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Christina Ann Meserve

Divorce and separation Attorney at Olympia, WA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Chris Meserve

  • Licensed for 45 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christina

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Christina Meserve has been practicing family law in the same Olympia location since 1979. She is the only Thurston County attorney admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is one of very few divorce attorneys to be awarded the prestigious "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. She has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics Magazine, a recognition accorded to only 5% of Washington's lawyers. Learn more by visiting .


The Law Offices of Connolly, Tacon & Meserve
825 5th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA, 98501

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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I could have made
Chris and Khrys were both very understanding in my family law case. They were able to step in after not initially hiring them and make the best of the situation at hand. Both were very good at listening and coming up with recommendations that ultimately worked in the final decision of my divorce. I would recommend Chris to anyone who is going through a divorce, she knows her stuff and will work diligently on coming to a resolution that works for both parties. Her assistant Khrys Kane was also very helpful in getting information to me in a timely manner and helping me to understand the legal side of my situation. Overall I was very pleased with their performance and would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone who needs their services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2007
I recommend Christina
I have had several occasions where I needed her services. She listened well, and performed without fault.


  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Connolly, Tacon & Meserve
  • 1979 - Present
  • Law Clerk to Justice James M. Dolliver
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 1978 - 1979


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1978
  • Evergreen State College
  • B.A.
  • 1975


  • The Evergreen State College Foundation
  • Member, Board of Governors
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2016 - 2019
  • The Evergreen State College Foundation
  • Member, Board of Governors
  • 1997 - 2004
  • WSBA/Supreme Court Joint Task Force on Lawyer Discipline
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Character and Fitness Committee
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1990 - 1991
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Vice-president
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 1982 - 1983
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law and Politics
  • 2016
  • Woman of Distinction
  • Pacific Peaks Girl Scout Council
  • 2000
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Daniel Bigelow Award
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • 1996
  • Family Law Trial Advocacy Certification
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1996
  • Boss of the Year
  • Thurston County Association of Legal Support Professionals
  • 1996
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  • Washington Practice: Family and Community Property Law
  • Chapter 45, Parenting Actions
  • 2015
  • WSBA Family Law Newsletter
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting, Family Law Section
  • Case Law Update
  • 2021
  • Annual Meeting, Family Law Section
  • Case Law Update
  • 2020
  • Annual Meeting, Family Law Section
  • Case Law Update
  • 2019
  • Annual Meeting, Family Law Section
  • Case Law Update
  • 2018
  • Annual Meeting
  • Case Law Update
  • 2017
  • Family Law Annual Meeting
  • Case Law Update
  • 2016
  • Family Law Midyear Conference
  • Case Law Update
  • 2015
  • Family Law Midyear
  • Case Law update
  • 2014
  • Midyear Meeting
  • Case Law Update
  • 2013
  • Annual Meeting
  • Case Law Update
  • 2012
  • Family Law Midyear Conference
  • Case Law Update
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Tough Talk With Clients: Debt Issues
  • 2010
  • Washington Women Lawyers Meeting
  • Succeeding in the Practice of Law
  • 2008
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • Introduction to the Legal Process
  • 2007
  • AAML Washington 13th Annual Conference
  • Requesting and Collecting Attorney's Fees
  • 2007
  • AAML Washington 11th Annual Conference
  • Presenting a Complex Case to the Court
  • 2005
  • AAML Washington 10th Annual Conference
  • Family Law Benchbook: Know What the Judge Knows
  • 2004
  • Family Law Basics
  • Motion Practice
  • 2003
  • AAML Washington 5th Annual Conference
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Family Law Cases
  • 1999
  • Valuing the Closely Held Business
  • Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Endorse Christina
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is very well respected in the legal community and has over 30 years of experience. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is simply one of the best attorneys I have ever known. Her knowledge of the law and her courtroom skills place her as one of the best family law attorneys our state has to offer. Her accomplishments are many and she has been dedicated to service at both the local and state level. She is zealous in her advocacy and her efforts in resolving cases outside of court. I consider myself fortunate to be able to use her knowledge and experience as a sounding board; I highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking top-notch family law representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have only endorsed a few lawyers on Avvo. Not because I have a low estimation of my peers, but because the whole concept just strikes me as the new high tech version of that "good old boys" cronyism that we love to decry. When I endorse a lawyer I don't talk to them and there is certainly no quid pro quo. I will endorse Chris as a peer because she is deserving and for no other reason. She is a skillful, fierce and tireless advocate, but a punctilious professional at the same time. She cares about her clients, which is in many ways the only litmus test we need apply, but she also cares a lot about her profession and tries to model a profile that smashes the stereotypes and caricatures our culture imposes on the legal profession. She earns my unequivocal endorsement."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Meserve has a well deserved reputation as one of the best family lawyers in Washington State. She gives tough advice to stubborn clients, and tougher opposition to stubborn opposing counsel. Throughout her career she has been generous with her time and expertise as a participant in many associations and seminars that work to help other family lawyers do better work."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris has thirty years of family law experience in Thurston County. Chris is an outstanding litigator who works tirelessly for the people she represents. It is an honor to work and learn from the most respected family law practitioner in Thurston County. "
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work without reservation. Chris Meserve has been my partner since 1979. She is recognized by all as one of the best family law attorneys in this area."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Chris is a tireless advocate for her clients. She is extremely intelligent, well-prepared, and compassionate. You cannot find a better family law attorney in Thurston County."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is an outstanding professional in her field. She is the only attorney in Thurston County to have been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is a wonderful asset to our firm and the surrounding community."
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Olympia Divorce and separation Lawyer Christina Ann Meserve
Christina Ann Meserve
Divorce and separation Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 45 years