THE MOST INTERESTING THING IN MY PRACTICE NOW IS THAT WE ARE OFFERING A PAY-AS-YOU-GO/ LOW-RETAINER PAYMENT PLAN ON ALL OF OUR CASES, DEPENDENCY AND FAMILY LAW! FOR AS LITTLE AS $400 TO START AND $400/ MONTH, WE WILL HANDLE YOUR CASE FROM START TO FINISH!
I am really excited, as you can see from the all-caps, with this plan! I have worried for years about the fact that there is no one out there to represent working people who have paychecks and who can pay a little per month, but who cannot come up with large retainers that almost every other lawyer in Washngton State requires in order to get involved with your case.
So I decided to BE that lawyer.
If you keep up with your monthly retainer, we are willing to be your firm even if you can't come up with the $2K-$10K retainer required by most Washington lawyers.
My first area of expertise is Washington State dependency law. I am passionate about helping parents get their children back from foster care, and have over a decade of successful years doing so. Nothing is better than being invited to a child's birthday party, when their last birthday was in foster care and this year, they live at home with their parents.
I have represented clients who successfully got their children returned, when their cases began with what at first glance would have appeared to be "hopeless" odds including: drug addiction; felony backgrounds; domestic violence; and religious issues and cultural diversity that sometimes bring their rituals and behaviors in conflict with the State's expectations of them as parents.
I also represent parents in family law cases/ dissolutions and modifications when their primary issues are custodial.
Although I do and have resolved large property settlement cases, my passion lies behind helping people resolve their parenting problems, generally with an emphasis toward understanding that children usual need both of their parents in their lives in some way or another; and determining how to do so safely and compassionately, whenever possible.
I have been involved in high profile cases in Washington State and appeared on the CBS Morning Show in a client interview, under my maiden name of Nicole Blake. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/05/23/earlyshow/leisure/main697230.shtml
|WA||Resigned in Lieu of Discipline||1991||05/10/2021|
updated on 12/01/2017
Ineligible to practice law in Washington. No longer a member of the WSBA due to resignation while disciplinary proceedings were pending. Not eligible to re-apply for admission.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Truman Scholarship||Illinois State University||N/A|
|Assistant Attorney||King County CASA, Legal||1997 - 1998|
|Associate Public Defender||The Defender's Association, Seattle||1991 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tulalip Tribal Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|CASA Program of King County||CASA||1995 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1991 - Present|
|Salon Magazine (.com)||Something's Bound to Go Wrong: Boys and Their Guns||1999|
|DePaul University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Third Annual Dependency CLE for King Co. Privates||In-box Zero/ Outbox The World: The Ethics of an Efficient, High-tech Desk||2010|
|Parent-to-Parent Class||Working with your Dependency Attorney||2010|
|Second Annual Dependency CLE for King Co. Privates||Ethical Round-table on Dependency Issues||2008|
|Second Annual Dependency CLE for King Co. Privates||Discovery Issues and Dependency Law||2008|
|Seattle U Law School Dispute Reolution Board Negotiation Competition||Dispute Resolution||2008|
|CBS Morning Show||LeTourneau's Mother in Law Speaks||2005|
|POCAAN Town Hall (People of Color Against Aids Network)||How to Work With Your Lawyer||1999|
|A Lawyer Speaks||How a Kid Can Have Input into their Own Legal Case||1999|
|Franklin v. Johnston, No. 63919-6-I (1st Div.).||Appeal pending.|
|In re Custody of Audrey and Alexis Fualaau, Mary K. Letourneau and Vili Fualaau Respondents||Closed/ inactive.|
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