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Travis S Groves

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.6   87 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Travis

Learn Travis’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    At Groves Law Offices our attorneys are invested in advocating your interests from the first filing of the petition to the end of the trial, and beyond. Our experienced trial attorneys are prepared to fight vigorously for your rights; but we will strive to use all of our discretion and negotiating skills to resolve your case through arbitration, the collaborative process, or mediation. We work closely with the courts and other legal professionals to save you time, undue stress and money.

    15 years

  2. Family
    25%
    Groves Law Offices practices Family Law exclusively, with a primary focus on helping our clients to navigate the legal issues and develop the best possible solutions according to their means and their individual needs.

    15 years

  3. Child custody
    20%
    At Groves Law Offices our attorneys are invested in advocating your interests from the first filing of the petition to the end of the trial, and beyond. Our experienced trial attorneys are prepared to fight vigorously for your rights; but we will str

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

  6. Uncontested divorce
    5%

AFFORDABLE, COMPASSIONATE AND DEDICATED LEGAL REPRESENTATION.

Travis S. Groves, Attorney at Law

Born: Newport, Oregon

Bar: Member of the Washington State Bar Association

Law School: University of Washington, Juris Doctor, 2003.

College:  Eastern Washington University; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2000, summa cum laude.

Military Service: United State Navy 1990 to 1998. USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70.

High School: Missoula County High School; Missoula, Montana.

Family: Travis resides in Tacoma WA.

Practice Areas: All areas of Family Law including: Adoptions, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Partnerships, Guardianships, Interstate and International Custody Disputes, Military Divorce, Modifications, Paternity and Parentage Actions, Prenuptial Agreements, Protection Orders, Restraining Orders, Relocations, Spousal Maintenance, Third-Party Custody, Trial Litigation, Uncontested Divorces, Wills.

Biography: 

           During high school Travis was focused on getting out of Montana and seeing the world. After the fall of communism and the collapse of the Soviet Bloc crushed his desire to serve on the Berlin Wall; Travis decided to join the Navy. “The Navy was, and still is in my opinion, the best place for a young person to discover their full potential.” said Travis. During his time in the Navy, he was given the opportunity to work with all of the wonderful staff of the legal department on his ship as a Master-at-Arms, and this nurtured his ambition to become an attorney. It was also during this time that he had the opportunity to work in the Puget Sound and fell in love with the region and its people.

           During undergraduate and law school, he worked to support his family at various positions including UPS, the Boilermaker’s Union, several property management and construction firms and caring for the handicapped as a CNA. These experiences left him with a deep appreciation for what is required to make-ends-meet and the difficulties inherent in providing the best for your family during hard times.

           Taking advantage of every opportunity to learn, Travis worked hard at his studies and earned high honors in his undergraduate courses, and in pursuit of a well-rounded legal education, completed many more credits of learning than were required to graduate from law school.

Travis is an honest and straightforward advocate for his clients and is unafraid to aggressively advance their interests. He understands that, “At the end of the day, I have to justify my time and actions, not only to my clients, but to myself and our society as well.” said Travis. He strives to always be responsive to his client’s questions and concerns and prides himself on being available for them on their time schedule. He acknowledges that not everyone works 9 to 5 schedules and for those that don’t, they deserve something more than a 9 to 5 attorney.

Travis has practiced exclusively in Family Law as an attorney and would not have it any other way. “The field of Family Law has offered me some of the most challenging, frustrating, but ultimately rewarding experiences of my life. I left the Navy to pursue a career that would allow me to engage with others and have a positive impact on their lives; our law offices gives me the opportunity to see this goal become a reality.” said Travis.

