Stacey Swenhaugen has established herself as a tenacious litigator and effective problem solver. Known for her determined litigation efforts and bare knuckle work ethic, Stacey has built a solid reputation for getting client’s cases solved quickly without compromising core client values. Besides Stacey’s effective oral arguments, one of her greatest strengths is in her legal writing. Through written advocacy, Stacey effectively helps the Court to understand the strengths in her clients’ position before even stepping foot in the court room.
Despite her ability to advocate aggressively when the situation calls for it, Stacey is a firm believer that not every problem should be treated as a nail that must be hammered. Many family law disputes, particularly those involving children, are better resolved with civility and diligent negotiation outside of the courtroom. Stacey is passionate about listening to client needs and crafting remedies specific to each families’ unique set of circumstances.
Before joining Envision Family Law Group, Stacey worked for a family law firm in King County for three years. As a result, she has an established reputation in King county, and has significant familiarity with the Family Court Commissioners and procedures there. She returned to Pierce County in 2012, where she had started out as a Legal Intern in 2008 for Commissioner Diana Kiesel.
Prior to establishing her legal practice, Stacey volunteered as a King County CASA, investigating child custody disputes. This valuable experience has allowed her to successfully apply her inside knowledge of how Guardians ad Litem (GALs) and Parenting Evaluators make their decisions in child custody matters.
Stacey graduated from Seattle University School of Law, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Washington. She has over twelve years of experience working directly in the legal industry.
In her free time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, snowboarding, and cheering for the Seahawks.