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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 both King and Snohomish counties, 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 free time, Ms. Swenhaugen enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, snowboarding, and cheering for the Seahawsks.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Child Support: 15%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
  5. Prenuptials: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Carrie Fulton-Brown

    I endorse this lawyer. Stacey and I previously worked together at the same law firm. She is very knowledgeable and advocates strongly on behalf of her clients.

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    Carrie Fulton-Brown Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amir John Showrai

    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.

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    Amir Showrai Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Benjamin & Healy, PLLC

10116 36th Avenue Ct SW.
Suite. 310
Lakewood, WA, 98499

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKing County Bar Association Family Law Mentor Program2009 - Present
Court Appointed Special AdvocateFamily Law CASA of King County2007 - Present
AttorneyEngel Law Group, PS2010 - 2013
Legal InternDiana Lynn Kiesel, Inc, P.S.2007 - 2009
Legal AssistantCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2004 - 2006
Marketing Office InternUniversity of Washington Athletics2002 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of WashingtonSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003