Kelsey Morfitt

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 Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Family Law
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Kelsey Morfitt is an attorney with Lutz & Associates, P.S., which has law offices in Tacoma and Kent, Washington. A top-rated lawyer with more than 11 years of total legal experience, Ms. Morfitt devotes her practice exclusively to family law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater SeaTac region who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Morfitt served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force, where she was a Commissioned Officer Training Distinguished Graduate in 2010 and received the Commendation Medal in 2012. Bringing that same award-winning service to her clients at Lutz & Associates, P.S., Ms. Morfitt has proven herself an indispensable member of the team, and she has achieved remarkable success helping her clients obtain the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious family law challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Morfitt has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers as being among the top 5% of attorneys in her region. She has also received excellent client ratings on Avvo along with many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2006 magna cum laude graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with degrees in Spanish and political science, Ms. Morfitt obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2009. She also earned her Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, in 2018.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Morfitt is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations. She is also a member of USA Triathlon, and she speaks Spanish as well as English.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Kelsey Morfitt

Admitted: 2009, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.lutzlaw.com/attorney/morfitt-kelsey/

Educational Background

  • B.A. Pacific Lutheran University, magna cum laude, double-major Spanish and Political Science, 2006
  • Master's Degree in Urban & Regional Planning, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 4.0 GPA, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Military legal training and certification from 1 to 2-week intensive courses: Legal Assistance, Contracts, Environmental Law, and Civil Law, 2010-2012. , 2011
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management, University of Iowa, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Honors/Awards

  • 70.3-mile Triathlon Age Group National Champion, Florida., National Long Course Triathlon Age Group Champion, U.S.A. Triathlon, 2017
  • Commendation Medal for meritorious service, Commendation Medal, U.S. Air Force, 2012
  • Top 10% of graduates from training based on exam scores, physical fitness, and leadership skills., Commissioned Officer Distinguished Graduate, U.S. Air Force, 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Boston marathon qualifier with a 3:29:21 marathon time in WA, 2017., 2018
  • Placed Top 10 Age Group in standard and sprint duathlons international competition in Denmark., 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • National Issues Forum Institute Moderator on Immigration Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2018
  • Sumner, WA Community Food Bank Volunteer, 2017
  • Appellate Moot Court Judge for Seattle University Law Students, 2019
  • Moot Court Judge for University of Iowa Law Students and National ABA Competitions 2014-2016, 2015
  • Appellate Moot Court Judge for Seattle University Law Students, 2020

Representative Clients

  • Represented divorce clients for agreed matters and more contentious cases that resulted in settlement outside of court., 2019
  • Represented several clients who only speak Spanish for their parenting plan/custody, divorce, protection order, restraining orders and/or other family law matters., 2020
  • Represented individuals charged with contempt of a parenting plan and/or domestic violence who admit their wrongdoing and are ready to make a change for the better., 2020
  • Represented multiple victims of domestic abuse, including financial, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse., 2020
  • Represented relatives in achieving non-parental custody (guardianship) of minors over the objection of a parent., 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2019
  • Washington, 2009
  • Washington State Bar Association member, 2009

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Settled multiple highly contentious divorce cases with multimillion-dollar assets by advocating for my client at mediation or through negotiations with opposing counsel for a satisfactory outcome without trial., 2020
  • Successfully argued in court several emergency restraining orders against parents who leave their children in the care of violent offenders, sex offenders, and others who abuse children., 2020
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Office Location for Kelsey Morfitt

5202 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
Tacoma, WA 98409

Phone: 253-292-5939

Last Updated: 5/3/2021

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