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Anthony Scott Marlow

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.8   21 reviews

also known as Scott Marlow, A. Scott Marlow


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Anthony Scott Marlow developed his tenaciousness and “take control of the courtroom” demeanor as a natural leader while spending eight years in the United States Marine Corps. Scott has turned these skills into effective and passionate advocacy for his clients.

Despite his Marine Corps background, Scott is empathetic to the concerns and problems facing his clients when they come to meet with him as an attorney. Having three children of his own, he understands the real-world difficulties and struggles that people face daily in the family law arena. Scott prides himself on quickly responding to his clients with honest advice about the reality of their situation and providing logical, workable legal solutions.

With his military background, Scott has a passion for helping and representing our military community. His understanding and familiarity with military law and his personal understanding of life while on active duty, sets him apart.

Before joining Envision Family Law Group, Scott’s history as an attorney included working at one of the largest law firms in Seattle. Scott has extensive legal knowledge and experience, including an outstanding record of performance, interpretation and application of laws and precedent decisions. He has a hands-on approach and prides himself on aggressively advocating for the best possible outcome. Scott is a graduate of Liberty University and Roger Williams University School of Law.

In addition to holding his Doctorate in Law, Scott is an author and speaker in the area of family law. He has been called upon to help train lawyers and paralegals about the following topics:

· “To Prevent Errors Dividing Military Benefits in Divorce.” 2016.

· “Child Support and Custody Issues.” Handling Your First Divorce, 2015.

· “Child Support and Child Custody Issues.” Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals, 2013.

· “To Prevent Errors Dividing Military Benefits in Divorce.” National Business Institute, 2016.

· “What Family Court Judges Want You to Know; Spousal Support, Child Support, and Parenting Plan Determinations.” National Business Institute Seminar, 2015.

· “Child Support and Child Custody Issues.” National Business Institute, 2015.

· “Child Custody and Support Issues.” James Publishing, 2013.

When Scott is away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, which includes three active children. He also enjoys running, playing tennis and off-roading. He played collegiate tennis for Liberty University in Virginia where he was also a former Assistant Tennis Coach.

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Licensed for 17 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Smith Alling PS
1501 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA, 98402

