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Kevin G Rundle

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.5   33 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

About Kevin

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Kevin G. Rundle is a well-established and highly respected Family Law Attorney, zealous advocate for his clients, and Commissioner Pro Tempore (temporary/fill-in Court Commissioner) for the Pierce County Superior Court (since 2011 in good standing).

 

As a family law attorney with Envision Family Law Group, Kevin focuses his practice on complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, and sexual assault litigation. Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Kevin served as Director of the Legal Services Program for the YWCA Pierce County from 2005 through 2015 and an attorney with same beginning 2004 through 2015. Prior to employment with the YWCA, Kevin was in private practice from 1998 through 2004 (with a short stint as a staff attorney with the YWCA in 1999 and 2000). Kevin is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, cum laude 1995, and Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA 1998.

 

Kevin is often called upon to give continuing legal education presentations to members of the Washington State Bar Association on issues pertaining to complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, and sexual assault litigation. This is quite the honor!

 

In addition to the above, Kevin is also the court appointed attorney in Pierce County to represent petitioners in Sexual Assault Protection Order cases.

 

Kevin is highly respected by his peers, and, as such, Kevin has been elected and served as past Trustee and Treasurer for the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) of the Washington State Bar Association. Kevin has also served as past President of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section and is a former Trustee for same. In addition, Kevin is a former Trustee for the Volunteer Legal Services Program, Tacoma, WA, and is a former member of the Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

 

Kevin has also been recognized by his peers as reflected in some of the awards he has received, including:

 

2010 Family Law Attorney of the Year from the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association.

 

2011 Civility Award from the Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

 

Kevin is not all work and no play! A retired semi-professional musician and former ASE certified automotive technician, Kevin now focuses his attention on speed! To that end he has modified and “souped-up” his wife’s 1967 Chevy Chevelle! He is also a recent purchaser of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat and he and his wife are both proud owners of Harley Davidson motorcycles!

 

Kevin enjoys helping people, and he views the opportunity to represent and advocate for his clients, who place their trust in him, as the highest honor!

