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Julie A. Twyford

Divorce and separation Attorney at Spokane, WA

4.6   59 reviews

Licensed for 43 years

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Attorney Julie A. Twyford has been practicing law for nearly 40 years and has handled numerous jury and non-jury trials throughout her career. She is currently a board member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is also the founder of Spokane Attorneys For Equality (SAFE), a local criminal defense organization. She frequently speaks at Continuing Legal Education classes on a variety of topics, including search and seizure, misdemeanor practice, jury selection, and ethical considerations. She is well known throughout the state of Washington for her criminal defense, divorce, and family law service.

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Licensed for 43 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/25/2022

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Posted by Nathan | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, honest and straightforward. Focused on long term success and my families best interests
I recently hired Julie and Mark for a 2 year long divorce case. It was very difficult for me and my family but they were there every step of the way. I appreciate their honesty and straightforwardness. They focused on what is best for everyone involved long term. Our case was very contentious but Julie and Mark did a great job of finding some middle ground we could all agree on without going to trial. Everyone on their staff is very kind and helpful. I highly recommend them and have already referred them to some of my friends who needed legal help.
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Response from Julie Twyford May 31, 2019
Nathan, Thank you very much for the kind words. We are so happy we were able to assist you during such a difficult process. Thank you very much
Posted by Francine | August 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely works for her client
I hired Julie for my divorce after a long term marriage. It was a pretty stressful time and Julie helped me through the negotiations. She is really the one who will work hard to assure you that you are treated fairly.
Posted by Jason | September 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Very happy with their service. Easy to get hold of; quick service and great results.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best!
Julie owns the courtroom and everyone in it. Dont go anywhere else. They are going to be the best investment for your future. They saved mine thats for sure.
Posted by Guy | September 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Julie and her team are by far the best attorney's EVER, her staff is also as experienced as she is! I can't imagine someone else holding my future in their hands besides Twyford Law Office!!!
Posted by Addie Thomas | August 21, 2020
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Child Custody Case
Julie Twyford told my story very factually. It was a very complicated domestic violence case. I felt for the first time in 13 years understood and heard. She gave me a legal voice for my three children for our protection. She knows the law and sticks to facts. Julie was truly a blessing in my life.
Posted by Christopher | June 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Julie and Mark (at Twyford Law) are awesome. They are extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I've had nothing but good experiences with them and their entire team. Before seeking them out I had always assumed that Family Law rarely went in the favor of the father. They have proved my assumptions wrong! If you are a guy involved in Family Law "drama" give them a call! They will talk straight and tell you what you need to hear and not just what you want to hear.
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Posted by Breanna | March 24, 2020
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Will fight for you!!!
I hired Julie for a family law matter and I couldn't be more pleased with the work that was done on my case. Julie is an extremely knowledgeable and aggressive attorney and she fought to get my family and me the best outcome possible. Given the opportunity, I would absolutely hire her office again!
Posted by Debra | March 3, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional and skilled attorney
I contacted the Twyford Law Office for an inheritance issue. Julie was efficient and knowledgeable resulting in a favorable resolution. I would recommend her to anyone needing a qualified attorney. If needed I would definitely hire her again.
Posted by Connor | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
So grateful for the help!
I recently went through a divorce and I could not be happier that I was referred to Julie. Her experience allowed my family to go through a difficult time as seamlessly as possible. I felt like the best interests of everyone became achievable due to her counsel. I will only be recommending her in the future!
Posted by Jim | September 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney-Cannot Overstate Her Value
I hired Julie and Mark for my divorce after a long term marriage. I was so unsure of what were my rights and what I was entitled to. I was worried that I was going to be left with nothing. They both worked so hard and fought for me. They always kept me in the loop and helped understand the decisions we were making. I ended up being able to continue my life and am not destitute. I ended up being very comfortable, which is a huge relief. I highly recommend them and Twyford Law Office
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Posted by Clint | September 15, 2019
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Twyford is a dependable representative for any fare and honest case!
I recently worked with one of Julie's associates Mark Castle in her office. It's clear the Twyford office is a team who upon taking your case will ensure compassionate and dependable representation. I can't recommend a more honest attorney who's staff represents what she's made of.
Posted by Joshua | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best!
Julie Twyford and Mark castle are by far the best attorneys in Spokane Washington. The judge was asking her questions I kid you not! Her staff was absolutely incredible as well she is worth every penny. I was up against the worst abuse allegations and financial bankruptcy and She completely turned everything around. Thank you for saving my life and my future!
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Posted by Breanna | August 16, 2019
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The best!
Oh my gosh I hired Julie Twyford after a 30 year marriage when I had not worked. She got me everything I wanted and then some! You will not go wrong hiring her!
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Julie helped me out with a really ugly custody issue. She knew the best way to handle my situation and how to get me the best possible results. I will only use Julie if I need a lawyer again. Highly recommend her to anyone needing a strong advocate.
Posted by DJ | August 1, 2019
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Kind and Professional
A friend of mine got represented by Julie. I have never met a lawyer I liked until I met Julie. Throughout the whole legal process she was professional, nice and really work with my friend to get the best out come possible.
Posted by Zack | April 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yes, hire an attorney
If you're wondering if hiring an attorney is really worth it-yes. Flat out yes. There is no way I could have been able to handle this myself. Julie and Mark in her office were beyond incredible. If you're looking for a team that has your back and makes you feel secure and heard, you've found the right office. This is a stressful process and they make sure to ease that as much as possible.
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Posted by Diane | March 30, 2019
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From Felony to Misdemeanor!
Julie Twyford really went to bat for my son's momentary lapse of reason. I did my research, read the reviews, and chose her. My son's case went from a felony with possible jail time and a heavy fine, and/or community service and probation to a misdemeanor and just a light fine! She knew all the players... the judges, and the prosecutors. She knew just how to handle everything! My son and I live in California; she handled the whole thing with us in another state. He didn't have to appear for the arraignment, she and her very friendly staff handled that. She negotiated hard with the prosecutor. When the time came for my son to appear before the judge, the prosecutor's arguments fell short against Julie Twyford's skill and experience. We are so, so grateful and I can't thank her enough for the gift she persuaded the court to give my son. Without her representation, I know this had a good chance of going the other way.
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Posted by Dan | August 25, 2018
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Best Attorney and Firm
Julie and her firm are top notch. They really care about their clients and obtaining the best possible results. They helped me and my family vacate a bogus conviction. They also helped with some much needed estate planning to be prepared for the future. I cannot recommend Twyford Law Office more.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Could not be more thrilled
I could not be more thrilled with Julie handling my case. Not only did I feel like she cared, but she was going to handle everything. If you're looking for an attorney, you found the right one.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Twyford Law Office
  • 1990 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Office of Evans, Kraven, and Lackie PS
  • 1984 - 1990
  • Public Defender
  • Spokane County Public Defender Office
  • 1977 - 1984