Groves Law Offices has the ability and experience to handle any type of Washington Family Law matter and is dedicated to providing affordable legal representation. For a free consultation with one of our experienced Family Law attorneys pleasecontact our office today.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2019,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
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Location

Groves Legal Offices, Pllc

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  87 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jaci | June 2, 2015
GREAT ATTORNEY!
Mr. Groves handled my case with professionalism and urgency. I found him to be very knowledgeable and very honest with me from beginning to end. He always prompt when responding to my emails and he always seemed to be one step ahead of the opposing party. He always kept me informed with everything that was going on, and he was really great with communicating every detail. Mr. Groves really helped me with my case, and I am forever grateful to have had such a great attorney. If you are looking for a great and honest attorney, I highly recommend Travis Groves. Thank you, Travis Groves. I am really glad you were on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/Child custody
Travis Groves was amazing through my divorce/child custody process. He answered my questions and always put my children's safety as a priority. He was very quick to act and helped me understand the judicial process at each step. If you are looking for an attorney who will take your concerns under advisement and keep you in the loop, I would highly recommend Travis Groves.
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Posted by Brandon | August 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Up front, honest, and patient.
I was referred to Mr. Groves. I was told he was not the nicest guy but he was good. I come from construction so I'm used to gruff and thought he sounds perfect. He answered my call. We made an appointment after discussing my divorce for a few minutes. I've never worked with a lawyer and wasn't really sure how things would go. But after we talked a bit we came up with a rough game plan, I hired him, and we went from there. He was very responsive, offered hard nosed guidance when I needed it, and kept me on track. I liked his bluntness and his pushback. He would play scenarios back to me so I could get an idea of how other people might interpret something I said or point out flaws in an idea. My goal with my divorce was 50/50 custody of my 2 boys and he helped me get there. I would recommend him to anyone facing divorce. Thanks for all your help, Travis.
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Posted by Ibrahima | July 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Groves Law Offices!
Great experience overall having Mr. Groves as my attorney. He is an expert in his field, very calm and professional in court. He stuck through a very difficult divorce and custody (decision making) case with me. My needs were put first and my opinions were always valued. He is very responsive to communication, which is very important. Though we faced some challenges, he worked tirelessly to make sure the truth was told and did present it perfectly in court. He definitely provided a strategy that won our case.. I very much appreciated the support but also your weekend clinic, Sir. Thank you for everything.
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Posted by Hailey | July 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer around
Travis is a great lawyer, he took my case instantly. My case was not easy, he doesn’t blow smoke and doesn’t sugar coat anything. If you want an honest, loyal lawyer his the man for the job! However be prepared he is costly, but it’s worth it in the end because of the amount of work he puts into your case. Thank you Travis for your time. I appreciate you.
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Posted by Tayla | June 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Over and beyond
Travis was my first experience with a lawyer and I am very glad I had him on my side. I went through a messy divorce and custody battle and was completely taken advantage of, by my ex. Travis and I have different communication styles and approaches, which was a little challenging at times. He is brutally honest, intense and very straight forward. BUT he truly cares for his clients and will go over and beyond for them. Replying instantly, being available almost 24/7, walking me through everything and making sure I understood it all, told me exactly what to do before our next appointment and expressed concern and care for my well-being. Even when he had completed the case I paid him to do and I wanted to file something to the court, he told me to show up on his free Saturday clinics for clients, and will help me and explain everything to me. I highly recommend Travis, and please take his directness and honestly as care and support.
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Posted by Alicia | February 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I have nothing but positive things to say about this Attorney. He took on my case after another attorney made my case a mess and confusing. Mr. Groves stepped in at the tail end of a contempt case (my motion), cleaned up my documents and helped me rewrite my declaration to be clear and concise. If Mr. Groves had not stepped in, I would have lost my case and all that I paid. I will continue to use this attorney whenever I need assistance for any matter family court wise. He’s honest, upfront, and tells you how it is. I don’t typically write a lot of reviews. However, when someone does a great job that you’re thankful for they deserve at least a review!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uncontested Divorce in King County
