Will Reingold, Jr.

Attorney

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.

Education

  • 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  • Finding Utility in Unpublished Family Law Opinions –19 St. Thomas Law Journal 607 (2023)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

Memberships

  • 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

Testimonials

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
I would highly recommend Will Reingold to anyone going through a contentious divorce. Will took over my case from another attorney just a few months before trial. First of all, he was ALWAYS available to talk with me and he and was ALWAYS calm. Second, he was not only very knowledgeable, but also very practical about how we approach legal issues and strategy. He made sure I stayed focused on the big picture instead of getting bogged down in the weeds of things that didn’t really matter. Third, his writing was extremely impressive, laying out our arguments in a way that helped me better understand my own case from a legal standpoint. Fourth, I found him to be a genuinely kind person who really cared about getting the right result. He’s a WA family law super star.
Arjun D. - via Google Reviews
For anybody looking for a driven, professional, intelligent, and COMPASSIONATE lawyer to assist with not only navigating your specific legal issue, but be absolutely present and available... Will Reingold is the one to add to your team. I recently went through a lengthy, and costly divorce. I have never dealt with the legal system and like many (I assume), I was immediately overwhelmed and confused on the choices and how to navigate and process it all. The immense stress that comes along with events such as this create a multitude of daily feelings of being both defeated and tired, and some days driven and optimistic along with everything in-between. When my divorce wrapped up following our two day trial, I thought I was finally done, and could fully embark on the future. I was relieved the stressful, and costly process was a chapter in life that was now behind me. I was wrong. Shortly after the trial, I learned that my ex decided to appeal the judges decision. I had no idea that this was even something that existed, and once I educated myself a little on it, I quickly learned that the appeal process is something to not take lightly. I tried at first to handle things myself, but was quickly humbled by the appellant court when I submitted my first response. In a of a panic, due to the deadlines, I called a bunch of different law firms for help. Thankfully, Will is a part of one of the firms that I decided to call. Out of the gate, Will not only met me with professionalism and an abundance of knowledge in this particular field, but was so impressive and comforting with his natural humanity and compassion for my situation. From the first conversation, I felt as if I had just gained an incredible friend by my side, ready to take this challenge on. Throughout the process, I could always reach him with any and all questions. He was available and ready for it all. When I read what he had put together for the court on my behalf, I was moved to tears because I could tell that he understood the story, the struggles, the unfair nature of it all, and put everything in to ensure the court could see it too. For people like myself that have no knowledge of the legal system, I am sure they would agree that it is DAUNTING. Knowing who to trust and put funds into is a hard choice. Will is your guy. You simply will NOT be disappointed - and in the end I bet you will feel as if you have an awesome friend by your side... just like me :) Thank you Will!!!!!!
Bridget B. - via Google Reviews