Laura Sutkus

Laura Sutkus of Sutkus Law Firm, PLLC

Laura Sutkus established Sutkus Law Firm in October of 2010, following 26 years of legal work in several fields, with a specialty in family law cases.

Education 

1987
Admitted to Washington Bar

1984

1984

1984
Admitted to Wisconsin Bar

1979

 

Experience

2010-
present
Sutkus Law Firm, PLLC
Family law and simple estate planning, in a variety of contexts, including collaborative law.

1989-2010
The Hunsinger Law firm and its predecessors
Plaintiff personal injury, medical malpractice, estate planning and probate, and development of a specialty in family law.

-1989
Williams Kastner & Gibbs
Seattle, Washington
Insurance defense and products liability.

-1987
Bell Law Firm
Madison, Wisconsin
Civil litigation; plaintiff personal injury cases; and family law.

University of Washington Mediation Training, 1994
Arbitrator, King County Mandatory Arbitration Panel, 2001- 2011
Mediator, King County Family Law Volunteer Settlement Panel, 2002-present
Collaborative Law Training, 2008
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
King County Collaborative Law (to see Laura’s KCCL profile, please click here).


The King County Superior Court has awarded Laura with the Random Acts of Kindness Award in 2004 and 2005.  She previously co-mediated parenting plans with the staff at Family Court Services in a one-year program.

Volunteer Work: Laura acts as a volunteer mediator for several family law cases each year, through the King County Volunteer Mediation Program. From time to time she assists pro se parties on the Status Conference Calendar at the King County Courthouse.

In 2013-2014, Laura co-chaired the Family Law Practice Group, a group of collaborative professionals who meet monthly for educational presentations.

As a member of the West Seattle Collaborative Law group, Laura helped to institute a program called “Second Saturday” at Highline Community College, at which she has presented part of a program about divorce, legal separation and collaborative law.

Personal: Laura practices yoga and reminds her clients to breathe. She runs regularly and also enjoys hiking in the mountains.

 

Fabian Fereshtehfar

Fabian Fereshtehfar

Fabian graduated from Azad University of Iran/Tehran with a B.A in French Literature and French Translation in 1995. She obtained a second B.A. in Anthropology from Queens College of New York in 2008.

Education

2015
Certified Limited Licensed Legal Technician (LLLT) by Washington State Bar Association

2015
CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP) by National Federation of Paralegal Associations

2010
Highline Community College; Des Moines, WA
Certificate in Paralegal  

2008
Queens College of City University of New York; New York, NY
B.A. in Anthropology

1995
Azad University: Tehran/Iran
B.A. in French Literature & French Translation

Legal Experience

2016-
Sutkus Law Firm, Seattle, WA
Paralegal/Limited License Legal Technician

2011-2016
Maleng Regional Justice Center, Kent, WA
Intake Specialist /Family Law Facilitator Program

2010-2011
Routh Crabtree Olsen, P.S., Bellevue, WA
Litigation Assistant

2010
Maleng Regional Justice Center, Kent, WA
Intern/Family Law Facilitator Program
Intern/Family Court Services Receptionist

2010
Metz Law Group, PLLC, Seattle, WA
Intern/Paralegal

2009-2010
Lane Law Offices, LLC, Renton, WA
Legal Assistant


Fabian realized her true passion for family law when she enrolled in Highline Community College’s Paralegal Program while working at Lane Law Offices, LLC. After receiving her paralegal certificate and completing an internship with Family Court Services at King County Superior Court, she pursued her career at the Family Law Facilitator’s office in King County Superior Court.

Fabian continued her studies at the U.W. School of Law and earned her Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Certificate in October 2015. Fabian helps clients to deal with the most stressful experiences of their live emotionally and financially, ensuring this process goes as smoothly possible.

In her spare time, Fabian enjoys painting portraits and doing outdoor activities.