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RICHARD L. BARTHOLOMEW received his undergraduate degree and his J.D. from the University of Washington.  From 1975 to 1977 he was in private practice in Seattle.  From 1977 to 1980 he worked for a legal services program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, directing the program during his last year there.  In 1980 Mr. Bartholomew returned to his native Washington and practiced for three years with Cordes, Cordes, & Younglove in Olympia.  He and his current partner, Patricia L. Morgan, formed their firm in 1983.  Mr. Bartholomew has been a pro tem family court commissioner, a pro tem judge, an arbitrator, a guardian ad litem, and a mediator in family law cases in Thurston County.  He is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Washington State Bar Association and the Thurston County Bar Association.  He is a past chairman of the Thurston County Bar Association Family Law Section, and has been the Legislative Coordinator for the Family Law Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association (a volunteer position) since the fall of 1997.  He has been a member of the WSBA’s Legislative Committee (another volunteer position) since 2005.  He was the Family Law Attorney of the Year in 2000.    His practice has always emphasized family law.


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    41 years

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Rick for over 12 years. He is the Family Law Exec. Committee Legislative Liaison, an outstanding lawyer who does a wonderful job for clients and has great insight into all things legal. Besides that, he is knowledgeable in world travel.


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1415 College St Se
Lacey, WA, 98503-2655


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