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Stacie-Dee Miyoko Motoyama

Divorce and separation Attorney at Olympia, WA

4.1   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1990
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Stacie-Dee Motoyama PLLC
402 South Capitol Way
Suite 12
Olympia, WA, 98501

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4.1 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Dan | November 23, 2019
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True Ambassador
Stacie-Dee Motoyama was instrumental in negotiating a difficult situation, could not have handled this divorce without her expert knowledge and experience.
Posted by Keri | September 23, 2019
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Extremely knowledgeable and an excellent work ethic.
After many, many years of appointments at CTM I am happy to see Stacie-Dee laying down new roots in an environment that allows each case the time and commitment it needs. She is a very hard working representative for her clients. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. She shows compassion when you're emotionally distressed, and helps you through controversies involving the legal system at the least cost, financially and emotionally. She's worthy of your trust; as well as the trust of opposing parties and their attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2016
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Helped with a difficult decision.
Stacie-Dee helped my family make a decision about pursuing an inheritance issue. She saved us time and money, by offering her sound advice. We will be using her again to get our wills in order to avoid nasty situations and to make our wishes clear to our loved ones.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Divorce case
I interviewed several attorneys before choosing Stacie-Dee to represent me during my divorce case. I immediately felt I could trust her, she knew the law and that I would be in good hands. I was correct. It was important to me to have an amicable settlement and that is exactly how it ended. Stacie-Dee is a most competent attorney! Very knowledgeable, thorough, direct. A skillful negotiator and mediator. She is kind and fair and advocates mediation over litigation. But make no mistake - she is very capable of using the proverbial "pointy end of her boots"! I am very glad I chose Stacie-Dee and could not have had a more capable attorney. I will recommend her, without hesitation, to anyone in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2013
Stacie-Dee gives lawyers a good name
From my experience, Stacie-Dee is a smart, compassionate lawyer who uses the law to protect children and families and smooth the transition during a difficult separation. She has really helped me stay focused on the issues and provided the context and guidance I need to settle my case. I worked with Stacie-Dee 8 years ago for my divorce and most recently with a complicated parenting plan modification and adjustment of child support. Stacie-Dee has been respectful of my time and clearly tries to provide the most legal service in each consultation. She's direct, organized, and strives to resolve issues out of the courtroom as much as possible. Stacie-Dee arms clients with the legal knowledge needed to serve the children's best interests and reduce conflict. I would reccommend Stacie-Dee to anyone needing help with family law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2014
Knows the law, not aggressive
Not impressed by the level of commitment to client practiced. Many unprofessional moments. Legal assistant doesn't use spell/grammar check. Over priced and over bills. Would not recommend or use Stacie-Dee Motoyama in the future.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2015
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Dropped the Ball at a Critical Point in My Case
After my attorney left the CTM firm for another job, my file was shuffled to Stacie-Dee Motoyama. My case was complex and we were in the middle of defending against several motions brought maliciously. She had a short period of time to get up to speed on my case but she just didn't. A month after taking me as a client, we appeared in court to defend against the biggest accusation of all; Ms. Motoyama fell on her face. She didn't respond to key accusations, she didn't know key dates that would have defended me, she didn't know how to locate key documents on the fly, and I wanted at that moment to push her aside and defend myself. I was found guilty. I immediately found a new (much better) attorney and spent the next 10 months going through the appeal process. In that court, the charge against me was overturned in a matter of minutes with the judge finding there was just no basis at all for me being found guilty. My new attorney had a heck of a job in front of her undoing Ms. Motoyama's mess. In other words, if Stacie-Dee Motoyama had managed my case properly at the critical point a year earlier, the path to a peaceful parenting plan and emotional health for everyone involved wouldn't have taken this very expensive detour. It cost me $20,000 for this bit alone. I'm sure Stacie-Dee Motoyama has strengths but I didn't see them in my case. I'd recommend almost anyone over her.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Stacie-Dee Motoyama PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Connolly, Tacon & Meserve
  • 1999 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Stacie-Dee M. Motoyama, Attorney at Law
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1994
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Community Foundation of South Puget Sound
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic
  • Mentor
  • 2001 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1988 - 2000
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Honors and Awards

  • BV Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • FTE News Magazine
  • Recent Changes to Washington State Child Support Laws
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to Mediation
  • Mediation Models
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Series for Volunteer Lawyers
  • Nonparental Custody 101
  • 2011
  • DRC Mediation - Why Bother?
  • Interest-Based Mediation in Family Law Matters
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stacie-Dee is an excellent attorney with many years and a wide variety of experience. She has an ability to understand clients' issues and work toward resolutions. She is well versed in mediation and litigation and knows when to use each. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stacie- Dee has a soothing demeanor and genuine empathy for her family law clients. She is someone you want on your side when going through the trauma of a divorce, both as a counsellor and someone with the experience and legal knowledge to assert your rights."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartly endorse Stacie-Dee Motoyama. Don't let her calm, quiet demeanor fool you. In the years we have been partners I have witnessed again & again her passionate support & determination to her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stacie-Dee's work as a Family Law attorney is outstanding. Her knowledge of the law, local rules/procedures, and local legal community is extensive. She is a tireless advocate for her clients and regularly out-works her competition."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stacie-Dee is an outstanding family and juvenile law attorney. Her commitment to her clients, and her work with the Dispute Resolution Center, is evidence not only of her talent, but also of her compassion."
Family Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stacie-Dee does an outstanding job in representing her clients' interests. She is smart, thoughtful and hardworking. Judges and court personnel consistently compliment her work. She obtains good results for clients whether through negotiated settlements or litigation. "
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Olympia Divorce and separation Lawyer Stacie-Dee Miyoko Motoyama
Stacie-Dee Miyoko Motoyama
Divorce and separation Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 33 years