Seattle Family Law Attorney: Andrew May has been licensed for over 15 years and has spent the last decade practicing family law exclusively. He is passionate about helping his custody and divorce clients achieve their objectives. With extensive litigation experience, he has the advocacy skills and attention to detail to win in court. But as a trained mediator, he also knows that many clients are better served by pursuing mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
No matter the process, however, Andrew works hard to ensure that his clients are heard and that he listens carefully for opportunities to help them reach their objectives. His clients appreciate his genuine attentiveness and concern for their bottom lines, as well as the quality of his legal work. His sharp writing and convincing oral arguments make him a formidable advocate.
This Family Law Attorney received training in interest-based mediation from the University of Washington, and co-led a professional group dedicated to developing out-of-court alternatives to litigation.
In Andrew’s view, divorce does not have to mean a fight. If you are not headed straight to litigation, Andrew’s mediation skills can help you reduce and resolve conflict. He is mindful of the stress and cost of court proceedings and does everything he can to lower the temperature without sacrificing his clients’ interests. He also understands the pressure that custody battles can inadvertently place on young ones and counsels clients to shield their children from parental disputes to the greatest extent possible.
“The measure of a good result must include its cost and durability–whether it restores rather than erodes stability in our clients’ lives and livelihoods,” Andrew says.
Andrew graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with high honors. He was selected by faculty to be a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes and won a place on Maryland’s national moot court team. He was awarded the prize for best brief in Maryland’s annual appellate advocacy competition.
Prior to law school, he graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science.
Andrew is a third-generation family law attorney whose passion for the law developed early. When his high school mock trial team went to state finals, the judge offered Andrew a clerkship position on the spot, conditional only on his successful completion of law school. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys music of all kinds and particularly playing the piano and singing. He is a proud dad and can frequently be found cheering on his daughter’s soccer teams, the Mariners and the Reign FC.
Seattle, WA 98101