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Asa Chodesh LaMusga

Divorce and separation Attorney at Richland, WA

4.9   28 reviews

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About Asa

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Asa represents clients in family law matters, such as divorces and child custody disputes, because he finds that helping people through some of their most difficult and trying life situations to be incredibly rewarding. When Asa was young, he was raised primarily by his mother after his parents split up. His parents worked hard to ensure they could work together and do what was best for their child. While they never stopped working together, it was often a difficult process – from holiday disputes to child support issues, which has given Asa a deeper understanding of the clients he represents. Asa seeks an amicable resolution where possible in order to reduce conflict, maintain healthy co-parenting relationships, and reduce costs for clients while obtaining the best results possible. However, Asa enjoys litigation to hold others accountable as he understands that many people simply refuse to do the right thing.

Asa is licensed to practice law in Washington and Idaho, as well as federal court in the Eastern District of Washington. He is a member of the Washington, Idaho, and Eastern District of Washington bar associations.

Asa was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. While at the UW, Asa was a fellow at the Center for American Politics and Public Policy. Asa then moved to Spokane, Washington to attend Gonzaga University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in 2012, graduating early from the program. During law school, Asa was an intern at the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho and at University Legal Assistance. He then became an associate attorney at the Spokane law firm Russell & Hill, PLLC and then an associate at Clearwater Law Group in Kennewick, Washington. Asa is now a partner at Gravis Law, PLLC, in Richland, Washington.

In his free time Asa enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, spending time in the great Washington outdoors, trying new food, reading science fiction or American history books, and watching all kinds of movies.  

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Licensed for 9 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/30/2023
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/19/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Asa

