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Scott T Ashby

Family Attorney at Richland, WA

4.9   72 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 19 years
    Arizona - AZ 30 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    34%
    We help families through divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), division of property, abuse, establishment of parentage, relocation, and modification of existing visitation and support orders.

    31 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Child custody
    33%
    We help families through divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), division of property, abuse, establishment of parentage, relocation, and modification of existing visitation and support orders.

    31 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    33%
    We help families through divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), division of property, abuse, establishment of parentage, relocation, and modification of existing visitation and support orders.

    31 years, 5,000 cases

Scott Ashby grew up on a farm in Quincy, Washington and has always valued his familial relationships.  Growing up, he enjoyed spending time with his family, growing his relationships and loved competition. He found an outlet for that in sports.  He was never a great athlete, but for everyone who knows him, he loves to win—and hates to lose!  As he grew older, his competitive nature extended to school and then his career.

After graduating from Central Washington University and then Cornell Law School, He was recruited by big law firms to work for big businesses.  For 17 years he worked in a firm with more than 1,500 attorneys in offices around the world.  He was a high-stakes litigator, and he sued big businesses on behalf of other big businesses so that shareholders could have more profit.  He was exceptional at it.  But he felt more and more dissatisfied because he wasn’t really helping people.  Because of that, he left a comfortable position at the very large firm and eventually opened his own firm so that he could help people.

Family has always been important to him, so he focused on helping families.  He has been married for almost 36 years and has six children and twelve grandchildren.  When he opened his own firm, he started helping people who were going through the toughest times in their lives—divorce and child custody battles--and he developed an approach that was different than most attorneys.  In his firm he dedicated himself to look to his clients’ future, not just their past.

The skills he developed as a high-stakes business litigator he adapted to his family law strategies.  With his forward-looking approach, divorce, separation or child custody proceedings can be the beginning of a brighter, more fulfilling future.  Instead of taking a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to your family law matter like most attorneys, Ashby Law carefully considers your situation, provides options, and works with you to plan and execute a strategy to help you on your way to a better and brighter future.

Even though your family will change, Ashby Law can help conduct your divorce or custody dispute so that your family can continue, so that your child can comfortably invite both of you to his/her wedding, and so that you can be a part of your grandchildren’s lives.  By taking a healthy approach, you can continue to be a good example to your children.

 

Every case is different, but to Ashby Law, it is also personal.  Ashby Law can help plan and conduct your case so that your future will be better, brighter, and complete.


 
Reported Cases:

Reynolds & Reynolds Co. v. Universal Forms, Labels & Sys., Inc., 965 F. Supp. 1392 (C.D. Cal. 1997); In re Corporate & Leisure Event Productions, Inc., 351 B.R. 724, 726 (Bankr. D. Ariz. 2006); Braspetro Oil Services Co. v. MODEC (USA) Inc., 423 F. Supp. 2d 680, 681 (S.D. Tex. 2006) aff'd sub nom. Braspetro Oil Services Co. v. Modec (USA), Inc., 240 F. App'x 612 (5th Cir. 2007); Mach 1 Air Services, Inc. v. Garcia, CV-08-0911-PHX-FJM, 2008 WL 3200777 (D. Ariz. Aug. 6, 2008); Roosevelt Irr. Dist. v. Salt River Project Agr. Imp. & Power Dist., 810 F. Supp. 2d 929, 936 (D. Ariz. 2011) Cobiz Bank v. Grace Capital, L.L.C., 1 CA-CV 10-0826, 2012 WL 587031 (Ariz. Ct. App. Feb. 23, 2012)

