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Samuel Joseph Page

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.5   17 reviews

Licensed for 9 years

Virtual consultation available

About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

Samuel J. Page has devoted his career to helping people navigate sensitive family law matters.

“I practice family law because it allows me to personally connect with my clients and assist them in a meaningful way.”

Sam has a natural ability to remain centered in even the most tumultuous cases. His calm disposition puts his clients at ease and makes him especially effective in high conflict situations.

Resolving a high conflict case, especially short of trial, is very rewarding. I am motivated to help my clients reach a positive resolution and recover their peace of mind without the stress of trial.”

While he strives to settle cases favorably as quickly as facts allow, Sam is a strong advocate in the courtroom. He views litigation as another tool to attain positive results for his client.

Sam is passionate about helping underserved populations. During law school, he worked for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians as a Rule 9 Intern. He also spent significant time with University Legal Assistance, a legal aid clinic serving individuals in the Spokane region who are unable to afford adequate legal services.

Sam and his wife are proud new parents of a baby girl. Their family also includes two large Goldendoodles, Mabel and Wallace. In his free time, Sam enjoys golfing and playing saxophone in a local community band.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
2018
Licensed for 9 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Samuel

McKinley Irvin
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA, 98402
McKinley Irvin
1011 E Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA, 98372
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Samuel received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2018
Posted by Michael | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Sam Page was an awesome attorney. Walked me through all the steps and was still available to help me navigate through some other tricky problems. Money well spent. Thank you Sam.
Posted by Matt | April 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Knowledgeable and Sees the Big Picture
Mr. Page joined our team at a very late stage in a parenting plan modification gone-awry. My former counsel had completely dropped the ball, the GAL we'd hired was out of control and in the pocket of my ex-wife and her counsel. My ex was attempting a move out of state with an unknown new husband, and the narrative of our motion had been flipped on it's head. Mr. Page grasped the situation immediately and formulated a wise strategy to pursue that stopped the bleeding and gained us ground back, including the dismissal of the dishonest and dangerous GAL. Mr. Page is a personable, kind, patient, person who understands the law and the intricacies of big-picture legal strategy and human nature. His paralegals are professional in their conduct and helpful in their own right. Mr. Page treated me and my family with courtesy and respect.
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Posted by Johnny | December 20, 2021
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Hire him
Sam is extremely knowledgeable, efficient (very important considering how expensive family court is), and professional. Sam was available if we had questions but wouldn't bother us if it wasn't urgent (the more you communicate, the more you pay). We felt proud having Sam as our Attorney and felt well taken care of in court. We hope to never need Sam again, but if we do, we feel confident paying for his services. Also, his Paralegal Jacqueline, was great as well and available for questions at a reduced hourly rate.
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Posted by Laura | July 18, 2019
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Excellent advocate and listener
It was a pleasure working with Sam Page. He did a great job of helping me navigate the mediation process, keeping me informed on case status, and collaborating on decision making. Hopefully, we won't need to work together again, but I would not hesitate to call him if needed.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Sam Page review
Sam Page was my divorce attorney and he was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all of my questions in a timely manner. He is straightforward, honest, and trustworthy. He explained each step of the divorce process as we went along and I was always confident that I knew exactly what was going on and what the next step was at every point in the process. I would highly recommend Sam as a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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Child Custody
Mr. Page was an excellent attorney and was very knowledgeable in child custody issues, explained proceedings in depth, and was super accommodating and easy to deal with. I am military and am no longer stationed in WA, but our court orders are. He was able to work with my schedule to accomplish my legal goals. I highly recommend working with him and the McKinley firm.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2018
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Excellent Representation
Mr. Page consulted with me and represented me in a matter regarding child support. He was very honest and laid out all options for me in my case, and was very knowledgable in matters of family law. In addition, he responded to my questions and concerns promptly by phone and email. His professionalism and demeanor gave me confidence and reassurance in an otherwise stressful time.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2018
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Great lawyer and firm!
Sam and his team were very professional and proficient in every aspect. I would highly recommend his legal team and I will use them again in the future if needed. Very satisfied customer!
Posted by Steven | December 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Sam Page cuts to the chase
I hired Sam on a friend's referral for family law for a simple support modification with a contentious petitioner. He did a great job of highlighting to the petition and the Court where we agreed and the limited places we differed. With his help we turned a contentious, traumatic biennial process into something much less emotionally charged and more transactional. As it should be. I was also assaulted in the courtroom by a family member. Sam quickly got me to a room where we discussed my options while he finalized pleadings... He turned a nightmare into a manageable event.
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Posted by Aubrey | December 10, 2018
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Easy to work with and Knowledgable
Sam was easy to talk to, explained anything I didn't understand, communicated well, and was easy to reach. This made the entire process incredibly easy and less stressful.
Posted by Daniel | September 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Sam is awesome!
I was directed to Sam from my employee assistance program. From our first consultation meeting I knew Sam was the attorney whom I wanted to represent me. He is a great listener and advised me on the correct course of action whether it was what I wanted to hear or not. He is well versed in family law and to be quite honest I can not imagine me getting through my case as successfully as I did without him and his team's support. Thank you Mckinley Irvine and thank you very much Sam.
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Posted by Daphne | September 18, 2018
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A perfect caring and realistic lawyer
