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Gina Marie Bissell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Olympia, WA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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About Gina

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I have been in private practice in Olympia since 1992, as an associate attorney and as principal of my own law firm. My practice emphasizes Family LawAdoptions and Estate Planning.
I am trained as a collaborative lawyer. I am a member of the Washington State Bar Assn., Thurston County Bar Assn., and its state and family law sections, and have served as the president of the Capitol Chapter of the Washington Women's Law Association.  I am admitted to practice in local, state and federal courts.


Bissell Law Firm
1226 State Avenue NE
Olympia, WA, 98506

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Posted by CHRISTIE | November 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I Highly recommend Gina
Gina was always on top of what was going on with my divorce. I was in a very bad place when I met her and she was able to guide me through while protecting me from being railroaded by my ex. She is professional through and through and does not stoop to low blows as my ex's attorney did. Nothing made her loose her barring and kept me from loosing mine. She is worth every cent!
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Posted by Eric | March 27, 2020
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Outstanding Lawyer, Well worth ever penny!
Gina is professional, timely, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. She handled my case extremely well and Informed me of all my options. She also took my views and wishes into consideration while working for me. I would not hesitate to call her if you need legal help! She was very highly recommended and truly stands out in her profession.
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Posted by Josh | October 29, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Gina helped me to establish a parenting plan when the other parent wouldn't co-operative. She is effective, thorough, and professional in all aspects, and most importantly produces results. I would highly recommend her as an attorney for all family law related cases.
Posted by Anne | January 6, 2018
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Thorough, expedient, knowlegable, fair
I worked with Gina on my dissolution, including a parenting plan. She was always quick to respond to my emails and thorough in her explanations. She set realistic expectations for timelines and outcomes. She is an experienced professional, and it shows.
Posted by Amy | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My Hero!
Gina was my attorney for my dissolution and assisted in a child custody matter that happened later. She was amazing throughout the entire process. She was quick to respond, clear in her instructions to me and she even offered a shoulder to cry on when everything we were hoping for happened and I was finally able to let go of all of the stress! She's the exact right mix of aggressive and compassionate. She looks out for her clients and the families as a whole. She's my hero!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2013
If you want great advice go to Gina Bissell
I used Gina as my attorney. I went to her because I heard that she stands up for her clients and what they want. My ex was making several over the top allegations regarding inappropriate touching of our children and domestic violence. My children were taken from me, until I hired Gina. Gina was able to figure out what kind of tests I needed to take to clear my name and get my time back with my children. She was also able to get this testing done quickly because of the several professional contacts she has in the community. Because of Gina, I was able to get divorced and keep the stress of the divorce down so that my children were not affected too much. I as a father, have 1/2 time with my children and I have been able to move on with little complication. The other thing is that after talking to several friends, I am finding out that Gina's attorney fees were substantially lower than the attorneys they hired and she got me more time with my children. I appreciate everything that Gina and her assistant did for me.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 290-290 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bissell Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Taylor Law Group, PS
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Owner
  • Bissell Law Firm
  • 2002 - 2008


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Washington Women Lawyers (Capitol chapter)
  • 1993 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 1992 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • College course panel
  • General Family Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gina for the entirety of my legal career and also have had the pleasure of working with her in the past. She is an effective litigator and has exceptional writing and research skills. She is pragmatic, experienced and more than capable of resolving cases either in court or in mediation. I have had many cases against Gina as well as with her as co-counsel; I have and will continue to refer matters to her as I am confident in her skills."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gina is a compassionate, skilled and well respected attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gina and I have been co-workers for the last year or so, but prior to that, I had the pleasure of handling numerous family law cases with her over the years, and I always found her to be reasonable, straightforward, and easy to work with - though at the same time always a strong advocate for her clients. I had the opportunity to observe her preparing for a tough dissolution trial recently, and I was impressed by her hard work and commitment to the client."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gina Bissell is a great attorney for families. What I personally like most about Gina is her love for children. Gina recently had a very successful case where she made an incredible impact in a family's life, restoring a child from an abusive home to her loving parent. Gina knows the law very well, has a lot of integrity, and works hard for her clients. That is why I highly endorse her as an attorney!"

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Olympia Divorce and separation Lawyer Gina Marie Bissell
Gina Marie Bissell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 31 years