There is nothing more important than family. That is why David Braswell has dedicated his career to the practice of family law. He has successfully argued hundreds of family law cases before the court, and he is highly respected by his colleagues and the bench for his effective courtroom advocacy.
David Braswell is uniquely qualified to represent clients in complex child custody cases. He spent over seven years representing the best interests of children as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). David was frequently appointed by judges and court commissioners to interview children, parents, and professionals, and to conduct investigations into allegations of parental misconduct. He served as a Guardian ad Litem in over 100 cases.
Generally, GALs are only appointed in complex, high-conflict child custody cases. As a GAL, David was intricately involved in some of the most difficult custody cases, such as those involving allegations of sexual abuse, domestic violence, mental health disorders, and substance abuse. David has worked closely with CPS investigators and social workers, and he has developed strong professional relationships with many leading psychologists, counselors, and domestic violence and substance abuse evaluators and treatment providers. As an attorney, he is able to leverage the knowledge, experience, and connections he developed as a GAL to the benefit of his clients.
David is confident and comfortable in court, and he has an impressive record of courtroom success. However, David recognizes that oftentimes the best results are achieved through agreement and reasonable compromise.
Prior to joining Blado Kiger Bolan, PS, David co-owned a successful family law firm in Tacoma.
David excelled in law school, and graduated with high honors from Seattle University School of Law in 2009. While in law school, he received awards for earning the highest grade in his class in contracts and in legal writing. He earned academic achievement scholarships, and he was selected for a full-time externship with the Honorable Robert J. Bryan, Senior Judge at the U.S. District Court for Western Washington at Tacoma.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|A+ Rating||Better Business Bureau||2018|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2012|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2011|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2010|
|Academic Achievement Scholarship||Seattle University School of Law||2008|
|Excellence for the Future Award (Contracts)||CALI||2007|
|Excellence for the Future Award (Legal Writing)||CALI||2007|
|Academic Achievement Scholarship||Seattle University School of Law||2007|
|Invitation and Induction into National History Honor Society||Phi Alpha Theta||2003|
|Attorney||Blado Kiger Bolan, PS||2019 - Present|
|Guardian ad Litem||Pierce County Superior Court||2011 - 2017|
|Attorney||Kennedy & Braswell, PLLC||2009 - 2018|
|Judicial Extern||U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington at Tacoma (Hon. Robert J. Bryan)||2008 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Washington State Office of the Attorney General||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pierce County Superior Court Guardian ad Litem Advisory Board||Board Member||2018 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court||Member||2011 - 2013|
|Federal Bar Assocation (Western Washington Chapter)||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council||Elected Council Member||2006 - 2008|
|Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council||Secretary||2006 - 2008|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association CLE||Guardian ad Litem and Family Law Issues||2015|
|Seattle University School of Law||Juris doctor, magna cum laude||2009|
|Central Washington University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Ethics CLE 2019||Ethics Issues for Guardian ad Litem Cases||2019|
|Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section July 2015 CLE||Guardian ad Litem and Family Law Issues||2015|
|Pierce County Trial||Won at trial|
|King County Dissolution||Obtained parenting plan granting custody to our client, and providing Father with supervised visitation|
|Pierce County Parenting Plan Modification||Won at court, obtained parenting plan providing my client with primary custody of child|
|Pierce County Relocation Trial||Won at trial|
|Motorcycle Accident||Obtained six-figure settlement for my client|
|Seattle Automobile Accident||Won at arbitration. Award of damages fully compensated my client, and was 250% higher than Defendant's final pre-arbitration settlement offer.|
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