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.
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.
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.
was Of Counsel with Lutz Law Offices
in Tacoma and a partner with McKinley Irvin in Seattle.
has experience representing clients in dissolutions, legal separations, modifications of parenting plans and child support, non-parental custody actions and meretricious relationships.
has extensive experience in complex property and custody cases.
training also includes mediation and collaborative law, which she
believes suits those clients who desire to resolve their marital issues without extensive litigation.
practices in King, Pierce, Thurston, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.
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.
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.
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.
is very knowledgeable and she
has my children's and my best interest in mind.
" Virginia Amis
was "honest, straight forward, and willing to listen.