Janet M. Helson: Lawyer with Skellenger Bender, P.S.

Janet M. Helson

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Seattle,  WA  U.S.A.

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  • Family Law
    University Radcliffe College, Harvard University, A.B., 1984
    Law SchoolBoalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1989
    Admitted1989, California; 1992, Washington; 1993, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    Memberships King County and Washington State (Member, Family Law Executive Committee, 2001-2004, 2004-2007) Bar Associations.

    Janet M. Helson is a principal in the firm. She focuses her practice on family law. Her past practice includes twelve years of service as a staff attorney, then regional director, for Columbia Legal Services, where she also focused on family law issues. In addition to representing individual clients, Janet trained and supervised many other family law attorneys and was extensively involved in court committees and legislative work groups. She was actively involved in drafting Washington’s Child Relocation Act and also worked on legislative issues related to domestic violence, the Parenting Act, child support, and kinship care.

    Janet is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Washington, the state courts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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    Reported CasesIn re. Parentage of L.B., 155 Wn. 2d 679; 122 P.3d 161 (2005); 121Wn.App. 460, 89 P.3d 271 (2004); O'Neal v. City of Seattle, 66 F.3d 1064 (9th Cir. 1999); Klein v. Kelly, 142 Wn. App. 297; 174 P.3d 160 (2007).

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    Janet M. Helson

    1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3401
    SeattleWA 98101


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