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Location

Pacific Northwest Family Law PLLC
1359 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA, 99352
Pacific Northwest Family Law PLLC
30 W Main Street
Wall Walla, WA, 99362
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220 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  72 customer reviews
Posted by Eunice | February 14, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Good work
So far have had a great experience. I feel like my case is being taken care of with the greatest care and I’m hoping for a quick resolution.
Posted by Jeremy | February 6, 2024
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Happy
Everything is going as planned. I appreciate all the hard work.............................................................
Posted by Leslie | November 10, 2023
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Happy
Amazing to work with during the initial call. Made everything so easy and so understanding and friendly.
Posted by Jasmine | September 13, 2023
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Smooth and quick process
PNW Family Law provided amazing service. They accommodated my tight timeline and guided me every step of the way. Thank you Scott & team!
Posted by Cesar | July 27, 2023
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Happy Service
This firm has outstanding and amazing representatives and was very informative and helpful through out my case, we achieved our goal and I would highly recommend PNW family law out of Yakima.
Posted by Pedro | April 29, 2023
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Feliz
esperiecia con la oficina de Pacific Northwest Family Law asido muy satisfactoria la atención y el respeto con el que te reciben al llegar oh llamar ala oficina es una muy buena experiencia le agradezco infinitamente por el apoyo profesional que me an brindado y recomiendo cien por ciento sus servicios siempre atienden tus llamadas y te responden tus dudas manteniendo una buena comunicación y muy profesional
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Posted by Robert | April 25, 2023
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FELIZ
This firm provides fast and good service I recomend them. Thank you very much for everything.
Posted by Miguel | March 28, 2023
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Feliz
Definitivamente recomiendo a Pacific Northwest Family Law me ayudaron de principio a fin, muy honestas en su trabajo y muy buena comunicacion. Muchas gracias por todo.
Posted by Nicholas | March 13, 2023
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Happy
I'm in the military and the process has been very smooth while my military training and hectic schedule.
Posted by Maria | February 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
buen servicio
Hay varias cosas que me gustaron de esta oficina para empezar la atención al cliente es lo mejor. Segundo hablan espańol y me explicaron todo bien en mi idioma. Tienen un modo muy bonito yo los recomiendo mucho.
Posted by Matilde | January 27, 2023
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Feliz
Me gusto la eficiencia , la comunicación y sobretodo la transparencia en manejar los casos. En Resumen 100% recomendado.
Posted by Karen | January 12, 2023
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Good service
I like the communication that regards to my case. Thank you so much for the help.
Posted by fredy camacho | November 14, 2022
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Feliz
El servicio con PNW family law me encanto por que son muy honestos en su trabajo, en realidad les importa el cliente. Otros abogados nomás te dicen lo que quieres escuchar y PNW family law no, ellos te cuidan y resuelven tu caso de una manera profesional y rápido. En realidad les importan sus clientes. Muy amables y bien servicio.
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Posted by Omar | October 13, 2022
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Good
Great service from this office definitely recommend. I appreciate the service.
Posted by Jessika | October 13, 2022
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Happy
They were always on top of my case and very helpful. I would recommend. Thank you so much.
Posted by Guadalupe | September 29, 2022
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Happy
We had a Great Experience with Pacific Northweast Family Law. They were very helpful and gave us what we needed.
Posted by Esmeralda | September 14, 2022
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Buen Servicio
Este bufete me ayudo a terminar mi divorcio cuando llevaba mucho tiempo sin poder terminarlo. Me encanto que son muy profesionales y saben trabajar rapido.
Posted by Coraima | September 13, 2022
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Good Service
This office was so great in helping me understand my case. They are on top of their cases, their communication is great and their customer service is amazing. Truly took care of me.They were able to get the Parenting Plan that I wanted.
Posted by Yolanda | September 13, 2022
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Contenta buen servicio
Lo que me gusto es que Karina siempre estuvo muy atenta conmigo y estuvo comunicándose conmigo a menudo. Sentí la seguridad con Karina siempre me aseguro que todo estaría bien. Ganamos mi corte de manutención de menores que el padre fallaba a pagarme.
Posted by Jose | September 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
feliz
Integridad, confianza, respeto, profesionalismo y sobre todo el trato al cliente.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ashby Law PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bolliger Law Offices
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Jaburg & Wilk
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Of Counsel
  • Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP
  • 1995 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Fennemore Craig
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Central Washington University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CO v. JO
  • Father held in contempt and ordered to pay fees.
  • DH v. MS
  • Successful in obtaining order allowing relocation.
  • LS v. MS
  • Favorable property division and maintenance order for wife
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Associations

  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Arizona Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • N/A
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern Washington
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Benton-Franklin Counties Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cornell Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Washington
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Specialization--Business Law
  • Cornell Law School
  • 1993
  • Editor, Managing Editor
  • Cornell Law Review
  • 1992
  • Associate Editor
  • Cornell Law Review
  • 1991
  • William O. Dougas Honors College
  • Central Washington University
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Arizona Registrar of Contractors Newsletter
  • Construction Dispute Resolution
  • 2005
  • Practical Lawyer
  • PRE-BANKRUPTCY FORECLOSURES AFTER BFP
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Law Conference
  • Construction Litigation
  • 2004
  • International Law Conference
  • Expert Consultants in Litigation
  • 2003
  • Construction Law Conference
  • Working with Experts
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (40)
Given (64)
Endorse Scott
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a dedicated advocate with an exceptional level of legal and procedural knowledge."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott cares about his clients and works hard to advocate on their behalf."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott has great insights into the human soul. He's able to see the best in every situation and relentlessly work to make his client's lives better. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"One of the most genuine people I've ever met. A strong and confident litigator with years of experience. But more importantly someone who believes in empowering clients to reach the best results."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"A very insightful attorney with years of experience. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Scott. He is a truly phenomenal attorney, who cares about his clients and their future."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is experienced and knowledgeable!"
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Scott as a fellow law firm owner. I know Scott to be a professional, compassionate and dedicated advocate for his clients and the continual improvement of his firm."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Other
"He is well-respected in the legal community, a true advocate for his clients and their families."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is an amazing practitioner! He really cares about his clients and I would highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is an excellent attorney with an outstanding reputation in our community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"Scott's knowledge of the law is exceptional. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is dedicated to finding the best solution for his clients and finds a way to help them create a positive future."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart and dedicated."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is fully committed to providing his clients excellent service."
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