Travis represented both sides in our uncontested divorce. He advised us throughout the matter at hand, from a legal point of view, but also as a family man himself ... and what we need to do during and post divorce. I highly recommend Travis.
Posted by Shantell Hamilton | September 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight to the point
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST HELP I COULD GET FROM JUST A CONSULTATION . HE IS 100 PERCENT HONEST AND DIRECT. HE WILL PREPARE YOU FOR COURT THE GOOD AND THE BAD AND REMEMBER ITS NOT ABOUT EMOTION ITS ABOUT FACTS. HE CARES AND HES TOUGH BECAUSE HE CARES. HE IS ONE OF THE GREATS IN LAWYERS
Posted by Alexsander | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Fast
Travis is probably one of the most honest lawyers you will ever get. He was upfront and honest with me from the get-go. He told me what to expect and when to expect it. He even taught me some things that would help me out in the long run so I wasn’t wasting my money or being charged too much. He was able to finish my case and less than two months. Honestly he’s a rockstar!
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Posted by McKee | May 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No nonsense - Hard Working
I interviewed several attorney's before retaining Mr. Travis Groves and I am thankful he represented me during my divorce.  I appreciated Mr. Groves no nonsense approach to the process.  He is fact based, lets his experience and knowledge of law guide the way and will ground you to reality when it is easy to let emotions get the best of you.  He is always in your corner looking out for your best interest and is not looking to drain your bank account in the process. If you respect his time, he will respect yours.  He is also excellent about his response times and makes himself available to serve his clients outside of regular business hours.  This is unheard of, I would get responses in the evenings and on weekends.  I am very happy with the settlement we agreed to and I would recommend Mr. Groves to anyone looking for a no nonsense attorney who will give it to you straight and work hard to deliver the best possible outcome on your behalf. His clear and direct communication was a breath of fresh air.
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Posted by Justine | January 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I hired Travis to assist with a relocation, parenting plan, and child support modification. Luckily, the relocation was resolved quickly but the parenting plan/child support modification took longer to resolve. From the first meeting, Travis was honest and open about all potential outcomes. He does not sugar coat which is what you need from a family law attorney. He always responded quickly and with great explanation. There were times I would get frustrated/emotional about certain issues and he was always calm and understanding. He wants the best not only for his client, but also the child/children involved. He makes it known that child’s best interest is the most important. I would highly recommend Travis to anyone looking for an attorney. You won’t be disappointed! If I come back to WA and need an attorney for a family law issue, he’ll be the first person I call.
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Posted by Joe | July 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Challenge Accepted
I would highly recommend Mr. Travis Groves to anyone looking for a hardworking lawyer who fights for his clients. When I first met with Mr. Groves, I had been involved in a 13yr divorce/custody battle with my ex-wife. I was demoralized and exhausted which is why I decided to find a new lawyer. I was looking for someone who would bring a fresh perspective to my situation and thankfully I found Mr. Groves because he was exactly what I needed. He reviewed my file and worked with me to formulate a plan that he thought would be most successful for my desired outcomes. After hiring Mr. Groves, I finally felt that I had someone who had, not only my interest in mind, but my kids as well. Mr. Groves is direct and will tell you the truth; he isn't going to sugar coat anything. I would also like to add that if you have high expectation for a lawyer, well Mr. Groves also has high expectations for his clients. He expects you to do your part so that he can do his job: I had to have my depositions ready to go, if the court required me to take a class, I had to be on it, and get everything to Mr. Groves. I can honestly say when I had my ducks in a row it made his job easier which then allowed him to focus on arguing my case in court. After 18 months working with Mr. Groves, he got the case resolved to my satisfaction. He argued well resulting in my ex-wife and I going to mediation and finally settling the case. When it comes to fees or cost, Mr. Groves is upfront about the prices, he isn't trying to squeeze money out of you, and he told us the cost for each path the case could potentially go down. He is a great lawyer! We have a parenting plan I am more than happy with and Mr. Groves helped me stay focused and grounded throughout the whole process. I can’t say enough positive things about my experience working with Mr. Travis Groves and recommend him with no reservations.
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Posted by Timothy | May 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He gets the job done!
Travis was awesome. He handled my divorce effectively and efficiently. His legal advice was always good and things worked out just as he said they would. He made a plan, put it into action and asked me to be patient. This paid off! He got the results I asked for and prevented me from getting off track when my emotions got the best of me. I highly recommend him. He's honest, fair, and knowledgeable. His understanding of the divorce process is impecable and he knows just how to handle obstacles. He was even kind and courteous to the other party which kept things from escalating unnecessarily.
