Mikel J. Sagoian has dedicated her legal career exclusively to family law matters. As a skilled negotiator and litigator, Mikel works closely with her clients to reach effective and efficient results. Mikel is a compassionate advocate, focusing on the unique issues in each family. Mikel has extensive experience working with families through times of transition. Before joining Wechsler Becker, LLP, Mikel established and maintained a solo family law practice for nearly a decade.
Mikel is committed to providing clients with straightforward, skillful, and impactful advice. She strives to provide dedicated and highly personalized representation to each client. Mikel finds advocating and helping families to incorporate creative solutions to meet their specific needs particularly rewarding.
Mikel’s dedication to her clients is reinforced through her personal and professional experience of navigating the real complications of divorce, having experienced her own divorce in 2008. Although Ms. Sagoian recognizes the potential impacts of litigation on families, she is diligent and unyielding when Court action is the best option. However, she ardently attempts to collaborate and negotiate with the opposing party, if possible.
Mikel recognizes and respects that family law conflict represents some of the most tumultuous and essential work in an individual’s life. Her drive to represent her clients vigilantly comes partly due to the transformations that she has witnessed in her clients.
After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Seattle University School of Business, Mikel pursued her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Seattle University. She received honors for the highest performance in clinical studies with the Ronald Peterson Domestic Violence Legal Clinic at Seattle University.
With the exception of a short residence in the Cook Islands before, Mikel has consistently lived in the Seattle area. She currently resides in the Kirkland area with her husband and five children. When not working for her clients, Mikel enjoys reading classic literature, high-intensity interval training, and volunteering in the community. Mikel is also an avid Sounder fan.
JD., Seattle University School of Law
Ronald Peterson Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, Cali Award for Academic Excellence
Seattle University Moderate Means Program Legal Intern
BA. Seattle University Albers School of Business, Finance
Washington State Bar, Suquamish Tribal Courts, and Quileute Tribal Courts
Washington State Bar Association:
WSBA Moderate Means Participating Attorney, 2012 – 2021
WSBA Low Bono Executive Committee, 2016 – 2017
King County Bar Association:
KCBA Pro Bono Kinship Program Volunteer Attorney, 2014 – 2015
KCBA Pro Bono Family Law Program Volunteer Attorney, 2012 – 2013
KCBA Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer, 2012 – 2016
Eastside Legal Assistance Program Volunteer, 2013 – present
Volunteer of the Year, 2015
2016 Avvo Client’s Choice Attorney
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 – 2022
Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors, 2013 – 2019
Community Chore Services, 2012 – 2016
Seattle University Legal Writing Judge, 2013 – present
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