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Cindy M Wysocki

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

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About Cindy

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I help familes protect their kids, their finances and their futures.

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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Wysocki Law, PLLC
1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 600
Tacoma, WA, 98402

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, fair, empathetic and competent attorney
Cindy's calm voice and steady approach to everything always helped answer my questions and ease my anxiety around the whole divorce and child custody process. I feel I was very fortunate to have found Cindy and for Cindy agreeing to take me on as a client. Thanks also to Cindy's legal team for all the work they did behind the scenes. It was a pleasure working with Wysocki Law.
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Response from Cindy Wysocki January 2, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our firm! We feel honored that you chose to work with us.
Posted by Gus | December 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lowered the temperature and helped end the madness
I engaged with Cindy after receiving notice of a restraining order and court hearing for same from my ex-wife and co-parent. I was angry about this and other treatment I had received from my ex and it wasn’t helping my case at all. Cindy helped me understand how to more effectively direct my energy to get out from under all of this business and back to a functional parenting plan. If I had tried to represent myself, which is how I started, I would have failed miserably. Cindy lowered the temperature, got both sides talking, and moved us to resolution - exactly what I needed.
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Response from Cindy Wysocki December 21, 2022
Thank you for the kind words, Gus! I love this comment, "Cindy lowered the temperature, got both sides talking, and moved us to resolution - exactly what I needed." The type of resolution you achieved, to me, is the biggest "win" of all!
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
From the first conversation at the height of my distress, through a domestic violence protection order and ultimately divorce finalization, Cindy provided wise counsel, guidance and encouragement. Not only was Cindy’s expertise critical for success in court, she simplified the legal process in a way that allowed me to overcome my fears, make clear decisions and walk out of some of my darkest days into a hopeful future. I am grateful to Cindy’s impeccable professionalism and understanding of the law, she became my greatest ally and voice of reason for moving forward with grace through overwhelming conflict. She prepared a direction that lead this seemingly unrepairable situation to a peaceful settlement. Instead of propagating distrust and anger, I left feeling grounded, resolved, and fully capable of picking up my life and starting fresh.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The RIGHT choice for us
Cindy is 100% the lawyer you want in your corner. We were referred to her after being served with a relocation notice and Cindy's logical explanations, recommendations, and guidance turned an alarming situation for us into an extremely reasonable outcome. She was consistently available to bounce questions off of, and always followed up with the other party when they were unresponsive. When the parenting plan later needed to be changed due to another situation, there was no doubt we'd use her again and she was excellent with that situation as well. She again guided us into a plan that truly put the needs of the kids and us first. We can't recommend her enough!
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Posted by Joshua | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
After my ex got a restraining order against me deliberately timed to ruin my vacation with my son, I found attorney Cindy Wysocki. Immediately upon meeting Cindy, I felt comforted. She had a sympathetic and compassionate ear and truly listened to me. My ex is very deviant and takes low road tactics. Even when I wanted to take a low road tactic to beat my ex at her own game, Cindy refused. If you want a bulldog who attacks people for no reason, she’s not the lawyer for you. Cindy is honest, clear, and direct. She has a great sense of humor. Under the most hostile circumstances, she always held her ground, stayed present, and maintained her dignity. Cindy researches thoroughly, knows the law and argues convincingly. She is a commanding writer and very effective in court. She maintains great working relationships with mediators, GALs and others in the legal community and leverages those relationships to benefit her clients. Considering the quality of her work, Cindy was extraordinarily fair in billing. She took really good care of me and my future. Thanks to Cindy, my ex is no longer a threat. I worked with Cindy for three years. She consistently achieved successful outcomes inside and outside of court. Prior to that, I worked with a lawyer who made me feel like the bad guy. She belittled me, made me second guess myself, and made me feel that I had to give up more than I should have. She billed aggressively and I was never convinced she was actually on my side. I thought the legal system didn’t work. Turns out my lawyer didn’t know how to work it. Now, every day is better for me because of the work Cindy did. I’m very thankful Cindy accepted me as her client.
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Posted by Barry | October 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Legal Mind
Cindy has an amazingly astute legal mind. Her powerful legal analysis distinguishes her as one of the leading Family, Divorce and Child Custody lawyers in our area. She has helped me understand my Divorce options and has left me feeling very empowered. Thank you Cindy!
Posted by Yvonne | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If I could give 1,000 stars, I would.
The words given to us are not nearly enough to explain just how special, professional and caring Cindy is. She helped me with my divorce and custody battle and turned everything around for me just when I could no longer fight back. The help and guidance she provided me was truly amazing. My hope was almost gone until she came along. She went above and beyond. I've never come across a lawyer like her. Who truly works for the client and not so much the pay. She is remarkable! I will always recommend her. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
a lawyer who changed my life
my divorce was a looong, hard, crazy and painful process which I don't even want to recall anything of it again. but I still have to say having Cindy as my lawyer was the BEST part of it and the most correct decision I have ever made. Cindy, as a person, is amazing. She values honesty, integrity, empathy and professionalism. She treats you like you are a VIP client (well, actually I was charged with a fairly reasonable fee) and cares about you with deep understanding. She always thought things ahead of me, worried about me and encouraged me when I experienced mental breakdown or difficulties with unbelievable patience. I am 100% sure without her support and help, I would never ever have survived all these and reached to the point that I finally can enjoy the freedom and peaceful life I deserve. I don't know if there is another job like Cindy is doing can tremendously change a woman's life. Thanks to Cindy for giving me second chance to live a good life.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney who listens empathetically
Cindy is full of wisdom that comes from years of practice. Yet, she remains approachable and respected me as a person capable of making my own decisions that impact my life. Cindy kindly guided me through the labyrinth of legal procedure when I was overwhelmed by uncertainty and despair from seeing my children only sporadically. Thanks to her support, I have an equitable parenting plan. While other attorneys command, Cindy actively listens and supports me when I need to make critical decisions in my case. In Cindy, I found an enlightened attorney.
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Posted by Devin | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A for Awesome, Advocate, A-1 Attorney!
Cindy Wysocki was highly recommended to me by a former co-worker who had custody/parenting issues. She was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when we were frustrated, and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. Not only was she able to help us reach a reasonable and solid parenting plan; her calm, confident, and empathetic demeanor offered emotional support and strength to me and my family. We are especially impressed with her transparency, integrity, and willingness to fight for my rights as a father. I am eternally grateful for her service and I hereby recommend Ms. Wysocki without reservation.
