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Paul Christian Posadas

Family Attorney at Olympia, WA

4.2   26 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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About Paul

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Paul Posadas has litigated family law cases for close to a decade. While his experience includes all facets of divorce law, he is particularly skilled at working with high asset individuals on their custodial needs and the complex financial issues regarding their estates and business interests.

Paul approaches every case in a straightforward manner in order to achieve the most efficient results for his clients. He recognizes every client has unique circumstances and handles each case differently, but always with the client's goals in mind. He settles cases in a traditional fashion when appropriate and, when not, he is always prepared to take the case to trial.

Paul received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he participated in the Family Law Clinic representing low-income clients in the greater Chicago area. He joined Morris-Sockle, LLP in 2006. Paul draws on his expansive knowledge to help his clients navigate through the legal process and to ensure the best possible outcomes for them personally and financially when their cases are completed.

While Paul's primary practice is in Thurston County, he regularly litigates cases in Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor Counties.

Paul currently lives in Tumwater with his wife, Jacquie. He is a casual foodie and cook, speaks Tagalog, and enjoys cycling and learning new languages in his free time.

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Paul Posadas, Divorce Lawyers for Men
2011
Named among The 10 Best for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017.
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Location

Morris Sockle Posadas, PLLC
3025 Limited Ln Nw Ste 200
Olympia, WA, 98502
Divorce Lawyers for Men
3025 Limited Lane NW
Olympia, WA, 98502
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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | July 14, 2023
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Divorce attorney
Paul (and Nancy Hull) helped me through a divorce recently and were excellent. They both had a calm, methodical approach that helped me emotionally and financially in the end. I am grateful for their services which were more affordable/reasonable than expected also.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2022
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Great Lawyer
I recommend him highly. He handled my case very professionally and did a great job.
Posted by Michelle | May 6, 2022
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The right attorney for a complicated case
I just completed a lengthy and high-conflict divorce with Paul Posadas and Kaylene Taylor as my counsel. This case had every possible twist and turn imaginable (GAL, multiple evaluations ordered by the court, lay and professional supervision, restraining order, etc.). This has been the longest and most exhausting period of my life. There was so much uncertainty and chaos caused by the opposing party, I spent many anxious nights awake wondering what fresh hell would come next. Thankfully, I knew that Paul and Kaylene had my back. I knew that Paul would keep the long term goals in mind and drive our case forward. I knew he would give good advice and explain his reasoning in a clear manner. I knew he would argue my case in a way that the judges would understand our position. I knew that Kaylene would respond to my calls and emails no matter how minor, often with a bit of professional levity that was greatly appreciated. I knew that Kaylene's eye for detail meant that nothing would slip through the cracks. I knew we would get out from under this marriage with my dignity intact. And that is exactly what happened. I highly recommend Mr. Posadas and Ms. Taylor to anyone in a complex divorce/custody situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2021
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Great lawyer!
Fought for me and my son through a difficult divorce and custody battle. Hands down the best lawyers to have on your side! I’ve met with plenty of other office and worked with them. Nothing compares to the service you’ll receiver from Morris-Sockle. Paul and Korey are the best and have no doubts when deciding who should be your lawyer. This is your answer! I wish I had someone connect me with this firm earlier.
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Posted by Daniel | December 23, 2020
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Outstanding Family Law Attorney
Paul has been my lawyer through all 7 years of a contentious divorce and parenting plan. In that time he has shown unparalleled knowledge, skill and ability, seeing me through many significant legal battles versus my former spouse. Because of him, I have my sons in my custody and my 2A rights. He is courteous, quick witted and meticulous in his strategy and approach to court procedure. His insight, ability and stellar track record place him in an exceptional category above his peer group. You absolutely want Paul on your side!
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Posted by Jamie | November 17, 2020
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Professionalism, communication, results
I needed to file a major modification of my parenting plan due to safety issues in the other household. I received Mr. Posadas’ name through recommendations from trusted friends and members of the legal community and he exceeded my expectations in every way. He ultimately delivered an agreed order that was fair, protective, and in the best interest of our daughter, avoiding a trial. Specifically, Mr. Posadas’ communication was prompt, clear, respectful, and (with opposing counsel) assertive. I never felt in the dark, there were no phone calls or emails of mine left unanswered, and even at the time of initial consult, he never plied me with promises of best-case scenarios. Mr. Posadas had a plan and was extremely competent and professional in executing it. If you are looking for a Thurston County family law attorney who is experienced, tough, professional, ethical, and respected by his peers to represent you through a difficult family transition or crisis, I don’t think you could do better than Paul Posadas and his excellent team of paralegals and office professionals.
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Posted by Ryan | June 25, 2020
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UPFRONT and HONEST
I had no issues at all with this Firm. They were informative upon the initial free screening and were up front about their prices. No matter what they were doing they always made time to take my call and answer my questions. They consistently kept me up to date on the status of my case and performed flawlessly even while trying to get divorced during COVID-19 restrictions through the courts.
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Posted by Chris | June 15, 2020
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Professional, Straight-Forward, Honest