Gravis Law, PLLC
503 Knight Street
Suite B
Richland, WA, 99352

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent, Personable, Organized
Very pleased with her serviced and that of his paralegal, Dulce. I had a complex divorce case which they handled capably. Would recommend without reservation.
Posted by Brooke | May 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Attorney
Asa treated me with compassion and kindness while acting as my advocate through the divorce process. He was a great communicator and kept me informed the whole way. When I needed to update my parenting plan due to an out of state move, he walked me through the process and helped me advocate for my daughter's needs.
Posted by Linda | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Esquire
I hired Gravis Law firm to represent me in a court case. Asa LaMusga Esq. was very compassionate and understanding concerning my representation. He satisfied all of my concerns with speed and consideration. I would again hire Gravis Law firm because of the outstanding representation of Asa LaMusga Esq.
Posted by Spencer | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Up front and honest
If you have found yourself in a tough situation in regards to marriage, and are considering hiring Asa as a lawyer; then I think you would be making an excellent choice. I met Asa through a simple consult. He was up front, honest, and very personal. He helped me understand realistic expectations and navigate the different paths available as a client. Asa was very patient with me and made sure that I fully understood the documents that were placed in front of me. For such a difficult time in my life, Asa did an excellent job helping me feel as if I was able to make progress. Since my divorce, I have used him for additional work and he has more than lived up to my expectations. He is the kind of individual that helps you realize not all lawyers fit the stereotype. He is kind, willing to help, and easy to talk to while making progress towards your goals.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made a difficult situation a smooth and seamless process
I highly recommend Asa LaMusga for anyone seeking representation for divorce proceedings. He and his office were always professional, prompt, and responsive all through out the process. They answered my questions and were proactive in moving things along and working with opposing council. They took the stress out of what is otherwise an emotionally difficult situation.
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Posted by Taylar | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend. Extremely happy with Services provided by Asa LaMusga
Asa did and got me everything I asked for. I’m very happy with him as my lawyer and very grateful to have him representing me. Asa was very professional and always answered any questions I had for him. Would recommend to anyone needing child custody help. A++ Thank you Asa!
Posted by Jerry | July 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asa - Divorce assistance
Asa was excellent in the entire process. There were no surprises and correspondence was reviewed prior to sending. I had a really even split with my spouse within 1% of current and projected income for 7 years. On the flip side we had a very aggressive apposing counsel. Asa understood my thoughts and my ex-spouse's thoughts. The process was as good as it can get. Asa helped me to make things happen in 8 months with everything. There is no question for who I will reach out to in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful and completely satisfied.
I dont normally do surveys, so this in itself is a statement. Divorce took a a long to finalize and go through. At the beginning he said he would everything he could to help me get through it. And he did just that. Sincerely a grateful client
Posted by hector | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
garza case
knows his job and performed it well and explained all to me without being asked. I didn't have to wait on Asa for any info or answers to my questions. great staff, helpful and caring.
Posted by Christian Diamond | September 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reduced our anxiety a huge amount!
My wife and I met with Asa to review my previous divorce decree, custody arrangement, and parenting plan. Asa calmly walked us through some options and plans for moving forward, and helped us to understand language that was included. He explained things in bite-sized chunks and helped us reduce anxiety about moving forward with attempting additional visitation time. I'm looking forward to working more with Asa!
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Posted by Heather | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, effective, 100% recommend!!
We hired Asa after being strung along by someone else. Asa took over the job ( parenting plan where the other side was not in agreement) and went above and beyond what we expected. He was straight forward, honest, made everything easy to understand, he was easy to get ahold of via e-mail, phone, or appt, and the best is he completed everything in a short period of time! We will recommend you to any and everyone, Thank you for everything Asa!
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Posted by Taun | September 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You can trust this attorney
Asa represented me in a Third-Party Custody case for my child. This case involved detailed case law and a complicated case history. Throughout the years, I had retained several attorneys for this case and I became familiar with the process of investing a lot of hope and a lot of money, only to sometimes end up feeling "stuck" and worried throughout the proceedings. Attorneys in family law often deal with the lives and futures of their clients' loved ones and Asa seems to have a genuine respect for this. I believe Asa has a great passion for law, (as does his legal assistant too!), and is in the best possible field for his character. Asa has a noticeably strong confidence, yet is very personable and down-to-earth. Asa's in-court presence is sharp and friendly, his preparedness for our hearing was (literally) remarkable and his arguments were really well articulated and strong. Outside of court, all calls and emails were always returned the same day or early the next morning. Asa answered questions quickly and he was very patient and easy to talk with. Asa was completely on top of the case, and that was such a relief after years of worry before him! Asa is just simply a very good attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest Hard Worker
Asa represented myself and daughter in a major modification of a parenting plan. He was straight forward & honest through out the entire process. After watching many lawyers in court, I consider myself lucky to have had him represent me. His communication is excellent and clear. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He gave me hope
I am so greatful that Asa took my case to help me through a difficult divorce. My child's wellbeing was a great concern to me but as I met with Asa he gave me hope. There is no one I would want or trust more to help me walk through this very difficult time in my life. His kindness and compassion has been amazing! He took the time to break down each element of what I needed to understand and gave me the best choices that would benefit me best. Asa is someone you can trust! If you are in need of a exceptional attorney that is also kind and compassionate I couldn't recommend him more.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He cared
He wasn't just doing his job. He was really on our side and really cared. I had to put a restraining order on someone. Although I did not "need" a lawyer, we still wanted to make sure it was done right. At one point I was in tears do to the upcoming hearing, I don't do well with stress, and he took my call and told me what he felt. And possible outcomes. He was available when we needed him and a true pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Angelika | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asa was one of my first lawyers!
I am in a custody battle with domestic violence included and the father filed in his county the same time I filed in mine. Asa not only helped get the case dismissed in the father's county but helped get an unnecessary restraining order against me to my son lifted and I got to see my son again, rightfully so! He was clear and responded to emails and phone calls promptly, if he didn't hear from me, he called to let me know he was trying to get in touch and would email as well to ask when a good time to speak would be. He is thorough and very was there every step of the way from the get-go to get exactly what I wanted done. His paralegal, Shelby, was very kind as well! Thank you so much, Asa! If anyone I know ever needs a lawyer, I will definitely be recommending you to them!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
He understood my issues and provided different perspectives about it from a legal standpoint, for me to make informed decisions. Easy to talk with and empathetic!
Posted by Patrice | July 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and well versed
My initial contact was a consultation but I will be hiring Asa. He validated my legal concerns and ideas knowledge of the issues surrounding my case.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
Asa is overall a very welcoming, friendly man. I appreciate all his hard work with all the paperwork to get my case going. I would be so lost with what to file, where to sign, what to say. I can not thank him enough. We won my case!
Posted by Wayne | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Versatile/knowledgable
Asa helped us with a complicated start up company. He counseled wisely, researched quickly, and acted in a timely manner. We were impressed with Asa going above and beyond by alerting to possibilities we did not know existed. Great person to work with!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-285 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal and Chief Performance Officer
  • Gravis Law, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Principal and Managing Attorney for Family Law
  • Gravis Law, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Clearwater Law Group
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Russell & Hill, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Contract Attorney
  • Garden City Group
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Gonzaga University Legal Assistance
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Defenders Of Eastern Washington & Idaho
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Program Coordinator of Student Technology Fee Committee
  • University of Washington
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Felony Drug Charge
  • Diversion
  • Divorce
  • Favorable
  • Assault Charge
  • Stipulated Order of Continuance
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Associations

