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I am the youngest of five children and originally from a small town in Montana.  When I was six years old, we moved to England, where I attended school through high school graduation before returning to the U.S.  I was fortunate as a child to be exposed to different cultures and languages.  I then went to college in San Francisco and eventually moved to Tacoma for law school.  I have been here ever since.  I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, cooking and travel.  I consider myself lucky to be able to do what I enjoy for a living: helping people solve problems, if possible maintaining some perspective and a sense of humor, which I guess are really the same thing.  I invite you to check out my web site ( for more details on my background, including the extensive mediation training and collaborative law training I took.  I hope you find this information helpful.  I look forward to being of service.  I offer a free 30 minute consult in which we can review your case and begin to plan how to resolve the problem.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Family: 96%
    26 years
  2. Divorce: 1%
  3. Child Support: 1%
  4. Child Custody: 1%
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 1%



Hourly ($250/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • William Pattison Kogut

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had one family law case with Debra. I found her to be diligent, intelligent, well versed in the law and sensitive to the needs of her client. She was always professional and well prepared. She exhibits integrity. Her word is her bond. In a child placement case with allegations flying back and forth, she proposed reasonable solutions in the best interests of the children while strongly advocating for her client.


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  • Heather L Swann

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Contact info

Debra S. Morse, Attorney At Law

10221 Bridgeport Way, S.W.
Tacoma, WA, 98499-2303


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDebra S. Morse, Attorney at Law1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Washington Mediation AssociationMember2001 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2000 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington Mediation AssociationMediationCertified Domestic Relations Mediator2003
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of San FranciscoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980