Richard K. Hart

Richard’s 30 years in local family law have earned him the respect of his legal peers, judges, and a long list of satisfied former clients.  Richard combines energetic advocacy with a meticulous and detail oriented work ethic. This shows in the results of his cases.  Richard prides himself on providing his clients with honest legal answers while navigating the emotional aspects of divorce with compassion. Richard’s clients find that he always has a close eye on both the human elements and the cost-benefit analysis of any legal work.

Richard is a strong proponent of mediation as an alternative to lengthy and costly trials. The vast majority of Richard’s cases are successfully resolved outside of the courtroom.


From the beginning of his legal career, Richard gravitated to family law because of the opportunity for person to person advice and counsel to his clients. He finds family law rewarding as he advocates for the financial, household, and individual futures of his clients.  Richard meets and exceeds his clients’ expectations with respect to these goals.

When Richard gets to spend time outside of the office, he enjoys competitive table tennis and outdoor life in the Pacific Northwest. He spends his free time mountain and fat biking in Central Oregon, kayaking in the San Juans, or walking Greenlake with his wife, Janet, and Australian Cattle Dog, Bella. On alternating Saturdays in the Fall, Richard can be found in Montlake, on the 50-yard line seeing nothing but purple. Go Dawgs!


University of Washington School of Law

University of Washington: B.A., magna cum laude



  • Moot Court Honor Board and National Appellate Advocacy Team

  • Certificates of Appreciation with the King County Superior Court

  • Program Committee Chairperson for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA)

  • King County Bar Association’s Court Commissioner Appointment Committee

  • Presenter on Divorce Law Topics for the Washington State Bar Association

  • King County Superior Court Settlement Conference Volunteer Master Attorney


Call or email Richard's paralegal, Kate Blackstock to see how we can help!