About Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards started his career in clinical psychology, where he often
served as a courtappointed counselor for mentally ill patients. And while
he found professional satisfaction from helping his clients, he came to
realize that he could have more of an impact by advocating for them in
the court room.
With his listening and conflict resolution skills, honed through his years as a therapist, and because he’s driven by a desire to help people who are going through difficult transitions, he chose family law.
"This is the area of law that really matters the most. It touches on the most fundamental pieces of peoples’ lives: their family, their children, and their financial security."
Brian relates to his family law clients with genuine understanding, and he is especially effective in high conflict cases. He has significant trial experience and is particularly knowledgeable in nonparental custody and de facto parentage matters. He feels most gratified when he can improve the welfare of children.
Brian and his wife are parents to an energetic and adorable son. Though he keeps them busy, they still find time to volunteer with the Seattle Humane Society. They have fostered many kittens, including their own cat and dog, “foster fails” named Scamp and Gizmo. He enjoys reading fiction, struggling to learn guitar and enjoying the local restaurant and brewery scene. He is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and serves as a court appointed special advocate for CASA of King County.Next >>
- Young Lawyer Division Liaison to the Family Law Section of WSBA
- King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
- Washington State Bar Association
- Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law, 2021 – Present
- Court Appointed Special Advocate and Volunteer Attorney, CASA of King County, 2014 – Present
- Volunteer, Seattle Humane Society, 2012-Present
J.D., Seattle University School of Law
M.A., Argosy University, Clinical Psychology
B.A., University of California, Santa BarbaraNext >>
Publications & Presentations
- Presenter, Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues, Advanced Family Law Seminar, National Business Institute, 2021
- Presenter, Restraining Orders, WA Divorce Law 101, MyLawCLE, 2021
The Interplay of Criminal and Civil Domestic Cases, King County Bar Bulletin, October 2018 (co-authored with Kim Schnuelle)