Sound advice. Affordable rates. Excellent service.
I've been practicing law for over twenty years, most of it in Thurston County, with occasional sojourns into neighboring counties such as Mason and Lewis. Family law has always been my emphasis. I became a family law Guardian ad Litem in 2011, and now frequently serve as a mentor for new GAL's. For a time, I accepted court appointments representing minor children in dependency cases.
Client satisfaction is my top priority. I strive to remain highly accessible at all times, whether it be by email or telephone. I do my best to return every client's call promptly. I'm also mindful of the financial impact the case has on the client - hiring a lawyer is expensive, but the costs should not be unreasonable or exorbitant. I believe in educating the client along the way, both regarding the law and the process, so that they may make an informed decision about their case. I believe that the best outcomes are the agreed ones, but I do also spend plenty of time arguing my client's position in court when a reasonable agreement cannot be reached.
I love what I do and consider myself fortunate to be in a profession that allows me to help people in such a profound way. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and vigorously pursuing various fantasy baseball or football league championships. I live in Olympia with my two children.
|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|
|Owner||Dewitt Law PLLC||2017 - Present|
|Title 26 Guardian ad Litem||Taylor Law Group, P.S.||2011 - 2017|
|Associate Attorney||Taylor Law Group, PS||2011 - 2017|
|Associate Attorney||Morgan & Bartholomew||2005 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Thurston County Bar Assocation||Member||2002 - Present|
|Thurston County Bar Association - Family Law Section||Chairperson||2017 - 2018|
|Mason County Bar Assocation||Member||2009 - 2016|
|Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services||Vice President||2008 - 2009|
|WSBA Young Lawyers Association||Greater Olympia Area Trustee||2005 - 2007|
|Thurston County Family Law Section Newsletter||Various articles regarding family law||2018|
|De Novo||Financial Planning for Young Lawyers||2006|
|Seattle University School of Law||Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Nevada-Reno||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|
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