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Zachary C Ashby

Divorce and separation Attorney at Richland, WA

4.8   46 reviews

About Zachary

Learn Zachary’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    The decision to divorce is one of the most important in your life. Done in the right way, divorce can lead to positive changes in your life. I work with clients to protect their children, their finances, and their futures.

  2. Adoption
    25%
    Adoption is one of the most beautiful things you can do to cement the family bonds that have grown without legal interaction. I help step-parents and non-step-parents complete the adoption process so that their family can be united under the law.

  3. Child custody
    20%
    Time is key to raising your children right. Every child needs their father and their mother to be in their life to grow into the adults they were meant to be.

  4. Wills and living wills
    15%

  5. Trusts
    10%

I became an attorney because I wanted to provide a better life for my family and help my community at the same time. Our core philosophy is that strength in the courtroom creates opportunities outside it for our clients.

With the help of my dad, I started Pacific Northwest Family Law to do just that in Washington State. We are building an incredible team of attorneys who are eager to win for their clients. Our offices are in the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, and Spokane and we plan to open more offices.

We currently help clients in the following counties: Benton/Franklin, Spokane, Walla Walla, Columbia, Grant, Adams, Yakima, King, and Pierce counties. Families all over Washington State are finding success through our commitment to taking the unknown out of the family law process and helping clients understand their options, best strategies for achieving their goals, and ways to improve their relationships outside of the court process.

With a doctorate in Iberian and Latin American Cultures from Stanford University (yes, you can call me doctor) in addition to my legal training at Brigham Young University, I offer clients experience in clear-headed, practical thinking about ways to handle family crisis.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 7 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Zachary

