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Gloria Backus

Divorce and separation Attorney

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Gloria McKinney

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
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About Gloria

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As a family law attorney, Ms. Backus understands that she is in a unique position to guide her clients through complex personal experiences and toward a brighter future. She focuses on creating a positive impact in her clients' lives by ensuring that she is always working towards their goals. Gloria understands that family law is intrinsically personal and requires more than knowing the law; it also requires an attorney to know people. Ms. Backus prioritizes building a relationship with her clients so that she can understand their goals. Attorney Backus knows first-hand how rewarding it is to help individuals navigate what is arguably the most challenging time in their life. She understands that the stakes are exceptionally high when working with families and, ultimately resolution is the key. When clients place their matters in her hands, they know Gloria cares and is looking for the best way forward for them and their families.

Attorney Backus attended Central Washington University and graduated in 1990 with her bachelor’s in law and justice, Magna Cum Laude. After earning her juris doctor, she began her career in government service and public interest as a Federal Prosecutor for the United States Government. She represented those who needed help the most but could afford it the least. As a Federal Prosecutor, Gloria learned to cut through the noise to address the real concerns and hopes of her clients.

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Posted by June | December 21, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
professional, efficient and personable
My experiences with Att. Gloria Backus were professional, efficient and personable through and through. She knows her craft and walk the extra mile for you. I am glad she replaced my original lawyer and she handled with utmost care and professionalism my case. I really appreciate working with people that care for you on a personal level instead of just handling you as a “case“. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Gloria is fantastic!
Gloria provided exceptional, professional legal services to me during my divorce. From our first meeting, she provided valuable advice and was realistic about what needed to be done. Gloria listened carefully, responded timely, and always kept me well informed. She worked well with opposing counsel. I am very grateful to her for being there for me at a difficult time. I highly recommend Gloria.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Envision Family Law
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Fiori Law Office, Inc.
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Armstrong Law, LLC
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Staff Attorney
  • Sexual Violence Legal Services of YWCA
  • 2016 - 2017
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Central Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • United States v. David Pecard
  • Win


  • Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Federal Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • CLEO Fellowship
  • Council on Legal Education Opportunity
  • 1990

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gloria fights hard to achieve the best results for her clients. She is compassionate and a dedicated advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gloria is very knowledgeable, very patient with her clients, and works hard for her clients' best interest. I endorse Gloria Backus!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Gloria is a strong advocate who works with her clients to achieve the best result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gloria Backus is a phenomenal attorney and top notch advocate for her clients. She is an incredibly hard-working and caring attorney who is relentless in her pursuit to achieve the best possible results for each and every one of her clients. I fully endorse and highly recommend this attorney."
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Gloria Backus
Divorce and separation Attorney
Licensed for 29 years