Envision Family Law Group was founded by Jason Benjamin and Timothy Healy, attorneys who have been practicing law since 1995. They formed a partnership in 1998 and opened their first location in Lakewood, Washington, which was formerly recognized as the Law Offices of Benjamin and Healy, PLLC. Each pursued their individual areas of practice, gaining expertise in family law with an emphasis for trial advocacy. As years passed, their vision for the business continued to grow a preeminent family law firm that provides strong and compassionate legal services while focusing on individual client needs during difficult times. The founders are also insistent on setting new and better standards for efficiency and customer service offering multiple methods of communication to clients (including text messaging) and ensuring that every team member has up to date software and resources available at their fingertips. They understand that clients need answers and the more expeditiously those answers are provided, their client's overall stress can be reduced.

Envision Family Law

Envision Family Law

Washington's Top Divorce Attorneys

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Washington and has no record of discipline from the Washington bar association. *

Envision Family Law

Envision Family Law

Washington's Top Divorce Attorneys

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Washington and has no record of discipline from the Washington bar association. *

Firm Overview

Envision Family Law Group was founded by Jason Benjamin and Timothy Healy, attorneys who have been practicing law since 1995. They formed a partnership in 1998 and opened their first location in Lakewood, Washington, which was formerly recognized as the Law Offices of Benjamin and Healy, PLLC. Each pursued their individual areas of practice, gaining expertise in family law with an emphasis for trial advocacy.

As years passed, their vision for the business continued to grow a preeminent family law firm that provides strong and compassionate legal services while focusing on individual client needs during difficult times. The founders are also insistent on setting new and better standards for efficiency and customer service offering multiple methods of communication to clients (including text messaging) and ensuring that every team member has up to date software and resources available at their fingertips. They understand that clients need answers and the more expeditiously those answers are provided, their client's overall stress can be reduced.

Main Office

Main Office
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1503
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone

(206) 202-2459

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Calli Hisey, Family Law Lawyer

Family Law Attorney, Calli Hisey, developed her passion for family law from the importance that her family plays in her life. Knowing the positive impact family has on individuals, Calli chose to practice family law as a primary component in her career.

Calli prides herself on the ability to connect with clients and create a foundation of a successful attorney/client relationship. Calli strives to gain trust first and foremost with clients, so that all clients feel safe with her advocating on their behalf. Calli enjoys working closely with clients and always making sure your voice is heard.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Calli worked for a high-volume family law firm in Vancouver, WA. Before that, Calli owned her own family law practice in Vancouver. Calli has extensive legal knowledge and experience. Her broad experience from General Litigation, Business Law, HOA Law, and finally to Family Law benefits her clients as she knows the inner workings of many law practices. No matter the process, Calli works hard to ensure that her clients are heard, and clients appreciate Calli's attentiveness and concern for their cases.

Envision Family Law
Calli Hisey, Family Law Lawyer

Family Law Attorney, Calli Hisey, developed her passion for family law from the importance that her family plays in her life. Knowing the positive impact family has on individuals, Calli chose to practice family law as a primary component in her career.

Calli prides herself on the ability to connect with clients and create a foundation of a successful attorney/client relationship. Calli strives to gain trust first and foremost with clients, so that all clients feel safe with her advocating on their behalf. Calli enjoys working closely with clients and always making sure your voice is heard.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Calli worked for a high-volume family law firm in Vancouver, WA. Before that, Calli owned her own family law practice in Vancouver. Calli has extensive legal knowledge and experience. Her broad experience from General Litigation, Business Law, HOA Law, and finally to Family Law benefits her clients as she knows the inner workings of many law practices. No matter the process, Calli works hard to ensure that her clients are heard, and clients appreciate Calli's attentiveness and concern for their cases.

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Andrew May, Attorney

Seattle Family Law Attorney: Andrew has been admitted into practice for over 15 years and has spent the last decade primarily focusing on the complexities of family law exclusively. He is passionate about helping his child custody and divorce clients achieve their objectives. With extensive litigation experience, he has the advocacy skills and attention to detail to win in and out of the courtroom. With his wide-ranging skills as a mediator, he further assists clients in reaching a resolution out of court if that is an avenue they seek, advocating to protect what they hold most important.

No matter the process, however, Andrew works hard to ensure that his clients are heard and that he listens carefully for opportunities to help them reach their objectives. His clients appreciate his genuine attentiveness and concern for their bottom lines, as well as the quality of his legal work. His sharp writing and convincing oral arguments make him a formidable opponent.

Aside from his litigation experience, Andrew is a trained and intelligent mediator. Andrew received training in interest-based mediation from the University of Washington and co-led a professional group dedicated to developing alternative dispute resolution as another form of resolve for clients seeking to mediate aside from trial. He is mindful of the stress and cost of court proceedings and does everything he can to lower the temperature without sacrificing his clients' interests. Andrew further understands that not every case has a one-size-fits-all solution and will adamantly fight for the common objective he shares with his clients.

"The measure of a good result must include its cost and durabilitywhether it restores rather than erodes stability in our clients' lives and livelihoods," Andrew says.

Education
Andrew graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with high honors. He was selected by faculty to be a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes and won a place on Maryland's national moot court team. He was awarded the prize for best brief in Maryland's annual appellate advocacy competition.

Prior to law school, he graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science.

Background
Andrew is a third-generation family law attorney whose passion for the law developed early. When his high school mock trial team went to state finals, the judge offered Andrew a clerkship position on the spot, conditional only on his successful completion of law school. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys music of all kinds and particularly playing the piano and singing. He is a proud dad and can frequently be found cheering on his daughter's soccer teams, the Mariners and the Reign FC.

Envision Family Law
Andrew May, Attorney

Seattle Family Law Attorney: Andrew has been admitted into practice for over 15 years and has spent the last decade primarily focusing on the complexities of family law exclusively. He is passionate about helping his child custody and divorce clients achieve their objectives. With extensive litigation experience, he has the advocacy skills and attention to detail to win in and out of the courtroom. With his wide-ranging skills as a mediator, he further assists clients in reaching a resolution out of court if that is an avenue they seek, advocating to protect what they hold most important.

No matter the process, however, Andrew works hard to ensure that his clients are heard and that he listens carefully for opportunities to help them reach their objectives. His clients appreciate his genuine attentiveness and concern for their bottom lines, as well as the quality of his legal work. His sharp writing and convincing oral arguments make him a formidable opponent.

Aside from his litigation experience, Andrew is a trained and intelligent mediator. Andrew received training in interest-based mediation from the University of Washington and co-led a professional group dedicated to developing alternative dispute resolution as another form of resolve for clients seeking to mediate aside from trial. He is mindful of the stress and cost of court proceedings and does everything he can to lower the temperature without sacrificing his clients' interests. Andrew further understands that not every case has a one-size-fits-all solution and will adamantly fight for the common objective he shares with his clients.

"The measure of a good result must include its cost and durabilitywhether it restores rather than erodes stability in our clients' lives and livelihoods," Andrew says.

Education
Andrew graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with high honors. He was selected by faculty to be a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes and won a place on Maryland's national moot court team. He was awarded the prize for best brief in Maryland's annual appellate advocacy competition.

Prior to law school, he graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science.

Background
Andrew is a third-generation family law attorney whose passion for the law developed early. When his high school mock trial team went to state finals, the judge offered Andrew a clerkship position on the spot, conditional only on his successful completion of law school. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys music of all kinds and particularly playing the piano and singing. He is a proud dad and can frequently be found cheering on his daughter's soccer teams, the Mariners and the Reign FC.

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Jason Benjamin, Partner/Co-Founder

Jason Benjamin has worked for more than two decades (starting in 1995) immersing himself in the intricacies of family law and particularly child custody cases. To date, he has personally handled more than 1000 cases where child custody is at issue in Tacoma and surrounding cities.

He particularly welcomes families who have emergency child custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues, as he can typically obtain appropriate orders within hours to protect you and the children.

Since he began his legal career, Jason has aggressively advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence (even when domestic violence was not treated seriously by the courts). He understands the complexities of domestic violence such as why victims often return to abusers or leave their children with abusers before they make the final decision to permanently leave the abuser.
Jason utilizes his years of family law experience in the trenches of hard fought child custody trials to competently advise parties on the best route to tackle complicated and intertwined issues of mental health (particularly Cluster B personality disorders such as histrionic, borderline, narcissistic and anti-social) and chemical dependency (particularly abuse of alcohol, opiates, methamphetamines and benzodiazepines).

When it comes to the courtroom, Jason is extremely comfortable and puts his clients at ease. There is no case too complex or too extreme for Jason to be willing to take it on. He is known by his colleagues for his confidence and persuasive argumentative skills and his trial experience is nothing short of prodigious. Many lawyers in the community are aware of his trial advocacy and often refer their clients to him for cases that are headed for trial.

Jason left Omak, Washington at 18 years of age and went off to the big city of Chicago where he attended Northwestern University. After obtaining his BA in Philosophy, he came back to Washington State and graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1995. He and his wife have two daughters and enjoy various outdoor adventures.

Envision Family Law
Jason Benjamin, Partner/Co-Founder

Jason Benjamin has worked for more than two decades (starting in 1995) immersing himself in the intricacies of family law and particularly child custody cases. To date, he has personally handled more than 1000 cases where child custody is at issue in Tacoma and surrounding cities.

He particularly welcomes families who have emergency child custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues, as he can typically obtain appropriate orders within hours to protect you and the children.

Since he began his legal career, Jason has aggressively advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence (even when domestic violence was not treated seriously by the courts). He understands the complexities of domestic violence such as why victims often return to abusers or leave their children with abusers before they make the final decision to permanently leave the abuser.
Jason utilizes his years of family law experience in the trenches of hard fought child custody trials to competently advise parties on the best route to tackle complicated and intertwined issues of mental health (particularly Cluster B personality disorders such as histrionic, borderline, narcissistic and anti-social) and chemical dependency (particularly abuse of alcohol, opiates, methamphetamines and benzodiazepines).

When it comes to the courtroom, Jason is extremely comfortable and puts his clients at ease. There is no case too complex or too extreme for Jason to be willing to take it on. He is known by his colleagues for his confidence and persuasive argumentative skills and his trial experience is nothing short of prodigious. Many lawyers in the community are aware of his trial advocacy and often refer their clients to him for cases that are headed for trial.

Jason left Omak, Washington at 18 years of age and went off to the big city of Chicago where he attended Northwestern University. After obtaining his BA in Philosophy, he came back to Washington State and graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1995. He and his wife have two daughters and enjoy various outdoor adventures.

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Susan Kennedy, Attorney

Susan Kennedy has worked as a family law attorney for over a decade handling all areas of divorce and child custody cases. Additionally, she has spent many years as a Guardian ad Litem in Washington. This role required hard work and dedication. During that time, she was called as an expert in several trials. She was subject to cross-examination and highly regarded by judges. As a result, she can process complex situations quickly.

In addition to her experience, Susan takes a realistic approach with her clients. She will provide you with information to make good decisions for your future. Her top priorities are listening to her clients, providing sound advice and following through with the legal work to achieve those goals. "My clients will always know my analysis of where they stand in their case." says Susan.

Finally, Susan does not back down from a fight when she feels her client's interests are not being addressed. She cares deeply about providing excellent legal work to her clients.
Education
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated with honors from the University of Washington. In 2008, she received her JD from the Seattle University School of Law.

Background
Susan has lived on the East side since 2004 and takes full advantage of the Northwest. In her free time, Susan loves outdoor adventure and spending time with family. She also enjoys water skiing. As a member of the legendary Stoops family, competitiveness and perfectionism are in Susan's DNA. Hence, her degree in law.

Envision Family Law
Susan Kennedy, Attorney

Susan Kennedy has worked as a family law attorney for over a decade handling all areas of divorce and child custody cases. Additionally, she has spent many years as a Guardian ad Litem in Washington. This role required hard work and dedication. During that time, she was called as an expert in several trials. She was subject to cross-examination and highly regarded by judges. As a result, she can process complex situations quickly.

In addition to her experience, Susan takes a realistic approach with her clients. She will provide you with information to make good decisions for your future. Her top priorities are listening to her clients, providing sound advice and following through with the legal work to achieve those goals. "My clients will always know my analysis of where they stand in their case." says Susan.

Finally, Susan does not back down from a fight when she feels her client's interests are not being addressed. She cares deeply about providing excellent legal work to her clients.
Education
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated with honors from the University of Washington. In 2008, she received her JD from the Seattle University School of Law.

Background
Susan has lived on the East side since 2004 and takes full advantage of the Northwest. In her free time, Susan loves outdoor adventure and spending time with family. She also enjoys water skiing. As a member of the legendary Stoops family, competitiveness and perfectionism are in Susan's DNA. Hence, her degree in law.

