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Jamie R Walker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.8   41 reviews

also known as Jamie Walker Family Law PLLC

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jamie

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Jamie Walker is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Jamie was distinguished as a Washington “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers®  from 2013-2021, and was listed in Best Lawyer's in America®  in 2021, 2022. Jamie frequently gives presentations and releases publications on various family law topics. Jamie is experienced in a number of different family law practices, including divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, military family law, and more. With Jamie, you get an efficient, experienced, and caring attorney. In her own words, “I use every asset at my disposal to gain a positive result as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

Location

Jamie Walker Family Law
2312 N. 30th St.
Suite 101
Tacoma, WA, 98403

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Christy | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute sharpest, committed, diligent attorney you will have the privilege of hiring!
Look no further. If you can get her, hire her immediately! Jamie Walker was my second attorney in a complicated divorce/annulment case. After wasting money on an attorney initially, I didn't intend to hire Jamie, only consult her, because I didn't think I could afford her. She impressed me so much with her knowledge, even keeled and pragmatic approach, that I knew I had to hire her no matter the cost. She went right to work, immediately springing into action filing motions and advocating for me. She went above and beyond my expectations. Not once did she waste my time with back and forth emails that could have been quick phones calls. She only communicated and billed when necessary. This was my first time ever needing an attorney and here is the lesson I learned: When you actually do need an attorney, you cannot afford to choose the "cheaper" option. It will cost you. Jamie bills higher than most attorneys because she is by far the best, sharpest, most proactive, effective, organized, and brilliant attorney you will find. Her experience and working knowledge impressed me beyond belief. Without Jamie, I do not even want to think about the kind of settlement I would be paying. She has an impressive legal team surrounding her who are equally responsive, proactive, organized, and smart.
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Posted by RichG | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best family law attorney in western Washington
Jamie and her team are total experts with family law. I've dealt with a lot of family law attorneys over the past year and a half, so I have some perspective on this. Frankly, the majority I've worked with were incredibly unethical, super untrustworthy and just disinterested in actually following the law, but not Jamie and her team. I do not state this lightly. She doesn't back down even under a lot of stress on tough cases, her fees were very reasonable, and she's unbiased. She's the real deal, and she works in nearby counties. Don't waste time hiring someone you will just need to fire after they mess up your case and cost you a bunch of money. Go for the real thing. Also remember, you get what you pay for with family law attorneys. It's not cheap to hire the best. I feel that I got every dime of value from the money I spent hiring her.
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Posted by Bridget | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
We highly recommend Jamie Walker and Kendra Lytle. We had a unique case related to the custody of our niece who was a party to a dependency action. Jamie and Kendra were creative in their approach and skilled in execution. Their hard work resulted in the court granting our motion to intervene in the dependency.
Posted by Patrick | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MD
I most strongly recommend Jamie Walker. To me she represents the ideal combination of a calm, caring disposition while being an extremely capable lawyer. I recognize that divorce is a most unpleasant experience and I believe that mental illness plays a large role in divorces that end up in court. Jamie understands this. I have had the unfortunate opportunity to observe a number of attorneys and a variety of consultants through my multi-year family law odyssey and Jamie has expertly guided me while remaining personable and supportive throughout. Jamie's paralegal Kendra Lytle has been readily available to help me as well and shares Jamie's professional yet friendly presentation. I absolutely recommend Jamie and Kendra, a great team.
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Excellent, honest and fast. Results exceeded expectations. It was a very difficult time for me and they made it as smooth as possible.
Posted by Gail | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jamie R Walker
I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Walker and her paralegal Ms.Lytle to friends and family in need of excellent legal services.At a difficult and emotional time in my life there steadiness and superb legal representation kept everything on an even keel. I will be forever grateful.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
USE Jaime Walker!
