Michael de Maar

Michael de Maar

Associate Attorney
Location:
Bellevue, Washington
Phone:
425-462-6580
Fax:
425-462-6401
Email:

I have worked my entire career in the Law. I was employed as a legal intern through my undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University. In this position, I worked for a large Baltimore, Maryland Law Firm in their Landlord Tenant and Collections division representing large landlord conglomerates and the largest bail bond company in the State of Maryland. I continued in this position until I was accepted to Law School where I received a Presidential Law Scholarship at Seattle University. Since entering Law School, I have been in and around the area of Family Law for several years. I began practicing in this area as a Rule 9 Intern with the Law Offices of Natalie de Maar. The Rule 9 Intern position provided me with a limited license to represent clients. After graduating Law School, I became an associate with Mrs. De Maar’s firm. 

I strongly believe that you should understand why a lawyer concentrates their practice heavily on family law. I have done so primarily for two reasons. The first is a family law client is a uniquely vulnerable client. A family law client often finds himself or herself facing an unknown future. It can be emotional, frustrating, and exasperating. My goal is to assist my clients through this difficult time, and to help set a course forward toward financial and emotional stability. In other words, my goal is to help provide my clients and their children, a path forward. My second draw to family law is that I truly enjoy working with everyday people. As a result, I find that working with family law clients to be extremely rewarding and to be a fascinating area of the law.

I look forward to serving your Family Law needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2015
    • Honors: Deans List, 2013-2015
    • Honors: Year End Scholarship Award, 2014
    • Honors: Presidential Law Scholarship, 2012
  • Johns Hopkins University
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Honors: Deans List, 2010, 2011
    • Major: International Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2015 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington, Member, 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Olympic Law Group, Law Clerk, 2013
  • King County Superior Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 2012
  • Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC, Legal Intern, 2009 - 2012