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Licensed for 24 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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Expert Counsel
Kevin helped our family navigate through one of the most horrific experiences of our life. He consistently provided us with honest feedback to level-set our expectations and explained the law to us in a way that made sense. Both Kevin and Andrea provided timely updates and ensured that our questions were always answered. Thanks to Kevin and his team's due diligence we were able to finally achieve the outcome that we so desperately wanted. His rapport, kindness and high level of transparency was exactly what we needed in our time of crisis. We plan to keep Kevin on retainer for any future legal needs and we cannot recommend his services enough.
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Posted by Debbera | November 24, 2021
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Knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough
It's never a good day when you need an attorney. I'm so glad I found Kevin Rundle and his team during a difficult time for myself and my children. I've found him to be a huge advocate for children. Kevin has the ability to ease my anxiety without making false promises and creating unrealistic expectations. He's very up front with all available options and he's not pushy. He has the ability to make me feel as if I'm in control, which goes a long way to ease my anxious mind. If you need an attorney, you need Kevin Rundle. He's knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough.
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Posted by Justin | January 29, 2021
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DVPO defense
It seems like a common theme for an upset spouse to file a fictitious DVPO to gain leverage prior to filing for divorce and my situation was no different. Mr Rundle provided crucial guidance and realistic feedback every step of the way, making sure I understood the deck was stacked against me but we would work together for the best defense possible. So many people find themselves in this situation and for me this was unexpected and terrifying given the lasting effects these claims have. For anyone who finds themselves in this situation, there is hope for the truth to be exposed and you can't find a better attorney than Kevin Rundle. I cannot speak highly enough of Kevin's ability to navigate this difficult situation and get a favorable solution. I believe the worst thing you can do is attempt to fight this on your own as the court's default answer seems to be taking the petitioner's side. Kevin will fight for a fair outcome and in my case he was able to get the DVPO dismissed. I cannot recommend him enough.
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Response from Kevin Rundle January 29, 2021
Hi Justin, Thank you so much for your kind words! We fight hard for our clients and are always happy to hear when they are pleased with the outcome of their situation. Thanks again!
Posted by Mark | January 25, 2021
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Divorce with false claims of domestic violence
Kevin represented me through a Domestic Violence Protection Order hearing that was completely made up in a attempt to get full custody of out kids in our divorce. Kevin told me what i needed to hear and not what i wanted to hear. He gave me realistic expectations and presented himself very well in court. He speaks with experience and makes strong arguments.
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Response from Kevin Rundle January 29, 2021
Mark, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with your experience with us during such a difficult situation.
Posted by Irina | October 23, 2020
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Complicated interstate divorce. Child support issues. Very satisfactory experience.
My ex and I live in different states, the ex was demanding the case to be moved to where he resides. Me. Rundle made sure the case stayed in WA. Visitation complications due to parents in different states. Was resolved to both parties satisfaction. Child Support was not provided for a year - Mr. Rundle made sure it was repaired and requested increase in the payment amount. Very responsive, attentive and understanding. Highly professional and very knowledgeable. Affordable. Thank you very much!
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Posted by Sarah | July 3, 2019
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Domestic Violence Divorce
Kevin and Kristen are the most amazing support during your hardest life events. They went above and beyond to handle my extremely complicated case. They were always there for me so much that they felt like my best friends, we communicated so much. Kevin is the sweetest man but to see him in action in the court room, I was extremely pleased he was on my side. Domestic Violence cases are very complicated, but Kevin and Kristen are so experienced in that field that they handled it with grace. They are my #1 choice and always will be since January 2016. I am blessed to have such a great team backing me up anytime I need them. Now, thanks to them I am a survivor from Domestic Violence, I have a wonderful life now and have never been happier! Thank you Kevin and Kristen for everything you have helped me with, and done for me and my son. There is life after Domestic Violence, just like you said. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for both of you!
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Posted by Sam | June 7, 2019
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Dedicated to your case We had a complicated Interstate family law case Kevin Rundle and his legal assistant Kristin Olenick cut
We had a complicated Interstate family law case Kevin Rundle and his legal assistant Kristin Olenick cut through to the heart of issues to keep things streamlined and focused. Kevin ensured the train kept pushing along despite facing an uncooperative party. In court, Kevin carries a simple briefcase of only our parenting plan we wished to present. He never needed to shuffle through papers minutes before court to get reacquainted with our case. He dedicates himself to understand his client’s case, the arguments, and what he needs to present and never needs a reference sheet to remind him. Kevin will present a FAIR case with the child/ren at the forefront. He doesn’t play mothers right or fathers rights games, he plays only WHAT IS RIGHT and will keep you straight and focused on the end goal, which is presenting a clean parenting plan that best suits your family. Envision Law has an amazingly dedicated team, but I sought out Kevin specifically due to his background and credentials. Kevin and his team were worth every penny. I can’t think of many that can say the same about their lawyers or court experiences.
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Posted by Ron | June 5, 2019
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Thank you Kevin!
When I needed a lawyer to represent me during my divorce, Kevin came highly recommended from a co- worker who said he had tried several different Attorney's before finding Kevin and Kevin was by far the best. Kevin did such an outstanding job representing me, that when I became involved in a lawsuit regarding my ex-wife after the divorce, I called Kevin. He took the case and cleared my name, saving me a ton of time, money and stress. Such a HUGE relief! Not to mention Kristin his assistant, who was always available, kept me updated and in the loop and gave great sound advice. I consider Kevin MY attorney. Kevin is the first person I turn to for legal advice and have full confidence in his ability. I hope I never need another attorney as long as I live but if I do, Kevin is the man! Thank you Kevin and Kristen!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2019
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I never want to hire a lawyer again but if I have to it will be Kevin he truly works for his clients.
Going through a Divorce sucks and my process took about 11 months to settle costing a small fortune. It wasn’t until months 9 or 10 that I found Kevin through a referral he works diligently for his clients. He was expensive but he also settled my case in about a month, I saw more movement with him then I ever did with my firm prior. He is very quick on his email responses and he does not sugar coat stuff. I consider myself blessed to have found him just wish it was earlier I probably could have saved tens of thousands of dollars if I hired him first.
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Posted by Svetlana | June 27, 2018
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Thank you
Kevin was awesome helpful he helped me get the kids custody, I was terrorized by my ex and his girlfriend again and again and Kevin even helped me in court once and didn’t even charge me. because I had financial problems at the time being a single mom Was super hard. Thank you Kevin so much for getting me through divorce and helping me with parenting plan. you’re the best!!! I would recommend you any day to friends and family.
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Posted by Mike | June 19, 2018
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divorce
So I hired Mr. Rundle after getting served in mass. I was a mess and didn't have clue on where to start. He assured me it wouldn't be an issue with me living in mass. His team is amazing everything they did was swift, fast and very accurate. In the end I never had to fly out to WA. I would highly recommend him to anyone who was going thru a divorce.
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Posted by Tess | April 11, 2018
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Attorneys don't normally get called "Hero"
Kevin has gone above and beyond what a typical attorney would do, but then again Kevin is no typical attorney. From the first time I walked into his office he put me at ease. I was just coming out of a domestic violence relationship where most weekends I didn't know if I was going to live or die. Kevin was always there making sure my kids and I were safe. He worked non stop on my case. He would and ask if I needed anything. If you want a real attorney that will fight for you then Kevin Rundle is the one. He assisted myself and my military spouse get moved to another military base. When my husband was deployed to Iraq, my ex was harassing me day and night where I couldn't get any sleep, Kevin took care of it. Because of Kevin I feel like I could move on and do anything. I can't say enough good things about Kevin. Even after 10 years, he still checks in on me. A true fan.
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Posted by Ivy | March 22, 2018
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Client
Kevin Rundle was my attorney of my divorce. He is excellent . He fight for my behalf and I got what I wanted . It did not break my bank to pay him . He is just efficient and the divorce was finalized in short period of time . I will highly recommend him .
Posted by Korapat | March 21, 2018
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Honestly.
MR. Rundle in perfectly and honestly with my case and love is when he explained everything is clearly, he never mind to explain by slowly when has communication with someone used English second language. He gave me a hope in my case until I can have full custody. Now he still my lawyer the since 2013 until present. Thank you so much for u help.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2017
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Domestic Violence Dismissal
My spouse kept my child from me for months, and then filed a Domestic Violence (DV) case as a precursor to filing for divorce. DV cases are very tough to beat, the system is designed for the accused to lose, and once you have DV against you your spouse will get carte blanche in the divorce. Mr. Rundle was great! He and his team helped collect, organize, and present the evidence that this was a facetious case in the very specific way it must be presented in DV cases. DV require the accused to follow very specific guidelines to prevail, and will lose if you don't follow the rules. (rules the court does not explain at all to the accused, while providing copious help and resources to the accuser) I could not be more please with Mr. Rundle and his team of paralegals. they were professional, kind, helpful, and very much on top of my case from the beginning.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2016
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Custody of Granddaughter
Mr. Rundle was our attorney in a child custody case. We were initially advised that we would have only a 20-30 percent chance to win the case since the State of Washington leaned strongly towards keeping children with their mother or father rather than giving custody to a grandparent, even though the mother in this case, was neglecting the child. Mr. Rundle and his paralegal Kay Luoma worked diligently and professionally to obtain the necessary evidence and build the case. They were responsive to our many questions and considerate of our concerns. Earlier this month, we obtained a favorable ruling by the court and we are so happy. And so is our granddaughter! Thank you Kevin and Kay, a great team.
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Posted by Nikki | November 20, 2016
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Awesome Attorney
My Lawyer is a winner, knows how to get the job done, no how complex!!! There is Hope with Kevin and his entire team!!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
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Protection Order Assistance
Kevin helped walk me through the steps we took that got an order in place. This is the second time I've worked with Kevin and was happy with his services both times.
Posted by Jessica | October 25, 2016
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Outstanding legal service
As I was going through an especially difficult divorce after 28 years of marriage, Kevin and his staff offered unmatched support and legal advice to help end the marriage with minimal expense.
Posted by Jared | October 14, 2016
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Highly Recommeded
Our case was a 3rd party custody where we needed to remove my niece and nephew from there living situation. Their mother needed help with addictions and needed to take time to focus on getting herself better. Kevin was very informative and straight forward. He didn't sugar coat anything and made things very clear on what could and could not happen. Kevin and the team are very professional and they take great care of their clients. I would recommend Kevin to all my friend and in fact did with a friend that unfortunately is getting a divorce.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Envision Family Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lutz Law Offices, PS
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney/Director
  • YWCA Pierce County
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Kevin G. Rundle, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 1998 - 2004
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Tarie Barber v. Bruce Barber
  • Court of Appeals, DivisionII, adopted my argument and ruled in my client's favor in a published opinion.

