Attorney Kirstyn D. Palmisano graduated with her law degree from the University of Washington in 2008. Specializing in family law, Kirstyn has guided hundreds of clients through the court process in complex matters involving divorce, domestic violence and all custody matters to include: nonparental (third-party) custody and interstate custody.
Kirstyn’s interest in family law came naturally and was confirmed after her time spent working as a Law Clerk and Bailiff to the Honorable Mary E. Roberts in King County Superior Court. This unique position jump-started Kirstyn’s career and accelerated her trial and litigation skills after witnessing hundreds of cases go before the court. She quickly learned the many styles attorneys use in direct and cross-examinations, ways to use expert witnesses and how to effectively question a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem on the stand. Now, Kirstyn is known as one of the more distinguished family law trial lawyers in Seattle, Washington. Her litigation skills are unparalleled and described by her peers as tactful, strategic and persuasive.
When it comes to her clients, Kirstyn recognizes that everyone has different goals and needs. As such, Kirstyn tailors her approach to the specific circumstances of her clients. She prides herself on making sure she knows every detail about a case so that she is the most prepared in and out of court. “Not only am I determined to obtain the best outcome for my client, I recognize the stress a case can cause so keeping clients informed and being available is also top priority.” Kirstyn says.
In 2004, Kirstyn obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Akron and Juris Doctor from the University of Washington in 2008. Prior to her graduation from law school, Kirstyn became involved in many organizations to include the American Constitutional Law Society and QLaw. She was the Program Director for the American Constitutional Law Society in 2005 and was a Moot Court Quarter finalist in 2005 and 2006.
Kirstyn is a member of the King and Snohomish County Bar Associations, as well as the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association.
Something personal about Kirstyn is her love for hiking with her children and using various field guides. She can also be described as a bibliophile and amateur mycologist.
Seattle, WA 98101