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Christina A. | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott Marlow is your guy!
Hands down the best law firm out there! I contacted Attorney Scott Marlow last minute and he was by far, the friendliest, most helpful attorney in the area. Scott Marlow and his paralegal, Deborah Long, acted swiftly and effectively when preparing for my case. Perhaps the thing that impressed me most about Scott Marlow was that nothing was "sugar coated.” When you are in financial distress it is difficult to think clearly and make good decisions. He was very straight forward and told me what to expect each step of the way. There were no empty promises made just to keep the client happy, which I know sometimes occurs when seeking counsel. Scott Marlow and his paralegal Deborah Long made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome. Scott Marlow and his paralegal were selected on a recommendation from a friend and was some of the "Best" advice I have ever received.
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Posted by Mrs. Ford | January 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
BEST CHILD CUSTODY / ADOPTION LAWYER IN WA
When this journey began, I knew I wanted the best representation possible. I did my research. I knew I wanted to be represented by someone ethical, tenacious, well-respected, and who would be a strong advocate for me! Bonus points for having good energy and a great sense of humor. It only made sense then that I chose to work with attorney Scott Marlowe. Fighting against a narcissist (ex) for my current husband to adopt my son was not going to be a fun or easy road, but Scott was ready to face the challenge and assured me that he would give it his all. He never gave me unrealistic expectations. I appreciated his honesty, diligence, and professionalism. He’s also super funny! It was his sense of humor that sprinkled much-appreciated ease throughout one of the most emotionally exhausting experiences of my life. It was a life-altering decision to hire Scott— one that I am and will forever be grateful for. It is because of Scott that we were able to win our trial rightfully, terminate the abandoner’s rights, and have my husband adopt my son. Scott always made us feel like we were being taken care of and heard. Any concerns we had were addressed promptly. I never felt like I was in the dark. He and Royann Mercado Perez (his wonderful Paralegal) always kept us well informed. Scott’s presence in the courtroom is one that commands respect from both opposing attorneys and commissioners alike. I was proud to stand beside him and felt confident being represented by him! Thanks to Scott, his knowledge of court processes, his knowledge of the law, and for him being an amazing human being, the deadbeat’s rights were terminated and my son is adopted by the one who has truly been the father to him that he has always deserved. Thank you, Scott, for fighting for our peace and justice.
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Posted by Chris | June 4, 2020
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Transparent Legal Advice!
Scott was super knowledgable and understanding of my simple but complicated divorce trial. Being very transparent of the court and my particular judge, he gave me the skills I needed in order to have an effective argument. Although the outcome wasn't what I hoped for, I felt that I was well prepared. Thank you, Scott!!
Posted by Rick | May 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great divorce lawyer!
Scott and Royann (his paralegal) got me through the most difficult time in my life. They were on top of everything and I would give them my highest recommendation. They are experienced, professional, kind, caring and compassionate.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
In January of 2018 I reached out to Scott in hopes that he would take on my case. I was 4 months into a complicated custody battle with representation from another attorney. Making the switch was something I wish I had done sooner. When we had to go to trial Scott and his team made me feel comfortable and relieved. His confidence in the courtroom and support was truly refreshing. I knew he had my back and he worked hard toward and achieved an outcome that I felt happy with. Since I initially filed for custody of my daughter in 2013, I have had 3 attorneys prior to Scott all which did not offer the same pleasant experience. I continue to keep Scott in my corner and he has been more than helpful answering any questions and addressing any concerns that I have and always responds at his earliest convenience. If you are looking for an attorney I would highly recommend Scott.
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Posted by Richelle | June 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
NO WORDS! Well a few..
I walked into Bliss Law Group feeling rather defeated and terrified of becoming homeless in this divorce, a very real fear. My husband's attorney is a bully and I was a ball of stress. I had met with other attorneys prior, in fact that same day. My head was filled with all of the things the attorneys told me that they couldn't do and within 5 to 10 minutes of sitting with Scott he had only told me what he WOULD do. Scott listened to me and my concerns and somehow was able to muddle through my anger and hear the important things that I was trying to say. He repeated back to me to make sure that we were both on the same page and I love that. Scott made sure that I understood what the law stated and he took the time to answer any questions. He still does. It wasn't a trick to reel me in. Although this was a free consultation, unlike the other attorneys that I had met with, Scott did not make me feel like I was getting free advice. He was very thorough and very detailed and I appreciated the strength that he displayed and his absolute confidence. He never made me any promises he made sure that I knew that nothing was guaranteed but that he would 100% fight for me. I have not been disappointed. In fact, I have been over-the-top elated with this lawfirm. I pray that I never need an attorney again after this is all over but if I ever do, Bliss is the firm for me. Like I said my attorney is Scott, but the blessing in this is that along with Scott you get Melissa and Heather and Anne-Marie. They are all so warm, professional and funny that I actually forget that I haven't known them all my life. Haha! Here's a real testament to his professionalism and his confidence, my husband's attorney has done nothing but send us horribly nasty emails and my first instinct is to be nasty right back and boy did I want to, I still do but Scott and Melissa refused to go down that rabbit hole with her and they have maintained such class, professionalism and absolute humor through it all. Knowledge, confidence, humor and class = sexy. Bliss Law firm is sexy!
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Posted by Vineet | July 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced and steady professional
Scott was very empathetic to my circumstances and was responsive to communications. He demonstrated his skills in navigating a difficult situation and I feel I got the best result possible in my situation. I have called on him a few times for followup questions a year later and he has been very helpful. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent family attorney
I worked with Scott Marlow during my divorce. He did a fantastic job. He explained the process very well and handled a challenging situation very competently. His advice was very valuable and he consistently provided information which allowed me to make the best choices during the process. I was able to get the parenting plan that I wanted because of his help. I am grateful to him for ensuring that my son would be with me in a 50/50 parenting plan. I would highly recommend Scott Marlow to anyone requiring a family attorney.
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Posted by Holly | April 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Marlow prevented my daughter from being moved to Montana away from her home
My case was really challenging because there had already been orders set in place buy a commissioner. Before I hired Scott Marlow I had hired a DIFFERENT lawyer who did not do his job. Scott Marlow took my case as messy as it was and he did everything that he could to help me and my daughter. Today I have full custody of my daughter and she is safe and I would not have been able to do it without Scott Marlow on my side. If you are searching for a family law attorney this is the man for the job I highly recommend him. And thank you so much again Scott Marlow thank you
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Posted by Leah | October 28, 2014
An excellent family law attorney
I highly recommend Scott as a family law attorney. He assisted us in a complicated and novel de facto parenting case. Scott has a great presence in Court, and one that puts his clients and judges at ease. He was always respectful, on time, and prepared. We have every confidence in him, which is a trust he earned on day one, and worked to maintain through the conclusion of trial. He is an effective advocate, and understood when a situation called for patience versus persistence – an invaluable trait in a family law attorney. He also was available when we needed him, and helped us to see the forest through the trees.