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Section Liaison
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Executive Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Civility Award
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2011
  • Family Law Attorney of the Year
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Current Issues in Family Law
  • Affidavit of Support and Spousal Maintenance
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin Rundle is the leading authority on domestic violence in Pierce County. He is recognized as such by judges, commissioners, and attorneys. He is a top family law attorney who consistently obtains great results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is the best family law that I know. And, he is the first person that I refer clients to if I am unable to assist them."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a dedicated lawyer for his clients and a problem solver. Very experienced and knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a well respected member of the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rundle is extremely professional and kind and advocates passionately for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin and I have worked together on various committees and we have worked against each other in cases. He is smart, talented and a very good advocate. I can unconditionally support him in his practice and endorse him for his work ethic and knowledge."
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a highly ethical, committed, and compassionate attorney who represents the best in the profession. He comes to the table well-prepared and ready to represent his clients. Having worked with Kevin not only in the courtroom but also on a board representing the interests of all family law practitioners and clients across the state, I would recommend him to anyone seeking an outstanding attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a wonderful advocate for his clients. Smart, dedicated, approachable."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kevin for over a decade. I served as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in many cases where Kevin was working as an advocate for one of the parents. I always found him to be well prepared, practical minded, and committed to advancing the needs and interests of his clients. Kevin is well respected by the bench and colleagues and it is my pleasure to endorse him."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is an outstanding advocate and a lawyer with integrity."
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