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Access to Justice

 

         Maureen Toomey was born and raised on the East Coast and has lived in four countries and five states.  She is very excited to call Washington her final destination.  Maureen had several careers before law: managing homes for the developmentally disabled, consulting and mediation services, and owning a water filtration business.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Writing, and a Master's degree in Counseling and Mediation.

         Maureen was an Editor on the Law Review for the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.  She graduated in 2012.  Maureen worked for the federal government in land use, the Utah state government in employment law and land use, and for Coconino County (civil) in Flagstaff, Arizona.  During school, she participated in the Family Law Clinic and worked in several family law firms.   Lastly, she became the Acting Director for the Colorado Independent  Ethics Commission, investigating complaints and providing legal analysis.

          Maureen returned to family law after working in domestic violence agencies in both Colorado and Washington.  She realized how difficult it was for victims to obtain divorces and/or parenting plans due to the dynamics of domestic violence and the prohibitive cost of hiring attorneys.  She has spent the last eight months volunteering for Law Advocates in Bellingham, Washington, and is signing up for the Moderate  Means program in order to provide legal services to middle-income clients.  Access to legal services is the foundation of a just society. 

            Maureen is licensed to practice law in Utah, Colorado, and Washington. Currently, she is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Family Law and Solo Practice sections, Washington Women Lawyers and the Whatcom County Bar Association.

         

About Maureen Toomey