Stacey Swenhaugen has established herself as a tenacious litigator and effective problem solver. Known for her determined litigation efforts and bear knuckle work ethic, Stacey has built a solid reputation for getting client's cases solved quickly without compromising core client values. Besides Stacey's effective oral argument, one of her greatest strengths is in her legal writing. Through written advocacy, Stacey effectively helps the Court to understand the strengths in her clients’ position before even stepping foot in the court room.
Despite her ability to advocate aggressively when the situation calls for it, Stacey is a firm believer that not every problem should be treated as a nail that must be hammered. Many family law disputes, particularly those involving children, are better resolved with civility and diligent negotiation outside of the court room. Stacey is passionate about listening to client needs and crafting remedies specific to each families’ unique set of circumstances.
Before joining the Law Offices of Benjamin & Healy, PLLC, Stacey worked for a family law firm in King County for three years. As a result, she has an established reputation in King county, and has significant familiarity with the Family Court Commissioners and procedures there. She returned to Pierce County in 2012, where she had started out as a Legal Intern in 2008, for Commissioner Diana Kiesel.
Prior to establishing her legal practice, Stacey volunteered as a King County CASA, investigating child custody disputes. This valuable experience has allowed her to successfully apply her inside knowledge of how GALs and Parenting Evaluators make their decisions in child custody matters.
Stacey graduated from Seattle University School of Law. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University Of Washington. She has over twelve years of experience working directly in the legal industry.
In her free time, Ms. Swenhaugen enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, snowboarding, and cheering for the Seahawsks.
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Stacey was recommended to me recently when I could not go to court for an emergency hearing due to be ill. With 4 hours notice, she made time to review everything, talk to me, and went to court on my client's behalf. She was professional, kept me posted, and did a great job. For these reasons, I highly recommend her to anyone needing an attorney, or to other attorneys who need help or want to refer a case out to someone.
|Attorney||King County Bar Association Family Law Mentor Program||2009 - Present|
|Court Appointed Special Advocate||Family Law CASA of King County||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Engel Law Group, PS||2010 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Diana Lynn Kiesel, Inc, P.S.||2007 - 2009|
|Legal Assistant||Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.||2004 - 2006|
|Marketing Office Intern||University of Washington Athletics||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Washington||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|