I am a former superior court commissioner and mental health social worker devoted to helping others through conflict with tenacity and grace.
Awarded "Best of 2018 Divorce Lawyer." I have been a lawyer for over twenty-eight years, because I thoroughly enjoy helping others. From January 2011 to April 2013, I served as a Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner. I presided over family law, probate/estate, guardianship, mental illness, juvenile court, landlord tenant, mortage foreclosure, and other matters. I chose to leave the bench and to return to private practice. I missed lawyering and directly helping others. I still occasionally serve as Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner Pro Tempore.
My practice focuses primarily on divorce, legal separation, child custody, and child support issues. I represent clients in high-conflict litigation as well as in collaborative mediation. I also serve as a mediator. My prior experience as a social worker and my mediation skills are essential to helping others to handle stress and to focus on long-term goals.
Serving on the bench has sharpened my ability to present an objective perspective and to assist a potential client in evaluating outcomes. I provide an initial free one half hour consultation. After that, I charge my pro-rated hourly rate. My goal is to clearlyl explian the applicable law, our court system, the processes of divorce and legal separation, the available roptions (uncontested, contested-litigated, and contested collaborative), and the like. I want to answer all of your questions and help you to create an action plan.
I have served as President of our county bar association, and I am a founding member of Collaborative Professionals of Pierce County. I continue to be involved with a variety of boards and committees. When I am not busy with clients or bar association activities, I enjoy time with my husband, my many pets, and my piano.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Divorce Lawyer Best of 2018||Tacoma Awards Program||2018|
|In Appreciation for Exceptional Service||Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||2016|
|Award of Appreciation for Service as Trustee||Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section||2016|
|Award of Appreciation for Service as President||Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County||2016|
|Outstanding Service Award||Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||2015|
|Appreciation for Service as President||Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||2008|
|Appreciation for Service as Trustee||Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||2006|
|Family Law Section President Service Award||Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section||2006|
|American Jursiprudence||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||1989|
|Owner||Law Office of Wendy E. Zicht||1999 - Present|
|Court Commissioner||Pierce County Superior Court||2011 - 2013|
|Associate||McKinley & Irvin||1997 - 1999|
|Associate||Law Office of Robert Helland||1991 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mediators Without Boarders||Member||2008 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2006 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County||Member||2006 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1991 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||President||2007 - 2008|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Vice President||2006 - 2007|
|Old Town Business and Professional Association||Secretary||2006 - 2007|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||President, Family Law Section||2005 - 2006|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Trustee||2004 - 2006|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Vice-President, Family Law Section||2002 - 2003|
|Administrative Office of the Courts||Judicial College Certificate||2011|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||JD||1991|
|Ohio State University, Columbus||BA||1984|
|Two Day Basic Training||Collaborative Law||2019|
|Two Day Basic Training||Collaborative Law||2018|
|Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association||Starting a practice on a shoe-string||2012|
|Settlement Conference Training||Ethics and the Uniform Mediation Act||2009|
|Pacific Currents, Sound Perspectives on ADR||Settlement Conference Strategies that Work: Strategies for Mediating High-Conflict Family Law Cases||2008|
Posted by Alex
Thu Mar 26 2020