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Joseph J. M. Lombino

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lakewood, WA

Lombino Martino, P.S.
9315 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Suite 201
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 800-509-2872
Fax: 253-444-4010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Family Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Co-founder and managing partner of LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, P.S., Joseph J. M. Lombino has over 35 years experience in the practice of law. He is admitted to the Bar in Washington, California (currently inactive), Oregon (currently inactive) and Alaska and assists people in matters related to Family Law, Personal Injury and Business matters. Mr. Lombino is also admitted to practice before several federal courts and is a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association where he has twice served as Trustee.

At the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Mr. Lombino earned his Juris Doctor after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada.  An engaging speaker and teacher, he formerly taught at Pierce College as an adjunct professor and has spoken on Domestic Relations practice at various seminars.  He has volunteered to judge mock trial competitions for Seattle University School of Law and, since 1987, Mr. Lombino has served as a Judge and Commissioner Pro Tempore in the Superior Court of Washington. 

For Mr. Lombino’s commitment to legal ethics, professional accomplishments and diligent service to his clients over the course of his career, he has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, P.S. was established in 2005 and became the Washington State and Alaska Provider law firm for LegalShield.   Propelled by a highly skilled and diverse group of lawyers, LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, P.S. is dedicated to resolving conflict and arriving at sensible solutions to legal disputes.   In matters of Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, Business, Real Estate and Estate Planning and Probate, Mr. Lombino and the attorneys at LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, P.S., are highly qualified and able to assist you with your needs.

* 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
  • 40%Family Law
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

About Joseph J. M. Lombino

First Admitted: 1984, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Served as Judge for the Comprehensive Trial Advocacy Program for the Seattle School of Law
  • Served as Judge in mock trial competitions sponsored by the YMCA
  • Adjunct Faculty for Pierce College for several years teaching law related courses
  • Served as substitute City Attorney for the City of University Place, Washington during its start up period.
  • Served as youth Baseball and Soccer Coach for the City of University Place, Washington for 15 years

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Recognized as Outstanding Legal Service Provider by Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
  • Recognized as Outstanding Emergency Access Legal Services Provider by Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. 
  • Awarded Leadership Award by Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. 
  • Recognized for Outstanding Performance as Managing Partner by Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

Representative Clients

  • LegalShield (formerly Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.)
  • Pierce County Deputy Sheriff's Independent Guild
  • Tacoma Pierce County Public Health Employees Association (nurses at Health Department) 
  • Washington State Patrol Lieutenants and Captain's Association 

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Appointed Superior Court Comissioner Pro Tempore from 1987 through the present


  • "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Washington Super Lawyer, by Super Lawyer's Magazine

Educational Background

  • University of Nevada, Bachelor of Arts, 1978
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1983

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington State Bar, 1984
  • California State Bar (inactive), 1984
  • Oregon State Bar (inactive), 2002
  • Alaska State Bar, 2015
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Trustee 2 term: 1998-1999 and 2010-2012
  • Federal District Court, Western District of Washington, 1985
  • Federal District Court, Northern District of California (inactive), 1985
  • Federal District Court, Central District of California (inactive), 1997
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Office Location for Joseph J. M. Lombino

9315 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Suite 201
Lakewood, WA 98499

Phone: 800-509-2872

Fax: 253-444-4010

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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