Stella L. Pitts

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

S.L. Pitts PC
 | 719 Second Avenue, Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-447-7745
Fax: 206-447-7746
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Stella L. Pitts has managed her own family law practice, S.L. Pitts PC, since 2001, with offices in Seattle and Los Angeles.  Ms. Pitts concentrates primarily on family law involving complex property division and custody issues.  She was named to Washington Super Lawyer in 2006, 2012-2019; is a fellow in the AAML and board member of Family Law CASA since 2010; and was selected Lawyer of the Year in 2007 by the King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers and president of King County Washington Women Lawyers in 1996.  Ms. Pitts has chaired, co-chaired, or presented at numerous Continuing Legal Education programs for attorneys on family law topics.  She has litigated dozens of trials and has successfully represented clients at the Court of Appeals of Washington, Divisions 1 and 2, three of which are published cases.  Ms. Pitts is a member of the King County, Washington State, and American Bar Associations.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006, 2012 - 2020

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    About Stella Pitts

    Admitted: 1986, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://www.stellapittslaw.com/attorneys/stella-l-pitts/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Lawyer of the Year, King County Chapter, Washington Women Lawyers, 2007
    • Outstanding Mentor Finalist, King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts of Western Washington
    • Licensed to practice in Washington State
    • Licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Commissioner Pro Tempore, King County Superior Court Family Law Division
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • Member, King County Bar Association
    • Member, King County Washington Women Lawyers
    • Member, AAML (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers)
    • King County Bar Association, Future of the Law Institute, Summer Internship Sponsor, 2010
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, American Bar Association Section of Family Law Diversity Committee, 2012 - 2014
    • King County Bar Association, MLK Luncheon Sponsor
    • Member, Washington State Bar Association
    • President, King County Washington Women Lawyers, 1996

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, Annual Gala Sponsor
    • Family Law CASA, Annual Breakfast Sponsor
    • King County Bar Foundation, Breakfast with Champions Sponsor
    • Member, Board of Directors of Family Law CASA of King County
    • Chair, Pro Bono Awards Committee: American Bar Association, 2014 - 2015

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • AAML Washington Chapter: Speaker at the 9th Annual Mary H. Wechsler Family Law Symposium for King County Bench
    • Author, Washington Practice Family & Community Property Law
    • Program Co-Chair and Presenter, Family Law 101-Time for a Reality Check, Washington State Bar Association CLE, 2010
    • Presenter, Complex & High Asset Divorce, Legal and Professional Education CLE, 2019 
    • Presenter, Family Law Boot Camp, Washington State Bar Association CLE, 2009
    • Presenter, Financial Aspects of Family Law, Washington State Bar Association CLE, 2008
    • Presenter, Top 10 Rude Awakenings When Your Estate Planning Client Gets a Divorce, East King County Estate Planning Council CLE, 2008
    • Presenter, Family Law Section Midyear, Washington State Bar Association CLE, 2008
    • Speaker at the 2015 CLE Conference in Portland Oregon
    • Speaker at the 2014 CLE Conference in Seattle, Washington
    • Program Chair: WSBA CLE Conference, June 5, 2013
    • AAML Washington Chapter: Speaker at the 6th Annual Mary H. Wechsler Family Law Symposium for King County Bench

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Peterson v. Cuff, 72 Wn.App. 596 (1994)
    • In re Marriage of Krieger and Walker, 147 Wn.App. 952 (2008)
    • In re Marriage of Christel and Blanchard, 101 Wn.App. 13 (2000)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Fellow, AAML (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers), 2013

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1980

    Industry Groups

    • Legal
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    Office Location for Stella L. Pitts

    719 Second Avenue
    Suite 520
    Seattle, WA 98104

    Phone: 206-447-7745

    Fax: 206-447-7746

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    Last Updated: 4/13/2020

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