About Jillian Pressnall
A family law attorney for nearly a decade, I strive to provide solutions to meet client’s short term and long term goals.
I am a passionate, zealous advocate for my clients. I always advise clients that whatever counsel they chose to represent them, being comfortable with your attorney is critical.
I have significant experience in all areas of family law such as contested and uncontested dissolutions including spousal maintenance and complex property division, child custody, third party custody, child support adjustments and modifications, relocation, and prenuptial agreements.
Alternative to Litigation
I became a prosecutor after I graduated from law school which gave me the opportunity to instantly practice in a courtroom. I quickly learned that I enjoy litigating and being in court. I have had the opportunity to handle numerous trials, both as a prosecutor and as a family law attorney.
My litigation experience has highlighted the importance of working towards amicable resolutions whenever possible for clients. I love being in the courtroom but I have found that pursuing other avenues of resolution for clients can preserve relationships that must be maintained, especially when children are involved. As a result, I went through 40 hours of mediation training as well as collaborative law training in 2014.
Impact on Your Life
It’s my role as an attorney to educate clients about the impact of various decisions that have to be made in any case. I work with clients to minimize conflict whenever possible. Family law cases are stressful enough for a client without having attorneys increase the conflict between parties. At the end of the day, each client must go on and continue to live their lives. I strive to help clients achieve their goals in productive ways.
Associations, Education & Accolades
I am an active member of the Washington State Bar and have been since entry in 2008. I am a member of the King County Bar Association and it’s associated Family Law Section. I am a member of MAMAs (Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association Seattle).
I received my Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2008. I have actively worked as an attorney since that time. I have been named by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40 from 2015-2017. I have been named by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction for 2016-2017.
In my free time I train for half-marathons while my kiddo bikes and our giant Boxer enthusiastically runs (until around mile five). We enjoy hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest on the weekends. We often travel to Canada and to the United Kingdom to visit our family. We are big Seahawks and Vancouver Canucks fans and go to games whenever we can.
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