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Safety, Comfort and Value

Facing a divorce and picking a lawyer is like taking a flight: You need the absolute assurance of safety, experience and competent professionalism at the controls. You want some comfort along the way. You shop for competitive rates, available discounts and the best value. Over the decades Richard has represented numerous professionals in Medicine, Technology and Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace. These occupations require the absolute highest standards of care. We follow those same standards in our practice.  If you go with us, you are going to get a smooth and successful arrival at your destination.  We will bring you in for a soft landing after your divorce.

Local Biography and Background

Richard is a Seattle native.  He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, (B.A. ’80, magna cum laude, with Honors in History), Phi Beta Kappa. Richard attended the University of Washington School of Law (J.D. ’86) and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board and National Appellate Advocacy Team. Richard and his firm have a brick and mortar law building 2 minutes from I-5 in North Seattle.

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A Good Lawyer Knows the Law; a Great Lawyer Knows the Judge

Richard knows the people, the institutions, and the way things get done through the local courts. He has been repeatedly recognized for his constructive work with the King County Superior Court. He served as a Program Committee Chairperson for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA). Richard has also been selected several times for the King County Bar Association’s Committee appointed by the Superior Court Judges to make recommendations as to Court Commissioner appointments; Court Commissioner’s are the judicial officials who make in initial crucial decisions in divorce cases. Richard has been an instructor on divorce law topics for the Washington State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program for lawyers.

Richard has a long-standing appointment as a King County Superior Court Volunteer Master Attorney. In this role, he has successfully conducted numerous settlement conferences to help people and their attorneys settle their cases equitably outside of court.

Track Record of Courtroom Success Brings the Best Settlements

Richard has 26 years of tough and successful advocacy on the frontline in the courtroom. We are fully prepared to go to court.  Decades in the courtroom have convinced us that there is a better method of resolving disputes. We advocate the benefits of Alternate Dispute Resolution and a Collaborative approach to the law. Our success and reputation in the courtroom allow us to negotiate the best possible settlements outside of court.

Multicultural Excellence

We have represented great clients from a number of different backgrounds. We have an understanding of the issues unique to each, and will assure that every client is treated fairly under the Law.