Teresa Foster

Partner in Charge, Vancouver

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The law allows me to help people solve challenging problems that affect their families. I provide sound and prompt advice, and take direct action to accomplish my clients’ goals.

Teresa Foster

Having practiced family law exclusively for over 15 years, Teresa Foster is regarded throughout the Southwest Washington community as one of Vancouver’s finest family law attorneys. Teresa’s candor, courtroom skills, and ability to rise to a challenge make her a formidable advocate for the clients she serves.

Teresa focuses her practice on complex divorce, including property division that involves high net worth and business assets, as well as complex custody issues, third party custody, and parentage matters.

Teresa has represented hundreds of clients in Washington and Oregon, and has successfully litigated cases in both states. She currently serves clients from our office in Vancouver, WA.

“My approach is to be direct, honest, and realistic with my clients,” says Teresa. “I let them know the pros and cons of each decision and the reality in achieving a goal. I am not afraid of a challenge, however, and if a goal is a possibility, I am willing to fight for it.”

Teresa’s background in social work led to her decision to become a family law lawyer. She feels strongly about protecting the welfare of children and providing tenacious legal representation in child custody matters.

“The law allows me to help people solve challenging problems that affect their families,” says Teresa. “My clients know that I will do whatever it takes to protect their most vital interests, both inside and outside of the courtroom.”

Knowing that emotions and stress can be overwhelming during a divorce or custody matter, Teresa believes in providing personalized service and support to each of her clients. She gives clients quick responses to their questions and keeps them informed about their case from beginning to end.

When she’s not working, Teresa spends time with her partner (who’s also an attorney), her two sons, her two Labradoodles, and her horses.


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family law Section
  • J.D., Arizona State University, College of Law
  • B.A., Arizona State University, Social Work, magna cum laude

Teresa regularly represents clients in:

  • Klickitat County
  • Washington
  • Wahkiakum County
  • Washington
  • Clark County
  • Washington
  • Skamania County
  • Washington
  • Cowlitz County
  • Washington
While Teresa practices primarily in these counties, she represents clients throughout Washington, the U.S., and internationally who are involved in Washington State family law matters. Contact us if you think you have a family law issue we can help you with.


  • Contributing Author, Family and Community Property Law, Volumes 1-3, West Publishing Company


  • Peer review rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell®
  • Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating

Practice Areas

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