Paul represented me through an fairly contentious divorce proceeding that went all the way through to trial. Paul was reassuring every step of the way, and helped keep me at ease throughout a difficult process. Being from the east coast, I prefer a much more adversarial strategy in legal matters, but Paul's approach was spot on. He doesn't focus on the sniping - he focuses on the facts and the law and wields them artfully in court. In fact, in hindsight, his strategy yielded pretty strong results. Every time we stepped into court on a motion hearing, I came out with more time with my kids. And at trial - I was awarded most of what I requested. Paul is extremely organized, and despite his large caseload, he was always prepared for my case. I appreciated that he always seemed on top of things, took copious notes, and stuck to his strategy of the facts and the law. Finally, Paul kept me sane. My ex repeatedly pulled stunts with the children, and my anxiety was always at the next level. Through all my anxiety and stress, it was talking to Paul that made me feel better about the case because he always reminded me of the facts and the law and what could and couldn't be done. I have referred - and will continue to refer - my friends and acquaintances to him for legal services.
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Posted by Dave | February 14, 2020
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Tenacious Professional
If you want to succeed in your case, this is the firm you want. I had (what I thought) a complicated and very sensitive case involving custody, relocation and and and and.... I would not have made it through without Paul and Syndi's continuous efforts, compassion, and straight forward tenacity. I knew I needed a good lawyer - the best. We paid for the best and got the results we wanted. NOW, I currently live in NY, with 100% custody of my children. This would NOT have been possible without this firm. Paul and Syndi's professional experience kept me grounded when I needed to be, fierce when I had to be, and motivated when I was down. If you truly want fair and honest representation, dedicated work ethic, experience, and above all to win - then this firm is bar none the best!!
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Posted by Joseph | October 16, 2018
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Fast and Efficient!
Fast as lighting but meticulous and smart as Einstein. I came to Morris-Sockle and Paul because of a previous bad experience from another attorney. He met all my concerns and made sure I understood everything they were doing. I never felt like things were out of control. He and his staff would be my first choice again bar none (no pun intended).
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Posted by Devan | August 14, 2017
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Amazing guy!
He made my divorce smooth and assured he had my back 110% in any situation . Amazing guy and very professional!!! Thank you
Posted by Jennifer | May 17, 2017
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Real Heroes Don't Wear Capes...
Paul is officially my hero! My case was very complex and highly litigious. Thanks to Paul's strategy and negotiation skills, I got the best possible outcome in my case, which was better than I ever imagined would be attainable. I would and will recommend Paul to anyone and everyone who is facing a family law matter.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2017
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The BEST!!!
Paul is the best. He helped me through every step of my case. Answered EVERY question and concern I had. I highly recommend Paul!!!!!
Posted by Frank Barajas | February 18, 2017
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quality advice
I hired Mr. Posadas at the tail end of my case. Even after a decade and a half of dealing with support orders and parenting plans, my nerves were still on edge. Going to court to determine your financial future and your future as a parent has always been stressful to me. Mr. Posadas and his staff alleviated my stress with an honest assessment of my case. Knowing what my legal rights and legal limits are can go a long way to understanding family court. His advice and his help filling out the final support order were nothing short of fantastic. I hope to never again need an attorney, but if/when I do, I plan on calling on Mr. Posadas again. He and his staff are there for fathers who need someone to be their voice in a troubling time. Thank you Mr. Posadas and staff.
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Response from Paul Posadas February 28, 2017
Thank you Mr. Barajas, for your kind words and the opportunity to represent you in your family law matter. We appreciate your feedback and wish you the best moving forward and with your future endeavors!
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2013
Paul is Excellent !
Paul was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I had absolute faith in my attorney when going into the courtroom. While in court he was on top of the situation. His calm and professional style showed the entire case resulting in the judge deciding in our favor. I give paul the highest recommendation. His assistant was excellent, putting up with my many question and making me feel that my case was the highest priority. If you are truly in need, you could not make a better choice than Paul Posadas.
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Posted by Russ | February 17, 2011
Great guy, great lawyer
Like the Divorce Lawyers For Men slogan says, good lawyers doing good things for good men. Paul was a huge help during this hard time. Without him I would not have full custody of my 2 childen. He was easy to contact both through phone and email. His paralegal, Dennis was also always willing to speak to me whenever Paul was busy. Working with Paul was great and he's a very nice and caring person.
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Posted by Joseph | February 16, 2011
Really works for you!
Paul was very helpful in my divorce. He communicated very well and put up with my many calls, if he was busy, he would return my calls quickly and was very reassuring. During a very hard time, Paul helped me to stay positive and move on with my life.
Posted by Travis | September 1, 2010
What an amazing Lawyer
Paul was a Godsend!! Even when I got weak and tried to soften up, Paul kept me true to our course and focused on the longterm outcome. He communicated with me often and was always willing to talk about plans. I cannot imagine my life without him. I am a single Dad, active duty military, with custody of my 3 children because of him.
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Posted by Doug | July 30, 2010
Paul
Paul was polite and professional. He put up with me and helped me to jump through the hoops. Thanks to him, life goes on for me.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2010
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Had a fairly contentious parenting plan modification. Paul helped me out tremendously in correcting mistakes made by my previous attorney. High marks on communication, again, something I missed with my last lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Morris Sockle Posadas, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Morris Sockle Posadas, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • King County Bar Association - Pro Bono Kinship Care Solutions Project
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • King County Bar Association - Family Law Mentor Program
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Northwest Women's Law Center
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Family Law CASA of King County
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Chicago-Kent Law Offices - Family Law
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Legal Intern
  • Chicago-Kent Law Offices - Environmental Law
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • B v. O
  • Favorable to client
  • Z v Z
  • Favorable for both parties

