Janet George has been practicing family law for over 35 years and is widely
recognized as one of the top family law attorneys in the state of Washington.
She limits her practice to complex, high asset and high income cases,
including those involving property characterization, business valuations,
and the distribution of multi-million dollar estates. She has represented
high net worth individuals across different fields, including business
owners, corporate executives, legal and medical professionals, and professional athletes.
Janet has received the top honors of her field. She has been a Fellow of
the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) since 1992, serving
as President of the Washington AAML chapter from 1997 to 1999. She has
also been included in
Best Lawyers in America for the past five years,
Super Lawyers since 2003, and has had a peer-review rating of “AV Preeminent”
by Martindale Hubbell for the past 30 years.
Whether cases are resolved through mediation or trial, Janet considers
her role as an educator just as important as her role as a legal advocate.
“I educate my clients about their rights, their estate, possible
disposition of property, and creative solutions for children. I respect
my clients’ situations and want them to be satisfied with their
decisions, whether six months or six years later.”
Before becoming an attorney, Janet earned a Master’s degree in psychiatric
nursing, counseling families in crisis and working with adolescents at
Seattle Mental Health Institute as Director of Nursing and also as a Psychiatric
Nurse. She considers this experience a natural background for the practice
of family law.
Janet continues to take cases that involve parenting disputes as part of
her ongoing passion to help children. She is also a strong supporter of
organizations that share this mission, including King County CASA and
Treehouse, a non-profit that advocates for foster children.
When time allows, Janet is also an adjunct professor at Seattle University
School of Law and considers working with law students one of her greatest joys.
Following her own advice to live life completely, Janet is a former small
plane pilot – flying to and from her getaway in Sun Valley in her
182 RGTurbo Cessna. She has dealt blackjack at South Shore Tahoe, and
has shown quarter horses in the Salinas rodeo. She’s an avid skier
and 'wannabe' golfer, and is currently involved in the world of
horse racing. She owns a percentage in four race horses and enjoys spending
time at Emerald Downs with the jockeys, trainers, and other owners and breeders.