I began my career in law as a legal secretary and paralegal over twenty-two years ago. I worked as a judicial assistant at Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals for the three years I was in law school. I then served two judicial clerkships at the Court of Appeals; one with the Hon. J. Dean Morgan (ret.) and the other with the Hon. Elaine Houghton (ret.). My five years at the Court of Appeals gave me invaluable experience I continue to utilize every day.
I now practice primarily in all aspects of family law; I also practice appeallate law.
I am a very caring advocate who is willing to go to the mat for each of my clients.
I have been with the Law Office of Robert Helland for nearly eleven years.
I offer a one-half hour consultation at no charge, either over the phone or in our office.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellent achievement in advanced legal writing||CALI - Excellence for the Future Award (Seattle U School of Law)||N/A|
|Associate (Senior)||Helland Law Group PLLC||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2002 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||President, Family Law Section||2015 - 2016|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Family Law Section, Vice-President||2014 - 2015|
|Washington State Bar Association||Disciplinary Board||2012 - 2015|
|Washington State Bar Association||Character and Fitness Board||2010 - 2012|
|Washington State Bar Association||Court Rules and Procedures Committee||2006 - 2009|
|In re Marriage of Khan||Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Respondent, Ms. McInvaille's client|
|Marriage of Chausee and Feil||Court of Appeals found in favor of Respondent, Ms. McInvaille's client|
|In re Parentage of Harker||custody of parties' child restored to our client|
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|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Colorado State University||Vocal Performance||Bachelor of Music||1983|
|University of Denver||N/A||Early College Program (Sr. Year of High School)||N/A|
|Annual Convention||Appellate Practice||2014|