Lucia Ramirez Levias

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Lucia Ramirez Levias

Location
Seattle, Washington
Phone
(206) 547-1486
Areas of Practice
Family Law
Fax
(206) 547-2074
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"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." ~Cararaes, Seattle

When I was in law school my colleagues and professors kept suggesting that I practice family law. I had no interest in family law – it sounded depressing, to tell the truth. Prior to law school, I spent a decade working in the non-profit sector helping families and children. I also had experience in international relations, living abroad, and working with international government agencies. I wanted to bring those experiences to my law practice and was primarily interested in immigration law, initially.

Then I found this amazing little law firm in Fremont that has a completely different view of family law than the one I had in my head. Here, we look at divorce and other family transitions as the beginning, not the end. I met with clients who were at the darkest moments in their lives and then helped them to attain a new and better life for themselves and their children. It turns out that practicing family law is inspiring, positive, and deeply meaningful work. Because of my interest in international studies, I expanded my family law practice to include cases that involve parents that are foreign born, live overseas, or have interstate and international custody issues. I developed my pro bono work around helping children who arrive in the U.S. unaccompanied (without a parent) and need to be cared for by a relative. In short, it turns out my colleagues and professors were right when they pointed me in the direction of family law -15 years ago in law school.

I am passionate about decreasing the negative impact that divorce can have on children. I also believe that kids need loving caregivers in their lives and they need protection when a caregiver is a risk to a child. 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.

I am an experienced litigator and have significant courtroom experience. At the same time, most family law cases are resolved through mediation and I am committed to de-escalating cases that don’t need to go to court.

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, relative visitation, 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 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.

When not working, my husband and I are just trying to keep up with our two busy sons. We love weekend getaways, Seahawks games, and volunteering in our community. I enjoy traveling, including to my ancestral country, Peru.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2007

Education

  • Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. cum laude 2006
  • Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
    • B.A. cum laude 1995
    • Major: Political Science
    • Community Service Award

Classes and Seminars

  • Presenter, Continuing Legal Education: Determining Jurisdiction for Interstate and International Families
  • Presenter, Continuing Legal Education: Enforcement and Jurisdiction of Custody Orders under the UCCJEA and Hague Convention on International Kidnapping
  • Presenter, Continuing Legal Education: Protecting Immigrant Children Through Family Law Action and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Presenter, Continuing Legal Education: What to do when Criminal Issues arise in Family Law

Community Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Latino/a Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, El Centro de la Raza
  • Volunteer Attorney, Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Co-Founder, Reel Grrls
  • President of Board, Reel Grrls (past)
  • Board President, Baden Powell Service Association – Traditional Scouting for Everyone
  • Facilitator, Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) (past)
  • Member/Parent, Seattle Public Schools PTSA
  • Volunteer, March for Our Lives
  • Board Member, Power of Hope (past)
  • Volunteer Attorney, NWIRP (past)

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Latino/a Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2014
  • 5
    I don't know what I would do with out Lucia and Tania as my legal team. Lucia has been my lawyer for about 5 years. I would recommend her to anyone. She shows up for me completely prepared for the courtroom, is totally confident in her presentations and and is so knowledgeable. I can't thank them enough for all they have done.
  • 5
    The best legal team ever. They love their clients too. Thank you DuBois Cary Law Group for all your support and guidance. Monica Cary, and Michelle Fontenot are outstanding human beings and attorneys. The law firm has the friendliest and most efficient staff who genuinely care and offer world class assistance. Thank you Jason and Eldina for always taking the time for us.
  • 5
    While my ex and I had an almost wholly amicable split we felt completely unqualified to fairly divvy up our assets. Monica--in a single meeting--looked at the money and helped us reach an agreement we both felt was more than fair. She was relaxed, professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Couldn't have asked for me. I highly recommend her.
  • 5
    Michelle and Jason are not just extremely knowledgeable and efficient in family law, but also very caring and empathetic. Because of there experience and help, I have the schedule with my daughter I was fighting for and as a result can spend more time with her. Thank you both! I would highly recommend Michelle Fontenot to anyone in need of a family law attorney.

Areas We Serve

At DuBois Cary Law Group, PLLC, we represent clients from Seattle, Bellevue and King County
Washington. If you have any questions or concerns about your Family Law or Divorce issues,
please feel free to call us at (206) 547-1486. We are happy to schedule an appointment for you
to speak with one of our attorneys.


SEATTLE (Main office)
927 N Northlake Way
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98103
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
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BELLEVUE - REDMOND
2018 156th Avenue NE
Suite 307
Bellevue, WA 98007
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