When your in the position of having to look for a lawyer your emotions are usually all over the place. Trusting someone with the next step of your life, and you kids life is gut wrenching. Will they fight for me? Do they really care about me or just the pay check? Being a stay at home mom of 4 I was horrified of what could happen, but from the very beginning phone call I have been comforted and cared about. Mr Page is extremely knowledgeable and caring about your situation. He was honest and helped me understand what all was about to happen and what I could realistically expect. When all I wanted to do was give up, Mr. Page helped me fight for what my kids and I deserved. Looking back now I am so completely thankful for Mr Page and his staff. They really helped make a horrible situation the best it could have been. I couldn't have picked someone better.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
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Attorney for a Difficult Custody Situation
We went to Sam Page through a employee referral for a consultation on a custody situation. Sam understood completely our situation, explained our options clearly, and impressed us to the point that we retained him to represent us. We have been very satisfied with his advise and representation.
Posted by Brandy | May 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Sam was great in representing me, being thorough and efficient in his work and helping me through a difficult time in my life. Sam is definitely someone I would recommend to anyone who needs representation. He will get the job done for you.
Posted by Sharon | April 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Merkle divorce
As I was going through chemo, Sam was very sensitive to my needs. I did not have to appear in court, which I really appreciated. Sam explained so that I could understand them. He made this process as painless and quickly as possible.
Posted by Nikki | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Disappointed and a Waste of Money
I hired Sam in September 2019 after reading the high reviews online. At $300/HR I expected him to live up to the reviews posted for him. Wow, was I wrong! It ended up being the biggest waste of $7,300. For $7,300 I got two appearances out of him, one in Kitsap County, he charged me for an hour of time and about 2 hours for travel and one in Pierce County for an hour plus travel time (court is right next to his office…He charges in 10-minute increments). I was left to do my own parenting plan and child support order. When I first met with Sam, I was clear I needed a protection order, parenting plan and child support order. I was also clear I wasn’t made of money, as I had just had a baby and was still on maternity leave. I did not know how to navigate the domestic violence side of the legal system, I was scared and wanted to ensure my son and myself were kept safe. Instead I got a lot of empty promises and my retainer was eaten up in “meetings” and “soft costs” but little action. Sam appeared in Court with me to get the protection order. I had already filled all the paperwork and received a temporary protection order on my own. While we were in front of the judge, Sam made it clear we would have a parenting plan filed the following week with the court. Well the week came and went with no parenting plan from Sam’s office. I would request the status and either it would be ignored or I was told they would have a draft to me in a few days. It would be 6 weeks before I would see a parenting plan rough draft. However, during those 6 weeks the domestic violence continued to escalate. I tried to get ahold of Sam for guidance but when my calls and emails went unanswered, I followed the direction of law enforcement. When my domestic violence situation escalated to the point where my son’s father showed up to my place of employment, Sam’s office finally returned my phone calls and instructed me to go through them on any further legal action against my son’s father. It was hard to make that happen in emergency situations, especially when my paid representation wasn’t responding to my phone calls and e-mails. I ended the relationship when Sam failed to produce the products I paid for and was requesting more money. I should have at least had a parenting plan I could have used for the $7,300 paid to his office. There was no need to pay more to his office who unable to provide a finished product. My overall experience with him boiled down to this… he’s charismatic and likes to put on a good show but lacks the sense of urgency/knowledge needed in DV cases. If you are going through domestic violence and have children, find a more experience attorney or contact the court facilitator. I was able to get all my family law paperwork submitted on my own with the help of the court Domestic Violence advocates and court facilitator. Yes, it was scary at first; but it was also very empowering to take a front seat in the decision-making process that will impact my family’s future for years to come. The cost of using the help of the court and advocates was only about $50.
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Posted by Jacob | September 4, 2018
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Horrible attorney
I hired samuel page for a family law case. Page did a horrible job at trial. After waiting an extremely long time for the judge to make a decision, page did not notify me of the court date and just signed the opposing councils order without any argument. I was unable to see the final order for months due to page not returning calls, or emails. I had to track him down in order to get the paperwork and by then it was to late to appeal. Don't waste your money. Hire someone else.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2018 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Seattle University School Of Law
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • The Page Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Contract Attorney
  • The Tucker Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Contract Attorney
  • Brodkowitz Law
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Kalispel Tribe of Indians
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • University Legal Assistance-Indian Law Clinic, Gonzaga Law School
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Kalispel Tribe of Indians
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Trustee
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Secretary
  • 2019 - Present
  • WSBA Indian Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • WSBA Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Trustee
  • 2014 - 2017
  • ARAG
  • Network Attorney
  • 2014 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • The One to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • The One To Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • CALI Award for Legal Research and Writing
  • Gonzaga School of Law
  • 2011
  • CALI Award in Federal Indian Law
  • Gonzaga School of Law
  • 2011
  • Ithiel de Sola Poole Prize in Political Science
  • Hobart College
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Family Law in Tribal Court
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • NALS Annual Ethics
  • CLE: Challenges with Pro Se Litigations
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (6)
Endorse Samuel
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam was a fellow family law attorney when I still practiced family law in Pierce County. Since I switched to criminal law, I have referred several family and friends to Sam who had family law issues and have heard nothing but amazing things."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam and I have worked on opposite sides of a number of matters. I've always found Sam to be professional and fair to work with. He is a strong advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samuel is who you want in your corner when things get tough. A fantastic peer in the field and an excellent advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Page on a case and he was a true professional: he knew the law and he cared about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer Samuel Joseph Page
Samuel Joseph Page
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 9 years
Virtual consultation available