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Miranda Baner

Divorce and separation Attorney at University Place, WA

5.0   50 reviews

also known as Better half of Baner & Baner

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Miranda

Learn Miranda’s areas of practice.

WE LISTEN. WE ADVISE. WE ADVOCATE.

I practice exclusively in family law, family based-immigration, as well as the complex, cross-over areas when family law is intertwined with immigration law. As a parent myself, I enjoy being an advocate for other parents and help them through their difficult times in life.  As a second-generation immigrant myself, I love giving back by helping unite families around the world. Family always comes first. 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020

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Location

Baner & Baner Law Firm PLLC
4007 Bridgeport Way West
Suite D
University Place, WA, 98466

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Scott | February 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth her weight in gold and then some
If you are looking for an attorney whose office will listen to you, pay attention to detail, communicate with you and not leave you in the dark, and go to bat for you without charging an arm and a leg, all while getting results, Mirada is your person. She won't give you an unrealistic expectation, but will move forward with a vengeance, digging deep into statutes and case law to ensure that you get the best result in the end. She ensured that my ex-wife was held accountable for her actions again, and got me a judgment to receive back most of the attorneys fees I paid - but if we're being honest, I would have paid twice what I did without the hope of receiving anything back just to get the results that Miranda got me. I will never go to anyone other than Miranda for my legal needs, and you shouldn't either.
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Posted by Sarrel | February 28, 2024
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Excellent Immigration Attorney
Excellent immigration attorney for my husband and my mom. Attorney Miranda was very quick to respond to my immigration questions and I recommended her to my friends.
Posted by Rebecca | February 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration Case
Miranda and her team has helped us prepare documents and evidence in support of our immigration case. Her full preparation and dedication to the case was very helpful for us during the process. Our case was successfully approved with her help within a desirable timeline. would highly recommend her.
Posted by Annie | August 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
USCIS case
I wanted to sponsor my husband for his permanent resident card and knew I needed to find a lawyer that was the best. All I had to do was a google search and Miranda was #1 with awesome reviews. We met with her and we mutually decided to work together. Her and her staff are the epitome of professionalism. They walked us through each step, even responding to emails in the evening and weekends!! With Miranda and her staff’s help we successfully got my husband his permanent residence. I really don’t think we could have navigated USCIS without her. She was absolutely wonderful!!!
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Posted by Lauren | August 3, 2023
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Best attorney experience EVER! She is hard working, determined, compassionate, and result driven.
Miranda took my case when many others were afraid to and turning me down. I was losing hope and she listened, showed compassion, and heard me. She saw the light at the end of the tunnel and took my case. With her eloquence and fact based evidence she used to support my case she always knew how to rebuttal and had an effective response to back me. I trust Miranda held my family’s outcome in the highest priority. She is responsive, communicative, and makes herself available even during personal times. I truly felt her joy and emotion on a personal level when we achieved the outcome we hoped for. She is worth every cent and I’m so lucky to have found Miranda. Her intuition, knowledge, and experience with many other attorneys, judges, mediators, and being in court is undeniable.
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Posted by Sarah | July 31, 2023
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Effective and Empathic
If you find yourself facing the unfortunate reality of divorce, your experience will be made more bearable by Miranda Baner and Noel (Miranda's paralegal). During an emotionally stressful time, the Baner team provided timely responses, thoughtful strategies, and a welcome level of professionalism and empathy. Miranda and Noel were efficient, consistently patient, and genuinely helpful preparing for and during my divorce mediation. Considering the reality of legal fees, you can rest assured that your best interest is their primary concern. Highly recommended legal team.
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Posted by Cole | July 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Wow...simply amazing. Miranda is a life-saver and an incredible attorney!
I cannot express enough gratitude for Miranda's outstanding representation in my highly complicated child custody case. From the moment I enlisted her services, it was evident that she was not just a competent attorney, but a compassionate and dedicated advocate for her clients. Miranda's courtroom prowess was truly remarkable. She exuded confidence and poise while presenting my case, and her expertise in family law was evident throughout the proceedings. Her arguments were compelling, and she navigated the complexities of the legal system with finesse, ultimately securing a victorious outcome that exceeded my expectations. Beyond her exceptional legal skills, it was Miranda's compassionate nature that truly set her apart. She took the time to listen to my concerns and understand my very complex situation, showing genuine empathy for my situation and the well-being of my child. Throughout the emotional rollercoaster of the case, she provided unwavering support and made sure I felt valued as a client. Organization is clearly one of Miranda's strong suits. She left no stone unturned, meticulously gathering evidence and information to strengthen my case. Her attention to detail was outstanding, and she was always well-prepared for any twists and turns that arose during the legal proceedings. What touched me the most was the depth of care and dedication Miranda displayed towards my case. It was evident that she genuinely cared about the outcome and the impact it would have on my family's future. Her passion for helping families navigate the complexities of family law shone through in every aspect of her work. Thanks to Miranda's exceptional skills, compassion, and commitment, my child and our family can now look forward to a brighter and more stable future. I am forever grateful for her invaluable guidance and expertise during this challenging time. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Miranda to anyone seeking a family law attorney. Her remarkable courtroom abilities, compassionate demeanor, and meticulous organization make her an exceptional legal professional. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and proficient family law advocate, Miranda is the one you can trust to fight for you and your family's best interests. In my opinion, any review that is less than 5-stars is probably inaccurate, or posted by a fake account owned by someone Miranda lost to in court. Miranda is an exceptional attorney by any measure, and you’ll be in good hands if you are lucky enough to get her.
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Posted by Luis | April 26, 2023
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Professional, Reliable, Efficient, and Result-Oriented
My wife and I recently hired Baner & Baner law firm to work on my permanent residency application. Miranda and her legal team worked diligently and professionally on my application from start to finish, which resulted in the approval of my permanent residency application early last year. Miranda is reliable and efficient and aims to achieve results. If you need an attorney that knows how to achieve positive results, look no further than Baner & Baner law firm. We highly recommend Miranda’s zealous representation to anyone looking for a reliable, efficient, professional, and result-oriented advocate.
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Posted by Edward | March 20, 2023
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Worked hard and fair.
I consulted then Hired Miranda as my divorce attorney. Miranda work to get a fair divorce. That I was able to live with. I would recommend Miranda to anyone in need of a attorney for divorce or family matter. Thank you, Miranda.
Posted by Moses | February 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in town.
Miranda is very thorough, works diligently on your case, helpful in every way you can think of. Thanks Miranda!!!