  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Benton-Franklin County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Benton-Franklin County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Gonzaga School of Law Criminal Law Society
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Fellow
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Local Hero Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Fellow
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • People's Choice Award - Presented to Gravis Law
  • Tri-City Herald
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (51)
Endorse Asa
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Asa combines his experience and hard work with an ability to connect with people. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Asa has a broad understanding of family law and is a systems type lawyer who is concerned about moving cases through the process but also a caring person with a good sense of humor."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Asa is a great advocate and professional. He fights for his clients and maintains a high standard of practice in family law. I do not hesitate to refer people to get advice from Asa. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend and endorse Asa. We have worked together in multiple capacities and I have referred many of my clients to him for services related to his family law practice. I know Asa to be a conscientious, friendly, and professional attorney who is a powerful advocate for his clients. With the team that he manages at Gravis Law, I know that he is capable of handling any case, big or small."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Asa is extremely knowledgeable and works hard for his clients. He is always prepared and provides excellent counsel for those he represents."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Asa is an excellent attorney, but he is also someone you can work with to resolve a case without unnecessary conflict."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Asa is a hard-working and passionate attorney. He is well respected in the legal community and is an attorney that gets the job done. I am happy to refer cases to Asa and I endorse him as an attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Asa as a lawyer, but he is a nice guy, as well. He is genuine and down to earth, and I have no reason to doubt his legal ability and legal knowledge. I refer cases to Asa and Gravis Law without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After observing Asa in court many times, it is obvious he is a very effective litigator that truly cares for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Other
"Asa is clearly dedicated to his practice. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. There is no case too big for Asa. His work ethic is unmatched."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Asa is everything you want an attorney to be. As an attorney who has had to litigate with him, I have found that he is always on point, cares for his clients, and is a powerful advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Lamusga is a pleasure to work with. He is a zealous advocate for his client while carefully picking his battles and finding a fair middle ground where he can. I proudly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Asa is a highly respected professional in the local legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Asa is well reasoned and logical in his approach to resolving client issues. He is a staunch advocate for his client but balanced and approachable; I endorse him as a fellow lawyer in our community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Asa Lamusga is a knowledgeable and personable Attorney. Its a pleasure to work with him."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Asa has worked effectively in the legal field for four years, during which time he has helped clients achieve their goals in a wide variety of legal matters. He is caring and passionate about his work and advocating for his clients. I have had the distinct honor of working with him in the tri-cities area."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Asa is a very talented and hard working professional in the Spokane legal community. I endorse him as a hard working and knowledgeable social security attorney."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Asa is a great lawyer and a great person. He handles his cases with compassion for his clients and a desire for excellence. I endorse this attorney."
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