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Kelly LeBlanc Top Washington Family Law Attorney: Kelly has been practicing law for over 32 years. She has been admitted to practice in five (5) jurisdictions and appeared on behalf of litigants at the state and federal level. She served as an Administrative Health Law Judge with the Department of Health and worked as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in Pierce County many years before joining Envision Family Law Group as Senior Counsel. When the Court was faced with particularly difficult cases, Kelly was often designated to investigate and provide recommendations on how best to protect the interests of the child(ren) involved (child custody cases).

As a GAL, Kelly served as the court’s designated expert in hundreds of cases relating to child custody. She was routinely subject to cross-examination in contested family law proceedings and experienced trial tactics by dozens of her colleagues both as a witness and advocate.

While serving as a Health Law Judge for the Department of Health, Kelly presided over licensing and disciplinary proceedings involving medical doctors, dentists, therapists, and other health care providers facing charges under the Uniform Disciplinary Act. In this role, Kelly was charged with the responsibility for making evidentiary rulings and ensuring fairness and integrity in conduct of proceedings.

Kelly has not only experienced what it feels like from the witness box, she has also experienced the challenges facing the fact finders in judicial proceedings. Thus, Kelly understands the importance of preparing cases in a way that will afford her the ability to defend her work and recommendations down to the smallest detail, and her experience as GAL provides her with a unique vantage point, or “head start” from which to prepare her own clients.

When Kelly is in the courtroom, she dominates with her smart, direct and thorough legal arguments while maintaining the utmost professionalism. Kelly tempers her natural perfectionism with efficiency, yet takes the time to ensure that her clients are well-informed throughout each aspect of the case. Her skill and work ethic is widely respected within the legal community. While serving as a neutral investigator, Kelly established herself as someone who could be trusted and along with that, developed good rapport with the Judges, Commissioners, and supporting staff. Kelly has a wide range of experience which helps her formulate arguments, theories, and themes that resonate with the Court. Additionally, she  has a deep understanding of the issues confronting families during divorce and child custody cases and can provide seasoned advice on how to address concerns with domestic violence, chemical dependency, or complex medical or mental health issues. She has in-depth knowledge of programs and resources available through DSHS, JBLM Family Advocacy, and a well-developed network of private resources who provide support and assistance for families and children facing difficult times (child custody).

Kelly and her husband came to Washington in 1995. They have had the joy (“most of the time,” says Kelly) of raising six children but are now “empty nesters” and grandparents! Three of her children still reside in Washington so that made the transition from “full house” to a “much roomier (and generally cleaner) one” a little easier. Kelly and her husband both enjoy cooking though she admits: “I like cooking even more when he does it.” During her leisure time, she loves hosting family and friends at social gatherings or taking off to go camping.  She also enjoys running, hiking, bicycling, hanging out with friends, and / or simply relaxing with a good book when she is not working.

Washington Family Law Attorney

For additional information about Kelly or her work, please visit https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/98402-wa-kelly-leblanc-26199.html, which will display the 10 out of 10 Avvo rating and 5-star ratings left by clients. It will also illustrate the 17 endorsements made by other attorneys, including a Superior Court Commissioner, which is highly regarded and difficult to obtain.

Awards

  • Ten Best Female Attorneys: 2016 Client Satisfaction Award – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016)
  • Letter of Appreciation for Guardian ad Litem Services – Pierce County Superior Court (2015)
  • Commander’s Award for Civilian Service – Department of the U.S. Army (1994)
  • Achievement Award for Civilian Service – Department of the U.S. Army (1993)
  • Achievement Award for Civilian Service – Department of the U.S. Army (1992)
  • Moot Court Executive Board Justice Scholarship – The John Marshall Law School, Chicago (1984)
  • The Gavel Society – Moot Court Executive Board, The John Marshall Law School (1984)
  • First Place, Moot Court Competition, U.S. Midwest Region – National Association for Appellate Advocacy (1984)
  • First Place and Best Brief, Moot Court Competition

Speaking Engagements

  • TPCBA Family Law Section – HIPAA (2014)
  • Complex Parenting Issues in Divorce – Drafting Complex Parenting Plans (2013)
  • November 2012 Family Law GAL Training – GAL Investigations and Relevant Law (2012)
  • Love Stinks V Seminar – GAL’s Perspective of “do’s and don’ts” in Custody Matters (2012)
  • Title 26 Guardian ad Litem Training – GAL Investigations (2006)

Reviews

Outstanding Lawyer!

“Kelly LeBlanc is awesome. She has superior skill and experience inside and outside the courtroom; her verbal and written communication skills are unparalleled. Kelly responds immediately to email and phone calls. She was clear and straightforward when discussing her evaluation of our case, and honest and professional when identifying the reasonable outcomes that were likely for us. We tried everything to avoid trial but the opposing party refused all efforts to negotiate. Kelly understands the court, the judge, and exactly how to prepare for trial. She understood our case was an extremely challenging one, and her legal intelligence and focus enabled her to come up to speed very quickly. Kelly was patient; she understood that we were worn out and emotionally drained. Kelly sifted through and carefully sorted the multiple documents associated with our case. She hand her team provided the judge with a well-planned and reasoned presentation for trial; her trial binder included a tight, accurate, and complete set of documents that laid out the essential pieces for trial, Kelly’s superior trial preparation set us up for success; those of us testifying were overwrought. She met with us individually to go over our testimony. She reminded us exactly what the judge was evaluating and making decision on. This helped us weed out the questions during trial empowered each of us feel in control, it brought our intelligence to the witness stand, enabling us to keep emotions in check. Kelly brings integrity, a high level of legal intelligence, an ability to work under pressure, and diligence to her work, all the while supporting her client. I am not sure how she works under these crazy timetables, twists, and turns, but I’m certainly glad we had her on our side. Best of all, Kelly achieved our number one, most desirable trial outcome! I highly recommend Kelly LeBlanc.”

– Margie, 10/17/2020

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