Posted by Jenny | February 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A miracle in human form!
Miranda was professional, thorough, and understanding of my situation. Her team was also attentive and helpful in communicating with me throughout the entire divorce process. They answered all my questions in a timely manner and I regret not going to her sooner in the divorce process. In the end, she's helped me finally live my life and leave my past behind me. Love her!
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Posted by Rebekah | January 9, 2023
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Trusted, compassionate representation
I've retained Miranda Baner for what turned into a year long battle to change my parenting plan agreement with my ex-husband for my 2 minor children. From the start, Miranda approached my case with a positive, open mind while also keeping me educated and informed of the court processes. She helped me understand the best options, and was so very patient. Seeing her act on my behalf in court was a pleasure, as she is a poised and confident person while simultaneously assertive and fast at responses when necessary. My case was a long and tough one. In the end, we won, which I can never repay Miranda for - but even if we had not won, I feel as though my case was adequately argued in the appropriate way. Thank you Miranda!!
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Posted by Becca | November 14, 2022
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Worked hard for my family
Miranda and her team was absolutely wonderful. She kept me on track and answered all questions I had. I had an awful lawyer for the last few years, and the difference with Miranda was night and day. My family can’t thank her enough for all the hard work she put in to make sure all our bases were covered and we had a chance. She worked some weekend times, afternoons, just to make something work for me. As a mom of 3, she puts your wants and needs first in the best way. Absolutely worth the investment for a great lawyer!
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Posted by Cynthia | April 30, 2022
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Husband immigration visa a success
Thanks to Miranda and her team, my husband has successfully immigrated to the USA. They handled all the paperwork and guided us in what documents we needed. We love that they kept us updated throughout the whole process. It took 2 years before he immigrated, but we believe it wouldn’t have taken that long if it weren’t for the pandemic. I would recommend her to anyone who is not familiar with the immigration process. Grateful for her and her teams hard work. Now my husband and I can live under one roof and not in separate time zones.
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Posted by S.M. | January 4, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
My hero
When we called Miranda with a request that needed a quick resolution, she didn't hesitate to help us. She got us exactly what we needed and provided professional advise that we desperately needed. Would not hesitate to recommend her services to others.
Posted by Dominic | October 8, 2021
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Child Support Modification
Mrs. Baner and her team are attentive, reliable, knowledgable, and punctual! Very easy to work with and would definitely work with and recommend to anybody with family law issues.
Posted by Robin | September 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
No Fuss No Muss Attorney!
I found Mrs Baner through a girlfriend when I was starting my divorce process. Thank goodness I was advised to contact her. She is a "No Muss No Fuss" kinda girl! I let her know that the Ex was gonna fight dirty and she said we could do the same if needed. I had a few instances where she needed to file orders to make him stop and that happened almost immediately. She is like the mama bear you never knew you needed. She had to listen to me cry a lot but she was always so supportive and positive and would build me back up. When we went through mediation it was Covid time so I couldn't be near her. She assured me she had done quite a few cases by Zoom so she knew what to do. I have had to use her even after my divorce was final because Ex figured he could start crap again due to not having lawyers anymore. She was there for me in a "Jiffy" Thank you Miranda, I hope I don't need you again but if I do I know you will be there!!
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Posted by Chris | September 22, 2021
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Outstanding advocate. Thorough and professional.
Miranda and her team helped me draft my prenuptial agreement. She is very direct, honest, and diligent. She ensured that the agreement was fair and equitable and that my fiancée was represented by competent and unrelated counsel. She even recommended an estate planner to ensure that our family is taken care of in the event that one of us outlives the other. The signing ceremony was a happy day for me and my (now) wife! There is a lot of work to do to prepare for a successful marriage, but having a partner with similar values and a good attorney to guide the process makes a world of difference! If we could give 10 stars, we would. Thank you so much for your help, Miranda!
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Posted by Sandra | June 11, 2021
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Very attentive and helpful!
My husband and I hired Ms.Baner to assist with an immigration matter, it was definitely the right decision. She was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and always answered all of our questions and provided us with any and all information we needed.
Posted by John | April 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An advocate respected in the legal community
I hired Mrs. Baner to assist me in a post divorce mediation situation. While I had initially opened to work through mediation without representation the other party obtained counsel and while I never felt inability to represent myself the handling by legal on the other side made it clear I was not seen as an equal or something to be given respect and open communication. After being manipulated and shoved around and give false/bogus legal threats to try to intimidate me it became clear that I would not be respected or taken seriously without having my own legal counsel. I spoke with approximately half a dozen attorney's and was turned off by many. In the same way the counter parties counsel had approached me and handled the situation so many attorney's pitched themselves as being aggressive and being able to "get a win", that they almost seemed eager for a fight. I always tried to open up with my situation not being about winning but being taken as an equal party in mediation (which ironically shouldn't even require an attorney) and making sure a lack of representation was not (if only perceptual) a disadvantage. Mrs. Baner understood my position on the matter, what I was actually looking for, and actually understood what I was not looking to do which was equally as important to me. She was not afraid to correct me thoughts and views when they were truly not going to be legally sound (and thus be of no value in mediation) but also fully supportive on the items that would be of merit. I hired her to both diffuse any legal bulldozing by opposing counsel but also to make sure I did not equally make a fool of myself or waste time arguing things that were perhaps subjectively and emotionally valuable but legally of no value in our case. After hiring Miranda I had several attorneys circle back with me and every single one of them said the same thing "I'm sorry I wasn't able to work with you on this but you made a good choice", and that was unsolicited feedback. It became very clear how well known Miranda is and in my experience how respected she is in the legal community. Miranda was well acquainted with our mediator and while there was no impropriety she was informed from prior mediations how best to communicate our position and to put us in the best position to argue our case. Every case is going to be unique but if you are looking for someone to represent *YOU* well, someone that is in my opinion known for the right reasons, this firm needs to be on your short list. She won't sugar coat things, she will tell you when your wrong, and when the time comes to present your case you will have a known quantity. The impression I had from beginning to end is that Miranda is just as selective in the cases she takes and the clients she chooses to work with. Some people look for certain traits in their legal representation and its important to make sure you have a match on both sides. For my family and our case, Miranda was exactly what I was looking for.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Baner & Baner
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Missouri State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • L v. C
  • Nonparental/Grandparent custody granted by court