It was a long process in my mind but Jaime and Kendra were wonderful in walking me thru the process of the divorce. A couple of times I know I had submitted required papers and the office again asked for the same paperwork. Other than that, I feel that Jaime was excellent in helping me get the divorce. She's definitely worth the money spent. When Jaime wasn't available to talk, Kendra was always going out of her way to assist. People should definitely use Jaime and Kendra for ANY legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Accessible, great thinking
Jamie has been the voice of sanity during my divorce. She thinks mechanically, strategically and compassionately all at once. It shows in her results and professionalism, and I have learned much from her about how law can be practiced as a science and an art, rather than a violent game. She is hopeful without being naive, optimistic without compromising strategy and reassuring while remaining realistic. I’m grateful for her guidance.
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Posted by Cindy | January 29, 2019
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Amazing Attorney
Jamie Walker and her paralegal Kendra Lytle were nothing short of amazing! During a highly stressful time in my life, Jamie came through with flying colors with her extraordinary professionalism both in the courtroom and all throughout my case. She was timely and caring and always extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Jamie Walker if you are seeking an attorney who will represent you well. I wish I could give her 10 stars!
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Posted by Sharla | December 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jamie Walker, Kendra Lyle and team will have your back!
Would highly recommend Jamie Walker and Kendra Lyle. They were on top of my case always. Communication was clear with quick response time. They guided me in very unfamiliar territory with care, concern and clarity. Thank you ladies!
Posted by Rick | July 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jamie Walker/Kendra Lytle are the BEST
When you need the best family law team in WA, call Jamie Walker and Kendra Lytle. Far and away the finest, most professional legal advice, service, and performance I've ever had. Jamie successfully argued my case for more time with my son. She was two wins in two appearances. Her team's insight and knowledge were crucial in proving my case against a very obstinate opposing side. The only family law attorney I will ever hire should I need one again.
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Posted by Lauren | June 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super Pro
Jamie Walker and her staff at McKinley Irvin were the perfect team to assist in my high-conflict custody case. Jamie worked hard to fairly and accurately represent my daughter and I through this process. She and her staff were always prompt in their reply when I had a question. She took my concerns to heart and really fought for me. We ultimately settled in mediation, but Jamie's strength as a litigator and willingness to go to court if needed helped me achieve the results I was looking for in a final parenting plan
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Pleased Client
Jamie and Kendra really helped me in what turned out to be a difficult divorce situation. Opposing counsel in my divorce was far less than professional being almost impossible for Jamie or Kendra to contact. I was so relieved that Jamie knew how to deal with these types of obstacles and even with the delays created by the opposing counsel was able to push my case through to completion. 5 stars!
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Posted by Robert | April 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Jamie Walker is an outstanding attorney who is extremely knowledgeable about the law, especially regarding military considerations. She continually provided invaluable legal counsel, kept me informed of the next steps in my case, and was essential during the mediation proceedings. Her initiative, guidance, and support led to a positive settlement that addressed all my goals and concerns. While my case never went to court, I would have been comfortable with her litigating on my behalf. McKinley Irvin is an excellent family law firm and I highly recommend Jamie and them to anyone who needs this type of representation.
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Posted by Matt | March 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
McKinley Irvin changed my life!
McKinley Irvin changed my life. I had an incredibly tumultuous and nasty custody case which my extremely well respected Olympia attorney allowed to become a circus in the courtroom, and drag off and on for nearly 10 years! My ex-wife unfortunately had the nastiest female family law attorney in Olympia who tried incessantly, to ensure I would never have contact with my son again. I was desperate to end the emotional and financial strain, and most importantly the impact it was having on my son as he was growing up. I researched and contacted law firms and ended up switching to McKinley Irvin, in particular Jamie Walker and her highly competent team. This included Kendra Lytle, Jamie's assistant who was an excellent facilitator and beyond expeditious during our process. In short, it was the best legal decision I have ever made in my life. As soon as Jamie Walker took hold of the reigns, the tide turned...and quickly. Jamie was able to systematically de-bunk the 'circus' I had been dealing with and at the end of our court hearing, my ex-wife received 3 counts of contempt and was basically told in so many words by the judge, not to come back. My wife and myself were in disbelief! In my opinion, Jamie Walker is unsurpassed in the courtroom and my case is proof. The litigation ended over 4 years ago and I have been able to put this behind me and move on. My son has also benefited tremendously in my opinion. If you have a difficult custody case and need change, call McKinley Irvin today..it may be the best legal decision of your LIFE!