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Kelly LeBlanc, Attorney at Law, Mediator / Arbitrator

Kelly LeBlanc Top Washington Family Law Attorney: Kelly has been practicing law for over 32 years. She has been admitted to practice in five (5) jurisdictions and appeared on behalf of litigants at the state and federal level. She served as an Administrative Health Law Judge with the Department of Health and worked as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in Pierce County many years before joining Envision Family Law Group as Senior Counsel. When the Court was faced with particularly difficult cases, Kelly was often designated to investigate and provide recommendations on how best to protect the interests of the child(ren) involved (child custody cases).
Awards
Ten Best Female Attorneys: 2016 Client Satisfaction Award American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016)
Letter of Appreciation for Guardian ad Litem Services Pierce County Superior Court (2015)
Commander's Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1994)
Achievement Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1993)
Achievement Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1992)
Moot Court Executive Board Justice Scholarship The John Marshall Law School, Chicago (1984)
The Gavel Society Moot Court Executive Board, The John Marshall Law School (1984)
First Place, Moot Court Competition, U.S. Midwest Region National Association for Appellate Advocacy (1984)
First Place and Best Brief, Moot Court Competition

Speaking Engagements
TPCBA Family Law Section HIPAA (2014)
Complex Parenting Issues in Divorce Drafting Complex Parenting Plans (2013)
November 2012 Family Law GAL Training GAL Investigations and Relevant Law (2012)
Love Stinks V Seminar GAL's Perspective of "do's and don'ts" in Custody Matters (2012)
Title 26 Guardian ad Litem Training GAL Investigations (2006)

Envision Family Law
Kelly LeBlanc, Attorney at Law, Mediator / Arbitrator

Kelly LeBlanc Top Washington Family Law Attorney: Kelly has been practicing law for over 32 years. She has been admitted to practice in five (5) jurisdictions and appeared on behalf of litigants at the state and federal level. She served as an Administrative Health Law Judge with the Department of Health and worked as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in Pierce County many years before joining Envision Family Law Group as Senior Counsel. When the Court was faced with particularly difficult cases, Kelly was often designated to investigate and provide recommendations on how best to protect the interests of the child(ren) involved (child custody cases).
Awards
Ten Best Female Attorneys: 2016 Client Satisfaction Award American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016)
Letter of Appreciation for Guardian ad Litem Services Pierce County Superior Court (2015)
Commander's Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1994)
Achievement Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1993)
Achievement Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1992)
Moot Court Executive Board Justice Scholarship The John Marshall Law School, Chicago (1984)
The Gavel Society Moot Court Executive Board, The John Marshall Law School (1984)
First Place, Moot Court Competition, U.S. Midwest Region National Association for Appellate Advocacy (1984)
First Place and Best Brief, Moot Court Competition

Speaking Engagements
TPCBA Family Law Section HIPAA (2014)
Complex Parenting Issues in Divorce Drafting Complex Parenting Plans (2013)
November 2012 Family Law GAL Training GAL Investigations and Relevant Law (2012)
Love Stinks V Seminar GAL's Perspective of "do's and don'ts" in Custody Matters (2012)
Title 26 Guardian ad Litem Training GAL Investigations (2006)

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Jonathan Moffitt, Attorney

There are two things that are more important than anything to family law attorney Jonathan Moffitt, his faith and his family. Because of these values and his belief that every parent has a right to be intimately involved in the lives and upbringing of their children, Jonathan chooses to practice family law as a primary component of his professional career. Family law with a focus on child custody, military divorce cases, child support.

As a husband and father of four, Jonathan understands the bond between a parent and child. This is a bond that should not be interfered with lightly and one that should be fought for vigorously. He understands how important it can be for a parent to have child custody.

Why Jonathan Moffit is the Best Family Law Attorney in Lakewood
In addition to faith & family, there are two characteristics that Jonathan values and prioritizes as an attorney working with families: communication and preparation. Often, when clients come to Jonathan after having fired a previous child custody or divorce attorney, they complain that their former attorney did not communicate with them and was often unprepared. Jonathan is confident that these terms will never be used to describe his client relationships or legal effectiveness. He thrives at stepping into a case at any stage and narrowing down the issues that matter most to a client, strategizing the best legal route for you and your family.

Hire A Family Law Attorney Who Will Prioritize Your Case
When you hire Jonathan, you genuinely hire him. Although he regularly utilizes support staff to minimize client costs, Jonathan will be your primary point of contact. If you have an emergency, question, or concern, you will be able to communicate directly with him. We live in a digital age of instant communication; you should be able to expect representation that is responsive and communicative.

Finally, Jonathan is prepared. When you go to court with him, you will have an advocate who knows the facts and issues of the case and is prepared to present your case. He will astonish you with his sharp, persuasive, and well-versed legal arguments in the courtroom. To find out more, check out the numerous positive reviews made by Jonathan's clients on www.avvo.com providing an overall 5-star rating.

Envision Family Law
Jonathan Moffitt, Attorney

There are two things that are more important than anything to family law attorney Jonathan Moffitt, his faith and his family. Because of these values and his belief that every parent has a right to be intimately involved in the lives and upbringing of their children, Jonathan chooses to practice family law as a primary component of his professional career. Family law with a focus on child custody, military divorce cases, child support.

As a husband and father of four, Jonathan understands the bond between a parent and child. This is a bond that should not be interfered with lightly and one that should be fought for vigorously. He understands how important it can be for a parent to have child custody.

Why Jonathan Moffit is the Best Family Law Attorney in Lakewood
In addition to faith & family, there are two characteristics that Jonathan values and prioritizes as an attorney working with families: communication and preparation. Often, when clients come to Jonathan after having fired a previous child custody or divorce attorney, they complain that their former attorney did not communicate with them and was often unprepared. Jonathan is confident that these terms will never be used to describe his client relationships or legal effectiveness. He thrives at stepping into a case at any stage and narrowing down the issues that matter most to a client, strategizing the best legal route for you and your family.

Hire A Family Law Attorney Who Will Prioritize Your Case
When you hire Jonathan, you genuinely hire him. Although he regularly utilizes support staff to minimize client costs, Jonathan will be your primary point of contact. If you have an emergency, question, or concern, you will be able to communicate directly with him. We live in a digital age of instant communication; you should be able to expect representation that is responsive and communicative.

Finally, Jonathan is prepared. When you go to court with him, you will have an advocate who knows the facts and issues of the case and is prepared to present your case. He will astonish you with his sharp, persuasive, and well-versed legal arguments in the courtroom. To find out more, check out the numerous positive reviews made by Jonathan's clients on www.avvo.com providing an overall 5-star rating.

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Kevin Rundle, Attorney

Kevin Rundle is a well-established and highly respected Family Law Attorney, zealous advocate for his clients, and Commissioner Pro Tempore (temporary / fill-in Court Commissioner) for the Pierce County Superior Court (since 2011 in good standing).

As a family law attorney with Envision Family Law Group, Kevin Rundle focuses his practice on complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, unmarried couples litigation, and sexual assault litigation. Prior to joining Envision, Kevin served as Director of the Legal Services Program for the YWCA Pierce County from 2005 through 2015 and an attorney with same beginning 2004 through 2015. Prior to employment with the YWCA, Kevin was in private practice from 1998 through 2004 (with a short stint as a staff attorney with the YWCA in 1999 and 2000). Kevin is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, cum laude 1995, and Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA 1998.

Known as the Top Unmarried Couples Lawyers in Washington
Kevin Rundle is often called upon to give continuing legal education presentations to members of the Washington State Bar Association on issues pertaining to complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, and sexual assault litigation. This is quite the honor!

In addition to the above, Kevin is also the court appointed attorney in Pierce County to represent petitioners in Sexual Assault Protection Order cases.

Kevin is highly respected by his peers, and, as such, Kevin has been elected and served as past Trustee and Treasurer for the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) of the Washington State Bar Association. Kevin has also served as past President of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section and is a former Trustee for same. In addition, Kevin is a former Trustee for the Volunteer Legal Services Program, Tacoma, WA, and is a former member of the Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Top Domestic Violence Lawyer in Pierce County, Washington
When Kevin Rundle is not in the court for a domestic violence or family law he enjoy's his free time with family. He's not all work and no play! A retired semi-professional musician and former ASE certified automotive technician, Kevin now focuses his attention on speed! To that end he has modified and "souped-up" his wife's 1967 Chevy Chevelle! He is also a recent purchaser of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat and he and his wife are both proud owners of Harley Davidson motorcycles!

Kevin enjoys helping people, and he views the opportunity to represent and advocate for his clients, who place their trust in him, as the highest honor!

Envision Family Law
Kevin Rundle, Attorney

Kevin Rundle is a well-established and highly respected Family Law Attorney, zealous advocate for his clients, and Commissioner Pro Tempore (temporary / fill-in Court Commissioner) for the Pierce County Superior Court (since 2011 in good standing).

As a family law attorney with Envision Family Law Group, Kevin Rundle focuses his practice on complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, unmarried couples litigation, and sexual assault litigation. Prior to joining Envision, Kevin served as Director of the Legal Services Program for the YWCA Pierce County from 2005 through 2015 and an attorney with same beginning 2004 through 2015. Prior to employment with the YWCA, Kevin was in private practice from 1998 through 2004 (with a short stint as a staff attorney with the YWCA in 1999 and 2000). Kevin is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, cum laude 1995, and Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA 1998.

Known as the Top Unmarried Couples Lawyers in Washington
Kevin Rundle is often called upon to give continuing legal education presentations to members of the Washington State Bar Association on issues pertaining to complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, and sexual assault litigation. This is quite the honor!

In addition to the above, Kevin is also the court appointed attorney in Pierce County to represent petitioners in Sexual Assault Protection Order cases.

Kevin is highly respected by his peers, and, as such, Kevin has been elected and served as past Trustee and Treasurer for the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) of the Washington State Bar Association. Kevin has also served as past President of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section and is a former Trustee for same. In addition, Kevin is a former Trustee for the Volunteer Legal Services Program, Tacoma, WA, and is a former member of the Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Top Domestic Violence Lawyer in Pierce County, Washington
When Kevin Rundle is not in the court for a domestic violence or family law he enjoy's his free time with family. He's not all work and no play! A retired semi-professional musician and former ASE certified automotive technician, Kevin now focuses his attention on speed! To that end he has modified and "souped-up" his wife's 1967 Chevy Chevelle! He is also a recent purchaser of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat and he and his wife are both proud owners of Harley Davidson motorcycles!

Kevin enjoys helping people, and he views the opportunity to represent and advocate for his clients, who place their trust in him, as the highest honor!

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Kimberly April, Attorney

Kim is the type of attorney you will never forget once you experience her compassionate yet tenacious representation firsthand. She has over 19 years of family law experience and litigation practice combined with the respect from the Pierce County Superior Court bench. While experience tends to be the leading factor in hiring a lawyer, what sets Kim apart is her knowledge of the law and detail oriented approach.

As a family law attorney, Kimberly April understands that every client is unique and in order to meet their goals of the client that each case must be handled unique to the person she is representing. You will not just be another file stacked up on her desk.

Kim is detail oriented and takes a disciplined approach to the practice of law. She will keep you informed throughout your case and is ready for any emergency that arises. Her clients describe her as "hardworking", "straight to the point" and "one to follow through".

For the duration of her years as a lawyer, Kim's practice has focused exclusively on family law matters immersing herself in all aspects of divorce cases, custody actions, domestic violence protection orders, emergency relief, third party custody actions, etc. Her flexible approach and practical orientation enables her to be proficient in crafting creative solutions to the most challenging cases.

Kim's family law career began during and after law school under the tutelage of renowned Pierce County family law attorney Diana Lynn Kiesel. This lasted over a decade until Diana Lynn Kiesel was appointed to the Pierce County Superior Court Bench as a Court Commissioner. Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Kim was a successful solo practitioner in Pierce County.

Kim has earned an exemplary reputation with the Pierce County Judges and Commissioners as well as a venerable opponent by her colleagues. Due to Kim's reputation and her frequent appearances in court, the Court knows that when Kim is arguing, they can trust her facts are concrete and her position is well thought out. This hard-earned reputation combined with her experience and rational positions is the reason she is very successful and obtains good results for her clients.

Kim received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1996 and graduated from Seattle University School of Law, cum laude in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. Kim is a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, TPCBA Family Law Section and served as a board member from 2001 to 2005.

When she is not dedicating her time to her practice, she is planning excursions with her son and traveling the United States.

Envision Family Law
Kimberly April, Attorney

Kim is the type of attorney you will never forget once you experience her compassionate yet tenacious representation firsthand. She has over 19 years of family law experience and litigation practice combined with the respect from the Pierce County Superior Court bench. While experience tends to be the leading factor in hiring a lawyer, what sets Kim apart is her knowledge of the law and detail oriented approach.

As a family law attorney, Kimberly April understands that every client is unique and in order to meet their goals of the client that each case must be handled unique to the person she is representing. You will not just be another file stacked up on her desk.

Kim is detail oriented and takes a disciplined approach to the practice of law. She will keep you informed throughout your case and is ready for any emergency that arises. Her clients describe her as "hardworking", "straight to the point" and "one to follow through".

For the duration of her years as a lawyer, Kim's practice has focused exclusively on family law matters immersing herself in all aspects of divorce cases, custody actions, domestic violence protection orders, emergency relief, third party custody actions, etc. Her flexible approach and practical orientation enables her to be proficient in crafting creative solutions to the most challenging cases.

Kim's family law career began during and after law school under the tutelage of renowned Pierce County family law attorney Diana Lynn Kiesel. This lasted over a decade until Diana Lynn Kiesel was appointed to the Pierce County Superior Court Bench as a Court Commissioner. Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Kim was a successful solo practitioner in Pierce County.

