Michael D. Johnson, Attorney at Law

Confident Representation in Family and Divorce Issues

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Firm Overview

I started my own divorce and family law practice in the beginning of 2009.

I seek to provide efficient solutions to the divorce and family law problems that face ordinary people. I know that divorces and other family law issues can be extremely trying, so I seek to resolve these problems amicably, quickly, and efficiently, without adding a large lawyers' fee to the problem.

Example cases

I don't think there is a typical divorce or family law case. Every client is unique and requires a unique solution.

Main Office

Main
2135 6th Street
Suite 102
Bremerton  WA  98312

Phone
  • (360) 373-1228
Fax
  • (360) 850-1424

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial consultations, up to one half-hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, collaborative/uncontested divorces are $400 plus the $250 filing fee. However, the case must be truly uncontested.

Hourly Rates

$150 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evenings and weekends by appointment

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Family is important to me and I think divorce and all other family law issues are some of the most incredible problems most people will face. Helping clients navigate through these troubled waters and reach a safe shore gives me particular satisfaction.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it is the duty of every citizen to educate himself or herself on the law. I applaud any efforts clients make to learn the law, and hope that I can impart some of my knowledge to them during the course of my representation. However, I also believe it is extremely important to have an impartial, skilled lawyer to help solve problems well and efficiently.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I review documents frequently for indigent/pro bono divorce and family law clients, and am certainly willing to do so for a paying client.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Learning how to go to trial is far too complicated to coach someone. I am more than happy to advise clients on a case they are doing themselves, but I am not a coach; I'm a lawyer.

Michael D. Johnson

I have worked mostly in somewhat academic positions. I was a research assistant first, and then worked with a judge in Portland.

I come from a fairly poor family that was devoted to serving the public. I think my spirit of public service and service to clients, which I place far ahead of monetary gain, sets me apart from many lawyers.

I think my strength is my style. I really take into account clients' situations, financial and otherwise, and work to tailor my service to their needs as best I can.

Personal interests:

I am an outdoorsy person and especially enjoy the camping, hiking, and boating up here in Kitsap County.

License
  • Bar Number: 40983
    Washington , 2008
Education
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
    Juris Doctor , 2008
    Portland, OR
    I focused on practical courses which would help improve my skill as an attorney.
  • Oregon State University
    B.A., English , 2004
    Corvallis, OR

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