Elizabeth (Liz) A. Hoffman assists clients in resolving difficult and oftentimes
emotional disputes while successfully navigating them through complex
procedures or litigation. She approaches cases by informing and empowering
her clients to achieve the best possible outcome.
Liz provides clients with the empathy, professionalism and compassion required
for sensitive family law matters. She identifies each client's goals
and gives them honest, practical advice on how to achieve them.
"There is no such thing as a large or small problem for a client—all
issues are important and urgent to them because their lives are drastically
changing," says Liz. "While I advise on all types of complex
family law situations, I also recognize that the assistance with which
I may provide my clients on smaller, day to day issues can make their
lives a little less stressful."
Her commitment to excellence in family law began in law school, where she
graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law. Liz has represented
Seattle, King County and across Washington State on uncontested adoptions, divorces
and difficult child custody matters. She has effectively advocated for
individuals from a multitude of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Liz is currently serving as the mentor for the King County Bar Association
Family Law Mentor program. She provides training, support, and advice
to a group of attorneys who are new to family law, and who have volunteered
to provide direct representation to low-income persons involved in a family
law matter where a child is at risk. Many of these clients are victims
of domestic violence.
"I am committed to being a resource not only to my clients, but to
the community at large," says Liz. "Particularly in the areas
of domestic violence advocacy and the welfare of children."
Liz has written on a wide variety of family law topics, including a recent
seven-part series in which she discussed the court's interpretation
of best interests of the child standard and several articles on de facto
In her spare time Liz enjoys hot yoga, creating elaborate meals, and appreciating
friends and family—especially those adventurous enough to sample