Loretta S. Story

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Bellevue, WA

Story Law / Eastside Collaborative Law Center
 | 1407 116th Ave. NE, Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-688-1159
Fax: 425-671-0186
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Loretta S. Story, of Story Law in Bellevue, Washington, devotes her practice to family law and dissolution. She has experience with both litigation and collaborative law and serves clients in Bellevue, Seattle, Everett and throughout King County, Washington.

Ms. Story handles a wide variety of matters involving dissolution, adoptions, child support, co-habitation agreements, custody, legal separation, maintenance, modifications, nonmarital relations, paternity, post-dissolution matters, prenuptial agreements, property division, third-party custody, visitation and more. Her collaborative law experience includes arbitration, mediation and settlement conferences, and she also provides legal coaching and unbundled services.

Admitted to practice law since 1994, Ms. Story is also licensed before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Her work has earned her a rating of AV Preeminent* by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, and she has received several other acknowledgements such as the “volunteer of the year” award from the Eastside Legal Assistance Program and the “local hero award” from the Washington State Bar Association.

Ms. Story belongs to several professional organizations, including the East King County Bar Association, King County Bar Association, King County Collaborative Law, the Washington State Bar Association, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the National Association of Professional Women. She has served in a variety of roles for these organizations over the course of her career.

Ms. Story earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Portland and holds a social work certification from the university. She later obtained her law degree and became licensed by the Washington State Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018

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About Loretta Story

Admitted: 1994, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.storylaw.com/LSS.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer, Washington Law and Politics Magazine, 2012
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Volunteer of the Year, 2009
  • One of Seattle's Top Lawyers, Seattle Met Magazine, 2010 and 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association, Local Hero Award, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Cert. SW, Portland State University, 1973

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • King County Collaborative Law, Board of Trustees & Current President, 2009-2015
  • King County Bar Association, Board of Trustees 2005-2008; Co-founder & Chair Collaborative Law Section 2007
  • Eastside Collaborative Family Law, Founding Member and Co-chair, 2006
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • National Association of Profession Women, 2012-2013
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Board of Trustees 1999-2012 & Volunteer at Legal Clinics
  • East King County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 1997-2002
  • Washington State Bar Association, Professional Committee 2004; Fee Mediation Panel, 2003-2008
  • U.S. District Court of Western Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1995
  • Washington State Bar 1994

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Tam-O’Shanter G&CC HOA, Board of Directors, 1998-2001, 2006-2009

Educational Background:

  • Portland State University, B.S., 1973

Industry Groups

  • International Association Of Collaborative Professionals
  • KCBA Collaborative Law Section
  • KCBA Family Law Section
  • KCBA Mediation Section
  • Past President Of King County Collaborative Law
  • Past-President Of Collaborative Professionals Of Washington
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Office Location for Loretta S. Story

1407 116th Ave. NE
Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: 425-688-1159

Fax: 425-671-0186

 

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Last Updated: 2/7/2018

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