Kim has earned an exemplary reputation with the Pierce County Judges and Commissioners as well as a venerable opponent by her colleagues. Due to Kim's reputation and her frequent appearances in court, the Court knows that when Kim is arguing, they can trust her facts are concrete and her position is well thought out. This hard-earned reputation combined with her experience and rational positions is the reason she is very successful and obtains good results for her clients.

Kim received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1996 and graduated from Seattle University School of Law, cum laude in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. Kim is a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, TPCBA Family Law Section and served as a board member from 2001 to 2005.

When she is not dedicating her time to her practice, she is planning excursions with her son and traveling the United States.

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Heather Ramirez, Managing Attorney

Heather C. Ramirez graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. After completing an internship at the Washington State Attorney General's Office, Ms. Ramirez aspired to pursue a professional graduate degree in law. Upon entering law school, Ms. Ramirez received a Dean's Diversity Scholarship and graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2006.

In the past, Ms. Ramirez has volunteered at Legal Voice providing family law information and referral services to the community and also at Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) advocating on behalf of children involved in highly contentious custody cases.

In her free time, Ms. Ramirez enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the beautiful outdoors here in the Pacific Northwest.

Ms. Ramirez compassionately advocates on behalf of her clients while she assists them in successfully resolving difficult disputes and navigating through litigation and complex legal issues. Ms. Ramirez handles the following areas:

Prenuptial Agreements
Child Support Modifications
Minor Guardianships (fka Non-Paternal Custody)
Education
Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Dean's Diversity Scholarship upon entry
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Dean's List
Professional Memberships/Organizations
Ms. Ramirez is licensed to practice in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. She is also a member of the following professional associations:

Washington State Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Member

Envision Family Law
Heather Ramirez, Managing Attorney

Heather C. Ramirez graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. After completing an internship at the Washington State Attorney General's Office, Ms. Ramirez aspired to pursue a professional graduate degree in law. Upon entering law school, Ms. Ramirez received a Dean's Diversity Scholarship and graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2006.

In the past, Ms. Ramirez has volunteered at Legal Voice providing family law information and referral services to the community and also at Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) advocating on behalf of children involved in highly contentious custody cases.

In her free time, Ms. Ramirez enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the beautiful outdoors here in the Pacific Northwest.

Ms. Ramirez compassionately advocates on behalf of her clients while she assists them in successfully resolving difficult disputes and navigating through litigation and complex legal issues. Ms. Ramirez handles the following areas:

Prenuptial Agreements
Child Support Modifications
Minor Guardianships (fka Non-Paternal Custody)
Education
Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Dean's Diversity Scholarship upon entry
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Dean's List
Professional Memberships/Organizations
Ms. Ramirez is licensed to practice in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. She is also a member of the following professional associations:

Washington State Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Member

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Michelle Cummings, LLIT 101

Limited Licensed Legal Technician
Licensed in Family Law (Domestic Relations)*
*Please note, Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT) are not lawyers and may only perform limited legal services. LLLT's may not appear or represent a client in court, formal administrative adjudicative proceedings, or other formal dispute resolution process or negotiate the client's legal rights or responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to motion hearings, trial, depositions, arbitration, mediation, and settlement conferences. For a complete detail of the limited services a LLLT can provide as well as the prohibitions for a LLLT, please refer to APR 28 and Appendix to APR 28.

Michelle became the first Limited License Legal Technician in the State of Washington. With over 20 years of legal experience coupled with her candid and straightforward approach, Michelle is highly regarded by many of her clients and peers.

As a former paralegal, Michelle understands that case management plays a key part in whether a case will succeed. Family law contains many imperative deadlines that cannot be missed. Due to this, Michelle strives to maintain a collaborative strategy with her clients and sustains positive relationships. Her organizational skills are unmatched.

Michelle enjoys helping clients reach a resolution in their cases without involving unnecessary combative and aggressive litigation. She recognizes the stresses that a case may incur and intelligently caters her approach to ease her clients into the right direction.

Educational and Personal Background

Michelle realized her true passion was to have a career in the legal profession early on. She received her Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) from Highline Community College in 1998. From there, she continued her education at the University of Washington School of Law, earning her Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Program Certificate in December 2014.

After completing her education at UW School of Law, Michelle then passed extensive exams to be licensed under Family Law (Domestic Relations), as well as the exam for the Rules of Professional Conduct in May 2015. After considerable dedication and hard work, Michelle became the first licensed Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) in Washington State. She was admitted to the limited practice of law pursuant to Rule 28 of the Admission and Practice Rules in Washington by the Supreme Court of Washington on June 25, 2015.

Michelle has worked for law firms ranging from a solo practitioner to large litigation firms in the following areas of law: family law, personal injury, criminal and products liability civil litigation. Her passion has always been to help others and found that her skills were best used in the practice of family law.

Michelle is featured in several publications, including the American Bar Association Journal and the Washington Post.

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Michelle Cummings, LLIT 101

Limited Licensed Legal Technician
Licensed in Family Law (Domestic Relations)*
*Please note, Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT) are not lawyers and may only perform limited legal services. LLLT's may not appear or represent a client in court, formal administrative adjudicative proceedings, or other formal dispute resolution process or negotiate the client's legal rights or responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to motion hearings, trial, depositions, arbitration, mediation, and settlement conferences. For a complete detail of the limited services a LLLT can provide as well as the prohibitions for a LLLT, please refer to APR 28 and Appendix to APR 28.

Michelle became the first Limited License Legal Technician in the State of Washington. With over 20 years of legal experience coupled with her candid and straightforward approach, Michelle is highly regarded by many of her clients and peers.

As a former paralegal, Michelle understands that case management plays a key part in whether a case will succeed. Family law contains many imperative deadlines that cannot be missed. Due to this, Michelle strives to maintain a collaborative strategy with her clients and sustains positive relationships. Her organizational skills are unmatched.

Michelle enjoys helping clients reach a resolution in their cases without involving unnecessary combative and aggressive litigation. She recognizes the stresses that a case may incur and intelligently caters her approach to ease her clients into the right direction.

Educational and Personal Background

Michelle realized her true passion was to have a career in the legal profession early on. She received her Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) from Highline Community College in 1998. From there, she continued her education at the University of Washington School of Law, earning her Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Program Certificate in December 2014.

After completing her education at UW School of Law, Michelle then passed extensive exams to be licensed under Family Law (Domestic Relations), as well as the exam for the Rules of Professional Conduct in May 2015. After considerable dedication and hard work, Michelle became the first licensed Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) in Washington State. She was admitted to the limited practice of law pursuant to Rule 28 of the Admission and Practice Rules in Washington by the Supreme Court of Washington on June 25, 2015.

Michelle has worked for law firms ranging from a solo practitioner to large litigation firms in the following areas of law: family law, personal injury, criminal and products liability civil litigation. Her passion has always been to help others and found that her skills were best used in the practice of family law.

Michelle is featured in several publications, including the American Bar Association Journal and the Washington Post.

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Laura Tocheny, Attorney

Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Laura Tocheny practiced multiple fields of law, but her primarily focus has always been family law. Understanding multiple fields of law provides her insight into the many unique situations that can arise in family law cases. Laura's extensive real estate background also sets her apart and provides clients an advantage. Laura can navigate complex property and assets with ease.

Laura's passion for family law comes from her desire to work closely with her clients. The problems that she gets to help solve are very real and impact people's lives. Laura enjoys being able to help alleviate the fear, stress, and anxiety of legal matters by taking on the conflict on behalf of the client. She enjoys representing clients in court, in collaborative resolutions, and throughout the litigation process. In fact, Laura has proven very successful in trial. It is her undeniable public relations skills and attention to detail that makes her so effective at trial and in negotiations.

In and out of the courtroom Laura prides herself on professionalism. Laura has a knack for capturing her clients' story in the best way possible by knowing how to focus on joint efforts toward an intended outcome. Laura represents her clients in a calm and focused demeanor.

Laura holds two bachelor's degrees in Global Studies and Culture, Literature, and Art from the University of Washington, a Master of Business degree, and a JD from Willamette University. Laura received an Honor Society award from Willamette University.

Laura was active with the Orca Network and is active in various other organizations that support sea life habitat and resource protection. She has a love for animals and owns a hobby farm with goats, pigs, ducks, and geese.

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Laura Tocheny, Attorney

Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Laura Tocheny practiced multiple fields of law, but her primarily focus has always been family law. Understanding multiple fields of law provides her insight into the many unique situations that can arise in family law cases. Laura's extensive real estate background also sets her apart and provides clients an advantage. Laura can navigate complex property and assets with ease.

Laura's passion for family law comes from her desire to work closely with her clients. The problems that she gets to help solve are very real and impact people's lives. Laura enjoys being able to help alleviate the fear, stress, and anxiety of legal matters by taking on the conflict on behalf of the client. She enjoys representing clients in court, in collaborative resolutions, and throughout the litigation process. In fact, Laura has proven very successful in trial. It is her undeniable public relations skills and attention to detail that makes her so effective at trial and in negotiations.

In and out of the courtroom Laura prides herself on professionalism. Laura has a knack for capturing her clients' story in the best way possible by knowing how to focus on joint efforts toward an intended outcome. Laura represents her clients in a calm and focused demeanor.

Laura holds two bachelor's degrees in Global Studies and Culture, Literature, and Art from the University of Washington, a Master of Business degree, and a JD from Willamette University. Laura received an Honor Society award from Willamette University.

Laura was active with the Orca Network and is active in various other organizations that support sea life habitat and resource protection. She has a love for animals and owns a hobby farm with goats, pigs, ducks, and geese.

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Andrea L. Utigard, Attorney

Over the years, Andrea (Andi) Utigard, has developed a positive reputation with members of the Spokane County Bar through her working relationships as an attorney. These connections have proven to be valuable to her clients. She began her legal career in Adams County after graduating with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law. Her experience also includes working for the Northwest Justice Project, where she represented clients who were leaving relationships riddled with domestic violence. Andi has a particular passion for helping family law clients dealing with domestic violence and mental health issues.

In 2018, Andi's sister passed away suddenly, and she found herself becoming a parent to her sister's young daughter as a result. This fueled her compassion even further and she now has an even stronger desire to support children and families in their time of need. This desire, and her ability to problem-solve, makes her an excellent advocate for those in difficult situations and in need of a family law attorney. Not only is Andi passionate about supporting her clients, but she is also considered to be an attorney of swift action. Andi's experience and set of skills allows for her to act quickly during emergent situations to ensure her clients are always taken care of, because she believes in obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients in all difficult situations.

Personal
Andi's passion for supporting others does not end with her practice of family law. In her free time, Andrea loves indulging in opportunities to connect with her community. She does so by volunteering with Spokane Public Radio, working on pledge drives and children's concerts. When she is not volunteering, Andi likes to enjoy a good book and loves spending time with her niece.

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Andrea L. Utigard, Attorney

Over the years, Andrea (Andi) Utigard, has developed a positive reputation with members of the Spokane County Bar through her working relationships as an attorney. These connections have proven to be valuable to her clients. She began her legal career in Adams County after graduating with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law. Her experience also includes working for the Northwest Justice Project, where she represented clients who were leaving relationships riddled with domestic violence. Andi has a particular passion for helping family law clients dealing with domestic violence and mental health issues.

In 2018, Andi's sister passed away suddenly, and she found herself becoming a parent to her sister's young daughter as a result. This fueled her compassion even further and she now has an even stronger desire to support children and families in their time of need. This desire, and her ability to problem-solve, makes her an excellent advocate for those in difficult situations and in need of a family law attorney. Not only is Andi passionate about supporting her clients, but she is also considered to be an attorney of swift action. Andi's experience and set of skills allows for her to act quickly during emergent situations to ensure her clients are always taken care of, because she believes in obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients in all difficult situations.

Personal
Andi's passion for supporting others does not end with her practice of family law. In her free time, Andrea loves indulging in opportunities to connect with her community. She does so by volunteering with Spokane Public Radio, working on pledge drives and children's concerts. When she is not volunteering, Andi likes to enjoy a good book and loves spending time with her niece.

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Jennifer Coombs, Attorney

Jennifer Coombs is a well-established Family Law Attorney at Envision Family Law and is a dedicated advocate for her clients. Jennifer has over 23 years of experience in family law, juvenile dependency matters, and civil litigation. She is well known for her knowledge and skill in matters involving parenting plans and non-parental custody issues.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Jennifer was an established civil litigation attorney, family law attorney and had managed hundreds of dependency cases throughout her career. As an attorney managing dependency cases, she represented both parents and children, as well as being a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children in dependency actions. Jennifer's representation encompassed assisting families from the initial filing of dependency petitions by DSHS through reunification of the family, termination of parental rights, or other long-term planning.

Jennifer transitioned her full-time practice to family law because of her dedication to families. She found that clients like talking to her, she is a good listener, and she enjoys helping others resolve problems. She is good at thinking outside the box to help come up with solutions to problems or issues. Jennifer is compassionate, empathetic, and kind, which are valuable skills when helping people go through tough family situations.

In the courtroom, Jennifer commands the room with her direct and thorough legal arguments. She is prepared and communicative. When Jennifer is your attorney, you have an advocate that supports you and the facts and issues of the case. Jennifer is well-liked and respected by her clients, peers, and judges. She prides herself on her natural ability to connect with clients and be a dedicated advocate for them.

