Attorney Elizabeth Michelson has practiced Family Law in Snohomish County
since 1980. She focuses her practice on complex divorce and custody cases,
and has been recognized within the legal profession and in the community
for her exceptional ability in the practice of family law.
She is a longtime Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
(AAML) and was named a “Best Lawyer in America” in 2016.
By working to understand her client’s needs and expectations, Liz
helps her clients make rational decisions, and provides a strategic, achievable
plan to meet their goals.
“I develop a relationship of absolute trust with my clients,”
says Liz. “Total honesty—I don’t soft pedal or avoid
difficult conversations about the difference between what is possible
and what is likely. People respect and deserve that.”
She continues, “Every client is important to me. If it’s my
case, it’s personal. I know their case backwards and forwards, and
I make it my mission to get them the results they need.”
Liz is dedicated to helping clients remove themselves personally, legally,
and financially from unhappy marital situations. She is especially motivated
when, with the support that she and her team provide, clients become emotionally
empowered and less fearful and dependent.
“Being a family law attorney has defined who I am over the last nearly
forty years,” says Liz. “What continues to motivate me is
never having a single client walk away after the case is finished believing
that I didn’t do my best for him or her.”
Liz has worked as a mediator and finds the experience and training has
given her an advantage in family law disputes. She has also served on
the Reduce Family Conflict Committee of the Domestic Relations Commission
of the State Judicial Administration Board.
Liz and her husband have a three-legged dog, Smokey, who is a local celebrity.
Stories about Smokey have been featured in the local media, and he is
regularly recognized and pampered by his adoring fans.