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Posted by Roque | October 3, 2014
Comforitng to know there are good attorneys out there!
When I made the decision to file for a divorce back in 2012, I chose Mr. Scott Marlow to represent me. As in most all divorce cases, my entire livelihood was at stake. Although there are many family law attorneys, I chose Mr. Marlow as my advocate as it appeared that from researching his background, he gets every detail, is very professional, he prepares for each of his cases (big or small) thoroughly and he is essentially a walking encyclopedia of legal knowledge. Further, he is a gentleman and a real advocate who wants to do right by you. He handled my case with professionalism, honesty and kept my best interest in mind at all times. Regardless of how busy he was, I was grateful that the lines of communication were always open which helped me understand the litigation proceedings as they went on. Mr. Marlow is efficient, sharp and always remained honest with me regardless if there was something I did not want to hear. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Marlow for he is an excellent top notch family law attorney.
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Posted by Stewart and Megan | September 8, 2014
Clear, reasonable, strategic advice
Scott helped us through a long and challenging custody issue, provided level-headed and strategic advice to prove our case and in the end we are now quite happy with our current custody status. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who is dealing with custody issues, especially for father's rights issues.
Posted by Melissa | September 8, 2014
A Rare Find
After working with so many different attorneys, I can't believe I finally found a professional who does what they are supposed to do. He is extremely on top of everything, very fast at getting it all done, and then communicates back within an hour or so and sometimes within minutes. I can call him up at almost anytime and get him on the line right away. This is very important because every day matters when you are fighting for custody. Other attorneys I had were very difficult to get a hold of. He was professional about everything and helped me know how to deal with all the lies and mudslinging that my ex husband was harassing me with on a daily basis. My case was tricky and other attorneys labeled it "a jurisdiction battle" that they didn't want to get into, but Scott knew exactly what to do. Scott saved me a lot of money by letting me do everything that I was able to handle on my own. Had I been working with another attorney, who was not a good negotiator or was too aggressive, I could have easily spent about 40k going to Trial. I only ended up spending 20K (very reasonable) because Scott was persistent in believing that we could negotiate with the father without having to go to trial because he believed that would save me a lot of money and would give me a more favorable outcome. He was very good at being balanced in this area so that a conclusion with the father could be reached. He is not over aggressive in this area so that an agreement with the other party can actually be realized. He has a great personality to be able to work with. Other attorneys and even the judge really likes him. Anybody would want Scott for their brother, father, neighbor, husband, or attorney. All around a very trustworthy, kind, professional, warm, efficient, knowledgable, calming, friendly person.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2014
Review of Anthony Scott Marlow's work in parenting plan enforcement
I worked with Scott Marlow in a mediation that ultimately led to a major adjustment in parenting plan rules, all of which greatly benefited my son. Scott kept me well informed at all times, handled all time-sensitive matters promptly, and found, in his network of contacts, the best mediator to handle the specific situation we, as my son's parents, were in. I can highly recommend Scott.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2014
High Efficient and Knowledgeable Attorney
My divorce competition is high conflict-driven complicated case with 5 days trial involving D.V., child abuse, protection and restraining order, and anti-harassment order; as well as significant disputed property and debt element in the international background. Scott helped me to get the reasonable result from the temporary court order for child custody, child support and spouse maintenance with less legal cost. He know how to utilize proper tools like the Interrogatories and Depositions to discover the concealed community funds and assets if the time is sensitive in financial crisis. He is very efficient, very organized, and outstandingly friendly. He works with his team together to offer me the supportive real estate solution. I was extremely frustrated to my disadvantage in the economic position as a primary child care giver and housewife for over a decade. With my poor English understanding, Scott tried his best to accommodate my pace . Scott makes great effort to save my life! I appreciate his non-aggressive way to our client, but aggressive to your case which benefit your expectations in divorce battle. Even though I deal with my trial on my own because running out of money, his early stage efforts play an essential part of my case success. If I can afford the legal cost, I prefer to work with him continually for getting more favorable result. I believe "Money Brings More Money if You Can Afford to Invest in Your Divorce Case". His working style works great to match our clients' need. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Dan | April 29, 2013
Outstanding Family Practice Attorney
I was looking for a custody attorney who would represent me in my child custody case without being too aggressive and/or expensive. I had already interviewed several attorneys and was rapidly getting discouraged in my search. That's when I met Scott Marlow. His affable, yet straight forward approach to my situation put me at ease, which gave me the reassurance that he would represent my interests without any drama and/or courtroom theatrics. Scott always presented me with several options that were thoroughly researched and often took the conservative approach. Thanks to Scott's outstanding knowledge of family law and personable character, I now have full custody of my two children. Thank you Scott!
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Posted by Todd | March 4, 2013
Great Attorney
I have had the pleaseure of having Scott as my attorney for my divorce. Scott kept me informed and involved the entire time and allowed me to make the decisions, based on his advice. He has kept in touch with me since the divorce and has always returned my calls and messages. I recommend Scott to anyone that is going through a tough divorce. He's a great attorney to have in your corner.
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Posted by Tom B. | February 27, 2013
A DYNAMIC HERO FOR THIS DAD, Child Custody Modification Case
Without Anthony Scott Marlow's knowledgable expertise, tenacious, but compassionate approach to my difficult Child Custody Modification Case, I would not have been successful as a father at obtaining physical custody of my daughter. I had tried two times in the past by myself to negotiate the minefield of the court systems and had failed miserably. Right from the beginning Anthony Scott Marlow and his support staff were professional and courteous. Scott was always quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. I will be forever grateful to him as a Dad of a now more stable and happy teenage daughter. Thank you.
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Posted by Tom | August 13, 2012
Knowledgable expertise, tenacious
Without Scott Marlow's, Goldberg and Jones, knowledgable expertise, tenacious, but compassionate approach to my difficult Child Custody Modification case, I would not have been successful as a father at obtaining physical custody of my daughter. I had tried two times in the past by myself to negotiate the minefield of the court systems and had failed miserably. Right from the beginning Scott and the Goldberg and Jones staff were professional and courteous. Scott was always quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. I will be forever grateful to him as a Dad of a now more stable and happy teenage daughter.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2008
Very attentive and knowledgeable
Scott represented me in a child custody matter where my child's father had fraudulently obtained custody of my child. He was able to help me regain custody of her. He always made sure that he was available to answer my questions. He really seemed to care about me and my daughter. I will definately use him again if need be.
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Work Experience