Jennifer received her Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law in 1996, where she received a certificate in Dispute Resolution. Prior to law school, Jennifer attended Washington State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law and spent a term studying abroad in London.

When away from the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to their favorite spots in Hawaii and Florida, managing her small zoo of animals at home, and exploring the PNW!

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Jennifer Coombs, Attorney

Jennifer Coombs is a well-established Family Law Attorney at Envision Family Law and is a dedicated advocate for her clients. Jennifer has over 23 years of experience in family law, juvenile dependency matters, and civil litigation. She is well known for her knowledge and skill in matters involving parenting plans and non-parental custody issues.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Jennifer was an established civil litigation attorney, family law attorney and had managed hundreds of dependency cases throughout her career. As an attorney managing dependency cases, she represented both parents and children, as well as being a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children in dependency actions. Jennifer's representation encompassed assisting families from the initial filing of dependency petitions by DSHS through reunification of the family, termination of parental rights, or other long-term planning.

Jennifer transitioned her full-time practice to family law because of her dedication to families. She found that clients like talking to her, she is a good listener, and she enjoys helping others resolve problems. She is good at thinking outside the box to help come up with solutions to problems or issues. Jennifer is compassionate, empathetic, and kind, which are valuable skills when helping people go through tough family situations.

In the courtroom, Jennifer commands the room with her direct and thorough legal arguments. She is prepared and communicative. When Jennifer is your attorney, you have an advocate that supports you and the facts and issues of the case. Jennifer is well-liked and respected by her clients, peers, and judges. She prides herself on her natural ability to connect with clients and be a dedicated advocate for them.

Jennifer received her Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law in 1996, where she received a certificate in Dispute Resolution. Prior to law school, Jennifer attended Washington State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law and spent a term studying abroad in London.

When away from the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to their favorite spots in Hawaii and Florida, managing her small zoo of animals at home, and exploring the PNW!

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Michelle Stevens, Attorney

Michelle S. Stevens is a well-established family law attorney. She has practiced family law for over 20 years and is a licensed attorney in Washington State and California. Michelle is also a certified facilitative mediator and a child attorney in California state. Michelle has dealt primarily in divorce cases, domestic violence, and paternity matters. She also has experience with juvenile dependency cases, guardianships, step-parent adoptions, and conservatorships. After graduating from law school and passing her bar exam on her first try, Michelle gravitated towards family law due to her prior experience working with mentally ill teenagers. She found family law to be a perfect fit and a nice balance of litigation, counseling, and mediation.

Michelle is very client-centered and likes to make herself easily accessible. Michelle has an empathetic approach when handling her clients' cases. This approach comes from her own experience with divorce. Due to that experience, she has developed a mentality focused on minimizing the potential trauma that divorce can inflict on any children involved. She believes that in family law, "there is no winning for either parent, but there is a right way and wrong way to do it for the children." Michelle is very driven and is never afraid of a challenge. Case in point; she had her daughter Christine ten days before starting law school and then her daughter, Samantha, during her second year of law school while she performed her judicial internship at the 4th circuit court of appeals.

During her time practicing in California, Michelle gained a lot of trial experience and was the first attorney in Los Angeles and Orange county to successfully get a Qualified Domestic Relations Order for a married couple. She has also collaborated on work for several litigated Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Acts.

Background
Michelle was born and raised in the pacific northwest before moving to southern California. While living in California, she practiced family law for 23 years before deciding to move back to Washington to take care of her parents. When she isn't in the courtroom, Michelle enjoys the local trails while riding her quarter horse mare or taking in the fresh mountain air while skiing the slopes.

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Michelle Stevens, Attorney

Michelle S. Stevens is a well-established family law attorney. She has practiced family law for over 20 years and is a licensed attorney in Washington State and California. Michelle is also a certified facilitative mediator and a child attorney in California state. Michelle has dealt primarily in divorce cases, domestic violence, and paternity matters. She also has experience with juvenile dependency cases, guardianships, step-parent adoptions, and conservatorships. After graduating from law school and passing her bar exam on her first try, Michelle gravitated towards family law due to her prior experience working with mentally ill teenagers. She found family law to be a perfect fit and a nice balance of litigation, counseling, and mediation.

Michelle is very client-centered and likes to make herself easily accessible. Michelle has an empathetic approach when handling her clients' cases. This approach comes from her own experience with divorce. Due to that experience, she has developed a mentality focused on minimizing the potential trauma that divorce can inflict on any children involved. She believes that in family law, "there is no winning for either parent, but there is a right way and wrong way to do it for the children." Michelle is very driven and is never afraid of a challenge. Case in point; she had her daughter Christine ten days before starting law school and then her daughter, Samantha, during her second year of law school while she performed her judicial internship at the 4th circuit court of appeals.

During her time practicing in California, Michelle gained a lot of trial experience and was the first attorney in Los Angeles and Orange county to successfully get a Qualified Domestic Relations Order for a married couple. She has also collaborated on work for several litigated Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Acts.

Background
Michelle was born and raised in the pacific northwest before moving to southern California. While living in California, she practiced family law for 23 years before deciding to move back to Washington to take care of her parents. When she isn't in the courtroom, Michelle enjoys the local trails while riding her quarter horse mare or taking in the fresh mountain air while skiing the slopes.

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Brinda Gandhi, Attorney

Brinda Gandhi is an experienced family law attorney. She has practiced family law for over 10 years and is a licensed attorney in California and in India. Brinda has dealt primarily in dissolutions, domestic violence, restraining orders, and custody cases. She also has experience with cross-border divorce and custody issues. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. Brinda acquired her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mumbai in 2005. After graduating from law school in the top 10% of her class, Brinda worked with Citibank as an in-house legal counsel before she transitioned to family law in 2011.
Brinda is known for her compassion when working with clients. Although a talented litigator, she prefers to first focus on settling cases amicably outside of the courtroom before going to trial in order to make a challenging transition easier. Through this approach, Brinda has produced excellent results for her clients.

Along with her experience as an attorney, Brinda is also an outstanding pillar in her community. She served as an Advisory Board Member for the non-profit organization South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (S.A.H.A.R.A) and now serves as the organization's Board Chair and President of the Board of Directors, where she has raised over $1,000,000 to provide services to victims of domestic violence. Brinda is also an Advisory Board Member for the organization Share a Smile, a non-profit which helps to provide opportunities for low-income communities in the field of education, healthcare and women empowerment.

Personal
When Brinda isn't volunteering or in the courtroom, she likes to spend her free time practicing yoga and meditation. You may also find her cooking, painting or enjoying a good book.

Awards
AD58 Woman of the Year (2019)
Speaking Engagements
California Family Law seminar (2015)

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Brinda Gandhi, Attorney

Brinda Gandhi is an experienced family law attorney. She has practiced family law for over 10 years and is a licensed attorney in California and in India. Brinda has dealt primarily in dissolutions, domestic violence, restraining orders, and custody cases. She also has experience with cross-border divorce and custody issues. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. Brinda acquired her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mumbai in 2005. After graduating from law school in the top 10% of her class, Brinda worked with Citibank as an in-house legal counsel before she transitioned to family law in 2011.
Brinda is known for her compassion when working with clients. Although a talented litigator, she prefers to first focus on settling cases amicably outside of the courtroom before going to trial in order to make a challenging transition easier. Through this approach, Brinda has produced excellent results for her clients.

Along with her experience as an attorney, Brinda is also an outstanding pillar in her community. She served as an Advisory Board Member for the non-profit organization South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (S.A.H.A.R.A) and now serves as the organization's Board Chair and President of the Board of Directors, where she has raised over $1,000,000 to provide services to victims of domestic violence. Brinda is also an Advisory Board Member for the organization Share a Smile, a non-profit which helps to provide opportunities for low-income communities in the field of education, healthcare and women empowerment.

Personal
When Brinda isn't volunteering or in the courtroom, she likes to spend her free time practicing yoga and meditation. You may also find her cooking, painting or enjoying a good book.

Awards
AD58 Woman of the Year (2019)
Speaking Engagements
California Family Law seminar (2015)

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Tarik Polovina, Attorney

Tarik Polovina is an established family law attorney in Washington State. Mr. Polovina is a client-focused attorney who takes a practical and holistic approach to family law matters. He prides himself in fully educating clients of the complexities of the court system and what they should expect going into a court room with their specific cases. He is a passionate advocate for clients and deeply values transparency and honesty. When clients come to Tarik for a consultation they are greeted with his personable and caring personality.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Tarik honed his skills of litigation strategy, settlement negotiations, oral arguments, and background in detailed research to assist families with all family law matters at his own practice. Tarik chose to practice family law because he values the impact that family relationships have on children and to ensure that the bond in a family can stay immovable even during a stressful period. He enjoys all aspects of family law, from complex / high asset dissolutions to child support and custody cases. Tarik does not shy away from complicated cases and thrives stepping into a case at any stage to strategize with the client on the best legal route for them as a team.

As a first-generation college and law school student Tarik graduated with honors at the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Philosophy and Sociology and minoring in Human Rights. Following his undergraduate degree he attended Seattle University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor.

When not advocating for his clients, you can find Tarik spending his free time volunteering at the Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Clinic. Additionally, Tarik enjoys spending time in the PNW nature with his friends and family.

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Tarik Polovina, Attorney

Tarik Polovina is an established family law attorney in Washington State. Mr. Polovina is a client-focused attorney who takes a practical and holistic approach to family law matters. He prides himself in fully educating clients of the complexities of the court system and what they should expect going into a court room with their specific cases. He is a passionate advocate for clients and deeply values transparency and honesty. When clients come to Tarik for a consultation they are greeted with his personable and caring personality.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Tarik honed his skills of litigation strategy, settlement negotiations, oral arguments, and background in detailed research to assist families with all family law matters at his own practice. Tarik chose to practice family law because he values the impact that family relationships have on children and to ensure that the bond in a family can stay immovable even during a stressful period. He enjoys all aspects of family law, from complex / high asset dissolutions to child support and custody cases. Tarik does not shy away from complicated cases and thrives stepping into a case at any stage to strategize with the client on the best legal route for them as a team.

As a first-generation college and law school student Tarik graduated with honors at the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Philosophy and Sociology and minoring in Human Rights. Following his undergraduate degree he attended Seattle University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor.

When not advocating for his clients, you can find Tarik spending his free time volunteering at the Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Clinic. Additionally, Tarik enjoys spending time in the PNW nature with his friends and family.

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Ray Pollari, Attorney

Ray Pollari has been admitted into practice for over 27 years and has spent the best part of his practice focusing on family law exclusively. Ray's practice was founded on effective communication between clients and our courts without adding unnecessary work to already complicated situations. He is passionate on helping clients with divorce, parentage, committed intimate relationships, prenuptial contracts, support and parenting plan modifications, military family law, domestic violence and restraining orders. No matter the process, Ray works hard to ensure that his clients are heard, educated, and provides his clients knowledgeable insight on the best way to navigate their cases.

Ray was drawn to family law by the opportunities this area provides to help children and appear in court frequently. He became a Guardian ad Litem in Spokane County early in his practice assisting the courts with both family law and dependency matters. That experience provided Ray with a unique perspective on custody disputes and how the courts view the "best interests" of children.

Ray has had the opportunity to travel Washington State and perform litigation and mediation in different counties but found himself drawn to Pierce and King Counties. Ray can relate to many of the families in Pierce and King County as major military bases are in this area. As a child of an Air Force service member, Ray appreciates the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make for the country and the effect that the military can have on families.

Like many military children, Ray has called several places home. He has lived in Florida, Maine, Chicago, Virginia, and Germany. He attended The University of Virginia and obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1988. While attending school Ray joined Delta Upsilon fraternity and played rugby for over seven years. Before becoming an attorney, he started in the legal field as a process server, private investigator, and pre-trial services investigator for the Washington D.C. Public Defender's Office. With this experience Ray moved to Spokane and attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated in 1994 with his Juris Doctor.

When away from the office, Ray likes to explore the Pacific Northwest by hiking and mountain biking all over the area. Ray is a dedicated father who is parenting a teenager. He understands children and what single parents go through during busy and challenging times.

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Ray Pollari, Attorney

Ray Pollari has been admitted into practice for over 27 years and has spent the best part of his practice focusing on family law exclusively. Ray's practice was founded on effective communication between clients and our courts without adding unnecessary work to already complicated situations. He is passionate on helping clients with divorce, parentage, committed intimate relationships, prenuptial contracts, support and parenting plan modifications, military family law, domestic violence and restraining orders. No matter the process, Ray works hard to ensure that his clients are heard, educated, and provides his clients knowledgeable insight on the best way to navigate their cases.

Ray was drawn to family law by the opportunities this area provides to help children and appear in court frequently. He became a Guardian ad Litem in Spokane County early in his practice assisting the courts with both family law and dependency matters. That experience provided Ray with a unique perspective on custody disputes and how the courts view the "best interests" of children.

Ray has had the opportunity to travel Washington State and perform litigation and mediation in different counties but found himself drawn to Pierce and King Counties. Ray can relate to many of the families in Pierce and King County as major military bases are in this area. As a child of an Air Force service member, Ray appreciates the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make for the country and the effect that the military can have on families.

