Stacy Heard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

The Law Office of Stacy D. Heard, PLLC
 | 1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154
Phone: 2064478200
Fax: 206-447-8203
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • International (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Stacy Heard practices exclusively family law in Seattle, Washington. Stacy has served clients for over 20 years in the Seattle area. Prior to and during law school, Stacy worked as a family law and civil litigation paralegal for 7 years. Her broad experience in family law includes cases involving high conflict parenting plan/child custody issues including international custody disputes and Hague Convention cases, relocation, complex financial issues, restraining orders, and child support issues. Prior to starting her own practice in 2005, she worked at a large Seattle civil litigation firm where she also gained valuable negotiation and litigation experience.

She is trained in Alternate Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration) and Collaborative Law. She is also qualified as a Title 26 Guardian ad Litem.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

International (20%)

Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2004

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About Stacy Heard

Admitted: 1999, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://heard-law.com/about-stacy/

Honors/Awards:

  • Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, 2012-2017
  • Rising Star, 2002, 2003, 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Title 26 GAL, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • AFCC Washington Chapter Board Member, 2012-present
  • ABA International Law Section Member, 2012 to present
  • Washington State Bar Association Member, 1999-present
  • ABA Family Law Section CLE Committee, 2015-2017 
  • American Society of International Law Member, 2016-present
  • ABA Family Law Section Member, 2012 to present
  • Oregon State Bar Member, 2005-present
  • ABA Family Law Section International Committee Co-Chair, 2018-2019
  • King County Bar Association Member, 1999-present
  • International Bar Association Member, 2015-present
  • AFCC Washington Chapter Board President, 2016
  • ABA Family Law Program, Professionals Abroad Delegation to Cuba, 2012
  • AFCC Australia Chapter Member, 2017-2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Attorney, US State Department Hague Convention Attorney Network, 2013-present 
  • Volunteer Attorney, Lawyer's Fostering Independence (LFI), Center for Children and Youth Justice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Navigating the Hidden Tax Perils of Debt Relief, ABA Section Of Family Law, 2013
  • Speaker, Attorney and Parenting Evaluator - Professional Collaboration to Best Serve the Modern Family, AFCC National, 2016
  • Speaker, Deconstructing the Parenting Evaluator's Report, AFCC, 2014
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Considerations for the Family Lawyer, ABA Family Law Section, 2015
  • Speaker, Parenting Plans, Lawyer's Fostering Independence, 2014
  • Speaker, Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Ethics, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Speaker, Complex Assets in Divorce, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Speaker, Attorney and Parenting Evaluator - Professional Collaboration, AFCC Washington Chapter, 2017
  • Speaker, Relocation Assessment: Mental Health and Legal Perspectives, AFCC Washington Chapter, 2014
  • Author, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Family Law, Parenting Plans, LexisNexis, 2014
  • Speaker, Attorney and Parenting Evaluator - Addressing Bias, Law Education Institute, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Oregon, B.A., International Studies, with Honors
  • Universite de Poitiers, Poitiers, France, International Studies and French Literature

Industry Groups

  • ABA Family Law And International Law Sections
  • AFCC
  • AFCC Australia Chapter
  • IBA
  • KCBA
  • OSBA
  • WSBA
Office Location for Stacy Heard

1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154

Phone: 2064478200

Fax: 206-447-8203

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Last Updated: 12/11/2018

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