Lisa M. Gilmore is a Principal attorney in the firm. A seasoned litigator and Collaborative Law attorney, Lisa’s practice spans a broad spectrum of matters with a focus on complex cases involving divorce, high-net-worth estates, intricate financial issues, parenting, and child support. Lisa’s proficiency also extends to addressing the unique legal needs of persons in domestic partnerships and other non-marital relationships, as well as LGBTQIA+ family issues including relationship agreements and second-parent adoptions.

Beyond her practice, Lisa contributes to the legal field and the community through her service on the Boards of King County Collaborative Law and the QLaw Foundation. Lisa is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section including the Alternative Families Division, the Washington State Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Legal Issues Section, the King County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the Collaborative Professionals of Washington, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Greater Seattle Business Association, and the Human Rights Commission.

Lisa has received recognition for her previous volunteer work with the King County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Family Law Clinics. She has also received a Special Recognition Award from the Greater Seattle Business Association for Collaboration for Social Change, as well as a Cynthia Gillespie Award from the Northwest Women’s Law Center for her work with the Marriage Equality Team. Lisa has been recognized by Best Lawyers and has been named a Washington “Super Lawyer” in multiple years.

In her personal life, Lisa is an avid runner, soccer player, and member of the West Seattle Yacht Club.

 Memberships & Affiliations:

QLaw Foundation, Board Member (serving LGBTQ2S+ communities in Washington)

King County Collaborative Law, Board Member

King County Bar Association including the Family Law Section

Washington Bar Association including the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Legal Issues Section

American Bar Association’s Family Law Section including the Alternative Families Division

Collaborative Professionals of Washington

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Greater Seattle Business Association


B.A., Ursinus College, 1988

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1992


GSBA Special Recognition Award for Collaboration for Social Change

Northwest Women’s Law Center’s Cynthia Gillespie Award

Recognized as a Washington State “Super Lawyer” in 2022 – 2023

Recognized by Best Lawyers in 2021 – 2024


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