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Ms. Virginia M. Amis

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King County
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • JD
    Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Bachelor's degree , English
    Central State University
26 Total References
Web References
About Us | Family Law | Divorce | Child Custody | Gouras & Amis | Kent | Tacoma | Seattle
www.seattle-divorce.com, 8 June 2014 [cached]
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Virginia Amis
Virginia Amis has been practicing law since 1991, focusing for the past fourteen years on family law. She received her Bachelor's degree in English from Central State University and her JD from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Ms. Amis began her practice in Oklahoma City in commercial litigation. She changed her focus to family law in 1993 when she became an associate with Kirk & Chaney law firm, where she began representing family law clients whose marital and separate estates often included corporate and trust holdings, family businesses and other substantial assets. Ms. Amis became the first female partner in the history of Kirk & Chaney. While she enjoyed her practice in Oklahoma City, Ms. Amis fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. In 2001, Ms. Amis left Oklahoma City to pursue a family law practice in Washington. Before joining Gouras & Amis P.L.L.C., she was Of Counsel with Lutz Law Offices in Tacoma and a partner with McKinley Irvin in Seattle.
Ms. Amis has experience representing clients in dissolutions, legal separations, modifications of parenting plans and child support, non-parental custody actions and meretricious relationships. She has extensive experience in complex property and custody cases. Her training also includes mediation and collaborative law, which she believes suits those clients who desire to resolve their marital issues without extensive litigation. She practices in King, Pierce, Thurston, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.
Ms. Amis is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. She is a member of the King County and Pierce County Family Law sections of the Bar and a member of the King County and Pierce County Collaborative Law groups.
Ms. Amis is also a Pro Tem Family Law Commissioner in King County Superior Court.
Ms. Amis practice includes only family law.
Some client comments about Ms. Amis are as follows:
" Virginia Amis helped me through what was a very difficult time through her best-of-class professionalism and legal approach. She kept the focus on the right issues and was very good about listening to what I wanted and providing a consultative approach as to how to best achieve that. Although I hope to never need her services again, there is no question I would.
N.F., Redmond
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" Virginia is very knowledgeable and she has my children's and my best interest in mind.
V.H., Kent
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" Virginia Amis was "honest, straight forward, and willing to listen.
Virginia M. Amis Partner ...
mckinleyirvin.com, 17 Dec 2007 [cached]
Virginia M. Amis Partner
Virginia Amis is a partner at McKinley & Irvin.
When asked why she made the switch from commercial law to family law in 1995, Virginia smiles."I'm the middle child of eleven children.I became a problem solver and negotiator for survival."On a more serious note, Virginia makes it clear that her desire to practice family law is firmly rooted in personal relationships."I really enjoy meeting with clients that first time, working out with them what needs to be done in their case to make that case a success, and then putting that collaborative plan into action."She enjoys resolving cases favorably for her clients, something made easier given her background and approach to the practice of law.
Sands McKinley, managing partner of MI, says, "Like Jennifer Payseno, we first met Virginia when we had a case against her.
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Virginia understands how to put a case together, and her ability to be a strong advocate while maintaining her dignified composure enables her to engender respect from everyone involved in the process.
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Virginia emphasizes that her practice is collaborative.Her clients are not second class citizens to her, but partners."Most clients have no idea what to expect when a family law case starts.My job is not just to do the best job possible, but also explain the process to my clients, so that they can become involved in the case in a meaningful way."
Virginia graduated with a B.A. in English in 1985 from the University of Central Oklahoma.She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1991, and spent the next eleven years in Oklahoma practicing first commercial law and then family law.She moved to Washington in 2001 and began working at MI in 2002."I just fell in love with the Seattle area," she says."I traveled here a few times and knew that I wanted to live and retire here."
Virginia has litigated every aspect of domestic relations cases in Washington, including legal separations and divorces with custody and complex property issues, paternity cases, parenting plan or custody modification actions, child support issues, non-parental custody actions, and meretricious relationships.She is also a trained mediator, able to assist opposing parties to fashion agreements that end their disputes.
Publications
Virginia Amis, Community Property - What is it?
McKinley Irvin, Divorce Attorneys, Publications
www.mckinleyirvin.com, 29 Sept 2008 [cached]
by Virginia Amis, Attorney at Law, McKinley Irvin PLLC
McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorneys Bellevue Washington
mckinleyirvin.com, 18 Sept 2007 [cached]
Virginia M. Amis
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Virginia M. Amis
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Virginia M. Amis, Divorce Attorney at McKinley Irvin
Gouras & Amis P.L.L.C. ABOUT family law, Seattle Washington area
seattle-divorce.com, 20 Sept 2012 [cached]
Mark Gouras | Virginia Amis
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Virginia Amis
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Virginia Amis
Virginia Amis has been practicing law since 1991, focusing for the past fourteen years on family law. She received her Bachelor's degree in English from Central State University and her JD from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Ms. Amis began her practice in Oklahoma City in commercial litigation. She changed her focus to family law in 1993 when she became an associate with Kirk & Chaney law firm, where she began representing family law clients whose marital and separate estates often included corporate and trust holdings, family businesses and other substantial assets. Ms. Amis became the first female partner in the history of Kirk & Chaney. While she enjoyed her practice in Oklahoma City, Ms. Amis fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. In 2001, Ms. Amis left Oklahoma City to pursue a family law practice in Washington. Before joining Gouras & Amis P.L.L.C., she was Of Counsel with Lutz Law Offices in Tacoma and a partner with McKinley Irvin in Seattle.
Ms. Amis has experience representing clients in dissolutions, legal separations, modifications of parenting plans and child support, non-parental custody actions and meretricious relationships. She has extensive experience in complex property and custody cases. Her training also includes mediation and collaborative law, which she believes suits those clients who desire to resolve their marital issues without extensive litigation. She practices in King, Pierce, Thurston, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.
Ms. Amis is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. She is a member of the King County and Pierce County Family Law sections of the Bar and a member of the King County and Pierce County Collaborative Law groups.
Ms. Amis practice includes only family law.
Some client comments about Ms. Amis are as follows:
" Virginia Amis helped me through what was a very difficult time through her best-of-class professionalism and legal approach. She kept the focus on the right issues and was very good about listening to what I wanted and providing a consultative approach as to how to best achieve that. Although I hope to never need her services again, there is no question I would.
N.F., Redmond
..........
" Virginia is very knowledgeable and she has my children's and my best interest in mind.
V.H., Kent
..........
" Virginia Amis was "honest, straight forward, and willing to listen.
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