Like many military children, Ray has called several places home. He has lived in Florida, Maine, Chicago, Virginia, and Germany. He attended The University of Virginia and obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1988. While attending school Ray joined Delta Upsilon fraternity and played rugby for over seven years. Before becoming an attorney, he started in the legal field as a process server, private investigator, and pre-trial services investigator for the Washington D.C. Public Defender's Office. With this experience Ray moved to Spokane and attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated in 1994 with his Juris Doctor.

When away from the office, Ray likes to explore the Pacific Northwest by hiking and mountain biking all over the area. Ray is a dedicated father who is parenting a teenager. He understands children and what single parents go through during busy and challenging times.

Firm Overview

Envision Family Law Group was founded by Jason Benjamin and Timothy Healy, attorneys who have been practicing law since 1995. They formed a partnership in 1998 and opened their first location in Lakewood, Washington, which was formerly recognized as the Law Offices of Benjamin and Healy, PLLC. Each pursued their individual areas of practice, gaining expertise in family law with an emphasis for trial advocacy.

As years passed, their vision for the business continued to grow a preeminent family law firm that provides strong and compassionate legal services while focusing on individual client needs during difficult times. The founders are also insistent on setting new and better standards for efficiency and customer service offering multiple methods of communication to clients (including text messaging) and ensuring that every team member has up to date software and resources available at their fingertips. They understand that clients need answers and the more expeditiously those answers are provided, their client's overall stress can be reduced.

Main Office

Main Office
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1503
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone

(206) 202-2459

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Calli Hisey, Family Law Lawyer

Family Law Attorney, Calli Hisey, developed her passion for family law from the importance that her family plays in her life. Knowing the positive impact family has on individuals, Calli chose to practice family law as a primary component in her career.

Calli prides herself on the ability to connect with clients and create a foundation of a successful attorney/client relationship. Calli strives to gain trust first and foremost with clients, so that all clients feel safe with her advocating on their behalf. Calli enjoys working closely with clients and always making sure your voice is heard.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Calli worked for a high-volume family law firm in Vancouver, WA. Before that, Calli owned her own family law practice in Vancouver. Calli has extensive legal knowledge and experience. Her broad experience from General Litigation, Business Law, HOA Law, and finally to Family Law benefits her clients as she knows the inner workings of many law practices. No matter the process, Calli works hard to ensure that her clients are heard, and clients appreciate Calli's attentiveness and concern for their cases.

Envision Family Law
Calli Hisey, Family Law Lawyer

Family Law Attorney, Calli Hisey, developed her passion for family law from the importance that her family plays in her life. Knowing the positive impact family has on individuals, Calli chose to practice family law as a primary component in her career.

Calli prides herself on the ability to connect with clients and create a foundation of a successful attorney/client relationship. Calli strives to gain trust first and foremost with clients, so that all clients feel safe with her advocating on their behalf. Calli enjoys working closely with clients and always making sure your voice is heard.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Calli worked for a high-volume family law firm in Vancouver, WA. Before that, Calli owned her own family law practice in Vancouver. Calli has extensive legal knowledge and experience. Her broad experience from General Litigation, Business Law, HOA Law, and finally to Family Law benefits her clients as she knows the inner workings of many law practices. No matter the process, Calli works hard to ensure that her clients are heard, and clients appreciate Calli's attentiveness and concern for their cases.

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Andrew May, Attorney

Seattle Family Law Attorney: Andrew has been admitted into practice for over 15 years and has spent the last decade primarily focusing on the complexities of family law exclusively. He is passionate about helping his child custody and divorce clients achieve their objectives. With extensive litigation experience, he has the advocacy skills and attention to detail to win in and out of the courtroom. With his wide-ranging skills as a mediator, he further assists clients in reaching a resolution out of court if that is an avenue they seek, advocating to protect what they hold most important.

No matter the process, however, Andrew works hard to ensure that his clients are heard and that he listens carefully for opportunities to help them reach their objectives. His clients appreciate his genuine attentiveness and concern for their bottom lines, as well as the quality of his legal work. His sharp writing and convincing oral arguments make him a formidable opponent.

Aside from his litigation experience, Andrew is a trained and intelligent mediator. Andrew received training in interest-based mediation from the University of Washington and co-led a professional group dedicated to developing alternative dispute resolution as another form of resolve for clients seeking to mediate aside from trial. He is mindful of the stress and cost of court proceedings and does everything he can to lower the temperature without sacrificing his clients' interests. Andrew further understands that not every case has a one-size-fits-all solution and will adamantly fight for the common objective he shares with his clients.

"The measure of a good result must include its cost and durabilitywhether it restores rather than erodes stability in our clients' lives and livelihoods," Andrew says.

Education
Andrew graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with high honors. He was selected by faculty to be a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes and won a place on Maryland's national moot court team. He was awarded the prize for best brief in Maryland's annual appellate advocacy competition.

Prior to law school, he graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science.

Background
Andrew is a third-generation family law attorney whose passion for the law developed early. When his high school mock trial team went to state finals, the judge offered Andrew a clerkship position on the spot, conditional only on his successful completion of law school. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys music of all kinds and particularly playing the piano and singing. He is a proud dad and can frequently be found cheering on his daughter's soccer teams, the Mariners and the Reign FC.

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Andrew May, Attorney

Seattle Family Law Attorney: Andrew has been admitted into practice for over 15 years and has spent the last decade primarily focusing on the complexities of family law exclusively. He is passionate about helping his child custody and divorce clients achieve their objectives. With extensive litigation experience, he has the advocacy skills and attention to detail to win in and out of the courtroom. With his wide-ranging skills as a mediator, he further assists clients in reaching a resolution out of court if that is an avenue they seek, advocating to protect what they hold most important.

No matter the process, however, Andrew works hard to ensure that his clients are heard and that he listens carefully for opportunities to help them reach their objectives. His clients appreciate his genuine attentiveness and concern for their bottom lines, as well as the quality of his legal work. His sharp writing and convincing oral arguments make him a formidable opponent.

Aside from his litigation experience, Andrew is a trained and intelligent mediator. Andrew received training in interest-based mediation from the University of Washington and co-led a professional group dedicated to developing alternative dispute resolution as another form of resolve for clients seeking to mediate aside from trial. He is mindful of the stress and cost of court proceedings and does everything he can to lower the temperature without sacrificing his clients' interests. Andrew further understands that not every case has a one-size-fits-all solution and will adamantly fight for the common objective he shares with his clients.

"The measure of a good result must include its cost and durabilitywhether it restores rather than erodes stability in our clients' lives and livelihoods," Andrew says.

Education
Andrew graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with high honors. He was selected by faculty to be a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes and won a place on Maryland's national moot court team. He was awarded the prize for best brief in Maryland's annual appellate advocacy competition.

Prior to law school, he graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science.

Background
Andrew is a third-generation family law attorney whose passion for the law developed early. When his high school mock trial team went to state finals, the judge offered Andrew a clerkship position on the spot, conditional only on his successful completion of law school. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys music of all kinds and particularly playing the piano and singing. He is a proud dad and can frequently be found cheering on his daughter's soccer teams, the Mariners and the Reign FC.

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Jason Benjamin, Partner/Co-Founder

Jason Benjamin has worked for more than two decades (starting in 1995) immersing himself in the intricacies of family law and particularly child custody cases. To date, he has personally handled more than 1000 cases where child custody is at issue in Tacoma and surrounding cities.

He particularly welcomes families who have emergency child custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues, as he can typically obtain appropriate orders within hours to protect you and the children.

Since he began his legal career, Jason has aggressively advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence (even when domestic violence was not treated seriously by the courts). He understands the complexities of domestic violence such as why victims often return to abusers or leave their children with abusers before they make the final decision to permanently leave the abuser.
Jason utilizes his years of family law experience in the trenches of hard fought child custody trials to competently advise parties on the best route to tackle complicated and intertwined issues of mental health (particularly Cluster B personality disorders such as histrionic, borderline, narcissistic and anti-social) and chemical dependency (particularly abuse of alcohol, opiates, methamphetamines and benzodiazepines).

When it comes to the courtroom, Jason is extremely comfortable and puts his clients at ease. There is no case too complex or too extreme for Jason to be willing to take it on. He is known by his colleagues for his confidence and persuasive argumentative skills and his trial experience is nothing short of prodigious. Many lawyers in the community are aware of his trial advocacy and often refer their clients to him for cases that are headed for trial.

Jason left Omak, Washington at 18 years of age and went off to the big city of Chicago where he attended Northwestern University. After obtaining his BA in Philosophy, he came back to Washington State and graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1995. He and his wife have two daughters and enjoy various outdoor adventures.

Envision Family Law
Jason Benjamin, Partner/Co-Founder

Jason Benjamin has worked for more than two decades (starting in 1995) immersing himself in the intricacies of family law and particularly child custody cases. To date, he has personally handled more than 1000 cases where child custody is at issue in Tacoma and surrounding cities.

He particularly welcomes families who have emergency child custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues, as he can typically obtain appropriate orders within hours to protect you and the children.

Since he began his legal career, Jason has aggressively advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence (even when domestic violence was not treated seriously by the courts). He understands the complexities of domestic violence such as why victims often return to abusers or leave their children with abusers before they make the final decision to permanently leave the abuser.
Jason utilizes his years of family law experience in the trenches of hard fought child custody trials to competently advise parties on the best route to tackle complicated and intertwined issues of mental health (particularly Cluster B personality disorders such as histrionic, borderline, narcissistic and anti-social) and chemical dependency (particularly abuse of alcohol, opiates, methamphetamines and benzodiazepines).

When it comes to the courtroom, Jason is extremely comfortable and puts his clients at ease. There is no case too complex or too extreme for Jason to be willing to take it on. He is known by his colleagues for his confidence and persuasive argumentative skills and his trial experience is nothing short of prodigious. Many lawyers in the community are aware of his trial advocacy and often refer their clients to him for cases that are headed for trial.

Jason left Omak, Washington at 18 years of age and went off to the big city of Chicago where he attended Northwestern University. After obtaining his BA in Philosophy, he came back to Washington State and graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1995. He and his wife have two daughters and enjoy various outdoor adventures.

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Susan Kennedy, Attorney

Susan Kennedy has worked as a family law attorney for over a decade handling all areas of divorce and child custody cases. Additionally, she has spent many years as a Guardian ad Litem in Washington. This role required hard work and dedication. During that time, she was called as an expert in several trials. She was subject to cross-examination and highly regarded by judges. As a result, she can process complex situations quickly.

In addition to her experience, Susan takes a realistic approach with her clients. She will provide you with information to make good decisions for your future. Her top priorities are listening to her clients, providing sound advice and following through with the legal work to achieve those goals. "My clients will always know my analysis of where they stand in their case." says Susan.

Finally, Susan does not back down from a fight when she feels her client's interests are not being addressed. She cares deeply about providing excellent legal work to her clients.
Education
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated with honors from the University of Washington. In 2008, she received her JD from the Seattle University School of Law.

Background
Susan has lived on the East side since 2004 and takes full advantage of the Northwest. In her free time, Susan loves outdoor adventure and spending time with family. She also enjoys water skiing. As a member of the legendary Stoops family, competitiveness and perfectionism are in Susan's DNA. Hence, her degree in law.

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Susan Kennedy, Attorney

Susan Kennedy has worked as a family law attorney for over a decade handling all areas of divorce and child custody cases. Additionally, she has spent many years as a Guardian ad Litem in Washington. This role required hard work and dedication. During that time, she was called as an expert in several trials. She was subject to cross-examination and highly regarded by judges. As a result, she can process complex situations quickly.

In addition to her experience, Susan takes a realistic approach with her clients. She will provide you with information to make good decisions for your future. Her top priorities are listening to her clients, providing sound advice and following through with the legal work to achieve those goals. "My clients will always know my analysis of where they stand in their case." says Susan.

Finally, Susan does not back down from a fight when she feels her client's interests are not being addressed. She cares deeply about providing excellent legal work to her clients.
Education
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated with honors from the University of Washington. In 2008, she received her JD from the Seattle University School of Law.

Background
Susan has lived on the East side since 2004 and takes full advantage of the Northwest. In her free time, Susan loves outdoor adventure and spending time with family. She also enjoys water skiing. As a member of the legendary Stoops family, competitiveness and perfectionism are in Susan's DNA. Hence, her degree in law.

