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Janice Langbehn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tacoma, WA

Lutz & Associates, P.S.
5202 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: 253-292-5939
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Washington Since: 2018
Practice Areas: Family Law
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Attorney Profile

Janice Langbehn is an attorney with Lutz & Associates, P.S., which has law offices in Tacoma and Kent, Washington. A top-rated and award-winning lawyer, Ms. Langbehn has extensive experience serving families across the greater Sea-Tac region, and she currently devotes 100% of her practice to family law.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Langbehn served for 18 years as a social worker with Child Protective Services in Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties. During that time, she assisted more than 1,000 children and families in need, and she gained a reputation as a staunch advocate for the rights of members of the LGBT community. 

Since becoming a family law attorney, Ms. Langbehn has achieved considerable success helping her clients through the divorce process while working hard to protect their rights and interests regarding child custody and support and other related issues. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal from Barack Obama in 2011, and the has received the National Liberty Award from the Lambda Legal Defense Fund as well as the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign.

Ms. Langbehn received her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington in 2000, and she has practice law since 2018 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law and her license to practice from the Washington State Bar Association. 

An active leader in her field, Ms. Langbehn is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Thurston County Bar Association, and the Washington State Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Same Sex Family Law


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Janice Langbehn

First Admitted: 2018, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • , National Equality Award, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • , National Liberty Award, Lambda Legal, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Awarded the Presidential Citizen Medal from President Barack Obama.  I received this for fighting for equality for LGBT Families.  I worked with the White House and HHS to change the HHS rules allowing LGBT families to be together during hospitalization without showing any documents that they were a couple., 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington State Bar Association, 2018
  • National LGBT Bar Association, 2018
  • Thurston County Bar Association, 2019
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, 2019

Educational Background

  • Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law., 2018
  • Master's in Social Worker, University of Washington., 2000
  • Master's in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College., 1995
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, 1990

Pro bono/Community Service

  • 100 hours through Tacoma Pro Bono., 2020
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Office Location for Janice Langbehn

5202 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
Tacoma, WA 98409

Phone: 253-292-5939

Last Updated: 5/3/2021

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