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Prior to entering law school, I volunteered for the Seattle Public Defenders office assisting the office by conducting witness interviews and investigations.  During my third year of law school, I worked as a law clerk for a trust and probate litigation firm in Tacoma, Washington. 


I am advocate for early childhood education and have volunteered my time on the parent’s boards of the Denise Louse Education Center in Seattle, Washington and University PreSchool in Cheney, Washington.  I continue to volunteer in the community whenever possible; most recently having a foreign exchange student live with my family for the 2011 school year. 

I spends a great deal of time with my family camping, hiking, bowling and practicing archery as well as other activities.  I also enjoys sewing, cross stitch and reading. 

My legal practice is based on helping families through some of the most difficult times they are ever going to face.  My goal is to provide excellent legal representation, personal service, and understanding to each of my clients and never allow them to forget there will always be someone on their side.  I strive to craft the best possible outcome for each and every one of my clients, so they can move forward in the best manner possible. 

At the end of each day my name is on the door of this practice and I take great pride in this.  I does not have to answer to any other person’s agenda.  I have the ability to practice law in an ethical, compassionate and tenacious manner, putting my client’s needs first. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    2 years
  2. Child Custody: 15%
  3. Divorce: 15%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    2 years



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Contact info

1008 Yakima Ave, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA, 98405


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum Laude2 BA's with Honors2001
McNair ScholarMcNair Scholar Program2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyGroves Law Offices, LLP2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Jason S. Newcombe2008 - 2011
Owner/AttorneyGroves Law Offices, PS2007 - 2008
AttorneyMirghanbari Law Offices2006 - 2007
Law ClerkBalsam McNallen2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2015 - Present
American Association of University WomenMember2014 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dissolution with Children50/50 Custody
RelocationRelocation Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Eastern Washington UniversityPsychology/Criminal Justice Double MajorBA - Bachelor of Arts2001