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Posted by Yamamah | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lower
Travis is a great lower, he is very honest. He helped me a lot in my divorce and coustdy case.
Posted by Michael | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful
Travis was always willing to help me out and he always answered my calls and got back with me quickly. He was always straight to the point and let me know what was possible and what we should be doing. I was glad to work with him and appreciate all he did for me.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I reached out to Mr. Groves in regards to a guardianship case. When I contacted him he was very informative and helpful with all my questions. After we spoke on the phone I decided to meet him and hire him for my services. He did a fantastic job representing me and in the end we got the outcome we were hoping for. He was very prompt with returning all my calls and emails. I would highly recommend him and would definitely use him again if ever needed.
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Posted by Willie/ Taneika Coleman | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straighforward, Fair and Professional
There is So much I could say about Travis Groves, but what immediately comes to mind is he knows the law. Travis is fair and straight forward, he tells you like it is and what to expect and just gives it to you raw and uncut. If you like a lawyer that won’t beat around the bush and at times can bring you to pure frustration in attempts to make sure that when you get on a stand to testify your delivery is damn near flawless this in your Guy. We worked with Travis for over 2 years with a custody case. We attended his free clinic initially and he assisted us in preparing all our paperwork for free to file at the court house. Later on down the line we had to retain him as our representative, his fee was reasonable and fair, he was easy to get ahold of, night or day, answered our questions, text and emails in a timely manner listened to our concerns and gave us great advice. He told us if we continued to do what we were doing, we would be ok and that the Judge would rule accordingly. Our case was straight forward he said, and he was right. We ended up winning our case and a new level of respect for the law. If we ever need help again with this case or any others we will surely look to hire you again. To more flips in the pool.. Thank you Travis Sincerely, Willie and Taneika
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Response from Travis Groves September 16, 2020
The Coleman's were excellent clients who "got it", and that is the focus is always on the child(ren). They understood the realities of the adversarial system we have in place in family law matters and worked with me to achieve the best co-parenting solution that was possible. I want to clarify that no attorney can guarantee how a court will rule and while I give my opinion on how I feel the court would rule, given certain factors, I can never guarantee a court would rule in any given situation.
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Posted by Hannah | December 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer!
I would like to start off by saying thank you to Travis. I went in to his office and was greeted by his sweet big dopey dog which put me at ease immediately. I was so nervous about an upcoming court date I had but his knowledge of the system and his candor gave me clear direction on how to approach the situation and resulted as positive an outcome as I could have hoped. He pointed out many things I overlooked and gave me such confidence about not letting the threats of others live rent free in my head. (To stop being a victim.) It would be great for anyone to have someone like Travis to talk to before going into court. He was very honest and straight forward. I cannot thank him enough and if I need any further help he will be the first person I will go to.
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Posted by Kathy | December 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Impressive first consult
We had an initial consult and I was very impressed with Travis's knowledge, quick mind and logical approach. It take a lot to impress me (I am a QA & Reliability Chem Tech/Material Test Tech for Aerospace for 3 decades, and a Document controller for the last decade) ... Travis has a five stars from me! Highly recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Groves Law Offices
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Eastern Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Blankenship v Irby
  • Residential Custody & Child Support for client
  • Blankenship v Irby
  • Residential Custody & Child Support for client

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • WSBA APEX AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
  • Washington State Bar Assoication
  • 2019
  • Law Firm Pro Bono Award
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Travis
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Groves is an efficient and intelligent attorney. As opposing counsel, I can attest to Mr. Groves' diligence and competence in the practice of family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Travis is knowledgeable and diligent."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Travis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Travis is professional, ethical and very responsive to clients. He cares about his cases and is a pleasure to work with."
Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer Travis S Groves
Travis S Groves
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available