Gordon has practiced family law for over 35 years, reached negotiated or
mediated settlements in the majority of his cases and tried a large number
of cases over those years. His focus on thorough preparation assists him
in negotiating or mediating appropriate settlements in cases ranging from
fairly substantial to very substantial in asset levels and complexity,
including parenting issues and relocation. He has been a Fellow of the
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for over 20 years and is repeatedly
honored by organizations like
Best Lawyers in America and
Washington Super Lawyers as a top family law attorney in the state.
"I chose family law because I am more interested in helping individuals
than corporations," says Gordon. "And I found I could help people
in family law. Clients with complex assets or difficult parenting matters
face what can be a challenging ordeal and need experienced counsel and
able paralegals at their side."
With a "right to the point" demeanor, Gordon explains his pragmatic
approach to family law:
"I analyze the facts of the case and consider them in terms of the
law and positive and negative aspects to make a strategic plan for resolving
the case," he says. "Clients need a lawyer who is smart and
thoughtful, not aggressive."
Gordon credits much of his success to his mentor. He learned family law
from Richard Riddell of Riddell Williams, where he practiced and worked
with paralegals when that was not commonplace. Today, Gordon will again
be working with a team of attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals
to provide a full range of legal support and attentive client service.
When not working, Gordon enjoys spending time with his daughters, granddaughter,
and friends. He also enjoys sailing, cooking, travel, rebuilding boats,
and building furniture.