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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: 4256881159
Fax: 425-671-0186
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed in Washington Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Family Law
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Attorney Profile

Loretta S. Story focuses her practice exclusively on family law cases as the founder of Story Law. Her firm is based in Bellevue, Washington, and she represents clients throughout King County and other parts of the greater Seattle metropolitan area. In 1992, Ms. Story became licensed to practice before all Washington state courts by the Washington State Bar Association, and she subsequently became admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

While Ms. Story has significant experience in litigating family law issues, she has an extensive background in mediation and collaborative law as well, and many of her clients are able to avoid a bitter and protracted courtroom battle through her use of those methods of alternative dispute resolution. She assists those who are facing the end of their marriages in reaching an accord outside of court when possible on such divorce-related legal issues as child and spousal support, the division of complex marital assets and financial obligations, and child custody and visitation. Of course, some family law issues require court intervention, such as paternity disputes and establishment, modifications to or the enforcement of existing support and parenting court orders, and the obtaining of protection orders for victims of domestic violence.

The manner in which Ms. Story handles what are often emotional matters has earned her a great deal of respect from her colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer-review rating through Avvo. A graduate of Portland State University, her professional affiliations have included the Collaborative Professionals of Washington and the King County Bar Association Board of Trustees.

*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
  • 100%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

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018

Articles about Loretta S. Story appearing in Super Lawyers

About Loretta S. Story

First Admitted: 1994, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://storylaw.com/attorneys/loretta-story

Honors/Awards

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

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Cert. SW, Portland State University, 1973

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: 4256881159

Fax: 425-671-0186

Last Updated: 11/4/2021

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