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Posted by Louie | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer
A great lawyer. She is one of the best lawyers I have worked with. Reliable, honest, and thourghtful. Work with her, you will be almost there.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Cindy
Cindy was so professional and pleasant. Every time I needed her, she was there and so supportive. I felt Cindy really cared about every issue and went above and beyond.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Relocation Case - Consistent, Supportive, Amazing
Cindy guided me through a challenging relocation case that lasted eight months. I was pro se but I felt like she was there with me the entire time, working through some exceptionally challenging issues that were outside of our hands. She was compassionate, firm, clear and helped me navigate through all of the various forms and processes with the court system. I was ultimately granted relocation because of a strong case. From our initial consultation, I knew she wasn't giving me the wrong advice and counsel. Thanks to Cindy, I am now enjoying a much more stress-free, drama-free, happy life.
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Posted by Rebecca | April 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Dependable
Cindy worked with me through an emotionally rough divorce. She provided answers to all my questions with respect and compassion. It took about 7 months for my divorce to be finalized. I am happy I had Cindy represent me, and very satisfied with the results.
Posted by Jen | March 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
conscientious, level-headed, thoughtful, and thorough legal representation
Cindy is awesome. She was highly recommended to me and I hired her when my King County case became complicated due to child custody matters. We worked together for a year and although divorce was awful, she was one of the best things during the process. We had a fairly difficult case. My ex-spouse is a military member and his representation was not professional: poor ethics, poor communicator who consistently did not meet deadlines, tardy to proceedings, and blatantly lied about documented facts. Cindy is realistic, consistent, would think three steps ahead, and she was always courteous and business-like, even when the other party was not respectful. Divorce is stressful in the first place but it is worse when the other party attempts to escalate matters. I was lucky to have Cindy as my representation, as she is level-headed and will take the high road. She will always stick to what is legal and beneficial in the long run and won't let emotions get in the way of business. In fact, she looks for ways to de-escalate the situation if emotions heat up. She is a solid legal guide and reliable in all ways - in my case, she regularly discussed paperwork, reminded me of deadlines, double-and even triple-checked documents, worked ahead of deadlines, explained any legal questions, and was able to meet with me if I wanted in-person meetings. I know she also researched military regulations and rules in my case, so she would have better insight. In addition, she checked-in with me when things were slow so we were in constant communication. The three best character traits about Cindy are she is honest, hard-working, and dependable, which are really important when it comes to divorces (in my opinion). She does not play games and will not manipulate or massage the truth so if you want straightforward representation, she is the one. I know she cares about her clients so she does not take advantage of people, which I know is not always the case when it comes to lawyers. Communication is prompt; she is available via email, text, and phone (although I usually texted her prior or set a phone appointment). In addition, she tries not to waste your time or money, and is thoughtful about funds. Divorce was expensive but I know my total was about half of that of my ex-spouse, and I know his representation was not communicating with him as frequently. I am thankful Cindy was in my corner and would recommend her to anyone going through a [difficult] divorce. I really only have positive comments about her; if you want a detail-oriented, thorough, knowledgeable, honest lawyer who has the foresight to give you the best legal advice for you (and your children), I highly recommend Cindy.
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Posted by Chris | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, fair and great to work with
Cindy is great to work with. She has represented me for several years now. I really appreciated her honest advice and workablity with my difficult case and work schedule. She is always straight and to the point with out compromising ethics and clearly she truly cares. Her rates are also very good. Highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super smart, compassionate, competent attorney
I had almost given up on legal representation after bad experiences with a large, well known family law firm as well as with an independent attorney. Then I was referred to Cindy. I was in Seattle and she was in Tacoma but the distance wasn't an issue at all; she was great to work with and very effective. Cindy quickly got up to speed on our complicated, contentious child custody case, complete with DV accusations. I found her to be sharp, caring, and an excellent communicator with a solid mix of compassion, expertise, and ethics. She has an incredible ability to very quickly get to the heart of the matter. She was a trusted guide outside the courtroom during the most challenging time of my life and extremely good at representing inside the courtroom. When the judge steered both lawyers a different direction, Cindy was quick on her feet and able to adapt her response. I appreciated that she stayed calm and reasonable even when my ex's attorney was not. Somehow, she made an incredibly hard situation as manageable and empowering as possible. I am incredibly grateful for Cindy's help during a most challenging time in my life. My my son's life and my own are so much better as a result of Cindy. My only wish is that I had found her at the very beginning of this journey in family law. I highly, highly recommend her!
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Posted by Lisa | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, fair, experienced and compassionate
Cindy has been an amazing family attorney, though she seems soft spoken her dignified manner and her sharp intellect have saved me tons of $$$ and time by negotiating a very reasonable solutions out of court with a very unreasonable ex who has plenty of money to spend on his $450/hr lawyer. She has held strong boundaries with the other lawyers underhanded attempts to convolute and drag out proceedings by being very forthright and logical in advocating fair solutions for Child support modification. I continue to consult her on PPA violations and issues, and she has been a compassionate and very affordable advisor- she's well worth 5X her hourly rate, and I'm grateful that she's been so generous to offer such a competitive rate with her ability, experience and heart in an area of law that is so full of turmoil. She is calm, conscientious and fair.
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Posted by Julie | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Cindy is wonderful. She provided excellent service in an unusual situation, and what I appreciated most was that she was very strategic, always thinking two steps ahead. She clearly laid out advantages and disadvantages of every move, doing so in a supportive and respectful manner. Cindy was incredibly responsive by phone and email which helped to keep me calm through a challenging time.
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Posted by Kelly | March 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent family law attorney!
Cindy did an excellent job of representing me in a contentious child support case. She was very responsive, helpful & knowledgable. I really valued being able to get a timely response to my questions by phone or email. In addition to her skills as an attorney, she is a very pleasant person to work with.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Wysocki Law, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Early Resolution Case Manager
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Northwest Defenders Association
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Truman State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Husband v. Wife
  • Divorced