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • State V. Michielli
  • Dismissal of most charges

Associations

  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Spokane Attorneys For Equality
  • Founder
  • N/A
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Vice President
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Associations of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Associations of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Associations of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb (Top Divorce Attorney)
  • Avvo
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Six Different Sections of the Fundamentals of Misconduct
  • 2012
  • Spokane Attorneys For Equality
  • DUI Law
  • 2010
  • Criminal / Misdemeaner Defense CLE
  • Bar Complaints
  • 2010
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ethics - Cars and Crime: Electrify Your Defense
  • 2009
  • Dynamic Complexities in Family Law
  • Witness Protection
  • 2009
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Ethics Potpourri
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (4)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a brilliant trial attorney and a tireless advocate for her clients. I would refer family and friends to her (and have!), and I would hire her myself. I highly recommend her and her staff."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the Spokane Area. If you have a question regarding criminal defense or family law—Julie probably has the answer. She is passionate and competent. I would send my friends to her. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Professional, knowledgeable, and a no-nonsense advocate for her clients. Julie is an excellent attorney and someone I'm happy to recommend."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Without a doubt one of the best lawyers in Spokane. She is an amazing advocate and really cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had a couple of family law cases against Julie in Adams County. She is a very strong advocate for her clients and maintains a good reputation among other lawyers in the community. I have referred clients to her in the past and will continue to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor, I have worked across the table from Julie on multiple cases, and found her to be hard-working, a tenacious litigator, and someone who is thoroughly knowledgeable and cares deeply for her clients. I endorse her for these qualities without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in Spokane. She is very experienced in all criminal matters and is well respected by Judges and prosecutors. I highly recommend Julie."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a tenacious fighter for her clients. I have had cases with her as a criminal defense attorney and against her as a deputy prosecutor. I always knew I had a fight on my hands when she was on the other side; it's a much better experience to have her on my side when we have co-defendants together."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. As a former prosecutor, i opposed Julie several times. She is smart, dedicated, and formidable in trial. I have worked with her defending serious federal cases. She is a great, zealous advocate. She is a leader and has earned great respect from the judges, the defense bar and the prosecution. I am proud to work with her and have referred cases to her with confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Julie for over 28 years and have had the opportunity to work with her on occason. She is one of Spokane's premier criminal defense lawyers and always gives her clients 110%. It is my pleasure to endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. You can't go wrong with Julie in your corner!"
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Spokane Divorce and separation Lawyer Julie A. Twyford
Julie A. Twyford
Divorce and separation Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 43 years
Free Consultation