Creative Solutions in the World of Family Law

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Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson provides a full-service, team-oriented approach to resolving family law issues throughout the greater Seattle area. Our firm is made up of talented, caring individuals who strive to help people pursue and execute the most valuable resolutions possible for their specific circumstances.

Our attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and support staff all work together to provide the highest level of quality to our clients. Our team’s combined knowledge and experience allows us to address every aspect of our client’s needs so we can help them resolve complicated problems in an efficient and comprehensive manner.

From left to right: Cassia Gilbert, Lindsay Briese, Shana E. Thompson, Donald Knickmeyer, Rylee Humphries










Our firm provides family law representation to pursue the best interests of our clients. A divorce case will require attention to details related to one or more areas of practice. These include child custody issues, financial issues related to child support and property division, and sometimes allegations of domestic violence or other wrongdoing.

Other family law issues can arise after a divorce, such as enforcement of a divorce decree or, modification of child support or other court order. Our representation can provide the strong advocacy that someone in Washington state might need to resolve a dispute or achieve a favorable outcome in a family law case.



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Our Seattle Office Location:

Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson

1200 Fifth Ave Suite 2020
Seattle, WA 98101

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Phone: (206) 712-2756
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Shana Thompson

Donald Knickmeyer

Lindsay Briese


Our attorneys, Shana E. Thompson, and Donald Knickmeyer practice exclusively in the area of family law in Washington state. Working alongside a legal team made up of dedicated professionals, our attorneys have the resources and experience necessary to achieve a satisfactory resolution in the most complex of cases. Shana and Donald are advocates for their clients. They pursue the best interests of their client by taking the necessary steps to secure positive outcomes throughout every stage of their clients’ case.



We take a personal approach to resolving family matters with minimal conflict.

Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson is a premier divorce law firm based in Seattle, Washington in King County. The attorneys represent clients throughout the family courts in Seattle and Kent in King County and in Everett in Snohomish County.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson recognize that divorce is a stressful situation for any family. Meeting with an experienced family law attorney is the first step toward understanding the process and how to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. We can help you decide what you need to do right now to protect your rights and get the case ready for its final resolution.

During the initial consultation, we help you see the full picture with the goal of resolving the case as efficiently as possible. An experienced Washington attorney can help you carefully plan your strategy for each phase of the case.

When reaching a resolution proves to be difficult, an strong and experienced stance during pre-trial hearings and at the trial might be required to bring the case to its final resolution. We come to court prepared to protect our clients and their interests when the parties cannot reach an agreement outside the courtroom.

Local Attorneys Experienced in Family
Law Cases

Although many people consider a divorce to be an inherently expensive process, it does not have to be. Many of our clients need help minimizing the conflicts that come up over small things while they focus on the big issues that will matter for years to come. Many of our clients want to avoid prolonged litigation by reaching a favorable settlement to resolve the case on an uncontested basis or during mediation after the case has been filed.

Our cases are referred to us by our former clients and other attorneys in the area. We have a reputation for being thoroughly prepared during motions and trials. That preparation in the courtroom helps us earn the respect of judges and attorneys in the community.

Our attorneys strive to achieve the highest level of skill, knowledge, and experience. As a premier Seattle Divorce and Family Law Firm, our law firm has a reputation for excellence and a strong record of striving for success in each case. All of the attorneys in the firm are passionate about helping their clients achieve the best outcome for themselves and their family.

Why Hire Us?

  • Our firm has over 20 years of experience litigating family law issues through trial in King and Snohomish County.
  • Our team of attorneys has extensive experience in preparing for and arguing motion hearings in family court, both in person and via Zoom.
  • Our office has experience reviewing and drafting Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) and working with plan administrators to approve DROs.
  • Our office has not only represented clients in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations, but I have also been the mediator used by others to resolve their disputes.
  • Our firm believes in reducing conflict and negotiating early and often to try to avoid the stress and cost of litigation on a client.
  • Often parties need the help of experts to assist them with their finances after separation or to help them address concerns parenting concerns, and our firm has a wealth of resources for clients in these areas.
  • Our firm has experience assisting clients navigating through minor guardianship proceedings.
  • Our firm understands that the lives of both parents and children are affected when there is domestic violence in the home and we can assist you in protecting yourself and your family.

A Clear Path for Resolution

When you need a divorce or family law attorney in Seattle, Shana Thompson will help you achieve a resolution in your family law matter. She believes in compassion, respect, and using her strong advocacy skills.

Whether the case involves divorce, legal separation, alimony, paternity, modification of a prior order, child support or child custody, the attorneys at Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson are here to help. From the initial consultation through the final resolution of the case, the attorneys at Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson can help you find a clear strategy to assert your rights and protect your interests.

Attorneys for Family Court in Seattle, King
County, WA

We have a reputation for resolving a wide range of cases efficiently from a simple uncontested divorce to extremely complex and highly contested case involving the distribution of considerable assets.
The attorneys at Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson represents clients in family court in King County for all types of family law matters including:
The attorneys at Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson are experienced in filing actions under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Title 26, including dissolutions of marriage, legal separations, and major parenting plan modifications. We accept clients throuhgout King County and Snohomish County including but not limited to Shoreline, Bellevue, Ballard, Tacoma, Everett, and Edmonds.