Timea R. Hanratty


Kirkland | Seattle

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Interesting notes about Timea

My hero: My mom

Favorite animal: Red Catbear

Favorite food: Palacsinta


About Timea R. Hanratty

Timea Hanratty brings to her work a combination of high-level legal know-how, genuine compassion for her clients, and a reassuring dose of reality.

Her parents’ divorce inspired Timea to pursue a career where she could help individuals facing a family crisis. Having moved from Seattle to Arizona with her mother when the divorce was complete, Timea identifies on a personal level with her clients’ relocation cases. She is especially sensitive to the welfare of the children and is most gratified when she can protect their best interests in the process. She is also experienced in cases involving interstate and international custody and child support.

Timea has carved out an impressive legal resume, including recognition in the Best Lawyers in America. Having previously worked as an estate planning attorney, Timea has considerable experience with all types of trust instruments, and is highly skilled in complex high asset divorces.

Timea is a straightforward communicator who can be relied upon to explain all details of a case. Her clients can quickly tell that she cares for them, and they appreciate her honest and sound advice. One former client described Timea as being “knowledgeable, attentive, inquisitive, and having a comforting air of confidence. In all of 25 minutes, she understood my plight.”

Since her law school days, Timea has been a volunteer and leader in family law organizations. As a student, she co-founded the first family law association at her law school and remains deeply involved with the organization. Additionally, she currently serves as Vice President of the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Timea was born in Hungary and is fluent in Hungarian. After living in Hungary and Germany, she emigrated to Seattle and later Phoenix, where she lived for nearly three decades. Timea is thrilled to have recently returned to Seattle with her husband - an epidemiologist and cancer researcher - and their three cats. They love to travel and look forward to going abroad again when the pandemic allows.

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  • Arizona Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    • Vice President, 2021 – present
    • Summit Project Committee Member and Drafter, 2011 – present
    • Executive Council Secretary, 2015 – 2021
    • Young Professional Member, 2012 – 2014
    • Board of Directors Student Representative, 2010 – 2012
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Young Lawyers Division Liaison, Executive Council, Family Law Section, 2015 – 2020
    • Case Law Committee Chair, Executive Council, Family Law Section, 2019 – 2020
    • Legislative Committee Chair, Executive Council, Family Law Section, 2016 – 2019
    • Family Law Section Liaison, Young Lawyers Division, 2015 – 2020
    • Family Law Section CLE Committee Chair, Young Lawyers Division, 2016 – 2019
  • Executive and Steering Committee, Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Maricopa Chapter, 2018 – 2020
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2012 – present
  • Participant, AAML Institute for Family Law Associates, 2016
  • Member, Washington Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2021 – present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2020 – present
  • Member, King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2021 – present
  • Member, State Bar of Washington, Family Law Section, 2021 – present

Community Activities

Volunteer, Joel Shepard Family Law Assistance Program, Arizona State University, 2012 - present

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  • B.S., Arizona State University, summa cum laude
    • Russell L. Duncan Justice Studies scholarship recipient
    • School of Justice Studies Writing Mentor
  • J.D., Arizona State University
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Constitutional Law II
    • Arizona Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) scholarship recipient
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts scholarship recipient
    • Pro Bono Service with High Distinction Award recipient


  • Hungarian
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022 Washington's Best Workplaces
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • AV Preeminent
"Thanks for all the work for our family over the past year. We’re really glad you are on our side."
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