Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Hershman-Greven is a Principal of the firm. Betsy focuses her 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, pre and post-nuptial agreements, and LGBTQ+-specific family law issues.

Betsy received her J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Seattle University School of Law, and her B.A, with honors, from Indiana University. She is regularly recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by her peers.

Betsy is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Q-LAW (LGBTQ+ Bar Association of Washington), King County Collaborative Law, and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Betsy is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator.

Betsy has lectured to attorneys, judges, law students, mental health professionals, and the public about various legal issues, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting unmarried and same-sex couples. She has also authored numerous legal publications on such topics.

Education:

B.A., Sociology, Indiana University, 1998

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2004

 

Awards:

Recognized as a Washington State “Super Lawyer” in 2020-2021

“Marriage,” LexisNexis Practice Guide Washington Family Law, October 2016

“Life in a Post-DOMA World,” NWLawyer, October 2013, with Caleb Oken-Berg of Skellenger Bender, P.S.

“The Law of Same-Sex Marriage,” Washington State Bar Association CLE, April 11, 2013, with Justin Sedell of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC.

“Breaking-Up is Harder if You’re Not Married: Litigating Property Division Issues for Unmarried Couples,” Washington State Bar Association CLE, April 12, 2012, with Justin Sedell of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC.

“The Proposition 8 Battle and What It Means for Washington, “King County Bar Association Bulletin, September 2010.

“Parenting Plans and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act,” King County Bar Association CLE, April 2010.

“Washington Domestic Partnership Expansion Bill, M Overview for Family Law Practitioners,” King County Bar Association CLE, February 2010.

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