Jamie Polito Johnston  Principal

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Practice Emphasis

Jamie Polito Johnston is an experienced litigator and compassionate advocate. She is dedicated to providing high quality legal services while achieving the best possible outcome for her clients. Jamie’s practice concentrates primarily on family law litigation including complex property division, asset valuation, high-conflict custody and parenting disputes, relocations, child support, spousal maintenance, prenuptial agreements and post-dissolution matters. Jamie has extensive experience in the courtroom and in family law mediations and arbitrations.

Prior to joining Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, Jamie practiced at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Licensing & Administrative Law Division. While in law school, Jamie served as a judicial intern at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan with the Honorable Avern Cohn.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Comparative Literature and Psychology), Honors, 1998, University of Michigan 
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2003, Seattle University School of Law 
  • Associate Editor, Seattle University Law Review
  • Member, Seattle University School of Law Moot Court Board 
  • Fredric A. Tausend Moot Court Competitor

Representative Cases

Jamie has successfully represented numerous clients in complex, marital dissolution cases involving substantial estates, business and professional practice valuations, pensions, retirement assets, separate property and tracing analysis, as well as high-conflict parenting disputes.  

Bar Admissions

Jamie is admitted to practice in the state of Washington. 

Publications

  • Depriving Washington State’s Youth of an Education: The Debilitating Effects of Tunstall v. Bergeson, 26 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1017 (2003)
  • Mediation in Divorce: Until Dispute Resolution Do Us Part (2010)

Professional & Civic

  • Washington Law & Politics magazine “Rising Star,” 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Recognized as a "Top Attorney" by Seattle Met magazine, 2012
  • Board Member, Family CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), 2014
  • Volunteer, King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer and member, Legal Voices  (formerly Northwest Women’s Law Center)
  • Family Law Mentor, King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association , Family Law Section
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section