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Kelly LeBlanc, Attorney at Law, Mediator / Arbitrator

Kelly LeBlanc Top Washington Family Law Attorney: Kelly has been practicing law for over 32 years. She has been admitted to practice in five (5) jurisdictions and appeared on behalf of litigants at the state and federal level. She served as an Administrative Health Law Judge with the Department of Health and worked as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in Pierce County many years before joining Envision Family Law Group as Senior Counsel. When the Court was faced with particularly difficult cases, Kelly was often designated to investigate and provide recommendations on how best to protect the interests of the child(ren) involved (child custody cases).
Awards
Ten Best Female Attorneys: 2016 Client Satisfaction Award American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016)
Letter of Appreciation for Guardian ad Litem Services Pierce County Superior Court (2015)
Commander's Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1994)
Achievement Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1993)
Achievement Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1992)
Moot Court Executive Board Justice Scholarship The John Marshall Law School, Chicago (1984)
The Gavel Society Moot Court Executive Board, The John Marshall Law School (1984)
First Place, Moot Court Competition, U.S. Midwest Region National Association for Appellate Advocacy (1984)
First Place and Best Brief, Moot Court Competition

Speaking Engagements
TPCBA Family Law Section HIPAA (2014)
Complex Parenting Issues in Divorce Drafting Complex Parenting Plans (2013)
November 2012 Family Law GAL Training GAL Investigations and Relevant Law (2012)
Love Stinks V Seminar GAL's Perspective of "do's and don'ts" in Custody Matters (2012)
Title 26 Guardian ad Litem Training GAL Investigations (2006)

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Kelly LeBlanc, Attorney at Law, Mediator / Arbitrator

Kelly LeBlanc Top Washington Family Law Attorney: Kelly has been practicing law for over 32 years. She has been admitted to practice in five (5) jurisdictions and appeared on behalf of litigants at the state and federal level. She served as an Administrative Health Law Judge with the Department of Health and worked as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in Pierce County many years before joining Envision Family Law Group as Senior Counsel. When the Court was faced with particularly difficult cases, Kelly was often designated to investigate and provide recommendations on how best to protect the interests of the child(ren) involved (child custody cases).
Awards
Ten Best Female Attorneys: 2016 Client Satisfaction Award American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016)
Letter of Appreciation for Guardian ad Litem Services Pierce County Superior Court (2015)
Commander's Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1994)
Achievement Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1993)
Achievement Award for Civilian Service Department of the U.S. Army (1992)
Moot Court Executive Board Justice Scholarship The John Marshall Law School, Chicago (1984)
The Gavel Society Moot Court Executive Board, The John Marshall Law School (1984)
First Place, Moot Court Competition, U.S. Midwest Region National Association for Appellate Advocacy (1984)
First Place and Best Brief, Moot Court Competition

Speaking Engagements
TPCBA Family Law Section HIPAA (2014)
Complex Parenting Issues in Divorce Drafting Complex Parenting Plans (2013)
November 2012 Family Law GAL Training GAL Investigations and Relevant Law (2012)
Love Stinks V Seminar GAL's Perspective of "do's and don'ts" in Custody Matters (2012)
Title 26 Guardian ad Litem Training GAL Investigations (2006)

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Jonathan Moffitt, Attorney

There are two things that are more important than anything to family law attorney Jonathan Moffitt, his faith and his family. Because of these values and his belief that every parent has a right to be intimately involved in the lives and upbringing of their children, Jonathan chooses to practice family law as a primary component of his professional career. Family law with a focus on child custody, military divorce cases, child support.

As a husband and father of four, Jonathan understands the bond between a parent and child. This is a bond that should not be interfered with lightly and one that should be fought for vigorously. He understands how important it can be for a parent to have child custody.

Why Jonathan Moffit is the Best Family Law Attorney in Lakewood
In addition to faith & family, there are two characteristics that Jonathan values and prioritizes as an attorney working with families: communication and preparation. Often, when clients come to Jonathan after having fired a previous child custody or divorce attorney, they complain that their former attorney did not communicate with them and was often unprepared. Jonathan is confident that these terms will never be used to describe his client relationships or legal effectiveness. He thrives at stepping into a case at any stage and narrowing down the issues that matter most to a client, strategizing the best legal route for you and your family.

Hire A Family Law Attorney Who Will Prioritize Your Case
When you hire Jonathan, you genuinely hire him. Although he regularly utilizes support staff to minimize client costs, Jonathan will be your primary point of contact. If you have an emergency, question, or concern, you will be able to communicate directly with him. We live in a digital age of instant communication; you should be able to expect representation that is responsive and communicative.

Finally, Jonathan is prepared. When you go to court with him, you will have an advocate who knows the facts and issues of the case and is prepared to present your case. He will astonish you with his sharp, persuasive, and well-versed legal arguments in the courtroom. To find out more, check out the numerous positive reviews made by Jonathan's clients on www.avvo.com providing an overall 5-star rating.

Envision Family Law
Jonathan Moffitt, Attorney

There are two things that are more important than anything to family law attorney Jonathan Moffitt, his faith and his family. Because of these values and his belief that every parent has a right to be intimately involved in the lives and upbringing of their children, Jonathan chooses to practice family law as a primary component of his professional career. Family law with a focus on child custody, military divorce cases, child support.

As a husband and father of four, Jonathan understands the bond between a parent and child. This is a bond that should not be interfered with lightly and one that should be fought for vigorously. He understands how important it can be for a parent to have child custody.

Why Jonathan Moffit is the Best Family Law Attorney in Lakewood
In addition to faith & family, there are two characteristics that Jonathan values and prioritizes as an attorney working with families: communication and preparation. Often, when clients come to Jonathan after having fired a previous child custody or divorce attorney, they complain that their former attorney did not communicate with them and was often unprepared. Jonathan is confident that these terms will never be used to describe his client relationships or legal effectiveness. He thrives at stepping into a case at any stage and narrowing down the issues that matter most to a client, strategizing the best legal route for you and your family.

Hire A Family Law Attorney Who Will Prioritize Your Case
When you hire Jonathan, you genuinely hire him. Although he regularly utilizes support staff to minimize client costs, Jonathan will be your primary point of contact. If you have an emergency, question, or concern, you will be able to communicate directly with him. We live in a digital age of instant communication; you should be able to expect representation that is responsive and communicative.

Finally, Jonathan is prepared. When you go to court with him, you will have an advocate who knows the facts and issues of the case and is prepared to present your case. He will astonish you with his sharp, persuasive, and well-versed legal arguments in the courtroom. To find out more, check out the numerous positive reviews made by Jonathan's clients on www.avvo.com providing an overall 5-star rating.

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Kevin Rundle, Attorney

Kevin Rundle is a well-established and highly respected Family Law Attorney, zealous advocate for his clients, and Commissioner Pro Tempore (temporary / fill-in Court Commissioner) for the Pierce County Superior Court (since 2011 in good standing).

As a family law attorney with Envision Family Law Group, Kevin Rundle focuses his practice on complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, unmarried couples litigation, and sexual assault litigation. Prior to joining Envision, Kevin served as Director of the Legal Services Program for the YWCA Pierce County from 2005 through 2015 and an attorney with same beginning 2004 through 2015. Prior to employment with the YWCA, Kevin was in private practice from 1998 through 2004 (with a short stint as a staff attorney with the YWCA in 1999 and 2000). Kevin is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, cum laude 1995, and Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA 1998.

Known as the Top Unmarried Couples Lawyers in Washington
Kevin Rundle is often called upon to give continuing legal education presentations to members of the Washington State Bar Association on issues pertaining to complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, and sexual assault litigation. This is quite the honor!

In addition to the above, Kevin is also the court appointed attorney in Pierce County to represent petitioners in Sexual Assault Protection Order cases.

Kevin is highly respected by his peers, and, as such, Kevin has been elected and served as past Trustee and Treasurer for the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) of the Washington State Bar Association. Kevin has also served as past President of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section and is a former Trustee for same. In addition, Kevin is a former Trustee for the Volunteer Legal Services Program, Tacoma, WA, and is a former member of the Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Top Domestic Violence Lawyer in Pierce County, Washington
When Kevin Rundle is not in the court for a domestic violence or family law he enjoy's his free time with family. He's not all work and no play! A retired semi-professional musician and former ASE certified automotive technician, Kevin now focuses his attention on speed! To that end he has modified and "souped-up" his wife's 1967 Chevy Chevelle! He is also a recent purchaser of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat and he and his wife are both proud owners of Harley Davidson motorcycles!

Kevin enjoys helping people, and he views the opportunity to represent and advocate for his clients, who place their trust in him, as the highest honor!

Envision Family Law
Kevin Rundle, Attorney

Kevin Rundle is a well-established and highly respected Family Law Attorney, zealous advocate for his clients, and Commissioner Pro Tempore (temporary / fill-in Court Commissioner) for the Pierce County Superior Court (since 2011 in good standing).

As a family law attorney with Envision Family Law Group, Kevin Rundle focuses his practice on complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, unmarried couples litigation, and sexual assault litigation. Prior to joining Envision, Kevin served as Director of the Legal Services Program for the YWCA Pierce County from 2005 through 2015 and an attorney with same beginning 2004 through 2015. Prior to employment with the YWCA, Kevin was in private practice from 1998 through 2004 (with a short stint as a staff attorney with the YWCA in 1999 and 2000). Kevin is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, cum laude 1995, and Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA 1998.

Known as the Top Unmarried Couples Lawyers in Washington
Kevin Rundle is often called upon to give continuing legal education presentations to members of the Washington State Bar Association on issues pertaining to complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, and sexual assault litigation. This is quite the honor!

In addition to the above, Kevin is also the court appointed attorney in Pierce County to represent petitioners in Sexual Assault Protection Order cases.

Kevin is highly respected by his peers, and, as such, Kevin has been elected and served as past Trustee and Treasurer for the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) of the Washington State Bar Association. Kevin has also served as past President of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section and is a former Trustee for same. In addition, Kevin is a former Trustee for the Volunteer Legal Services Program, Tacoma, WA, and is a former member of the Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Top Domestic Violence Lawyer in Pierce County, Washington
When Kevin Rundle is not in the court for a domestic violence or family law he enjoy's his free time with family. He's not all work and no play! A retired semi-professional musician and former ASE certified automotive technician, Kevin now focuses his attention on speed! To that end he has modified and "souped-up" his wife's 1967 Chevy Chevelle! He is also a recent purchaser of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat and he and his wife are both proud owners of Harley Davidson motorcycles!

Kevin enjoys helping people, and he views the opportunity to represent and advocate for his clients, who place their trust in him, as the highest honor!

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Kimberly April, Attorney

Kim is the type of attorney you will never forget once you experience her compassionate yet tenacious representation firsthand. She has over 19 years of family law experience and litigation practice combined with the respect from the Pierce County Superior Court bench. While experience tends to be the leading factor in hiring a lawyer, what sets Kim apart is her knowledge of the law and detail oriented approach.

As a family law attorney, Kimberly April understands that every client is unique and in order to meet their goals of the client that each case must be handled unique to the person she is representing. You will not just be another file stacked up on her desk.

Kim is detail oriented and takes a disciplined approach to the practice of law. She will keep you informed throughout your case and is ready for any emergency that arises. Her clients describe her as "hardworking", "straight to the point" and "one to follow through".

For the duration of her years as a lawyer, Kim's practice has focused exclusively on family law matters immersing herself in all aspects of divorce cases, custody actions, domestic violence protection orders, emergency relief, third party custody actions, etc. Her flexible approach and practical orientation enables her to be proficient in crafting creative solutions to the most challenging cases.

Kim's family law career began during and after law school under the tutelage of renowned Pierce County family law attorney Diana Lynn Kiesel. This lasted over a decade until Diana Lynn Kiesel was appointed to the Pierce County Superior Court Bench as a Court Commissioner. Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Kim was a successful solo practitioner in Pierce County.

Kim has earned an exemplary reputation with the Pierce County Judges and Commissioners as well as a venerable opponent by her colleagues. Due to Kim's reputation and her frequent appearances in court, the Court knows that when Kim is arguing, they can trust her facts are concrete and her position is well thought out. This hard-earned reputation combined with her experience and rational positions is the reason she is very successful and obtains good results for her clients.

Kim received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1996 and graduated from Seattle University School of Law, cum laude in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. Kim is a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, TPCBA Family Law Section and served as a board member from 2001 to 2005.

When she is not dedicating her time to her practice, she is planning excursions with her son and traveling the United States.

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Kimberly April, Attorney

Kim is the type of attorney you will never forget once you experience her compassionate yet tenacious representation firsthand. She has over 19 years of family law experience and litigation practice combined with the respect from the Pierce County Superior Court bench. While experience tends to be the leading factor in hiring a lawyer, what sets Kim apart is her knowledge of the law and detail oriented approach.

As a family law attorney, Kimberly April understands that every client is unique and in order to meet their goals of the client that each case must be handled unique to the person she is representing. You will not just be another file stacked up on her desk.

Kim is detail oriented and takes a disciplined approach to the practice of law. She will keep you informed throughout your case and is ready for any emergency that arises. Her clients describe her as "hardworking", "straight to the point" and "one to follow through".

For the duration of her years as a lawyer, Kim's practice has focused exclusively on family law matters immersing herself in all aspects of divorce cases, custody actions, domestic violence protection orders, emergency relief, third party custody actions, etc. Her flexible approach and practical orientation enables her to be proficient in crafting creative solutions to the most challenging cases.

Kim's family law career began during and after law school under the tutelage of renowned Pierce County family law attorney Diana Lynn Kiesel. This lasted over a decade until Diana Lynn Kiesel was appointed to the Pierce County Superior Court Bench as a Court Commissioner. Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Kim was a successful solo practitioner in Pierce County.

Kim has earned an exemplary reputation with the Pierce County Judges and Commissioners as well as a venerable opponent by her colleagues. Due to Kim's reputation and her frequent appearances in court, the Court knows that when Kim is arguing, they can trust her facts are concrete and her position is well thought out. This hard-earned reputation combined with her experience and rational positions is the reason she is very successful and obtains good results for her clients.

Kim received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1996 and graduated from Seattle University School of Law, cum laude in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. Kim is a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, TPCBA Family Law Section and served as a board member from 2001 to 2005.

When she is not dedicating her time to her practice, she is planning excursions with her son and traveling the United States.

