Douglas Becker

Of Counsel

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“My goal is to provide my clients the information they need to make the hard decisions every case requires. Any attorney can fight for you and I have been very successful in doing that when needed. But it is even more important for the client to know when and why to fight, especially in family law where the outcome affects so many parts of a client’s life.“

Douglas Becker has over 30 years of experience as a family law litigator and he is one of the most knowledgeable family law attorneys in Washington. In 1999-2000 Mr. Becker played a key role in passage of the Child Relocation Act and continues to be involved in legislative matters that affect family law. The Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section twice recognized his contributions to family law with the Attorney of the Year award in 1992 and a unique Special Service award in 2002.

Mr. Becker has served on the WSBA Family Law Executive Committee since 1993 and he is the founder and moderator of the WSBA Family Law Section’s web site/forum. He publishes Family Law QuickCites, a summary of Washington appellate decisions used by many Washington attorneys. He is also a long-standing member of the Domestic Relations Forms Sub-Committee of Washington’s Administrative Office of the Courts as well as a frequent author and lecturer on family law topics.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1986


  • Seattle University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1980
  • University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science, 1977

Professional & Community Associations

  • Founder/Moderator of the Family Law Section website and forum since 2000
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Executive Committee since 1993
  • Member, King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1988 – present
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1988 – present

Awards & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubble peer rating: AV (5.0 of 5.0) since 2000
  • AVVO rating: 10.0 (highest rating) since 2013
  • WSBA Family Law Section 2002 Special Achievement award
  • WSBA Family Law Section 1992 Attorney of the Year award