About Jamie R. Walker

Jamie R. Walker approaches each case with the same sense of urgency and intensity felt by her clients when faced with a family law issue. Her goal in the practice of family law is to help them through this process successfully and provide a positive impact on the rest of their lives. Jamie represents family law clients in Tacoma and Pierce County.

Jamie believes the first step in any case is developing a strong, individualized strategy. “I know how to posture my cases for resolution, both inside and outside of the courtroom, " says Jamie.”I find that my willingness to go to court is often what can drive the settlement process with the other side. Whether we settle the case with the assistance of local mediators and arbitrators or in front of a judge, I use every asset at my disposal to gain a positive result as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

“I understand that in family law, clients need my immediate attention, time, answers, and ultimately, relief from their situation.”

In litigation or negotiation, Jamie’s dedicated approach does not change. Getting a case moving quickly, without sacrificing quality or strategy, is something Jamie knows her clients value.

In every family law matter, Jamie also understands the importance of addressing both the client’s case and their life beyond the case, to make certain that the desired outcome is both positive and practical.

“I get to know my clients so that I understand where they are coming from, what their current situation is, and what their goals are after the case is finished,” she explains. “I never end a case with a client wondering, ‘what do I do now?’ I consider it part of my role to help my client plan for the future.”

Education & Experience

Experienced in a broad range of family law matters, including divorce and parenting /custody issues, Jamie understands the stressful transition her clients are going through. With extensive experience in the Pierce and South King County courtrooms, Jamie is a strong litigator and well-versed at achieving success in court. She finds this also gives her an edge at the negotiating table.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Tacoma–Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • South King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • King County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer's Association

Education

  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
  • B.A., Western Washington University, Dean's List

Honors & Awards

Awards and Distinctions

  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers® 2013

In the Media

Recent Presentations

  • “Pre-Trial Strategy in Family Law Cases,” 19th Annual Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Convention 2013
  • High Conflict Custody, Family Law Speaker Series CLE, 2013

Latest posts by Jamie R. Walker

When Should I Seek a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

Invalid Marriages & Annulments

A Domestic Violence Protection Order (sometimes shortened to “DVPO” and sometimes referred to as a “restraining order”) is one of the primary tools offered by the court system to protect a victim (or potential victim) of domestic abuse. A domestic … Read More ›

Choosing the Right Family Law Attorney for You

Choosing a Family Law Attorney

I think I may need an attorney. Imagine: You find yourself at a crossroads with your current or former significant other. Perhaps you’ve just been served with dissolution papers, or maybe your child’s other parent was recently arrested and your custodial arrangement … Read More ›

4 Lessons We Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces

katie-holmes

You may not be inclined to take relationship advice from celebrities – but they sure do know a lot about divorce. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce in 2012 has shown us that celebrities handle divorce in different ways, and … Read More ›