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Firm Overview

I focus on two areas of law. I practice family law, helping my clients obtain the best possible legal outcome for their particular family legal crisis. I also practice business law for small businesses, helping entrepreneurs form businesses and then foster their growth through the years.

Example cases

I recently defended a small employer in litigation regarding non-compete agreements and alleged violations of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. I also recently helped a client to overturn an unfair child support award that had been illegally obtained.
On the transactional side, a client that I assisted to form a company three years ago has recently turned to me to create their franchise offering documents.

Main Office

Main
8407 So 259th Street
Suite 205
Kent  WA  98030

Phone
  • (253) 856-0239
Fax
  • (253) 856-0413

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, 30 minutes, but longer if needed to understand the case, and to answer my client's questions about my representation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

For transactional work, I will quote a fixed fee at the end of the free initial consultation.

Hourly Rates

$250/hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I am accessible by email after hours.

Office Manager

None.

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Mandarin Chinese

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Thanks to the tools of technology, I am a true solo; I do not have a paralegal or secretary. However, when I do work that would normally be done by a paralegal or a secretary, I charge a lower, appropriate rate.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Whenever it appears that a case might be resolved with one of these tools, I give it a try. I also use them whenever required under Washington law, of course.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes, I provide pro bono work as described above, and also make myself available as a speaker, without charge, whenever invited.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I have been a small business owner for many years prior to becoming an attorney, and I have been involved in family law matters personally. I never forget what it is like to face a threatening legal problem.

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

A client who understands the legal issues is generally easier to effectively represent, and is less likely to create additional problems for him or herself. There are times when even the most astute client should turn to an attorney for help, but legal information for clients is never a bad thing.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

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

Yes, in family law matters.

Susan Beecher

This firm opened its doors on December 1, 2006.

Thanks to the tools of technology, I am a true solo; I do not have a paralegal or secretary. However, when I do work that would normally be done by a paralegal or a secretary, I charge a lower, appropriate rate.

License
  • Bar Number: 37978
    Washington , 2006
Education
  • University of Washington School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2006
    Seattle, WA
    My focus of study was on business and employment law. I was also a steering committee officer for Immigrant Families Advocacy Project.
  • University of Washington
    Bachelor of Arts , 1976
    Seattle, WA
    I majored in Japanese language and literature.
  • University of Washington School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2006
    Seattle, WA
    My focus of study was on business and employment law. I was also a steering committee officer for Immigrant Families Advocacy Project.
  • University of Washington
    Bachelor of Arts , 1976
    Seattle, WA
    I majored in Japanese language and literature.

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