Adrienne M. Finnell  Principal

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Practice Emphasis

Adrienne’s family law practice focuses on resolving complex marital dissolutions, including asset valuation, property division, maintenance, and the establishment and modification of parenting plans and child support.  She also assists with prenuptial and post-dissolution issues.  Adrienne is a skilled litigator and negotiator, seeking to utilize the most effective and efficient means to achieve optimal results for her clients.

Adrienne joined LHSE as an associate in 2003.  She enjoys achieving personalized results that meet the specific needs of each client.

Prior to attending law school, Adrienne worked as a recruiter for a large public accounting firm, and during law school she served as a clerk for the University of Washington Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.

Adrienne also practices employment law and has experience in both preventive counseling and active litigation.

Practice Areas

Education

Bachelor of Science, 1997, Santa Clara University

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2003, Seattle University School of Law

Lead Article Editor, Seattle University Law Review

Board Member, Women's Law Caucus

CALI Excellence for the Future Award recipient for achievement in Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, and Contracts

Representative Cases

Adrienne regularly works with experienced family law litigators on high asset dissolutions, including complex financial matters and high-conflict parenting issues.

Assisted with the appeal of Marriage of Stewart, 133 Wn. App. 545, 137 P.3d 25 (2006) rev. denied 160 Wn.2d 1011 (2007)

Bar Admissions

Adrienne is admitted to practice in the state of Washington.

Publications

Civil Rule 68, Chapter on Offers of Judgment, Washington State Bar Civil Procedure Desk Book, Update 2006

Professional & Civic

  • Washington Law & Politics magazine "Super Lawyer," 2014
  • Top Women Attorneys in Washington (Super Lawyers/Rising Star), Seattle Met magazine, 2012-2014
  • Recognized as a "Top Attorney" by Seattle Met magazine, 2012
  • Washington Law & Politics magazine "Rising Star," 2012, 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • MAMAS

Presentations

"Employee Terminations: Minimizing the Problems," Lorman Business Education Seminar, 2004

"Your Employee is on FMLA Leave: Figuring out How to Handle Benefits and Other Policy Issues," Council on Education Management, 2006