The Law Firm Where the Family is Our FocusA passion for Child Custody cases.Helping clients move forward in difficult times - through Litigation, Mediation, Collaborative Law.Estate Planning to put your mind at ease - simple to advanced packages.The Law Firm where the Family is our Focus.Helping clients recover from car accident injuries.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|10 Best||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Supervising Attorney||Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C.||2004 - Present|
|Pro Tem Judge||Pierce County Superior Court||2015 - 2017|
|Pro Tem Court Commissioner||Pierce County Superior Court||2015 - 2017|
|Associate Attorney||Turnbull & Born, PLLC||2001 - 2003|
|Associate Attorney||Lutz Law Offices, PS||2000 - 2001|
|Intern||Pacific Law, Inc., P.S.||1997 - 1998|
|Intern||Office Of Administrative Hearings||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Collaborative Law (KCCL)||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW)||Committee Member||2007 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC)||Past President||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce||Member||2004 - Present|
|Lakewood Chamber of Commerce||Member||2004 - Present|
|Network of Tacoma||Past President||2002 - Present|
|Evergreen City Ballet, Auburn WA||Advisory Board||2002 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Seattle University School of Law||Cum Laude||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Lewis and Clark College||Hispanic Studies - Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Washington State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2016|
|Basic Training||Collaborative Law||2016|
|CLPPC - Protocols||Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC) - Protocols||2012|
|Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW) - Annual Seminar||Walking Down the Collaborative Path||2010|
Posted by Kim
My mother died in Oct. 2011. We were unable to locate her health directive and her will so the we weren't positive of her desires. My husband and I had decided we didn't want anyone guessing about our wishes so we decided to seek out an Estate Planning attorney. We met with Leslie and immediately felt comfortable. The first meeting with her she took the time to discuss health directives, power of attorney, wills, trusts and why in certain circumtances you would want to go through probate. Through this discussion we decided what was best for our situation. We then met a week later to go through all the documents. She answered our questions (sometimes twice ) to make sure we understood everything in each document. We consider Leslie our Attorney and will continue to use her services and recommend her to our families and friends.
Posted by Richard
Leslie has handled several complex and thorny issues for me. Thanks to her professional skills and advice all were resolved to my satisfaction. I trust her and value her advice. Leslie is tremendous and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous
I came to Leslie as a grandmother who wanted to give her 2 year old granddaughter a chance to lead a normal life. She was living with a drug addicted mother who for a variety of reasons was not able to care for her. Leslie helped my son to gain full custody and the right to move his daughter out of state and near to family that could provide support. Today my granddaughter is a happy, healthy, well-adjusted kindergartner and I give Leslie most of the credit for that... she helped guide us through the complex legal world of child custody and counseled us through a very frightening and emotional time in our lives.
Posted by Tanisha
Mrs. Bottimore represented me in a family law case. When I initially met with her I stated I needed someone who could be a pit bull in the court room. She was a pit bull in a skirt. This gave me confidence and reassured me in her capabilities. We won, and now my daughter is home, safe, and flourishing. I would recommend Mrs. Bottimore, whether you need someone who can handle things with kid gloves or with a more aggressive approach she is capable.
Posted by Karmann
My son deployed to Afghanistan and left me with a Power of Attorney to file for divorce on his behalf. While he was deployed, his wife had a baby that was not his. I contacted Leslie Bottimore to handle the case, which turned out to be two cases, dissolution of marriage and disestablishment of paternity. Leslie covered all the bases while we waited for the wheels of the legal system to turn. She got TROs in place to protect my son and his job, made sure that the military personnel knew that they had to abide by the civil court's rulings, got the money pipeline cut-off to the ex-wife and managed to keep us all calm and informed when the State of Washington filed suit against my son in an Establishment of Paternity Suit. She kept assuring us that the end would eventually come, and it finally did. Leslie and Kathy were very patient with all my questions, as I live in another state with very different laws. He was divorced, the State of Washington took custody of his ex-wife's children, and there was finally genetic testing performed, which proved my son was not the father, thereby resolving the Disestablishment of Paternity Suite and the State's Establishment of Paternity suit. It was a difficult experience for a young guy in the Army and his mother, but we got through it with Leslie's legal expertise, and my son has a fresh start in life. Thanks Leslie and Kathy! You got us through it.
Posted by John
Leslie Bottimore is one of the finest people I've ever had the privilege to work with. She is passionate for her work and was compassionate towards me as her client. She guided the case through the last 18 months with a cool and calm that was remarkable. There were times I wanted to quit, but she always guided me in the right direction. My personal life took a downturn during this period and when it did she was there to help. Giving me information on who to talk to, etc. Leslie followed up during these tough time to ensure I was O.K. We had gone to mediation and had an agreement, but my spouse relented. Leslie worked tirelessly through the next four weeks including weekends to broker an agreement that prevented us from going to trial. I could not have been more satisfied with the outcome. It was amazing. Leslie is a complete professional from the way she dresses to the way she presented herself in court. She's the best.
Posted by Edward
Most recently, we utilized Leslie's services to create and update Trust and Power of Attorney documents. Ensuring a good healthy relationship is maintained between family members where expectations, protection, support, safety, security, peace of mind, health and welfare is concerned can be tricky and a little daunting; but, is extremely important and may be facilitated through legal tools. Leslie provided first rate service by listening very well to what we thought we wanted to achieve through these documents, and then challenging us to think about what we were asking for by discussing the merits, virtues, flaws, and weaknesses to ensure we would get the expected outcome. At the end of the visit, she provided us with documents and instructions that together help us achieve our needs and goals. Leslie's knowledge and understanding of the law is a tremendous asset in these areas. She is completely professional, very personable, and her staff is equally so. That is why we recommend her.
Posted by Scott
I appreciate the help that Leslie and her staff have provided. Made a dramatic difference in the lives of loved ones. Family law can be very tricky and the outcomes can be devastating to families - Leslie Bottimore and staff are very well organized, professional and quick to head a disaster off at the pass. I highly recommend Leslie and Bottimore and Associates, PLLC
Posted by Justin
Bottimore and Associates handled my parenting plan modification when my ex-wife remarried and relocated. It was handled with respect and excellence despite the difficulties thrown at us by my ex and her shark lawyer. While keeping the children's best interest in mind; we defended against viral claims and kept my visitation and holiday schedule. When I look back on the case I am glad that Leslie kept me in the right mind and helped me not to react to the dirty games that were attempted.
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