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Best Family Law Attorneys in Washington

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in Washington To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in Washington, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in Washington. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
Shana Thompson
Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson
Seattle, WA
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Alison Greene
Law Office Of Alison Greene PLLC
Vancouver, WA
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David L. Crouse
David J. Crouse & Associates, PLLC
Spokane, WA
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Amanda DuBois
DuBois Cary Law Group
Bellevue, WA
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Lani Jeanne Sockle
Morris and Sockle
Olympia, WA
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Rita Irvin
McKinley Irvin
Seattle, WA
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Jennifer C. Gogert
Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC
Everett, WA
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Teresa Foster
McKinley Irvin
Vancouver, WA
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Timothy G Edwards
Tim Edwards & Associates, P.S.
Auburn, WA
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June Shin Weppler
Weppler Law Office
Olympia, WA
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Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

Washington Government and Court Resources

Office of the Attorney General of Washington

Office of the Attorney General of Washington - The Office of the Attorney General of Washington, led by the Attorney General elected by the people, serves as the chief legal advisor for the state. This office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Washington in legal matters, and overseeing law enforcement. The Attorney General plays a pivotal role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a diverse array of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Washington Courts

Washington Courts - The Washington Courts are responsible for upholding justice within the state by interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters. The courts in Washington operate through a hierarchical system, including the Washington Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Superior Courts. They play a pivotal role in addressing diverse legal challenges, reflecting the state's legal landscape.

Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families

Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families - The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) is entrusted with ensuring the safety and well-being of children and families throughout the state. DCYF manages child welfare services, including investigations into reports of child abuse or neglect, providing intervention and support services to families, and overseeing foster care and adoption programs. The department focuses on promoting safe and nurturing environments for children, striving for permanency and stability through reunification, adoption, or other suitable arrangements. Additionally, DCYF collaborates with community partners, offers youth services, and implements prevention programs to promote child safety and stability across Washington.

Washington State Legislature

Washington State Legislature - The Washington State Legislature operates as a bicameral body, comprising the Washington State Senate and the Washington State House of Representatives. The Senate has 49 members serving four-year terms, while the House consists of 98 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and environmental regulations. Members of the Washington State Legislature work collaboratively to represent the interests and concerns of the state's citizens, ensuring the effective functioning of Washington's government.

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court - The Washington Supreme Court operates as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, setting legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Washington. Additionally, the Washington Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

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