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Heather Z. Bliss was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2000. Since 2001, Heather has successfully established her family law practice in all aspects of domestic relations, including divorce, child custody, paternity, parentage, third- party custody, non-parental custody and relocation. Heather works diligently for each of her clients in order to attain the best results for her client and their family.  With Heather’s knowledge and proficiency of family law, she is able to execute the best possible course of action for her clients. While involved in a case, Heather’s determined nature, tenaciousness combined with her extensive experience helps create a positive outcome for each of her clients.


A Washington native, Heather graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law in 2000. During law school, Heather was Law Clerk for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office Torts Division, and was actively involved in Moot Court Competitions and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.


Heather is currently a member of the American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, and the Pierce County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers wherein she served as a Board Member. As of 2016, Heather has completed training and now is a member of The Collaborative Law Professional of Pierce County and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Collaborative Law Attorneys and Professionals work together to ensure both parties reach a fair settlement, generate continuing communication and positive outcomes for families. Each attorney is still working towards the best outcome for their client, but done so in a less contiguous way and without litigation. Collaborative Law is used in divorce, child custody, modifications and all family law matters.


Heather has been a featured guest speaker at Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association events such as “Love Stinks” series in 2011, at Young Lawyers Mentor events and most recently, The Small Law Firm Radio Hour hosted by RJon Robins, Esq., CEO & Founder of How to MANAGE a Small Law Firm. In 2016, Heather spoke at “Office Management for Solo or Small Law Office” for the Young Lawyer Mentor Meeting.  Additionally, Heather has been featured in South Sound magazine as “Best Lawyer” consecutively in years 2009 and 2010.


In her spare time Heather is an avid skier, loves to travel, and spend time with family and friends. Her best times are spent with her husband Matt, and their two beautiful children!

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Contact info

1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402-2031

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 25%
    16 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    16 years
  3. Child Support: 25%
    16 years
  4. Divorce: 25%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Silky Sahnan

    Heather is a compassionate, hard working, and effective attorney. I endorse Heather.

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    Silky Sahnan Family Attorney
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  • Chelsea E Miller

    Heather and I worked through a complicated mediation for 6 hours without a break and ended up with a great outcome for everyone involved. She was focused, prepared, and professional. I would be thankful to see her name as opposing counsel on any case. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Chelsea Miller Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerSouth Sound Magazine2010
Best LawyerSouth Sound Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Heather Z. Bliss, Inc., P.S.2001 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Law Professionals - Pierce County ChapterMember2016 - Present
Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2016 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)Board MemberN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Puget SoundN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Lawyers MentorOffice Management for Solo or Small Office2016
Young Lawyers MentorLove Stinks2011