me serving time. So of you are looking for a lawyer keep looking, but if your looking for a damn good attorney that will be thorough and detailed then pick Ms.Baier. Thank you Ma'am
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Response from Laura Baier May 4, 2023
Thank you so much for your review.
Posted by Paul | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most incredible lawyer on the face of the Earth
I hired Laura about a year ago it was a very sad situation and intense case. Laura was incredible she pulled off some miracles and got the courts to do the right thing I could not be happier with the outcome she is a true hero and is one of the top lawyers I've ever dealt with or seen in my lifetime! She is a true hero!!!!! I cannot thank her enough! My children will have a better chance at life and have a better outcome in life because of her If you need the best! Get Laura!!
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Response from Laura Baier May 4, 2023
Thank you so much for your review.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart woman helped me out a lot .
Laura was very pleasant and made me feel at ease during a difficult time. She is easy to talk to and responds back to my questions very quickly and met with me whenever I would stop by. She truly cares about helping her clients and their best interests.
Response from Laura Baier May 4, 2023
Thank you so much for your review.
Posted by Devon | May 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She abandoned me
CLIENT BEWARE In my opinion In Laura Yelishs eyes you are a criminal and a liar. She truely does not care about you. My ex moved up here from Montana and brought my kid with her. I moved up here after a alot of preperation. My ex has been antagonistic to me since we had our kid. She ended up accuaing me of crimes that later got dismissed because she kidnapped my kid and ran away. I didnt know where she went. So I sought out help and called Yelish law. I had a consultation with Laura and it sounded like a great choice. I told her I wanted to meet in person so I could show her all the information I had. She also told me she was going to be working after hours and remotly to help me (indicating how busy she was). She seemed to really dive in and got a lot of things moving fast and I thought it was amazing. Then we get to a court date where the judge pulls out an existing case from Montana. A TEMPORARY parenting plan from over 3 years ago that both my ex and I forgot about or even followed. Laura and I went out into the hallway and I even pulled out the same order from my little briefcase and if she had given me time to show her maybe she could have caught it. Instead she abandoned me. Claiming its bad for her repuatation that she didnt know. I told her this was why I wanted to meet in person and she said I should have made an appointment (I already told her I wanted to meet her in person and that I was trying to respect her busy schedule) she than said I could have dropped off the paperwork (for which I didnt know I needed to do or what to drop off also I have hundreds of documenta so I would have had to spend a lot of time and money making copies for and I wouldnt even know what was relevent). She then claimed I purposfully withheld the information. The same information that said I had to jump through a ton of hoops and which I did. So this information would help my case more. She only cares about money and her reputation. She really doesnt care about you or your case. Which is depressing as hell because I had high hopes for her and of seeing my little girl again. But now I need to find a new lawyer. Choose someone else. Someone who will care and not think your a criminal.
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Response from Laura Baier May 4, 2023
Attorneys in Washington State are bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct. As such, we cannot comment on cases with any specificity. My office disagrees with the factual representations made herein but is prohibited from responding with specificity based on the Rules of Professional Conduct.


  • Hourly Rates $ 325-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Newbry Law Office
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Federal Income Tax Clinic
  • University Of Washington Law School
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bishop, Cunnigham & Andrews
  • 2014 - 2016


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Benedictine University
  • BA
  • 2011


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kitsap County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Vice-President, Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fundraising Champion
  • Kitsap Legal Services
  • 2017
  • Public Service and Leadership Award
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Laura
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of watching Ms. Baier in the courtroom and not only is she prepared and knowledgeable but she is also a zealous advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have sent several of my clients to Laura, and highly recommend her. She is knowledgeable, strategic, and creative. You can be assured of getting good representation from her."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Laura is an exceptional attorney who is well regarded by the courts and her fellow attorneys. She was recently recognized by the State Bar Young Lawyer’s Division. This is an honor few lawyers have received and speaks highly to her reputation."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Baier is caring and compassionate in her work as a family law litigator. Her clients are informed as to what the current law is and how it will effect their case. As a litigator Ms. Baier is always very prepared with well articulated arguments. Ms. Baier is an excellent attorney who I highly recommend for any family law or litigation needs."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Baier is a smart, logical, professional advocate who reads the law and has the ability to stay on point in convoluted cases."
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