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Leslie R. Bottimore

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tacoma, WA

Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C.
201 St Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2519
Phone: 253-272-5653
Fax: 253-272-5720
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Leslie R. Bottimore owns and supervises the law firm of Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C., situated in Tacoma, Washington. Truly driven to do what is best for her clients, she represents a diverse clientele across Pierce and King counties, Washington, in family law matters involving:

·       Divorce

·       Alimony and spousal support

·       Child support

·       Child custody and visitation

·       Paternity and fathers’ rights

·       Domestic violence

·       Prenuptial agreements

·       Mediation and collaborative law

·       Same-sex families

·       Estate planning and probate

·       Guardianships and conservatorships

·       Living wills and powers of attorney

·       Estate administration, trusts and wills

A compassionate and highly skilled attorney, Ms. Bottimore offers exceptional emotional and professional support to her clients during the most stressful times of their lives. She devotes her time to listen to every client’s story and musters as much zeal and passion for redressing the situation. Assertive yet calm in all court proceedings, she is well respected by the judges and opposing attorneys.

Majoring in Hispanic studies and sociology, Ms. Bottimore completed her bachelor’s degree at Lewis & Clark College. She attended the Seattle University School of Law and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor degree. Admitted to the Washington State Bar Association, she stays connected with her fellow professionals through organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Ms. Bottimore has served as the president of the Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County and the Network Tacoma and the vice president of the King County Collaborative Law. She has published an article on cooperative law in the King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin and the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Bar News. She has also lectured on various family law topics in seminars and other forums.

Efficiently representing her clients has garnered Ms. Bottimore several awards and recognitions from various sources, including an Avvo “Superb” rating, the Client Distinction Award and the Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Champion award. She volunteers her time at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the Evergreen City Ballet.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

White Papers

About Leslie R. Bottimore

First Admitted: 2000, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • A Guide regarding Divorce Options, Divorce Guide, Law, Legal, Family Law, Divorce Law, Mediation, Collaborative Law, Litigation, Courts

Educational Background

  • Seattle University School of Law - Cum Laude, 1999
  • Lewis & Clark College - Hispanic Studies and Sociology, 1988


  • Formation of Non-Profit Organization of Professional Business Owners and Associates - Network of Tacoma, 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Mediation and Collaborative Law, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pro Tem Judge - Pierce County Superior Court - since 2015., 2015
  • Pro Tem Court Commissioner - Pierce County Superior Court - since 2015, 2015
  • Chair - Collaborative Law Training Committee - Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC) - Formed Committee while President in 2014 (later became President again in 2020/2021) - Became Chair of Committee in 2020 to present.  , 2014
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) - Member since 2007 - Sustaining Links Contributor since 2014 - Ambassador since 2018.  , 2007
  • Chair - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee - Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC) - Formed Committee in 2020 and Chair of Committee since 2020. , 2020
  • President Elect - Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) - Member since 2017 - Parliamentarian and Board Member since 2018 - President Elect (2021)., 2017
  • Network of Tacoma - Member since 2001 - Past President (2004), 2001
  • King County Collaborative Law - Member since 2007 - Past Vice President (2018), 2007
  • Board of Trustees - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA) - Member since 2000 - Board of Trustees Member since 2017, 2000
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC) - Member since 2007 - Past President (twice - 2013 and 2021) and various other Board Positions, Committee Chair Positions, etc. since 2007. , 2007
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW) - Sustaining Member since 2007, 2007
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) - Sustaining Links Contributor since 2014, 2014


Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Law Firm 500 Award, 2018
  • Client Champion Award - Martindale Hubbell, 2020
  • New York Times - Power Lawyers, 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Law Firm 500 Award, 2020
  • Law Firm 500 Award, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Article Published with the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA) Bar News and King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin regarding the History of Collaborative Law and the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA) in Washington State - five years later. , Author, UCLA - 5 Years Later - 'Cooperative' Law is Not a Substitute for Collaborative Law, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA) Bar News and King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin, Law, Legal, Family Law, 2018
  • Presented Estate Planning 101 Options, Presenter, Estate Planning, Edward Jones and Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB), Law, Legal, Estate Planning, Financial Planning
  • Presentation to Civics College Students, Presenter, Civics - Path to Becoming a Lawyer, Pierce College - Civics Department, Law, Legal, Education, College, 2020
  • Presented to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar Association., Collaborative Law, Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2017


  • Law Firm 500 is awarded to the Fastest Growing Law Firms in the US., Law Firm 500, How To Manage a Small Law Firm, 2020
  • Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro Bono Service, 2021
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Office Location for Leslie R. Bottimore

201 St Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2519

Phone: 253-272-5653

Fax: 253-272-5720

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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