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Constance Macalpine Locklear

Litigation Attorney

5.0   11 reviews

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About Constance

Learn Constance’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Variety of complex civil litigation.

  2. Family
    Focus on "non-traditional" families including unmarried couples, LGBTQ relationships, polyamory, and other family dynamics.

  3. Appeals
    All civil appeals including administrative appeals.

My favorite cases are pre/postnuptial and co-habitation agreements.  Putting together an agreement like this allows a family to have the hard conversations as a team, rather than as adversaries.  I've found a well prepared family unit doesn't require my services again. 

In every case, whether agreed or extremely adversarial, I do my best to see that my client and their family remains as emotionally, psychologically, and financially intact as possible.

In my free time, I'm an avid baker, care-taker for abused and abandonded dogs, and professionally trained bar tender. I enjoy spending weekends hosting game nights or hiking with my partner and the dog.

Licensed for 8 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/25/2022

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5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Lilia ZM | May 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
100% Recommended!
Five stars to Constance and this Firm. Thank you so much for such prompt, professional, kind and great service. I highly recommend Constance! She delivers!
Posted by Misty | December 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic legal counsel
Constance went above and beyond to help me with issues that no one else could help with. She was originally my counsel before she moved and was no longer practicing in Thurston county, but she enabled me to find representation in a timely manner that I would not have otherwise had. She is a caring, knowledgeable, and fierce attorney. I would highly, highly, highly recommend her.
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Posted by Gail | October 5, 2021
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Professionalism with personality
Constance and Alex made a fantastic team in assisting with my divorce. Both were professional and thorough but did not waste time and therefore my money. Constance gave sound recommendations based on years of experience working with the Snohomish Court system. I encourage anyone going through a divorce to take advantage of Constance's skill and knowledge to obtain the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Jack | April 16, 2019
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Excellent Outcome
Ms. Locklear represented me in a complicated Divorce/Custody case. She is professional, engaged, and motivated. She helped me tremendously. Constance and her paralegal Liza, helped me to obtain much more parenting time with my son than I dared even hope for. I strongly recommend them!!
Posted by Jolene | February 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Better than I ever imagined!
Constance represented my son in a custody case after a bad break up, the ex was trying to keep his daughter from him. He was hopeful he could get shared custody but that seemed unlikely knowing the mother is generally favored in WA. Constance focused on the child’s best interest at the hearings, she knew the judges and tailored her arguments to them. In the end, he got shared custody exactly what he asked for and most importantly what was best for the child. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by DH | January 30, 2018
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Great value, great firm, amazing lawyer!!
I was initially referred to Constance from another lawyer who spoke highly of their firm. Not going to lie, I was a bit apprehensive at first as Constance showed only having practiced for only a few years (compared to others with 10+ years of experience). But I met with Constance and immediately felt comfortable with her. I was able to explain my situation and she understood what I needed and had a strategy of what needed to be done. She was very responsive in replying promptly any time I needed to ask a question, and while most of the time we were able to communicate through email (to help keep costs down), she was easy to schedule a face to face meeting when needed. On the court date she was very confident and professional, and well prepared. She successfully represented me in court and even though it was a trial by affidavit, we won the trial. Bottom line, she did an amazing job and I would recommend her to anyone that needs an aggressive lawyer that I feel cares about your case and isn't just looking to bill you dry. Even though she may not have a ton of years of experience, don't let that fool you. She is worth every cent. While I hope to not need a lawyer again, if I do, she will be the person I hire.
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Posted by Svenja | September 28, 2016
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Constance is the best!
We used Constance to settle a landlord dispute concerning a deposit being withheld. She worked very efficiently and had things settled within days. Highly recommend!
Posted by Heather | August 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Constance is amazing!
Constance assisted me with a parenting plan issue. She did a wonderful job of carefully explaining the law and reviewing my options. She was very supportive and let me know what to expect as the case moved forward. With her assistance we were able to negotiate an agreement that everyone was comfortable with; and most importantly, was truly focused on the child’s best interest. I would not hesitate to work with Constance again and would recommend her to anyone dealing with a family law matter.
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Posted by Gregg | August 10, 2016
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Constance Locklear saved my future!
Constance came in at the last minute and turned around an attempt by my wife's lawyer to blindside me into a non-contested settlement. Rather than liquidating income earning assets, we negotiated for a lifetime retirement fund. It was a good result for both parties. Constance was tireless in her legal research and fact finding. Constance made an uncomfortable situation bearable with her great attitude and office demeanor. I only regret that the case is closed because I miss meeting with Constance.
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Posted by Michelle | February 18, 2016
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Constance Macalpine Locklear my lawyer, my friend
Having to go through a divorce was hardest thing I've ever had to go through in my life. I feel so fortunate to have had Constance Locklear represent me during this time. It was so important for me to have faith and confidence in my lawyer and Constance exceeded all my expectations. My divorce was not fast or easy. There were times when I was being bullied and intimidated and Constance did everything within her power to protect me. I have and will continue to consider Constance not only my lawyer but also my friend. I highly recommend anybody needing representation to hire Ms. Locklear! Sincerely, Michelle
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Posted by Ron | February 10, 2016
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Sound, wise counsel.
Constance Locklear guided me through the dissolution of my marriage with a perfect blend of focused advocacy and wise, practical realism that saved me much time and money. Having now gone through this experience, I know that I received the best partnership from legal counsel that one could hope to have.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 290-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Genesis Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Cascade Legal Solutions, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Tuohy Minor Kruse PLLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Redinger Law Offices, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2016
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Marriage of Eve Snider Anderson and Judah Stroud
  • Our client prevailed at trial and Division One Court of Appeals


