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Ryan Rothermel

Family Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.9   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
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About Ryan

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I believe my role as an attorney is to provide my clients with all the information necessary to understand their legal rights in family law. I focus on providing both fair representation and open communication with my clients to keep them informed about their case at all times. My goal is to keep the often emotional and complicated family law matters as stress free as possible while still providing zealous advocacy when necessary.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

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Location

The Petersen Law Firm
1104 Main St Ste 640
Vancouver, WA, 98660-0001

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Crystal | June 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable & Professional
We hired Ryan for what ended up being an almost 2 year battle with my husband's ex wife. We had a great experience in him, and his candid, no-nonsense approach and communication. Ultimately we came out with what we had hoped for, against the odds. We would definitely use him again, and recommend him.
Posted by John | December 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very proffesional and knowledgeable
Ryan did a great job for me. I recently went through a divorce. Ryan was very calm and professional throughout the process. His calm demeanor and extensive knowledge helped guide me through the process. I would highly recommend Ryan and will consult with him again if the need arises.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice
After a consultation with Ryan Rothermel, it was clear to me that I wanted Ryan to represent me. He outlined all available legal options and the associated pros/cons. Knowing I had an excellent attorney (which had my best interests in mind), made the process less intimidating and overwhelming. Ryan kept me informed at every fork in the road, as well as what decisions I would likely encounter in the future. I highly recommend Ryan Rothermel, as his experience and candid communication was exactly what I needed.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2018
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Awesome to work with
We retained Ryan Rothermel for our child custody case. Never working with a lawyer before I wasn't sure what to expect. Ryan is thorough knowledgeable and explains things perfectly. I was very thankful to have him on our side to get the case settled quickly.
Posted by Teala | February 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Ryan Rothermel
Ryan was a pleasure to work with! He was always open and honest with me, straight forward and to the point. Ryan helped me with my child support, parenting plan and relocation case; successfully! I highly recommend Ryan and his expertise and I would hire him again in the future.
Posted by Ryan | December 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy, even better Lawyer
I was trying to deal with my transition out of the military at the same time I was going through a divorce all while struggling with life in general. It was a very low part in my life. Scary! Ryan made the whole process very stress free. From the very beginning he was very good at listening to what I wanted to say what I wanted and responding back with the pros and cons of everything. He is very experienced and it goes beyond just a lawyer relationship. I felt like I was talking with a friend every time. He kept me up to date with what was going on and you could feel he was on your side. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without him.
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Posted by Kelly | December 15, 2017
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Best Attorney...
Ryan was very knowledgeable about my case and I felt he was well studied on the Law and knew just how to help me. I never felt alone through all of this, if I called the office he always got right back to me, or one of his staff.. although It was a very stressful time Ryan always had the right thing to say to ease my concerns. I have recommended him to others and feel his work is thorough and nothing left unattended.
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Posted by Cindy | December 10, 2017
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Great Attorney
Ryan did a great job getting me through my divorce. He and his staff were responsive to my questions and "emergencies" at each step along the way. I felt confident that I had competent and professional, fair representation in a not so elegant situation. I also appreciated Ryan being conscientious in keeping costs down where we could. I would hire him again and also would recommend him.
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Posted by Ryan Heine | December 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honest professional Attorney that listens to what his client wants it does his best to obtain it
From the time I first met Ryan the conversation was good. He basically told me I did not need to hire him for what I was trying to accomplish which was the beginning of his honesty. From that point I did hire him and it was worth it. He was very straightforward and understanding of my ideas of what I wanted. He explain the possible outcomes and solutions clearly. I would and have already recommended him to people.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
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Very helpful!
Was helpful and very pleasant. Would use his services again should I ever need them. Nice to have someone look out for you and take care of all the details.
Posted by Rick | September 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Recently, I had made the very difficult decision to proceed with a divorce, and was referred to Ryan through my companies employee assistance program. Right away, Ryan was able to provide a very clear outline of the process, and what I needed to do to fairly and equitably complete the process. Even though my wife and I entered the process as a joinder of petition, Ryan was my attorney first and foremost with my best interests in the forefront. At the end of the day, I was extremely satisfied with the representation, honesty, and integrity of the entire group. Cost wise, I was extremely happy with Ryans ability to keep costs in check. Thank you so very much for taking care and easing us through a very difficult and emotional process. If anyone out there needs an honest and reasonable representation, Ryan and his staff are a great choice. Regards....R
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Posted by Teresa | August 25, 2016
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Third party temporary custody case
Ryan Rothermel is a wonderful lawyer helped us thru our case always giving us good advice. Was always available for questions and his staff is outstanding also. Highly recommended he is honest and has integrity.
Posted by Linda | August 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy client
Ryan and his staff wete very polite and professional. They always answered my questions quickly and allevated my fear. After my consultation I knew that everything was going to be ok. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Solid, competent, kindly
My lawyer was able to get me a very quick divorce, in a fairly straightforward case. My ex-husband was REALLY in a hurry, and Ryan's office was very accommodating. Ryan was able to get some private details about the separation agreement kept out of the public record. The costs were minimized by use of communication via email and fax and phone. He was compassionate and non-judgemental, even though I was the respondent.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • The Petersen Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Licensed Personal Banker
  • First Merit Corporation
  • 2008 - 2011

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Defiance College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
  • Defiance College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re: Ceslee Ritchey, Respondent V. Frank Ritchey, Petitioner
  • The trial court's decision was reversed.

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Attendance Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Introduction of Tiffany Couch Presenting Forensic Accounting CLE
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Ryan
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is an honest and well respected lawyer in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having worked on the other side of a case from Ryan Rothermel, I endorse this attorney's work. He is smart, efficient, and professional."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan is a competent and conscientious attorney. He zealously represented his client in the matter we had together while maintaining professional courtesy and respect."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan diligently and fiercely represents his clients all while remaining professional and amicable in his interactions with opposing counsel. I endorse Ryan for individuals in the Vancouver area who desire excellent representation."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is great attorney and works hard to get fair results for his clients. He is always prepared in court and will take the time to make sure he knows the details of every client's situation. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan is professional, kind, diligent, and a highly effective advocate for his clients. He approaches his cases with individualized solutions tailored to his clients' needs. It is obvious that Ryan cares about his clients. He is a pleasure to work with!"
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ryan is a diligent attorney who takes the time to truly understand his client's cases and explore all avenues with them. He fights diligently in the courtroom and ensure they client is fully apprised of their case throughout."
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Vancouver Family Lawyer Ryan Rothermel
Ryan Rothermel
Family Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 9 years