About Amber

 

 

Amber's dedication to help families began long ago.  This Northwest native has a BA in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University.  While there, she volunteered at the juvenile division of the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office as a Probation Officer Case-Aid.  She also learned to navigate the court system and experienced how our legal system affects kids and families in crisis. 

 

During law school at Seattle University, Amber law-clerked at the Attorney General's office in both the Social and Health Services (CPS-based) and Labor and Industries divisions, gaining excellent skills in research and writing.  Wanting to gain litigation experience, Amber returned her last year of law school to the juvenile division of the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office where she was a Rule-9 intern to conduct trials, motions and other litigation as well as community outreach work.   

 

After graduating law school in 1998, Amber was a public defender where she gained jury trial and daily court experience.  She learned how domestic violence, chemical dependency and other misdemeanors/gross misdemeanor issues affect families and how to align resources to address them.

 

After moving to Seattle in 2000, Amber gained diverse family law experience working with Gordon Wilcox and Camden Hall in high-end family law boutique firms, as well as at (the former) Preston Gates and Ellis.

 

Amber opened her own law firm in 2006 to continue excelling in servicing the needs of her clients.  She is a committed family law attorney:  this passion manifests itself in her excellent results and positive client relationships. 


Amber loves the outdoors, is an avid gardener, cook and Mariner's fan (not fair-weathered!).  She was a long-time member of the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Board.  Amber continues to present at various organizations.  She is also committed to many causes and supports King County CASA, KSARC, Peace Trees Vietnam and Food Lifeline.