  • Partner/Shareholder Attorney
  • Smith Alling
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Envision Family Law
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Senior Associate
  • Bliss Law Group
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Tsai Law Company, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Goldberg & Jones P.L.L.C. Attorneys at Law
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Tario and Associates
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Luce & Associates, P.S.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney (partner)
  • Lerner and Marlow
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Roger Williams University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Liberty University
  • BS
  • 2000

Associations

  • U.S. District Court For the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Excellence in Family Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019

Publications

  • James Publishing publication
  • Child Custody and Support Issues
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (28)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott has been my opposing counsel and a few cases. When he is involved, I know that his client is well represented and well advised. He fights for his clients while being extremely professional and ethical with opposing counsel and the Court. Scott is an excellent attorney and I wouldn’t hesitate to endorse him."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Scott as an opposing counsel on two cases and endorse him without hesitation. He is professional, effective, and extremely knowledgable about the law. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and works tirelessly to achieve results for them."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott and I have worked on many matters as opposing counsel. I place him on the top shelf of attorneys I regularly work with. He is diligent and always advocates for his client."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve worked with Mr. Marlow as opposing counsel on several matters. He is professional, reasonable and works towards mutually beneficial and amicable resolutions which is a much needed commodity in an area of law that can be emotional and contentious. He’s a pleasure to work with and would recommend him to those seeking counsel in the area of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Marlow as opposing counsel on a recent matter. His pleadings were well-written and put together, his oral arguments were clear and effective, and his professionalism was beyond reproach. I enthusiastically endorse him for anyone looking for a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a tenacious, experienced and practical attorney. He has represented clients zealously throughout western Washington. He is incredibly well respected by both other lawyers and judges alike. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott Marlow's commitment to his profession is enduring, and his advocacy is relentless. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott has a passion to win for his clients and will give it his all."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Scott as opposing counsel on a complicated jurisdiction family law matter. He was a good advocate for his client all the while maintaining a professional and cordial relationship wtih me. I enjoyed working with him."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is a smart, hard working and diligent lawyer. Prior to joining TLC, Scott was my opposing counsel in a difficult case. I was very impressed with his advocacy on behalf of his client. I endorse Scott without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former colleague of mine, Scott and I have worked collectively on several cases with sucessful outcomes. He is a seasoned and capable attorney in all aspects of family law matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a skilled and pragmatic attorney who can negotiate a reasonable settlement but isn't afraid to litigate when needed to advance and protect his clients' interests."
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is an excellent family law attorney with whom we shared a client in common. I highly endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a hard working attorney who achieves great results for his clients. He is dedicated, passionate and hard working."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a strong advocate for his clients. I have worked with Scott on numerous cases and I highly recommend him for family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the opportunity to observe Scott working in the community in which I practice. I always appreciated his straight forward, no-nonsense approach to his character and practice. Scott is meticulous, hard working, bottom-line oriented and a strong fighter when necessary. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mr. Marlow on a very contentious and difficult family law case where he was my opposing counsel. He is a professional with high legal ethics. He is pleasant to deal with, but at the same time, a zealous advocate for his client's best interest. Mr. Marlow's legal materials were well written and he was always thoroughly prepared for court. I strongly endorse Scott personally and professionally. He will do an outstanding job on your legal matter. I will not hesitate to refer him clients in the future."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a skilled, intelligent, and compassionate attorney. I have been impressed by his ability to create solutions outside the box in difficult family law cases. I highly recommend Scott and his services."
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Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer Anthony Scott Marlow
Anthony Scott Marlow
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 17 years