Associations

  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • King County Office of Public Defense Contempt of Court Review Panel
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2017
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor/Mentee Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • A+ Premier Attorney Rating
  • National Registry of Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Recognition
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • David L. Boren Fellowship
  • United States Department of Defense
  • 2004
  • Stan Musial Scholarship
  • Stan Musial
  • 2003
  • Scholar in Law Award
  • Washington University School of Law
  • 2002
  • Slavic Language Fellowship
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2001
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Washington University School of Law
  • 1999
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Senate
  • Child Support Reform Legislation
  • 2007
  • WA State House of Representatives
  • Child Support Reform Legislation
  • 2007
  • Earthworms
  • Common Agriculatural Policy Poland
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Cindy
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy is a skilled, experienced, and compassionate divorce attorney. She is a strategic thinker who provides excellent legal advice as cost-effectively as possible. And she enjoys a great reputation!"
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is a very caring and knowledgeable attorney. I value and respect her work and endorse her highly."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy has shown she is a relentless advocate on behalf of her clients. She is thorough, prepared, and most importantly she delivers results for her clients. I endorse her from first-hand experience watching her develop her cases. Outstanding advocate; hire her with confidence you will be in the best of hands."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is a great find and those that hire her at the beginning are truly fortunate. I've referred friends and colleagues to Cindy who were frustrated with their former attorneys. Cindy resolved their cases expertly, efficiently and affordably. Some of these highly satisfied clients were attorneys themselves which I think says a lot! I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy and I have discussed many cases together and she is intelligent, conscientious, and a strong advocate for her clients. I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to her."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cindy is a smart attorney who works hard for her clients. We had a challenging case together and she handled the issues intelligently and professionally."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Cindy for many years, and am quite familiar with her work ethic and compassion for others. Cindy is a hard-working, diligent and conscientious advocate who also cares deeply about her clients. I hope to work with her again."
Family Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Cindy for several years and she is a very smart and dedicated attorney. Cindy is extremely hard working and she is always a strong advocate for her clients. She also cares greatly about her clients and is willing to do all she can to assist them. I highly recommend Cindy."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Cindy. She is smart, caring and empathatic. She is willing to think outside of the box to resolve complex family law issues and keeps working until the issues are resolved. She is a fabulous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is an excellent attorney. She and I have been in the same group for about 4 years. I have been consistently impressed by her practical, smart approach to problems, and the way she is willing to tackle tough jobs. She's a great lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Cindy for over two years now and have worked with her on several cases. I have found her to be a very knowledgable and honest attorney. I would recommend her without hesitation!"
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had numerous cases with Cindy when I was a prosecutor in the family support division. She was a smart and zealous advocate for her clients while at the same time being courteous and very pleasant to negotiate with. She has a very good sense of the emotional complexities of a given case as well. I highly endorse Cindy and have referred several family law matters to her practice."
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