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Heather Ramirez, Managing Attorney

Heather C. Ramirez graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. After completing an internship at the Washington State Attorney General's Office, Ms. Ramirez aspired to pursue a professional graduate degree in law. Upon entering law school, Ms. Ramirez received a Dean's Diversity Scholarship and graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2006.

In the past, Ms. Ramirez has volunteered at Legal Voice providing family law information and referral services to the community and also at Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) advocating on behalf of children involved in highly contentious custody cases.

In her free time, Ms. Ramirez enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the beautiful outdoors here in the Pacific Northwest.

Ms. Ramirez compassionately advocates on behalf of her clients while she assists them in successfully resolving difficult disputes and navigating through litigation and complex legal issues. Ms. Ramirez handles the following areas:

Prenuptial Agreements
Child Support Modifications
Minor Guardianships (fka Non-Paternal Custody)
Education
Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Dean's Diversity Scholarship upon entry
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Dean's List
Professional Memberships/Organizations
Ms. Ramirez is licensed to practice in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. She is also a member of the following professional associations:

Washington State Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Member

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Heather Ramirez, Managing Attorney

Heather C. Ramirez graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. After completing an internship at the Washington State Attorney General's Office, Ms. Ramirez aspired to pursue a professional graduate degree in law. Upon entering law school, Ms. Ramirez received a Dean's Diversity Scholarship and graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2006.

In the past, Ms. Ramirez has volunteered at Legal Voice providing family law information and referral services to the community and also at Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) advocating on behalf of children involved in highly contentious custody cases.

In her free time, Ms. Ramirez enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the beautiful outdoors here in the Pacific Northwest.

Ms. Ramirez compassionately advocates on behalf of her clients while she assists them in successfully resolving difficult disputes and navigating through litigation and complex legal issues. Ms. Ramirez handles the following areas:

Prenuptial Agreements
Child Support Modifications
Minor Guardianships (fka Non-Paternal Custody)
Education
Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Dean's Diversity Scholarship upon entry
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Dean's List
Professional Memberships/Organizations
Ms. Ramirez is licensed to practice in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. She is also a member of the following professional associations:

Washington State Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Member

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Michelle Cummings, LLIT 101

Limited Licensed Legal Technician
Licensed in Family Law (Domestic Relations)*
*Please note, Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT) are not lawyers and may only perform limited legal services. LLLT's may not appear or represent a client in court, formal administrative adjudicative proceedings, or other formal dispute resolution process or negotiate the client's legal rights or responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to motion hearings, trial, depositions, arbitration, mediation, and settlement conferences. For a complete detail of the limited services a LLLT can provide as well as the prohibitions for a LLLT, please refer to APR 28 and Appendix to APR 28.

Michelle became the first Limited License Legal Technician in the State of Washington. With over 20 years of legal experience coupled with her candid and straightforward approach, Michelle is highly regarded by many of her clients and peers.

As a former paralegal, Michelle understands that case management plays a key part in whether a case will succeed. Family law contains many imperative deadlines that cannot be missed. Due to this, Michelle strives to maintain a collaborative strategy with her clients and sustains positive relationships. Her organizational skills are unmatched.

Michelle enjoys helping clients reach a resolution in their cases without involving unnecessary combative and aggressive litigation. She recognizes the stresses that a case may incur and intelligently caters her approach to ease her clients into the right direction.

Educational and Personal Background

Michelle realized her true passion was to have a career in the legal profession early on. She received her Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) from Highline Community College in 1998. From there, she continued her education at the University of Washington School of Law, earning her Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Program Certificate in December 2014.

After completing her education at UW School of Law, Michelle then passed extensive exams to be licensed under Family Law (Domestic Relations), as well as the exam for the Rules of Professional Conduct in May 2015. After considerable dedication and hard work, Michelle became the first licensed Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) in Washington State. She was admitted to the limited practice of law pursuant to Rule 28 of the Admission and Practice Rules in Washington by the Supreme Court of Washington on June 25, 2015.

Michelle has worked for law firms ranging from a solo practitioner to large litigation firms in the following areas of law: family law, personal injury, criminal and products liability civil litigation. Her passion has always been to help others and found that her skills were best used in the practice of family law.

Michelle is featured in several publications, including the American Bar Association Journal and the Washington Post.

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Michelle Cummings, LLIT 101

Limited Licensed Legal Technician
Licensed in Family Law (Domestic Relations)*
*Please note, Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT) are not lawyers and may only perform limited legal services. LLLT's may not appear or represent a client in court, formal administrative adjudicative proceedings, or other formal dispute resolution process or negotiate the client's legal rights or responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to motion hearings, trial, depositions, arbitration, mediation, and settlement conferences. For a complete detail of the limited services a LLLT can provide as well as the prohibitions for a LLLT, please refer to APR 28 and Appendix to APR 28.

Michelle became the first Limited License Legal Technician in the State of Washington. With over 20 years of legal experience coupled with her candid and straightforward approach, Michelle is highly regarded by many of her clients and peers.

As a former paralegal, Michelle understands that case management plays a key part in whether a case will succeed. Family law contains many imperative deadlines that cannot be missed. Due to this, Michelle strives to maintain a collaborative strategy with her clients and sustains positive relationships. Her organizational skills are unmatched.

Michelle enjoys helping clients reach a resolution in their cases without involving unnecessary combative and aggressive litigation. She recognizes the stresses that a case may incur and intelligently caters her approach to ease her clients into the right direction.

Educational and Personal Background

Michelle realized her true passion was to have a career in the legal profession early on. She received her Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) from Highline Community College in 1998. From there, she continued her education at the University of Washington School of Law, earning her Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Program Certificate in December 2014.

After completing her education at UW School of Law, Michelle then passed extensive exams to be licensed under Family Law (Domestic Relations), as well as the exam for the Rules of Professional Conduct in May 2015. After considerable dedication and hard work, Michelle became the first licensed Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) in Washington State. She was admitted to the limited practice of law pursuant to Rule 28 of the Admission and Practice Rules in Washington by the Supreme Court of Washington on June 25, 2015.

Michelle has worked for law firms ranging from a solo practitioner to large litigation firms in the following areas of law: family law, personal injury, criminal and products liability civil litigation. Her passion has always been to help others and found that her skills were best used in the practice of family law.

Michelle is featured in several publications, including the American Bar Association Journal and the Washington Post.

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Laura Tocheny, Attorney

Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Laura Tocheny practiced multiple fields of law, but her primarily focus has always been family law. Understanding multiple fields of law provides her insight into the many unique situations that can arise in family law cases. Laura's extensive real estate background also sets her apart and provides clients an advantage. Laura can navigate complex property and assets with ease.

Laura's passion for family law comes from her desire to work closely with her clients. The problems that she gets to help solve are very real and impact people's lives. Laura enjoys being able to help alleviate the fear, stress, and anxiety of legal matters by taking on the conflict on behalf of the client. She enjoys representing clients in court, in collaborative resolutions, and throughout the litigation process. In fact, Laura has proven very successful in trial. It is her undeniable public relations skills and attention to detail that makes her so effective at trial and in negotiations.

In and out of the courtroom Laura prides herself on professionalism. Laura has a knack for capturing her clients' story in the best way possible by knowing how to focus on joint efforts toward an intended outcome. Laura represents her clients in a calm and focused demeanor.

Laura holds two bachelor's degrees in Global Studies and Culture, Literature, and Art from the University of Washington, a Master of Business degree, and a JD from Willamette University. Laura received an Honor Society award from Willamette University.

Laura was active with the Orca Network and is active in various other organizations that support sea life habitat and resource protection. She has a love for animals and owns a hobby farm with goats, pigs, ducks, and geese.

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Laura Tocheny, Attorney

Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Laura Tocheny practiced multiple fields of law, but her primarily focus has always been family law. Understanding multiple fields of law provides her insight into the many unique situations that can arise in family law cases. Laura's extensive real estate background also sets her apart and provides clients an advantage. Laura can navigate complex property and assets with ease.

Laura's passion for family law comes from her desire to work closely with her clients. The problems that she gets to help solve are very real and impact people's lives. Laura enjoys being able to help alleviate the fear, stress, and anxiety of legal matters by taking on the conflict on behalf of the client. She enjoys representing clients in court, in collaborative resolutions, and throughout the litigation process. In fact, Laura has proven very successful in trial. It is her undeniable public relations skills and attention to detail that makes her so effective at trial and in negotiations.

In and out of the courtroom Laura prides herself on professionalism. Laura has a knack for capturing her clients' story in the best way possible by knowing how to focus on joint efforts toward an intended outcome. Laura represents her clients in a calm and focused demeanor.

Laura holds two bachelor's degrees in Global Studies and Culture, Literature, and Art from the University of Washington, a Master of Business degree, and a JD from Willamette University. Laura received an Honor Society award from Willamette University.

Laura was active with the Orca Network and is active in various other organizations that support sea life habitat and resource protection. She has a love for animals and owns a hobby farm with goats, pigs, ducks, and geese.

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Andrea L. Utigard, Attorney

Over the years, Andrea (Andi) Utigard, has developed a positive reputation with members of the Spokane County Bar through her working relationships as an attorney. These connections have proven to be valuable to her clients. She began her legal career in Adams County after graduating with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law. Her experience also includes working for the Northwest Justice Project, where she represented clients who were leaving relationships riddled with domestic violence. Andi has a particular passion for helping family law clients dealing with domestic violence and mental health issues.

In 2018, Andi's sister passed away suddenly, and she found herself becoming a parent to her sister's young daughter as a result. This fueled her compassion even further and she now has an even stronger desire to support children and families in their time of need. This desire, and her ability to problem-solve, makes her an excellent advocate for those in difficult situations and in need of a family law attorney. Not only is Andi passionate about supporting her clients, but she is also considered to be an attorney of swift action. Andi's experience and set of skills allows for her to act quickly during emergent situations to ensure her clients are always taken care of, because she believes in obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients in all difficult situations.

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Andi's passion for supporting others does not end with her practice of family law. In her free time, Andrea loves indulging in opportunities to connect with her community. She does so by volunteering with Spokane Public Radio, working on pledge drives and children's concerts. When she is not volunteering, Andi likes to enjoy a good book and loves spending time with her niece.

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Andrea L. Utigard, Attorney

Over the years, Andrea (Andi) Utigard, has developed a positive reputation with members of the Spokane County Bar through her working relationships as an attorney. These connections have proven to be valuable to her clients. She began her legal career in Adams County after graduating with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law. Her experience also includes working for the Northwest Justice Project, where she represented clients who were leaving relationships riddled with domestic violence. Andi has a particular passion for helping family law clients dealing with domestic violence and mental health issues.

In 2018, Andi's sister passed away suddenly, and she found herself becoming a parent to her sister's young daughter as a result. This fueled her compassion even further and she now has an even stronger desire to support children and families in their time of need. This desire, and her ability to problem-solve, makes her an excellent advocate for those in difficult situations and in need of a family law attorney. Not only is Andi passionate about supporting her clients, but she is also considered to be an attorney of swift action. Andi's experience and set of skills allows for her to act quickly during emergent situations to ensure her clients are always taken care of, because she believes in obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients in all difficult situations.

Personal
Andi's passion for supporting others does not end with her practice of family law. In her free time, Andrea loves indulging in opportunities to connect with her community. She does so by volunteering with Spokane Public Radio, working on pledge drives and children's concerts. When she is not volunteering, Andi likes to enjoy a good book and loves spending time with her niece.

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Jennifer Coombs, Attorney

Jennifer Coombs is a well-established Family Law Attorney at Envision Family Law and is a dedicated advocate for her clients. Jennifer has over 23 years of experience in family law, juvenile dependency matters, and civil litigation. She is well known for her knowledge and skill in matters involving parenting plans and non-parental custody issues.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Jennifer was an established civil litigation attorney, family law attorney and had managed hundreds of dependency cases throughout her career. As an attorney managing dependency cases, she represented both parents and children, as well as being a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children in dependency actions. Jennifer's representation encompassed assisting families from the initial filing of dependency petitions by DSHS through reunification of the family, termination of parental rights, or other long-term planning.

Jennifer transitioned her full-time practice to family law because of her dedication to families. She found that clients like talking to her, she is a good listener, and she enjoys helping others resolve problems. She is good at thinking outside the box to help come up with solutions to problems or issues. Jennifer is compassionate, empathetic, and kind, which are valuable skills when helping people go through tough family situations.

In the courtroom, Jennifer commands the room with her direct and thorough legal arguments. She is prepared and communicative. When Jennifer is your attorney, you have an advocate that supports you and the facts and issues of the case. Jennifer is well-liked and respected by her clients, peers, and judges. She prides herself on her natural ability to connect with clients and be a dedicated advocate for them.

Jennifer received her Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law in 1996, where she received a certificate in Dispute Resolution. Prior to law school, Jennifer attended Washington State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law and spent a term studying abroad in London.

When away from the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to their favorite spots in Hawaii and Florida, managing her small zoo of animals at home, and exploring the PNW!

