“I highly recommend Lucia Ramirez Levias to anyone who is involved in a family law case. I had a difficult, heartbreaking custody case and the support, professionalism and dedication I received from Lucia was unmatched. I truly felt she was there for me to answer my questions, support me and my concerns, educate me.”
I bring extensive experience working with families and children around the Puget Sound. Family law is a natural fit for my professional and personal background. I was the youngest of five children in a family impacted by divorce. My father was the first man in his home state to win full custody of his children. I know firsthand the effect that divorce can have on the lives of children and parents. I also recognize that life transitions can be positive when supported by the guidance of a caring professional.
Before going to law school, I worked in the non-profit sector advocating for children and families. I developed cutting edge programs to serve the needs of teenagers and their families in the greater Seattle community. Many of the children in these programs suffered from low self-esteem, negative body image, and some came from violent or abusive homes. I worked with both the families and the children with compassion in an effort to inspire hope for their future and to challenge them to reach their highest potential.
I aspire to reach my client’s goals by listening, analyzing, and advocating. I enjoy complex analysis and problem solving. I have experience as a litigator in criminal court, immigration court, and family court. I analyze complex family law issues including interstate and international custody, parental kidnapping, and non-parental custody actions, among many other issues related to family law. My analyses have been included in amicus briefings to the Washington Supreme Court and in briefs to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th District. I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association and member of the family law section. I was recently recognized in Super Lawyer Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine as a “Rising Star” and “Outstanding Young Lawyer.” Only 2.5% of Washington attorneys are selected for this honor.
I am an active volunteer in the Seattle area. I serve as a pro-bono attorney for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a nationwide organization founded by Angelina Jolie and Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Counsel for Microsoft Corporation. KIND partners with law firms, corporations, and law schools to represent unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings to ensure that no child stands in court alone.
I am also a pro bono attorney with the Latino/a Bar Association and regularly volunteer at bilingual legal clinics at Seattle’s El Centro de la Raza.
I teach Continuing Legal Education courses to legal professionals in the areas of interstate and international custody disputes as well as issues related to unaccompanied minors who have immigrated to the U.S.
I am the former Board Chair and co-founder of Reel Grrls, an organization that empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production. My husband and I have served as volunteer facilitators for the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS).
In addition to raising my kids, I am also raising two cats: Ginseng and Lola. I travel regularly to my ancestral country, Peru.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington,
- J.D. cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Washington State Bar Association, Member
- King County Bar Association, Member
- Latino/a Bar Association, Member
- Latino/a Bar Association, Pro Bono Attorney
- El Centro de la Raza, Pro Bono Attorney
- Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), Pro Bono Attorney
- Reel Grrls, Former Board of Directors
- Baden Powell Service Association