Rory D. Flay



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Interesting notes about Rory

Collections: Records and board games

Dream dinner guest: Jerry Garcia

Favorite weekend activity: Hiking and cycling through WA and OR

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About Rory D. Flay

In law school, Rory Flay worked for nonprofits handling family law issues related to the Indian Child Welfare Act. This experience shaped his career, as he witnessed the impact that court decisions have on families’ lives.

"Practicing family law allows me to give back to others. This is the kind of work I can get up in the morning and be proud of."

Rory finds crafting succinct legal pleadings and conducting arguments in court professionally fulfilling. However, he always remembers that the human side of his job matters the most. In both the courtroom and through his written advocacy, Rory focuses on the real-life impact on his clients’ lives.

"Its important to me that my clients’ positions are clearly asserted, as the outcome of their cases will be life-defining."

Those who work with Rory, including opposing counsel, appreciate his empathetic approach, clear communication, and integrity. His clients know him to be approachable and tenacious in promoting their interests.

Rory grew up splitting his time between the East Coast and West Coast. A former touring musician, he collects records and cassette tapes. He’s an outdoorsman who enjoys biking, hiking, and camping. He loves to cook on the weekends and has a Border Collie named Pasta.

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  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
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  • JD, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • BA, Humboldt State University, Summa cum laude
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Publications & Presentations


  • A Silent Epidemic: Revisiting the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to Better Protect American Indian and Alaska Native Women, Seattle University Indian Law Journal, 2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Puget Sound Business Journal Washington's Best Workplaces 2023
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2024
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
"Thanks for all the work for our family over the past year. We’re really glad you are on our side."
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