Deanna L. Rusch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Vancouver, WA

McKean Smith, LLC
 | 655 W Columbia Way, Suite 504
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 360-502-7022
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Deanna L. Rusch is an attorney at McKean Smith in Vancouver, Washington. Ms. Rusch represents clients in the Vancouver area with all aspects of family law, including matters involving divorce, child custody modifications, domestic violence, international family law, LGBT family law, parenting plan modifications, third-party custody and more.

Along with being a seasoned litigator, Ms. Rusch is regularly uses alternative resolution methods such as mediation. She has been licensed to practice law in Washington since 2006 and Oregon since 2008. Because of these accomplishments, she has earned recognition from publications, including Seattle Met magazine and the Vancouver Business Journal.

Ms. Rusch has authored articles for publications of the Clark County Bar Association and the Willamette University College of Law Sports Law Journal and spoken at various conferences and seminars. She is an active member of the Clark County Bar Association.  She also belongs to the Washington State Bar Association and serves as a member of the organization’s family law section and family law executive committee.

Ms. Rusch enjoys volunteering her time by providing pro bono services whenever possible. She enjoys being active in her community and regularly volunteers with the Humane Society for SW Washington.  Ms. Rusch has served as a City Councilperson for the City of Camas.

Ms. Rusch graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a bachelor’s degree. She earned her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. During law school, she gained legal experience by clerking for a private firm. She acquired additional experience by working as an attorney at two other private firms before joining McKean Smith.


Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


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Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2020

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About Deanna Rusch

Admitted: 2006, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America , 2019
  • Top Women Attorneys in Washington 2018 (Seattle Met Magazine), 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Washington Rising Star, 2017-2020, 2020
  • 10.0 "Superb" Rating
  • Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2012-2017
  • Oregon Rising Star, Super Lawyers®, 2010
  • Accomplished & Under 40, Vancouver Business Journal, 2012
  • Washington Outstanding Young Lawyer, Seattle Met, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Camas City Council Chairperson 
  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 100 Women Who Care - Clark County (Chair)
  • Auction Committee, Humane Society for SW Washington
  • Member, Identity Clark County
  • Volunteer, Clark County Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer Attorney, St. Andrews Legal Clinic

Educational Background:

  • University of Washington, B.A., Law, Societies, and Justice
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Office Location for Deanna L. Rusch

655 W Columbia Way
Suite 504
Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone: 360-502-7022

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Last Updated: 2/5/2020

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