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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Local Hero||Washington State Bar Association||2009|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Year||Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services||2008|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Associate Attorney||Taylor Law Group, PS||2011 - Present|
|Title 26 Guardian ad Litem||Taylor Law Group, P.S.||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Morgan & Bartholomew||2005 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Thurston County Bar Association - Family Law Section||Chairperson||2017 - Present|
|Mason County Bar Assocation||Member||2009 - Present|
|Thurston County Bar Assocation||Member||2002 - Present|
|Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services||Vice President||2008 - 2009|
|WSBA Young Lawyers Association||Greater Olympia Area Trustee||2005 - 2007|
|De Novo||Financial Planning for Young Lawyers||2006|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Nevada-Reno||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|2016 Thurston County Mandatory GAL Training||Report Writing||2016|
|Obtaining Fees in a Legal Aid Context||Obtaining legal fees in family law cases||2010|
|Nonparental Custody||How to represent a client in a nonparental custody case.||2009|
|Child Support Calculator and Other Online Software in the Clinic Setting||Educating volunteer attorneys about online resources for use at the legal clinc.||2009|
|Nonparental Custody Basics||Basic procedure and law regarding nonparental custody cases.||2008|
|Motions for Reconsideration and Revision in Family Court||Differences between motions to reconsider and motions to revise.||2008|
|Preadmission Education||Managing Your Legal Career||2007|
|2007 Clinic Boot Camp II||Issues related to family law.||2007|
Posted by Seth
In a extremely sensitive matter, Mike was very passionate regarding my case and had an overwhelming knowledge on how to proceed. The outcome couldn't have been any better and without Mike's guidance, my results would, without a doubt, been drastically different.
Not only was Mike incredibly knowledgeable of the law, he was very informative and provided several options....all which were accurate and in my best interest.
I want to personally thank Mike and I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous
Whatever situation that leads you to browse for family law lawyer at avvo, I empathize with you. For me, it was one of the darkest period of my life. However, rest assured that you had found the best one in town. Mike and his paralegal, Samantha, genuinely care about my case and provided sound advice of what's achievable and is in my child's best interest. I am forever grateful of his service.
Posted by Jamie
Michael Dewitt is genuine, patient and resourceful. I couldn't be happier with how he handled my case. I felt supported during a difficult and stressful time in my life and I am very grateful for his compassion. The outcome of my case was exactly what I was hoping for and I have Michael to thank for that.
I would hire Mr. Dewitt again in a heartbeat and have already recommended him to several of my friends. He is an excellent attorney and a wonderful person.
Robert Hill, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable about the law and sensible in his approach to resolving and litigating cases in a way to achieve best possible results at lowest possible cost, I am confident in recommending Mike to anyone seeking competent legal representation in a family law matter. It helps that he is very involved in the local bar and both known and respected by the judges and judicial officers in the counties in which he practices.
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