Susan helps people navigate through divorce matters involving significant assets or complex financial issues with as little conflict as possible. With more than 40 years of experience as a lawyer, she has dedicated the last two decades to working in family law.Susan looks for ways to avoid unnecessary conflict in divorce and family law matters and helps clients focus on their long-term well-being. She understands the stresses that come with these emotionally charged situations. Susan sees the big picture and narrows the issues. Much of Susan’s practice is Collaborative Divorce. Susan did her initial collaborative training in 2014 and has been working on collaborative cases since then. She also continues to handle traditional dissolution cases where appropriate.
Susan works to help clients avoid unnecessary conflict in divorce and other family law matters and focus on their long-term well-being. Susan began her career with a solid foundation in business law at leading Seattle law firms. Since 1998, she has focused her practice on complex family law in Seattle and King County. With this potent combination of both family and commercial law experience, Susan is highly skilled at in family law matters.
Cases involving assets such as real estate, stock options, professional practices, ownership interests in varying legal entities, and ongoing management of closely held businesses can often raise complex valuation and distribution issues.
Susan has been recognized as an AV Rated “Preeminent” attorney by Martindale-Hubbell since 2013 and awarded the rating of Superlawyer since 2015, which is given to less than 5% of all lawyers in Washington State. She has a 10/10 AVVO rating.
WSBA since 1982