Pacific Northwest Family Law
1359 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA, 99352
Zachary C Ashby
220 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
Zachary C Ashby
216 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA, 99353
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Posted by Darol | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Good service
My wife and I were long overdue to get our Estate Planning put together. Nothing like a pandemic to get you motivated. Wasn’t sure where to start and all the documents we needed so I reached out to Zach Ashby at Pacific Northwest Family Law. Zach was super helpful and guided us through the process to make sure we had all the documents we needed for our family situation and the time of life we are in. He didn’t try to just rush us through the process. He was patient and answered all the questions we had no matter how off the wall they may have been. I highly recommend Zach Ashby and this firm to help you get your Living Will and other Estate documents in order.
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Posted by Rachel | October 27, 2022
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Good Service
super informative, honest and amicable. Always answered any questions I had and responded promptly. I would highly recommend Pacific NW family law for any famoly divorce case!
Posted by maria leticia | July 25, 2022
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buen servicio
El servicio que este bufete me brindó fue de lo mejor. Excelente servicio al cliente y resuelven tu caso.
Posted by Monica | June 29, 2022
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Bien
Estoy contenta con el servicio de este bufete, porque me contestaron todas mis preguntas, fueron muy amables y siempre teñían alguien disponible en español.
Posted by Ramona | June 28, 2022
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Buen Servicio
Me encanto el servicio con Pacific Northwest Family las por su amabilidad y servicio al cliente.Son muy atentos y te ayudan a resolver tu caso.
Posted by Jose | February 13, 2022
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Satisfecho
Pnw family law me ayudo con mi caso de divorcio en el condado de Yakima. Me gusto mucho como atienden, la atención, como explican y el servio al cliente. Estoy satisfecho
Posted by Maria | February 11, 2022
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contenta
PNW family me ayudo con mi caso de separación en el condado de Adams. Me gusto mucho la atención y la comunicación al cliente. Me resolvieron mi caso.Estoy contenta con los servicios.
Posted by ALMA | February 9, 2022
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CONTENTA
PNW family law me ayudo con mi caso de divorcio en el condado de Yakima. Me encanto que hablan español y la attencion al cliente. Me encanto el servicio.
Posted by Ana | July 12, 2021
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Great Service
Pnw family law helped me with a third party custody action in Adams County. They have the best customer service. Very attentive thats what I liked the most. I feel very happy that I reached out to them for help.
Posted by Irma Corona Knisley | July 12, 2021
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Highly Recommend!
Thank you too the Pacific Northwest Family Law team, I am so grateful we came to you with our family adoption needs. You were very clear, answered all of our questions, and addressed all concerns. We are beyond thankful to have you all in our lives and we thank you for making our kid's dreams come true. You have made this adoption so seamlessly easy and have worked very hard for our family.
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Posted by nicandro | July 9, 2021
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good work
Pmwfamilylaw help me with my parenting case in Franklin county I like that they have a great customer service, I feel in very good hands, definitely I would recommend them.
Posted by Pedro Fierro | June 25, 2021
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HAPPY
Pacific Northwest Family Law helped me with my divorce and custody case. My was in Benton County. Pacific Northwest did everything correct for me, they fought for everything that I wanted regarding my parenting plan. I feel extremely happy and satisfied with their services.
Posted by Chelsea | February 6, 2021
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Divorce With Children
Zachary Ashby and his team at Pacific Northwest Family Law have been extremely helpful and successful in my case of divorce with children. Very responsive and have answered all of my questions in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend!
Response from Zachary Ashby March 8, 2021
It was a pleasure to work with you and I am glad we got a good result.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2020
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Excellent Service
I came to the law firm seeking guidance and help with my child custody case that was becoming complicated. The legal team I have was exception and went out their way to help and provide satisfaction. I would highly recommend this law firm!
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2020
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Buen abogado
Anteriormente obtuve servicios con PNW Family Law en 2018 por un asunto de divorcio. Volví con ellos sobre el mismo asunto porque estaba muy contento con sus servicios. Son muy buenos para comunicarse con sus clientes y manejar sus casos. Son profesionales y luchan por ti. Tienen un personal increíble que habla español y son muy conocedores de la cultura mexicana.
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Posted by Toni | December 10, 2020
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Great
PNW Family Law has taken good care of me. My legal team Zach and Karina have always been on top of my case and communicative with me. They go above and beyond even after hours to make sure I am well taken care of. I would highly recommend them.
Posted by Irma | November 30, 2020
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Helped with our adoption.
Thank you Pacific Northwest Family Law, especially my amazing team Sandra Mendoza and Zachary Ashby. I am so grateful we came to you with our family adoption needs. You were very clear, answered all of our questions, and addressed all concerns. We are beyond thankful to have you all in our lives and we thank you for making our kid's dreams come true. You have made this adoption so seamlessly easy and have worked very hard for our family.
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Posted by Crystal | November 16, 2020
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Great experience!
I had an amazing experience with the legal team At Pacific Northwest family law, I had a case with DCYF and was worried about keeping my daughter during a legal dispute, and I worked with Zac and Sandra, they were both very responsive and there for me when I needed them the most. Very professional and I would definitely recommend them for any one needing legal assistance in family law.
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Posted by Maria | November 13, 2020
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Professional, kind, supportive
I hired Pacific Northwest Family Law to help me with my divorce. Not only did they provide immense support but also took care of me and got me what needed. I was really happy with the outcome of my case . I would recommend them to friends and family.
Posted by Casey | November 11, 2020
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Pnw family law thank you.
PNW family helped me with my case. They are communicative and very knowledgable. I liked that they listened to me and took all of my concerns serious. I highly recommend them.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pacific Northwest Family Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ashby Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Intern
  • Ashby Law
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Spanish Intructor
  • Stanford University
  • 2009 - 2011
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Stanford University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 2013
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • In re the Marriage of Warnaca, No 17-3-00025-7, Benton County Superior Court, WA (2017)
  • We were able to resolve financial issues and establish a fair, long-distance parenting plan
  • In re Marriage of Moreno, No 16-3-00323-1, Benton County Superior Court (2017)
  • This case went to trial where we were able to obtain a great result for our client.
  • In re the Marriage of Aguilar, No. 15-3-50004-6, Franklin County Superior Court, WA (2017)
  • Client was able to obtain a more fair division of marital assets.
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association Familiy Law Executive Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Washington State Supreme Court Limited License Technician Board
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Washington Bench-Bar-Press Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Rotary International District 5080
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Washington State Bar Association, International Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Assistant Scout Master
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Ancient Law Foundations Association, BYU
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Stanford Catalan Group
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
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Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017

Publications

  • Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal
  • Editor
  • 2015
  • Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal
  • Editor
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSBA CLE
  • Relocation: Recent Development and Strategy
  • 2019
  • Collaborative Law Information Seminar
  • Collaborative Divorce vs. Traditional Divorce
  • 2018
  • CLE
  • Case Management Techniques
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (34)
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Zach is a dedicated advocate, but he is also someone you can work with to resolve a difficult case without unnecessary conflict."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach truly cares about his clients and is a knowledgeable family lawyer. He will work hard for you on your case. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Zach is a great person and a great attorney. He is thoughtful and kind. He is always positive, and strives to do what is best for his clients. His dedication to his practice is evident from his success and reputation in the community. I'd recommend him to everyone."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zach is a knowledgeable and caring attorney whom I've had the pleasure of working with. I endorse this attorney."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zach is a caring and thoughtful attorney who will help you keep your family's long term well being at the center of your case. I endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Zack is a tremendous attorney. Having worked with him, I've seen the passion he brings to his clients coupled with a strong knowledge of the law. He knows that family law is about creating workable solutions and doesn't have to be a mud slinging contest."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He was very effective in court on a matter we worked together on. I highly endorse Zach!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He is kind and compassionate. He has exceptional legal skills and great strategy!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Zachary is a phenomenal lawyer and a great person. He is very knowledgeable and always caring for his clients. In the time that I have known him, I have seen him grow both personally and professionally."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Zach is a hard working and dedicated to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Friend
"Zach is an all star. Top of the chart."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hard working and intelligent."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Zach has an excellent understanding of family law and produces superb research in his field. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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