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Chuck Szurszewski has been practicing family law in the Olympia area since 1978. His experience includes managing the Olympia Division of Child Support and heading up the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office Child Support Section. Chuck has been with our firm since 1987, representing individuals in dissolution, modification, custody and child support cases. He is an experienced mediator as well as a litigator. He has served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem in over 200 cases. He has been a member of the Family Law Executive Committee for ten years and was the chair in 2014. He is currently on the governor's task force on child support.   He has the highest rating on Martindale Hubbell. He has been a presenter at continuing educations every year for the last ten years. He has been designated as a SuperLawyer for multiple years and serves as a pro tem judge in Thurston County. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    38 years
  2. Family: 40%
  3. Mediation: 10%
    28 years



Hourly ($250-251/hour)

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  • Jerry M Gray

    He has a great reputation in the legal community and has over 30 years of experience. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Patrick William Rawnsley

    I consider myself fortunate to have known Chuck the entirety of my legal career and have had many cases against him - the bulk of which have been contentious, hard fought actions. Keeping this in mind, we have managed to resolve everyone of them by agreement which is a testament to his skills as an attorney and negotiator. He is as much of a zealous advocate as he is zealous in resolving cases by agreement. He has served our local and state bars for many years. He is one of my trusted sounding boards.


    Patrick Rawnsley Family Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Connolly, Tacon & Meserve

201 5th Avenue S West Suite 301
Olympia, WA, 98501


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2006
Boss of the YearThurston County Legal Secretaries Association1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawConnolly, Tacon and Meserve1987 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyThurston County Prosecuting Attorney1981 - 1987
Program AdministratorWashington State Division of Child Support1978 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Olympia Host LionsMember1990 - Present
Thurston County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Dartmouth Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Family Law Section, Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Executive Committee2003 - 2006
Thurston County Bar AssociationPresident1997 - 1998
South Sound Advocates for Disabled CitizensPresident1992 - 1992
South Sound Advocates for Disabled CitizensBoard of Directors1985 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage of Rideout, 150 Wn. 2d 337 (2003)Upheld by Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Puget SoundEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Dartmouth CollegeEconomicsN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law MidyearCase Law Update2012
Family Law MidyearCase Law Update2011
Thurston County Bar Association CLE SeminarCase Law Update2007
WSBA Family Law Midyear MeetingLegal Remedies2006
Thurston County Bar Association CLE SeminarCase Law Update2006