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Jennifer Coombs, Attorney

Jennifer Coombs is a well-established Family Law Attorney at Envision Family Law and is a dedicated advocate for her clients. Jennifer has over 23 years of experience in family law, juvenile dependency matters, and civil litigation. She is well known for her knowledge and skill in matters involving parenting plans and non-parental custody issues.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Jennifer was an established civil litigation attorney, family law attorney and had managed hundreds of dependency cases throughout her career. As an attorney managing dependency cases, she represented both parents and children, as well as being a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children in dependency actions. Jennifer's representation encompassed assisting families from the initial filing of dependency petitions by DSHS through reunification of the family, termination of parental rights, or other long-term planning.

Jennifer transitioned her full-time practice to family law because of her dedication to families. She found that clients like talking to her, she is a good listener, and she enjoys helping others resolve problems. She is good at thinking outside the box to help come up with solutions to problems or issues. Jennifer is compassionate, empathetic, and kind, which are valuable skills when helping people go through tough family situations.

In the courtroom, Jennifer commands the room with her direct and thorough legal arguments. She is prepared and communicative. When Jennifer is your attorney, you have an advocate that supports you and the facts and issues of the case. Jennifer is well-liked and respected by her clients, peers, and judges. She prides herself on her natural ability to connect with clients and be a dedicated advocate for them.

Jennifer received her Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law in 1996, where she received a certificate in Dispute Resolution. Prior to law school, Jennifer attended Washington State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law and spent a term studying abroad in London.

When away from the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to their favorite spots in Hawaii and Florida, managing her small zoo of animals at home, and exploring the PNW!

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Michelle Stevens, Attorney

Michelle S. Stevens is a well-established family law attorney. She has practiced family law for over 20 years and is a licensed attorney in Washington State and California. Michelle is also a certified facilitative mediator and a child attorney in California state. Michelle has dealt primarily in divorce cases, domestic violence, and paternity matters. She also has experience with juvenile dependency cases, guardianships, step-parent adoptions, and conservatorships. After graduating from law school and passing her bar exam on her first try, Michelle gravitated towards family law due to her prior experience working with mentally ill teenagers. She found family law to be a perfect fit and a nice balance of litigation, counseling, and mediation.

Michelle is very client-centered and likes to make herself easily accessible. Michelle has an empathetic approach when handling her clients' cases. This approach comes from her own experience with divorce. Due to that experience, she has developed a mentality focused on minimizing the potential trauma that divorce can inflict on any children involved. She believes that in family law, "there is no winning for either parent, but there is a right way and wrong way to do it for the children." Michelle is very driven and is never afraid of a challenge. Case in point; she had her daughter Christine ten days before starting law school and then her daughter, Samantha, during her second year of law school while she performed her judicial internship at the 4th circuit court of appeals.

During her time practicing in California, Michelle gained a lot of trial experience and was the first attorney in Los Angeles and Orange county to successfully get a Qualified Domestic Relations Order for a married couple. She has also collaborated on work for several litigated Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Acts.

Background
Michelle was born and raised in the pacific northwest before moving to southern California. While living in California, she practiced family law for 23 years before deciding to move back to Washington to take care of her parents. When she isn't in the courtroom, Michelle enjoys the local trails while riding her quarter horse mare or taking in the fresh mountain air while skiing the slopes.

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Michelle Stevens, Attorney

Michelle S. Stevens is a well-established family law attorney. She has practiced family law for over 20 years and is a licensed attorney in Washington State and California. Michelle is also a certified facilitative mediator and a child attorney in California state. Michelle has dealt primarily in divorce cases, domestic violence, and paternity matters. She also has experience with juvenile dependency cases, guardianships, step-parent adoptions, and conservatorships. After graduating from law school and passing her bar exam on her first try, Michelle gravitated towards family law due to her prior experience working with mentally ill teenagers. She found family law to be a perfect fit and a nice balance of litigation, counseling, and mediation.

Michelle is very client-centered and likes to make herself easily accessible. Michelle has an empathetic approach when handling her clients' cases. This approach comes from her own experience with divorce. Due to that experience, she has developed a mentality focused on minimizing the potential trauma that divorce can inflict on any children involved. She believes that in family law, "there is no winning for either parent, but there is a right way and wrong way to do it for the children." Michelle is very driven and is never afraid of a challenge. Case in point; she had her daughter Christine ten days before starting law school and then her daughter, Samantha, during her second year of law school while she performed her judicial internship at the 4th circuit court of appeals.

During her time practicing in California, Michelle gained a lot of trial experience and was the first attorney in Los Angeles and Orange county to successfully get a Qualified Domestic Relations Order for a married couple. She has also collaborated on work for several litigated Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Acts.

Background
Michelle was born and raised in the pacific northwest before moving to southern California. While living in California, she practiced family law for 23 years before deciding to move back to Washington to take care of her parents. When she isn't in the courtroom, Michelle enjoys the local trails while riding her quarter horse mare or taking in the fresh mountain air while skiing the slopes.

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Brinda Gandhi, Attorney

Brinda Gandhi is an experienced family law attorney. She has practiced family law for over 10 years and is a licensed attorney in California and in India. Brinda has dealt primarily in dissolutions, domestic violence, restraining orders, and custody cases. She also has experience with cross-border divorce and custody issues. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. Brinda acquired her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mumbai in 2005. After graduating from law school in the top 10% of her class, Brinda worked with Citibank as an in-house legal counsel before she transitioned to family law in 2011.
Brinda is known for her compassion when working with clients. Although a talented litigator, she prefers to first focus on settling cases amicably outside of the courtroom before going to trial in order to make a challenging transition easier. Through this approach, Brinda has produced excellent results for her clients.

Along with her experience as an attorney, Brinda is also an outstanding pillar in her community. She served as an Advisory Board Member for the non-profit organization South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (S.A.H.A.R.A) and now serves as the organization's Board Chair and President of the Board of Directors, where she has raised over $1,000,000 to provide services to victims of domestic violence. Brinda is also an Advisory Board Member for the organization Share a Smile, a non-profit which helps to provide opportunities for low-income communities in the field of education, healthcare and women empowerment.

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When Brinda isn't volunteering or in the courtroom, she likes to spend her free time practicing yoga and meditation. You may also find her cooking, painting or enjoying a good book.

Awards
AD58 Woman of the Year (2019)
Speaking Engagements
California Family Law seminar (2015)

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Brinda Gandhi, Attorney

Brinda Gandhi is an experienced family law attorney. She has practiced family law for over 10 years and is a licensed attorney in California and in India. Brinda has dealt primarily in dissolutions, domestic violence, restraining orders, and custody cases. She also has experience with cross-border divorce and custody issues. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. Brinda acquired her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mumbai in 2005. After graduating from law school in the top 10% of her class, Brinda worked with Citibank as an in-house legal counsel before she transitioned to family law in 2011.
Brinda is known for her compassion when working with clients. Although a talented litigator, she prefers to first focus on settling cases amicably outside of the courtroom before going to trial in order to make a challenging transition easier. Through this approach, Brinda has produced excellent results for her clients.

Along with her experience as an attorney, Brinda is also an outstanding pillar in her community. She served as an Advisory Board Member for the non-profit organization South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (S.A.H.A.R.A) and now serves as the organization's Board Chair and President of the Board of Directors, where she has raised over $1,000,000 to provide services to victims of domestic violence. Brinda is also an Advisory Board Member for the organization Share a Smile, a non-profit which helps to provide opportunities for low-income communities in the field of education, healthcare and women empowerment.

Personal
When Brinda isn't volunteering or in the courtroom, she likes to spend her free time practicing yoga and meditation. You may also find her cooking, painting or enjoying a good book.

Awards
AD58 Woman of the Year (2019)
Speaking Engagements
California Family Law seminar (2015)

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Tarik Polovina, Attorney

Tarik Polovina is an established family law attorney in Washington State. Mr. Polovina is a client-focused attorney who takes a practical and holistic approach to family law matters. He prides himself in fully educating clients of the complexities of the court system and what they should expect going into a court room with their specific cases. He is a passionate advocate for clients and deeply values transparency and honesty. When clients come to Tarik for a consultation they are greeted with his personable and caring personality.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Tarik honed his skills of litigation strategy, settlement negotiations, oral arguments, and background in detailed research to assist families with all family law matters at his own practice. Tarik chose to practice family law because he values the impact that family relationships have on children and to ensure that the bond in a family can stay immovable even during a stressful period. He enjoys all aspects of family law, from complex / high asset dissolutions to child support and custody cases. Tarik does not shy away from complicated cases and thrives stepping into a case at any stage to strategize with the client on the best legal route for them as a team.

As a first-generation college and law school student Tarik graduated with honors at the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Philosophy and Sociology and minoring in Human Rights. Following his undergraduate degree he attended Seattle University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor.

When not advocating for his clients, you can find Tarik spending his free time volunteering at the Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Clinic. Additionally, Tarik enjoys spending time in the PNW nature with his friends and family.

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Tarik Polovina, Attorney

Tarik Polovina is an established family law attorney in Washington State. Mr. Polovina is a client-focused attorney who takes a practical and holistic approach to family law matters. He prides himself in fully educating clients of the complexities of the court system and what they should expect going into a court room with their specific cases. He is a passionate advocate for clients and deeply values transparency and honesty. When clients come to Tarik for a consultation they are greeted with his personable and caring personality.

Prior to joining Envision Family Law, Tarik honed his skills of litigation strategy, settlement negotiations, oral arguments, and background in detailed research to assist families with all family law matters at his own practice. Tarik chose to practice family law because he values the impact that family relationships have on children and to ensure that the bond in a family can stay immovable even during a stressful period. He enjoys all aspects of family law, from complex / high asset dissolutions to child support and custody cases. Tarik does not shy away from complicated cases and thrives stepping into a case at any stage to strategize with the client on the best legal route for them as a team.

As a first-generation college and law school student Tarik graduated with honors at the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Philosophy and Sociology and minoring in Human Rights. Following his undergraduate degree he attended Seattle University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor.

When not advocating for his clients, you can find Tarik spending his free time volunteering at the Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Clinic. Additionally, Tarik enjoys spending time in the PNW nature with his friends and family.

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Ray Pollari, Attorney

Ray Pollari has been admitted into practice for over 27 years and has spent the best part of his practice focusing on family law exclusively. Ray's practice was founded on effective communication between clients and our courts without adding unnecessary work to already complicated situations. He is passionate on helping clients with divorce, parentage, committed intimate relationships, prenuptial contracts, support and parenting plan modifications, military family law, domestic violence and restraining orders. No matter the process, Ray works hard to ensure that his clients are heard, educated, and provides his clients knowledgeable insight on the best way to navigate their cases.

Ray was drawn to family law by the opportunities this area provides to help children and appear in court frequently. He became a Guardian ad Litem in Spokane County early in his practice assisting the courts with both family law and dependency matters. That experience provided Ray with a unique perspective on custody disputes and how the courts view the "best interests" of children.

Ray has had the opportunity to travel Washington State and perform litigation and mediation in different counties but found himself drawn to Pierce and King Counties. Ray can relate to many of the families in Pierce and King County as major military bases are in this area. As a child of an Air Force service member, Ray appreciates the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make for the country and the effect that the military can have on families.

Like many military children, Ray has called several places home. He has lived in Florida, Maine, Chicago, Virginia, and Germany. He attended The University of Virginia and obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1988. While attending school Ray joined Delta Upsilon fraternity and played rugby for over seven years. Before becoming an attorney, he started in the legal field as a process server, private investigator, and pre-trial services investigator for the Washington D.C. Public Defender's Office. With this experience Ray moved to Spokane and attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated in 1994 with his Juris Doctor.

When away from the office, Ray likes to explore the Pacific Northwest by hiking and mountain biking all over the area. Ray is a dedicated father who is parenting a teenager. He understands children and what single parents go through during busy and challenging times.

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Ray Pollari, Attorney

Ray Pollari has been admitted into practice for over 27 years and has spent the best part of his practice focusing on family law exclusively. Ray's practice was founded on effective communication between clients and our courts without adding unnecessary work to already complicated situations. He is passionate on helping clients with divorce, parentage, committed intimate relationships, prenuptial contracts, support and parenting plan modifications, military family law, domestic violence and restraining orders. No matter the process, Ray works hard to ensure that his clients are heard, educated, and provides his clients knowledgeable insight on the best way to navigate their cases.

Ray was drawn to family law by the opportunities this area provides to help children and appear in court frequently. He became a Guardian ad Litem in Spokane County early in his practice assisting the courts with both family law and dependency matters. That experience provided Ray with a unique perspective on custody disputes and how the courts view the "best interests" of children.

Ray has had the opportunity to travel Washington State and perform litigation and mediation in different counties but found himself drawn to Pierce and King Counties. Ray can relate to many of the families in Pierce and King County as major military bases are in this area. As a child of an Air Force service member, Ray appreciates the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make for the country and the effect that the military can have on families.

Like many military children, Ray has called several places home. He has lived in Florida, Maine, Chicago, Virginia, and Germany. He attended The University of Virginia and obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1988. While attending school Ray joined Delta Upsilon fraternity and played rugby for over seven years. Before becoming an attorney, he started in the legal field as a process server, private investigator, and pre-trial services investigator for the Washington D.C. Public Defender's Office. With this experience Ray moved to Spokane and attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated in 1994 with his Juris Doctor.

When away from the office, Ray likes to explore the Pacific Northwest by hiking and mountain biking all over the area. Ray is a dedicated father who is parenting a teenager. He understands children and what single parents go through during busy and challenging times.

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