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Ronald E. Glessner

Divorce and separation Attorney

4.4   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 42 years
    South Dakota - SD 43 years
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1981
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State SD
    Acquired 1981
    Former Member No misconduct found

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About Ronald

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I've been in practice since 1981 as a trial attorney, primarily in family law/civil matters, personal injury, wills/trusts and probate. I've successfully litigated, arbitrated and settled civil, criminal, personal injury and family law disputes. Recently there's been an increase of court cases where a party(s) represents themselves, primarily because it appears to save legal costs. In reality, this often leads to significant mistakes and undoing those errors ultimately results in more, not less cost. Contact me for a consultation so you can understand what's involved before you decide to represent yourself. As a partner in a South King County firm, I will discuss your specific situation and guide you to effective solutions. I'll review the risks, set expectations and outline realistic legal costs. As your attorney, I am dedicated to diligently and zealously represent your rights under the law.

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4.4 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Charlie | June 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent divorce lawyer
Ron was thorough. He also took time to tell me what would happen and also took time to be concerned about how I was doing. I would really recommend him to anybody going through a divorce.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2014
Great lawyer for Personal Injuries !!!!
Ron glessnor was my attorney for a personal injury claim in 2012 -I had found him through the internet and thought I go in for a consultation since I lived close by around that time, he took my case and weeks went by, there was so much paperwork and same questions asked over and over again - it was overwhelming and stressful but he really put an effort to get me the most possible since my injuries were bad and surprise surprise - WE WON! It did take a couple of weeks but its good to say I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I would highly recommend this place for any one who has had injury Ron really does the best job ! but you better have patience it will take long while for a settlement but at the end it will be worth it.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2007
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Glessner handled my divorce and my personal injury case from an auto accident with careful consideration and attention to details. My primary reason for choosing Ron was so I could work with another Christian. Someone who understood and validated my values and principles as a Christian- but got results! Divorce in any situation is dificult; but biblically it is even more difficult when you are disolving a partnership blessed by God and set up as a covenent with God. My personal injury case was not overally protracted and we settled a reasonable amount. I was very satifsfied.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2007
Reliable and ethical
This lawyer has handled our family paperwork, easily and inexpensively, including the always difficult will and living will. I trust him completely, and highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2007
A Dedicated and Committed Advocate
As a working police officer I was seriously injured. Facing a career limiting disability, Ronald Glessner was the aggressive advocate I needed. He is a wonderfully talented attorney, and a kind and wise counselor. His personal attention, professional expertise and thorough preparation secured outstanding results. Ronald Glessner has my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2007
Outstanding Results
I have used this lawyer for both family law and trial work now for over 16 years. Without exception, I have found him to be very personable, honest and competent.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2007
Excellent PI attorney
This attorney handled a difficult whiplash injury. Significant medical bills had been incurred and 3 independent insurance examinations had been done. He worked diligently with the insurance company as well as the medical insurance carrier and we received an excellent settlement. I highly recommend this attorney to anyone who has a PI case and need to have a competent and caring adovate.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2007
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not responsive enough
Hired Ron on a divorce case and he didn't take lead and serve as the expert person to the best course of action.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mogren, Glessner & Roti, P.S.
  • 1984 - Present
  • Retired
  • Retired
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Highline Community College
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Mogren, Glessner & Roti, P.S.
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Intern Attorney
  • Law office of Sidney Strange
  • 1980 - 1980
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Elk County, South Dakota
  • 1979 - 1980
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • 1972 - 1978
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  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Average of 15 CLE credits each year
  • 1981
  • Oregon State University
  • 1977
  • Portland State University
  • 1972
  • Warner Pacific College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970
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  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Federal Court District of Western Washington
  • 1981 - Present
  • Paralegal Program - Highline Junior College
  • Instructor
  • 1987 - 1989
  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • 1981 - 1990
  • Federal Court District of South Dakota
  • 1981 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best of Renton Law Firm
  • Renton Reporter
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • wills and probate procedure
  • Boeing Co. brown bag noon seminar
  • 1992
  • wills and probate procedure
  • Boeing Co. brown bag noon seminar
  • 1991
  • wills and probate procedure
  • Boeing Co. brown bag noon seminar
  • 1990
  • wills and probate procedure
  • Boeing Co. brown bag noon seminar
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron has a compassion and empathy for his clients that is greatly appreciated. Ron has excellent trial skills."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Whenever there is a need to refer a family law matter to South King County, I give the potential Client Ron's name and number. I know the Client will get zealous advocacy, sincere respect, and compassion. Ron has always inpressed me as an extremely diligent worker. He gets excellent results for his Clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Ron for almost twenty years and have been impressed with his representation of his clients. He is knowledgeable in the area in which he practices and clearly works hard for his clients. I confidently refer clients to Ron, knowing he will represent them well."
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