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Trustee
  • 2022 - Present
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Tacomaprobono Community Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2021 - Present
  • Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys (AMIGA)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)
  • Board member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

Honors and Awards

  • 40 under 40
  • South Sound Magazine
  • 2019
  • Member of the Year Award
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Cum Laude
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Associate Editor
  • Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law
  • 2008
  • Cum Laude
  • Missouri State University
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • TPCBA Family Law Section Love Stinks CLE
  • Enforcing/Collecting on Judgments from Family Law Cases
  • 2022
  • January 2020 CLE
  • Hybrids - When family law is intertwined with family law
  • 2020
  • Women in Networking
  • Family Law/Immigration Law
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Miranda
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have opposed Miranda in the past. She is a very skillful attorney. I have referred several clients to Miranda and they have been very pleased with her work and their case results!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've watched Miranda in court and she is very dynamic and knowledgeable! When I can't take a case I regularly refer to Miranda."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Miranda is a very hard working, intelligent attorney. Having Miranda as opposing counsel is a pleasure. I highly recommend Miranda as a family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is thoughtful and committed to the issues and cases she works. You can rely upon her for clear and good advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney will work tirelessly above and beyond the call of duty. A very frequent volunteer as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Miranda and I recently worked together helping members of the Tacoma/Pierce County community to vacate their criminal convictions in order that they can get jobs, housing and benefits otherwise deserved. She has fresh insight and obvious passion. Miranda is competent, diligent and interested. I will seek her out to work with her in the future."
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