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Wendy Ellen Zicht

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   3 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

About Wendy

Learn Wendy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    30 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Divorce, legal separation, child custody, parenting plans, paternity, and mediation.

    30 years

  3. Uncontested divorce
    15%

    30 years

  4. Child custody
    10%

    30 years

  5. Alimony
    2%

  6. Child support
    2%

  7. LGBT+ Law
    1%

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.

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Licensed for 31 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Law Office of Wendy E. Zicht

Reviews

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Posted by Ann | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce attorney
I would recommend hiring Wendy Zicht without reservation. She is thorough, detail-oriented, easy to communicate with, extremely knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with. I went through a complicated divorce and will be forever grateful to have had both a highly competent lawyer and an emotionally supportive one.
Posted by Mark | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wendy E Zicht
After my wife filed for divorce, I had no idea what to expect. Wendy was recommended to me by a friend, and I could not have been happier with the service provided. From the outset, Wendy put my mind at ease and walked me through the process at each and every step. When comparing the documents prepared by Wendy to the documents prepared by the opposing attorney, I could tell that Wendy was a true professional. The extra time that Wendy put into these documents, as well as the time she spent reviewing with me showed that she cared for the outcome, and had the best interest of myself and my daughters at heart. The outcome from the divorce was way better than I expected, and I have Wendy to thank for that. I would not hesitate in recommending Wendy to anyone who is going through the painful process of divorce.
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Response from Wendy Zicht January 14, 2021
Thank you Mark for your kind words of appreciation. They remind me of why I returned to private practice. It was a pleasure assisting you through your divorce. Nicole and I look forward to you stopping by the office (when COVID restrictions are lifted) to update us on how you and your kids are doing.
Posted by Alex | March 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wendy E Zicht
Divorces are stressful, emotional, a financial burden and there are legal aspects that just don’t make sense or seem fair. I tried representing myself only to find opposing attorney trying to take advantage of me, that is when I turned to the law office of Wendy Zicht. Wendy started off just advising me until I found a need to have her on my side fulltime. Wendy helped me navigate the legal aspects and got me back on track when my emotions took over. I can not say enough about her knowledge of the laws, her ability to empathize and all-around professionalism. I had a choice of many attorneys to guide me through my divorce, I know I made the right choice in hiring Wendy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Judicial College Certificate
  • 2011
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD
  • 1991
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • BA
  • 1984

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Uncontested divorce Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. An excellent experienced attorney and past local bar president."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wendy expertly represents divorce, child custody and other domestic law clients. She has over 20 years experience, including on the Superior Court bench as a Commissioner. You won't find a more balanced and knowledgeable family lawyer than Wendy."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is solid, confident and will give you excellent direction in your case."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wendy has done it all - served on the bench, years of grindingly difficult family law - and she keeps disputes in perspective and focuses on resolving matters without getting into the drama of fighting with the opponents attorney. I think she charges a reasonable fee as well. Although I do not presently practice family law, I did for many years, and my work resulted in the somewhat landmark Division II Court of Appeals published opinion "In re the marriage of Choate" - so I know my way around a family law case. Wendy is just fantastic - give her a call! James H. MaGee, atty - the "King" of Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy in King, Pierce, Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wendy is a superb negotiator. She is very detail-oriented and always meticulously prepared for any case. I highly recommend her for any divorce matter, especially with complex property issues."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Wendy through professional affiliations and as opposing counsel on cases. She is the ultimate professional with a complete understanding of the law and high ethical standards. I have observed her argue cases in court, where she was always well prepared and thorough. Wendy is a zealous advocate for her clients' best interest and achieves great outcomes. She is also passionate about the practice of family law and has devoted countless hours and energy to our Bar Association to improve legal services and our organization. I strongly endorse her personally and professionally."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer Wendy Ellen Zicht
Wendy Ellen Zicht
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 31 years