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Roger B. Madison Jr

Family Attorney at Tumwater, WA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Roger Madison

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1985
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details

About Roger

Learn Roger’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

  2. Family
    We offer tough, results-oriented, representation to people who find themselves in family law disputes in a wide range of areas: · Divorces and Separations · Property Settlements · Complex Financial Issues · Business Valuations · Pension Plans and Stock Options · Finding Hidden Assets · Tax Implications · Community/Separate Property · Non-traditional Relationships · Child Custody/Parenting Plans · Domestic Violence Restraining Orders · Pre-marital Agreements

    24 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    We handle a wide range of disputes for our clients, from consumer protection act claims against unscrupulous businesses to contract disputes.

    39 years

Roger Madison is an experienced business and family law practitioner, with over twenty years’ experience. 

An honors graduate of both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, Roger has the knowledge, drive and “real world” experience to help you achieve your goals.

Family Law Experience

 Roger has argued business and family law cases at both the trial and appellate level in Washington.  He has achieved favorable results for his clients in a wide range of family law matters, including:


 · Divorce

· Property Settlements

· Child Custody/Parenting Plans

· Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

· Paternity


With his extensive financial background, Roger understands complex property matters which frequently are at issue in divorces.


Business Law Experience

Roger has founded or co-founded five companies, taking one of them public.  He was honored as the 1996 “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Puget Sound Business Journal and has appeared on CNBC, Dow Jones and other business media. 

Roger has structured numerous financings, from small business startup capital raises of less than $1 million to transactions of over $100 million.  He has successfully represented businesses in a wide range of disputes, from distribution issues to contract matters and more.

Whether you’re starting a new business, raising capital, making a purchase, considering a merger or acquisition, or need help with a business dispute, Roger can help you.