Associations

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington
  • Associate Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Associate
  • 2008 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 2017 Premier Law Firms
  • Newsweek
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Dean's List
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2004
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • KISW Pain in The Grass
  • Divorce for Men
  • 2012
  • Training Seminar
  • Dos and Donts of Divorce
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (6)
Endorse Paul
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul's ability to plan more than one step ahead in complex litigation truly speaks to his experience and dedication advocating for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Lawyer, very knowledgeable, does his homework. Reasonable where appropriate, aggressive where necessary. Highly recommended!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a professional and zealous advocate for his clients. He is the right choice for anyone going through a divorce/separation/child custody matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent divorce and family law attorney. He cares about his clients and the results that he achieves for them. I enthusiastically endorse him and the attorneys who work him. He is a tireless advocate who always puts the best interests of his clients above everything else."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Paul on many difficult cases. He has always been professional, timely and well prepared."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure of working with Paul on a handful of cases over the last several months, and every single case has settled with little acrimony. He walks that fine line of advocating for his client while at the same time being respectful to the other side; he understands that the two are not mutually exclusive. A client recently told me that her husband was hiring Paul, whom she did not know; and I said "That's a good thing." Sure enough, that case is about to settle."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is always well prepared and he advocates zealosly for his clients. Paul is well respected within the legal community and he truly cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is an excellant Family Law attorney. He is well respected by other attorneys, and provides quality service to his clients"
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney and a true advocate for his clients."
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Olympia Family Lawyer Paul Christian Posadas
Paul Christian Posadas
Family Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 17 years
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