Peder T. Punsalan-Teigen is an Associate at the firm.  Peder focuses his practice on a wide range of family law matters including dissolutions of marriage, domestic partnerships and Committed Intimate Relationships, complex asset divisions, parentage, parenting and child custody, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and LGBTQ-specific family law issues.

Peder received his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Seattle University School of Law.  While at Seattle University, Peder was a Note & Comment Editor on Seattle University Law Review and served on the boards of Moot Court, OUTLaws, the International Refugee Assistance Project, and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.  Peder took first place in both mock trial and mock appellate competitions and represented Seattle University at the Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional Mock Trial Competition.

Peder is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, QLaw (LGBT Bar Association of Washington), Filipino Lawyers of Washington, and William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court.  He currently serves on QLaw’s Issues & Advocacy Committee and is a Co-Chair on QLaw’s Judicial Evaluations Committee.

When he is not working or volunteering, Peder enjoys spending time downtown with his husband, taking advantage of the great food, drink, and leisure activities that Seattle offers.  As a Seattle-area native, Peder also enjoys exploring the city’s many parks and outdoor areas with his dog.


Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • QLaw (LGBT Bar Association of Washington)
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington
  • William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court
  • Order of Barristers


J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2018

B.A., History, Classical Studies, Minor in Latin, University of Washington, 2010


Awards & Honors

Mary H. Wechsler Scholarship for Social Justice in Family Law

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Washington


Presidential Law Scholar

Seattle University School of Law


Dean’s List

Seattle University School of Law


Pangarap Scholarship

Filipino Lawyers of Washington


Outstanding Service Awardee (Pro Bono Service)

Seattle University School of Law

Hot Topics in LGBTQ Law, Updates to the Uniform Parentage Act, and the Impact for LGBT Relationships, Washington State Bar Association CLE, Seattle, 2019

Did Young Create an Absolute Bar Against Contempt?, King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin, November 2019

How to Become a Legal Parent in Washington, June, 2018

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