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About Seattle Divorce Attorney Veronica Freitas

Veronica focuses her practice in family law. She routinely handles cases with significant assets which require business and property valuations. She also represents individuals involved in complex child custody disputes, including those with allegations of domestic violence. Veronica frequently represents individuals involved in same-sex relationships with their family law matters.

Veronica has an LLM in taxation which makes her particularly well qualified to evaluate the property and financial aspects of cases. In addition, she litigated several high profile criminal cases and gained invaluable trial experience. Her diverse background compliments her family law practice and her clients benefit from her breadth of knowledge and experience.

Her criminal background is advantageous in many family law matters, especially those where criminal allegations are pending, or domestic violence is alleged and protection orders are being sought. Her tax and estate planning experience is particularly useful when drafting and reviewing pre or post nuptial agreements and property settlement agreements.

Veronica has direct and frequent contact with her clients. She keeps her clients informed and involved in their cases throughout her representation. Her personal philosophy is to attempt to resolve cases as expeditiously as possible so that her clients can move forward with their lives. She is not anxious to go to engage in a court battle, but she is very qualified and competent to do so in those instances where a court appearance or trial is necessary.

Bar Memberships:

  • Washington State Bar, admitted in 1990
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States Tax Court

Education:

  • University of Washington Law School, L.L.M. in Taxation 1998
  • Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, J.D. 1989
  • Portland State University, Honors Program, B.S. 1986

Memberships:

  • King County Bar Association — Family Law & Real Property, Probate & Trust Sections
  • Washington State Bar Association — Family Law and Real Property Law Sections
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • QLAW
  • Washington Women Lawyers

Cases in the News:

Renton Movie Theater Shooting — Not Guilty Attempted Murder 1 & Assault 1

Mistrial in Murder for Hire of Boeing Man — Hung Jury 9 — 3 to acquit on Murder 1

Rafay / Longest Criminal Trial in King County History / Jury Settles in for Long Haul

Assault Trial Ends in Hung Jury — Police Officer Dragged

Associate Attorney Kirstyn Palmisano

Kirstyn Palmisano earned her law degree from the University of Washington in 2008. After law school, Kirstyn worked as a Law Clerk and Bailiff to the Honorable Mary E. Roberts in King County Superior Court. Before joining our firm, she worked in private practice as a family law attorney in Snohomish County.

Kirstyn focuses her practice on family law, including parenting disputes, asset and debt division, domestic violence, child support, nonparental custody, and post-dissolution proceedings. Kirstyn volunteers her time with Neighborhood Legal Clinics in King County, providing free legal services on a variety of matters. She has also volunteered with the King County Bar Association, working as a pro bono attorney on family law cases involving domestic violence. Kirstyn’s particular interests and experience include handling complex cases involving interstate custody disputes and cases impacted by domestic violence.

Kirstyn is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Snohomish County Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the WSBA.

 

Amy Pasco / Senior Paralegal

Amy has lived in Washington State her entire life.

She has sixteen years of family law paralegal experience.

She joined V. Freitas Law in 2012.

Amy enjoys all aspects of legal work and enjoys broadening her expertise  and knowledge through working on a variety of family law cases.

 

 

 

Christopher Tapuro / Paralegal

Chris was born and raised in Seattle where he has lived his entire life. After graduating from Franklin High School, he attended South Seattle Community College and received his Associates of Arts degree. While working as a legal assistant and paralegal, he continues to work on finishing the Highline Community College Paralegal Program.

In his spare time he enjoys walking his dog, exercising, golfing, and just generally being outdoors.

 

Beth Humphrey / Office Manager

Beth earned her BS Ed from Washington State University and her Masters of Education from City University. She taught elementary education for twelve years.

Her background in education as well as raising her children gives Beth a unique perspective and understanding of family law.

Beth is responsible for the majority of administrative tasks, greeting our clients, and making sure the office runs smoothly.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and going to the dog park with her dogs.

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