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Beverly Ibsen is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law (Cum Laude) and began her practice of law in 2010. Since 2010, her practice has focused on contested family law cases including high conflict custody disputes. Beverly has specific training and experience with representing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She has helped clients navigate some of the most challenging issues including domestic violence, substance addiction, and child abuse.


Beverly has a professional and caring advocacy style. She values civility and professionalism and maintains good relationships with her colleagues in the family law and broader Puget Sound legal community. At the same time, Beverly recognizes that aggressive litigation is sometimes necessary to protect her clients and the best interests of the children.


Beverly serves as a Captain in the Washington Army National Guard, Office of the State Judge Advocate. In 2013, Beverly graduated from the Direct Commission Course (DCC) at Fort Benning Georgia where she was trained in land navigation, marksmanship, and physical fitness. After DCC, Beverly graduated the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course where she earned superior marks for client counseling. As a Judge Advocate (JA), Beverly helps Soldiers navigate complex civil legal issues. Beverly also serves as a Special Victims Counsel, providing legal assistance to victims of rape and sexual assault.


Beverly and her husband Anders, a Tacoma City Councilman, own a house in Tacoma and are the proud adoptive “parents” of two rescue-cats.


Areas of Practice


All family law matters including:


  • Child Custody

  • Child/Spousal Support

  • Divorce

  • Same Sex Dissolutions and Custody

  • Adoptions


Bar Admissions


Washington, 2010




Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington




Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA




Professional Associations and Memberships


Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section


Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, Member


Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers, Board Member







Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($230-260/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Laura Carlsen Divorce and separation Attorney
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    Beverly is a hard working, diligent, and extremely dedicated Family Law Attorney. She represents her clients vigorously while remaining professional.


    Daniel Coen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

PO Box 826
Tacoma, WA, 98401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListSeattle University Law School2009
Top Grade in Class, Critical Perspectives in Transgender LawComputer Assisted Legal Instruction2009
Top Grade in Class (Contracts, Spring Semester)CALI (Center for Computer Assisted Legal Education)2008
Certificate of Completion (30 Hour Domestic Violence Training)Pierce County YWCA2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawIbsen Law Office PLLC2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices Of Jeffrey A. Robinson, PS2015 - 2015
MemberThe Landmark Law Group, PLLC2011 - 2012
Contract Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyPierce County Prosecutor's Office2010 - 2010
Rule 9 InternPierce County Prosecutor's Office, Civil Division2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Honorable Robert J. Bryan Inn of Courtmember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Pierce County Washington Women LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asylum Proceeding (Immigration)Asylum granted
Criminal Record SealedCriminal Record Sealed
Lemon Law Arbitration WinManufacuter ordered to replace vehicle
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Association for JusticePrisoner's Rights Chapter2011
King County Bar BulletinBoost Your Practice With Strategic Volunteering2011
ACLU-WA BlogEnding Violence Requires a Comprehensive, Community-Driven Strategy2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2010
Western Washington UniversityLaw and Diversity ProgramOther - Bachelors2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rally Point 6 CLEFamily Law2015
Civil Rights Deskbook KickoffCivil Rights CLE2011
2010 ASA Annual MeetingFeminism At the Crossroads: A Comparison of Pro-Criminalization and Community-Based Approaches to Domestic Violence2011