Madison Law Firm, PLLC
2620 RW Johnson Blvd
Suite 104
Tumwater, WA, 98512

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Posted by M.R. | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I decided to hire Roger & his firm in December of 2017 to help assist me in 2 separate cases with my daughter’s fathers in establishing parenting plans & child support modifications. Roger was the second attorney I hired due to my first lawyer not being able to focus on my cases fully in order to get them moving forward. After about 10 months of getting nowhere, I started my search for another lawyer, which was Roger. There is no doubt in my mind that I picked the best lawyer and his team to assist me with what would become a very long grueling process. Both of my cases ended up being very highly litigated and almost reached the point of trial. I remember being in shock that within a matter of a few weeks after hiring Madison Law Firm, Roger and his team had accomplished more on each of my cases than my first lawyer did in 10+ months. The entire time Roger kept me informed as to what was going on. He was always on time when we had court and appeared very professional. There were a few times where I became very emotional and frustrated. Roger always kept me focused on the facts as well as what we were trying to accomplish for my daughters and I. His team is extremely professional and well organized. Having to go through this process is not easy by any means however; I feel having the best lawyer by your side is everything and that is Roger. I would highly recommend Roger and his team to anyone who is in need of help and feeling overwhelmed in their current situation. He will give you his honest opinions and will definitely fight to help his client for the best possible outcome. I cannot express enough my sincere appreciation for all the hard work that Madison Law Firm did to help me. THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING! M.R.
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Posted by CC | April 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DVPO and Divorce
Roger helped me through a very dark time. When false accusations kept me from my children and my business, he fought hard and listened to what I needed. My case was very complicated, and it would have been very easy for the opposing party to turn a lawyer against me, but I was honest and forthcoming with my situation and Roger used that to help me get the very best results. He was very helpful and kept me on the right track. I never felt like I did not know what was going on or what would happen next. I can't thank Roger and his team for everything they did to help me!
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Posted by kristina | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great attorney
Mr. Madison is a great attorney who went above and beyond for my case and I will never forget all that he has done for me and so happy I won my case and everyone at Madison law firm are really nice and professional and I would highly recommend Mr. Madison
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2015
I highly recommend Roger. He is my current divorce attorney. He knows what he's doing and very helpful. He is understanding of my matter and never lets anything shake him. Very professional
Posted by Tammy | May 17, 2012
very satified
Mr. Madison and his staff were very respectiful, quick to respond to email and voice messaging regarding questions and concerns or I had during my divorce proceedings. He and his staff were respectful to what outcome I wanted from my divorce and they worked hard on my behalf making sure that I received my outcome.
Posted by Annette | December 21, 2011
Very thankful!
It's been a year since my divorce was finalized, I hired Mr Madison 3 years ago, but it took 2 years for my divorce to become final. Mr Madison was very patience and kind and kept me informed throughout the divorce proceedings. My husband of 27 years wanted me to walk away from our marriage with nothing. Roger saw it differently and fought for my part of his retirement, that we started over on equal finacial footing and he also made sure that I was set up with life long spousal support. So, if you are looking for a good lawyer who will take time and walk you through the trial step by step, look no further, Roger Madsion is your person. Mr Madison, thank you again for everything you done for me!
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Posted by Joe | August 30, 2010
Roger did a great job
Roger did an excellant job with my case. Kept on top of everything and was very upfront and informative. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Marilou D. | August 27, 2010
Modification of PP and Child Support
I will hire Mr. Madison again. He's very thorough with my case and I've learned so much about the family court case and the lingo. I highly recommend his service to anyone. I am the kind of person who likes the responses right away, and he does as quickly as he can.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2010
Divorce Attorney
I interviewed and met with a few attorneys before selecting Mr. Madison. I selected him because he treated me as if I mattered and was not just another typical divorce. He worked hard during the entire process and allowed me to make decisions while guiding me with advice and the law. He always answered my questions and had paperwork completed in a timely manner. I hope I never need him again but would gladly recommend his services
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Posted by Brenda | August 23, 2010
Legal representation at its finest!
Mr. Roger Madison and the paralegals in his office were very sufficient and efficient in handling my case. As I became impatient, the reassurance I was given that all was being handled in a timely manner, became quite evident as my case progressed. Mr. Madison is very professional in his mannerisms and treated me as if I were his only client when I stepped into his office. I appreciated that very much as a divorce is hard enough in the first place. Mr. Madison and his paralegal(s) give a very warm, welcoming presence when entering the office which is what I believe professionals should strive for at the very least. My calls were returned in a respectful, timely manner. I got through almost every single time I called, even on weekends. That was probably “bad clientele” on my part but it happened, and Mr. Madison was a gentleman through and through. In my honest opinion, I believe Roger Madison to be honest and forthcoming. He is not one to “beat-around-the-bush” so-to-speak, and I appreciate his willingness to take on my case full force without deception or manipulation as a means of “winning cases”. He is trustworthy, kind and I absolutely recommend his services. He was willing to put himself out just to help me during a difficult time in my case and for that I believe him to be honorable and a selfless man. I hold him in high regard. As for the money, everyone who hires an attorney knows it is going to be a steep cost. That is how it is. With Mr. Madison I was able to afford to retain him because of a small retainers fee which is hard to find in most attorney’s offices. I could not have gotten through my divorce without his and his paralegal(s) assistance. I will definitely retain Mr. Roger Madison again if I need to.
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Posted by Mitchell | August 23, 2010
John Mitchell Blum
I came upon Mr Madison after seeking advice and help from numerous other sources who felt I had a case but wanted 5000 dollars up front before they even considered. I was recently seperated and disabled. I had no job, no money, no hope,.I was waiting for SSI to come thru and Roger took my case. He took it for an amount I could afford and thru the 2 long years he was patient and kept me informed of my case, kept me advised and was always responsive when I needed him. The case was won in my favor. Something else I would address to those potential clients who might be Christians, I posed Roger some tough situations because as a christian I did not always chose the path he expected, but he followed my wishes and respected them which you'll find rare in his culture. I would be proud to recommend Roger Madison to anyone, and consider him to be "MY Lawyer" whom I will go to when in need of legal support.
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Posted by Sarah | August 23, 2010
Roger Is Amazing! We Love Him!
His so incrediably amazing! I trust him like he is a father to me. He won my case and protected my children from child abuse! He is intelligent, friendly, caring, honest, and just like a close friend of the family now! I reccomend him to EVERYONE!!! He is a wonderful man! We love him!
Posted by George | August 23, 2010
George Graff
Very good experience working with Roger. He kept me informed and always found answers to my questions, Divorce is a tough experience and I would have preferred not to need him, but I was very glad to have found him.
Posted by Lisa | August 23, 2010
Child Custody
This law firm was always very friendly and helpful. Mr. Madison was very knowledgable and was always on top of my case. He obtained needed information/facts for me. After I moved to another state, he was able to get my case moved over to the new state in which I now live. Himself or his office would always return my calls very timely and would answer any question that I had. I honestly don't know what I would have done with his office!! I highly recommend them to anyone who wants professionalism and experience.. If I still lived in Washinton I would definately retain his services again if I ever needed them again! I won my case!!
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Posted by Tina | August 23, 2010
Recommending Roger B Madison Jr
At a difficult time in my life Roger stepped in and got the job done! He is very smart, honest and hard working. It relieved me of much worry and stress so I could get on with my life. I would most definitely recommend Roger B Madison as a great attorney!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-305 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 5.9 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Reprimand issued in WA, 2020
updated on 12/31/2020

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Suspension issued in WA, 2006
updated on 08/22/2010

This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Roger's comment: “In 2001, I made the mistake of accessing my former girlfriend's Hotmail account by guessing her password to recover an expensive ring I had given her and which a court had ordered her to return. This led to a six month suspension of my license to practice in 2006. I cooperated fully with the bar association, and I deeply regret this lapse of judgment. In my 25 years of practice, I have received no other discipline from the bar association.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Madison Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Casabyte, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2007
  • General Counsel
  • Spectrum Wireless, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • CFO
  • Spectrum Wireless, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Roger Madison, Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - 2007
  • CEO
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Chairman
  • Ride, Inc.
  • 1994 - 1997
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  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Harvard Business School
  • MBA
  • 1985
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse Roger
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roger and I had the opportunity to work together on a challenging child custody/modification case. He advocated very effectively for his client without making a difficult case worse. We successfully resolved the case to the satisfaction of both of our clients. Roger's commitment to having a successful outcome was was one of the keys to making it happen I've watched Roger in court and his is always well prepared, professional and disarmingly effective. I would call Roger a "smooth operator." No tricks, no hype, just damn fine lawyering. I endorse this lawyer."

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Tumwater Family Lawyer Roger B. Madison Jr
Roger B. Madison Jr
Family Attorney
Tumwater, WA
Licensed for 38 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details