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Non Parental Custody Case
I hired Jamie Walker to represent me in a child custody case. She was extremely helpful, kind and courteous. She did an excellent job. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally skilled, uniquely compassionate.
Jamie Walker is very intelligent, confident, kind and articulate. What impressed me most was her professionalism and the degree of familiarity she had with my case at every turn -- at times I felt like she knew it better than I did! I was treated with the utmost dignity and respect. Jamie's relentless advocacy and thoroughness made me feel as if I were her only client.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely competent advocate
Divorce is just plain hard. I’m sure I’m not alone in acknowledging that I had never imagined getting divorced and was utterly and completely clueless as to the process. Jamie Walker and her paralegal, Kendra Lytle, were very knowledgeable and patient in walking me through every step, even when I required repeated explanations due to my overwhelm. I did not know how to best address all of the various complexities along the way, but I came to trust Jamie’s knowledge and experience to guide me through each step. Divorce is remarkably difficult, but I found Jamie’s professionalism, expertise, and advocacy to be an invaluable resource throughout the process. I would definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Stefanie | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Jamie ensured I understood my options and provided realistic expectations of outcomes. She always had my best interest in mind and fought for fairness. Thank you Jamie!
Posted by David | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I am so thankful I had Jamie in my corner. With only a day to appear in court to defend myself against some serious false accusations made by my spouse, I needed help quick. With the custody of my kids at stake, I was scrambling to find the best representation possible. Jamie was able to jump right in and appear in court with me just hours after walking into her office. She shut the hole thing down, and the Judge ordered 50/50 custody as a temporary order. The rest was resolved out of court, with a very favorable outcome. I now have 50/50 custody of my kids. Thank you Jamie!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jamie Walker Family Law PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Senior Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Tim Edwards & Associates
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Rule 9 Legal Intern
  • Law Office of Priscilla Vaagen
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2007
  • Western Washington University
  • BA
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marriage of Swaka, ____ P.3d ____, 2014 WL 657934 (Feb. 20, 2014).
  • The Court of Appeals upheld our requested restrictions against the father and our use of Skype for trial testimony, setting new legal precedent for Washington State.
  • Relocation trial with abuse and abduction allegations
  • Client's relocation was allowed, father's visits were restricted, abuse allegations were unfounded and fees were awarded.
  • Dissolution
  • Client was awarded $9,000 per month.
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Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Washington chapter)
  • Fellow, Washington Chapter President 2021
  • 2020 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • South King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Young Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, Chapter XXV 2014-2015
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • "The Best Lawyers in America"
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association annual Love Stinks CLE
  • Discovery in Family Law
  • 2021
  • National Association of Legal Professionals CLE Series
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • 2019
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association CLE
  • Preparing Your Case for Trial
  • 2017
  • CLE presentation
  • Family Law and Immigration
  • 2015
  • Association July/ August 2014 Volume
  • “Technological Developments Create New Opportunities in the Courtroom”
  • 2014
  • McKinley Irvin CLE Speaker Series
  • High Conflict Custody
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (33)
Endorse Jamie
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this excellent first rate attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"A very knowledge and competent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jamie and I have had several cases together. She is aggressive and highly skilled on behalf of her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jamie was a pleasure to have as opposing counsel. She is professional and consistently provides her client's advocacy both in and out of the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Walker was competent and very effective in a contested trial."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is my pleasure to enthusiastically endorse Attorney Jamie Walker. Jamie practices with an abundance of compassion for her clients as well as strong, professional, and effective advocacy. You will not find a better attorney anywhere."
Child support Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer Jamie R Walker
Jamie R Walker
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 16 years