Deanna Rusch is a highly respected family law and divorce attorney in Vancouver,
WA known for her intellect, humor, and straightforward yet kind approach
to solving her clients’ challenges. Her practice includes all areas
of family law, with an emphasis on complex divorce, relocation, inter-state,
and UCCJEA issues. She is particularly skilled in assisting divorce clients
who own businesses or other complex financial assets.
Deanna starts each case by learning about her clients and their personal
goals. She explains, in plain language, how the law fits with those goals
and develops a strategy to protect their interests. Deanna believes when
family dynamics change, it does not need to be a negative experience.
“It doesn’t have to be terrifying,” Deanna says. “Rather,
it can be a new beginning. I’m here to solve my clients’ challenges
and take the stress off their shoulders as we figure out how to move them
and their family forward.”
Deanna’s tenacity in protecting her clients has earned her the respect
of her peers as a force to be reckoned with — she has been ranked
a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers every year since 2010 and has
been named a “Washington Outstanding Young Lawyer” by Seattle
Met magazine. While the legal complexities of family law can be a challenge,
Deanna tackles issues head-on and makes sure her clients feel the relief
of having a dedicated attorney by their side.
“It’s important to keep a sense of humor throughout. I tell
each of my clients, ‘if I need you to worry about something I will
tell you. Otherwise don’t worry about it.’” Deanna takes
pride in reassuring her clients and providing them with practical and
Deanna is a Pacific Northwest native, having grown up splitting her time
between the suburbs of Seattle and the suburbs of Portland. She is a die-hard
football fan—Seattle Seahawks and University of Washington Huskies,
in particular. She is the dog mom to Rocky (11 years) and Adrianne (puppy).
She is always up for a good laugh with family and friends over board games,
is a scary movie fanatic, and is always on the hunt for a good winery