The Firm Where Family Is Our Focus
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Leslie R. Bottimore

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Biography

Experience
Leslie R. Bottimore has owned and operated the "Law Firm Where the Family is Our Focus" - Bottimore & Associates, p.l.l.c. - since 2004. Leslie has over twenty (20) years of experience in the Law. Leslie has served as Pro Tem Judge / Pro Tem Court Commissioner for the Pierce County Superior Court since 2015. Leslie is a strong advocate and effective in Conflict Resolution in High Conflict Litigation, Interest-Based Negotiations, Mediation, Collaborative Practice. Leslie is also a Leader and Entrepreneur. Leslie has served on Boards of Directors and Committees and as an Ambassador and Sustaining Member of various organizations, including the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA), Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC), King County Collaborative Law (KCCL), Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW), the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Network of Tacoma, and the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB).

Education and Background
Leslie attended Lewis & Clark College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Hispanic Studies and Sociology. She is Bilingual in Spanish and English. Before becoming a Lawyer, Leslie worked for almost a decade in Social Services - including in an Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Clinic serving Spanish-Speaking Patients and for the Multnomah County Health Department serving Spanish-Speaking Patients, Patients of Diverse Communities and Languages and Backgrounds, Pregnant Women and Children, Patients with Disabilities, and Patients with limited means. Leslie continued her education at Seattle University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor of Law (J.D.), graduating with Honors (Cum Laude).

Law Firm Culture
Leslie approaches our Clients and our Staff, who serve them, with dignity, esteem, respect, and gratitude. Our Clients are diverse in every aspect - from High End Estates to limited means; from Military Service individuals or their spouses to Corporate America and successful self-employed or their spouses; from all around the nation and the world; from various cultures and languages and religions. Leslie is a visionary - offering hope to those facing difficult times for a positive outcome and future for themselves and their families. Leslie is a strong advocate and effective in Conflict Resolution in High Conflict Litigation, Interest-Based Negotiations, Mediation, Collaborative Practice. Leslie also enjoys working with Clients to ease their minds and protect their estates and families by providing quality Estate Planning services. Leslie has built that Culture with Bottimore & Associates, p.l.l.c. - leading a highly valued, educated, skilled, and experienced Legal Team - our "A-Team" - in our delivery of quality, cost-effective, valuable, and efficient Legal Services.

Outside The Law
Leslie enjoys dance and the arts; music; soccer; cooking and baking; local, national, and international travel; and spending time with her family.

Current Employment Position

  • Owner/Supervising Attorney

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: with Honors
  • Lewis and Clark College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Hispanic Studies and Sociology

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2000

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Tacoma–Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
  • Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
  • Evergreen City Ballet, Renton, Washington - Advisory Board, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • The Network of Tacoma, Washington, Member, 2002
  • The Network of Tacoma, Washington, Past President, 2003 to 2004
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County, Member, 2007
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County, Past President, 2013 to 2014
  • King County Collaborative Law, Member, 2007
  • King County Collaborative Law, Vice President, 2017 to 2018
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington, Member, 2007
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2007
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Ambassador, 2018

Languages

  • Spanish