Family Law Attorney

Christopher Bates

Call us today for a free, no obligation, initial consultation at (425) 259-6533

As a child of a failed marriage, Chris has experienced firsthand the toll divorce can have on a family.  The process is complex and ridden with pitfalls one never hopes to encounter.

Now Chris exclusively dedicates his time to helping those going through this same process, putting your family’s future and well-being at the top of his priority list.  He understands that a divorce is more than words on paper; divorce is an emotional process that requires foresight and precision.  He focuses on the small details to help you through the present and reflects upon the big picture to put you on a course to success.  From fierce advocacy through trial or motion practice, to delicate negotiations in keeping your dissolution civil, Chris can help you achieve the optimal benefit to create a life you can thrive in post-separation.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law where he clerked for Honorable Judge Rhonda A. Nishimura at the First Circuit Court.  Chris was also involved in updating Hawaii’s child support worksheets.  Upon moving to Washington State, Chris donated countless pro bono hours with the King County Housing Justice Project, where he negotiated and settled dozens of eviction cases brought against low-income tenants.  Chris also received his Bachelors of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Chris resides in Seattle, Washington, and enjoys experiencing every season to its fullest.  During the winter, his favorite season, you’ll likely find Chris in the mountains stomping around in one of the many snow parks, enjoying the lights in Leavenworth, or sledding down the slopes of Mr. Rainier.  Call us today at (425) 259-6533 for a free initial consultation to get you on your way to a successful resolution.