This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Carolyn’s comment: “The event Avvo refers to actually occurred in 1996, not 2002. As a brand-new lawyer, I accidentally misfiled a document and thus gave a court inaccurate information. The person who filed the grievance waited 3 years to do so and the disciplinary process took another 4 years. I believe Avvo's system is misleading as different states' disciplinary systems take differing lengths of time.”
|Attorney||Law Offices Of Carolyn A. Elsey||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||The Kraft Law Group, P.S.||2012 - 2016|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Carolyn A. Elsey||1994 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Knox vs. DSHS||Verdict in Plaintiff's favor|
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|Seattle University School of Law||Law Review||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Western Washington University||History||MA - Masters||1990|
|Montana State University, Bozeman||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Family Law Section||Dealing with Juvenile and Mental Health Courts||2007|
|Family Law Section||Defending Child Support Contempt Actions||2004|
|Bar Convention||Child Support Contempt||2004|
Posted by Joshua
I was going through a terrible divorse my ex was abusing the justice system to cause every problem possible. Though carolyn was able to takle every situation every court hearing methodically and was able to exspose lie after lie. We were able to keep good time lines as well working with the courts to keep my sons mom undercontrol. My ex would constanly violate the parenting plan and speak very horrible of me to him which was starting to cause my son distress.
One day my ex took my son and fled the state and was off the grid. Carolyn was there for me she was able to get all the court paperwork taken care of and she made this her priority. She was going above and beyond by speaking with police, prosuccuters and helped find a private investigator. It took 7 months to get my son home and safe some . This angel over came every hurtle with getting a warrent for that crossed the state line which the prossocuter wasnt even trying to get involved by saying this is civil not criminal,and its a parent so its not kidnapping, even though custodial interferance is a felony, but Carolyn was able to force them to uphold the law so that the us marshalls were able to get involved. My son is home happy safe doesnt remeber what happened much and my family remebers the hardest times we have faced and this amazing women who made our family whole. No one could have done what she did.
Thank u for everything u have done
Posted by Tina H.
Carolyn is a very kind and compassionate person. She is not afraid to freely share her vast knowledge of the legal system and it's procedures, and she willingly goes out of her way to help others, both personally and professionally, with no strings attached. If you're looking for a compassionate attorney that will aggressively fight for you, this woman is the one for you!!
Posted by Gloria
Carolyn stepped into a trail situation and did a great job dealing with a unhealthy set of circumstances. She was professional at all times.
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