  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Excellence in Courtroom Advocacy
  • The Order of Barristers
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Seattle University School of Law's 1L Mentorship Program
  • Mentorship
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Constance
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I'm always pleased to work "across the table" from Ms. Locklear. She is professional, courteous, and solutions-oriented."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Constance was great to work with as opposing counsel. She was very responsive and while the matter was highly contested, Constance remained diplomatic and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Ms. Locklear on opposing sides of a family law matter. Ms. Locklear was, at all times, professional and courteous. She is knowledgeable, diligent, and was fair. I highly endorse Ms. Locklear and for potential clients seeking representation in a family law matter, you can be confident that Ms. Locklear will help you successfully navigate your case and, when necessary, she has the skills, intelligence, and strength to fight to protect your interests and advance your goals in your case. It was a pleasure to work with her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Constance is a thoughtful and skilled attorney! She goes out of her way to work with Clients of all kinds and she is very savvy. I'd recommend any client or attorney work with her."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Constance is exceptionally dedicated to her clients, ensuring they are aware of their likelihood of success in proceedings. When I encounter clients with difficult family law issues, I refer them to her."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Hard working and passionate... Constance is dedicated to her job. I would endorse and recommend her anytime."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Constance is fantastic. She is a passionate and knowledgeable advocate, and she is always striving to provide the best possible representation for her clients. I regularly refer clients to her, knowing they will be in good hands."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Constance is an excellent attorney with impeccable knowledge of all facets of family law. She knows how to effectively advocate for her clients, whether in settlement or litigation. I would not hesitate to refer clients to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Constance and can attest to the level of her dedication to her clients. She brings zealous advocacy, common sense and financial awareness to the practice of family law. She is compassionate and knowledgeable and a superb advocate for her clients. She will help see you through to the changes you want to see and experience in your life."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Constance was amazing for my family member. He was being harassed by his landlord and Constance mediated a happy resolution. I worked with her on this case, so I have first hand knowledge how incredible she is and what a hard worker she is for her clients. Thanks again, and as an attorney, I will always refer Constance for any landlord/tenant issues."
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Litigation Lawyer Constance Macalpine Locklear
Constance Macalpine Locklear
Litigation Attorney
Licensed for 8 years