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Araceli Amaya

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Bellevue, WA

Amaya Family Law
2229 112th Ave NE, Suite 201
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-256-4400
Fax: 425-256-4399
Email: Araceli Amaya
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed in Washington Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Family Law
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Araceli Amaya has devoted her entire legal career to the practice of family law. As owner of Amaya Family Law, she provides representation to clients in King and Snohomish Counties. Her typical cases include matters related to divorce, child support, grandparent custody and parental relocation after a divorce.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of Redlands in 1999, Ms. Amaya pursued her legal studies at American University Washington College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2002. After graduation from law school, she worked at three family law firms before opening her own practice in 2019. Ms. Amaya is admitted to practice before all Washington state courts.

Ms. Amaya is a member of the King County Bar Association Family Law Section and the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington. She is also a member of the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section and the Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee. A published author, Ms. Amaya's articles has appeared in the KCBA Bar Bulletin. Her articles include "How To Fight the Uphill Battle of Non-Parental Custody" and "Non-Parental Custody and Burden of Proof". The esteem in which she is held by her fellow professionals is reflected in her receipt of a perfect 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Amaya is empathetic with her clients and believes that part of her job is to provide compassionate support to them. She believes in helping clients achieve the best solution for their issues, which may involve collaboration, mediation or litigation. Her approach is to gain an understanding of their goals before presenting the facts to them with complete honesty and helping them reach satisfactory resolutions.

About Araceli Amaya

First Admitted: 2003, Washington

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, "Non-Parental Custody and Burden of Proof," King County Bar Bulletin, March 2016
  • Author, "How To Fight the Uphill Battle of Non-Parental Custody," King County Bar Bulletin, December 2015
  • Presenter, “Post-Decree Child Support and Pitfalls to Avoid,” CLE, McKinley Irvin Family Law Speaker Series, 2015

Educational Background

  • University of Redlands, International Relations and Affairs, B.A.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington Latino/a Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division
  • Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS)
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of California


  • 10.0 “Superb” rating
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2017
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2016
  • "Client's Choice" Award 2018
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Office Location for Araceli Amaya

2229 112th Ave NE
Suite 201
Bellevue, WA 98004

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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