Will Reingold, Jr.


Practice Emphasis

After graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law, Will served as a Judicial Clerk for North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Valerie Zachary where he researched cases and law, analyzed legal arguments, and assisted in drafting written opinions.  The rhetorical acumen he garnered while working in Judge Zachary’s chambers led to him leaving his home state for a career in family law here in downtown Seattle.

Clients regularly praise the writing Will does in their cases—toeing the line between persuasive and succinct prose, and capturing the essence of what each client needs.  An avid writer in his spare time, Will has been published by reputable law reviews across the country.  His areas of interest cover a range of topics, from family law and equity to rhetoric and civil procedure.  Will’s undergraduate degree (B.A. in Music and a Minor in English) offers some insight into his creative nature and articulate sense of communication.

Will brings that experience, his creative abilities, and his strong communication skills to a family law practice where he connects with clients, ensures their experiences are clearly communicated, and tenaciously advocates on their behalf.  His patience and thoughtful counseling has helped many clients navigate their sometimes-difficult journey through the complex family dynamics of divorce.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2019
    Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property
    Executive Editor, February (2018-2019)
    Wake Forest Moot Court
    Stanley Moot Court Competition, Best Oralist (2017)
    Board Member, Marshall (2018-2019)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A., magna cum laude, 2015

Law Review Publications

  • Can a Long-Distance Committed Intimate Relationship Exist in Washington? – 16 Washington University Jurisprudence Review 1 (2023)
  • Summary Judgment and its Niche Role in Washington Family Law – 58 Gonzaga Law Review 101 (2023)
  • Interpreting Parenting Plans as Contracts – 22 New Hampshire Law Review 1 (2023)
  • Finding Utility in Unpublished Family Law Opinions –19 St. Thomas Law Journal 607 (2023)
  • In Defense of Footnotes: A Response to Justice Michael B. Hyman –11 Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law 66 (2024)
  • Lessons in Rhetoric from Older Case Law – 38 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy (forthcoming 2024)
  • Semicolon Snafus, 63 South Texas Law Review (forthcoming 2024)

Select Blogs and Other Publications

  • Familylawyermagazine.com: Explaining No-Fault Divorce to a Client Seeking Moral Vindication (July 25, 2022)
  • Divorcemag.com: Does Family Law Change with the Times? (Nov. 17, 2022)
  • JD Supra: Basic Legalese for Family Law (April 14, 2023)
  • JD Supra: Parenting Evaluators and Quasi-Judicial Immunity (March 7, 2023)
  • JD Supra: Divorce in Washington – Cheating and Infidelity (September 21, 2021)
  • JD Supra: Not Married, Not a Problem: Washington State’s “Committed Intimate Relationship Doctrine” (December 22, 2021)
  • JD Supra: Can I Appeal a Ruling on a Family Law Case in Washington? (July 26, 2022)
  • JD Supra: Divorced with Children? How to Change your Child’s Surname (August 30, 2021)
  • JD Supra: In re Dewitt: An Example of Washington’s “Committed Intimate Relationship” Doctrine Applied to a Very Fact-Intensive Case (June 9, 2022)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, The Seminar Group, 22nd Annual CLE Bootcamp: Hot Topics in the Law, “Family Law,” December 12 & 13, 2023 Courtyard Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union Seattle, WA


  • Scribes Journal of Legal Writing
  • American Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Family Law CASA, King County

Other Associations and Recognition

  • JD Supra –Top 10 Most-Read Author (2022)
  • ABA Young Lawyers Division – Associate Editor (2023 – Present)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America in the practice area of ‘Family Law’ (2024 ed.)
  • University of Washington Moot Court Coach – National Moot Court (New York City Bar)

Civic & Professional

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” in the practice area of ‘Family Law’ (2023 – 2024 ed.)

Judicial Clerk for North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Valerie Zachary
May – August 2018; August 2019 – December 2020

Will Reingold, Jr.

Practice Areas


Will Reingold was one of the attorneys who represented me in my divorce. Will’s overall attentiveness to the case and its myriad of deadlines demonstrated a high degree of detail-orientation that was incredibly reassuring during a very difficult period. It was a contentious case in which many motions were filed by both parties, which meant a lot of legal writing had to be done. Will’s writing was unfailingly crisp, concise (while still comprehensive), and persuasive. Through his writing I could tell how seriously he took my case, and how much he cared about the way his rhetoric would put me in a position to achieve a positive outcome. Additionally, the speed with which Will was able to produce incredibly well-written artifacts was equally impressive. If you are looking for someone to do excellent work for you, you will be hard pressed to find a better writer than Will.
Joseph H. - via Google Reviews