alexandra moore-wulsin Attorney at Law | principal
"Sound navigation means working with the client to identify goals, to creatively explore the range of options to achieve those goals, and finally, mindful of those goals, to chart the course to realize them." — alexandra moore-wulsin
Alexandra Moore-Wulsin provides outstanding advocacy and counsel to family law, and to probate and estate planning clients. She enjoys a reputation of being well-organized, articulate and firm, yet fair, advocate who thinks well on her feet. Known as a resourceful and creative thinker who is well-versed in the law as well as the policy in the areas of her practice, Alexandra is a seasoned litigator, a skilled negotiator, an experienced mediator, and she is an adept Collaborative Law attorney. Her exceptional listening skills enhance her ability to provide practical and cost-effective advice for her clients. Alexandra believes that the best solution is attained at the lowest cost when the client understands her or his legal rights and is supported to exercise those rights in a respectful environment.
Alexandra handles adoptions, dissolutions, parenting plan and/or child support modifications, third party custody disputes, estate planning, guardianships, and other disputes facing vulnerable adults and seniors. Her family law work includes families with modest means as well as families with complex assets to divide. Quite often the parenting of minor children is involved. At the core of her representation is a commitment to assist clients to transform their relationships – relationships which are both personal and legal – with the objective of minimizing harm to others, especially to children. When children are involved, Alexandra keeps their interests front and center. Alexandra also currently serves as a title 11 Guardian ad Litem.
Her career includes litigating high-stakes, high-pressure child abuse and neglect cases for the Department of Social and Health Services through the Washington State Attorney General's and providing do-it-yourself advice to Washington State seniors on a myriad of legal issues as a staff attorney at Northwest Justice Project. In recent years, Alexandra has published articles and presented at conferences in the areas of her practice. Alexandra has practiced law in King County for nearly a quarter of a century.
what i've learned
" . . . is that I am always learning. I love studying people and their behavior, and as I do so I learn how to listen for an opening, a place to connect and to build a common agreement with others in a legal dispute. I enjoy building on my substantive knowledge base and using new skills and new knowledge to benefit my clients. As I deepen my knowledge I can be creative looking towards the edge of where the law is on a particular issue and how I can push that for my client's advantage. I have also learned that civility reaps the greatest rewards in terms of the outcome of a case, in terms of how a client feels about her or his participation in the legal dispute, and in the future relationships of the individuals involved, individuals whose lives often remain intertwined for many years after the legal dispute is over."
— Alexandra Moore-Wulsin
Hampshire College, B.A. Philosophy, 1980, Thesis in Ethical Relativity
Lewis & Clark College Law School, Juris Doctor, 1987
University of Washington Professional Mediation
Collaborative Law Training, 2007
associations & memberships
Washington State Bar Association
Section memberships include Family Law; Elder Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust
King County Bar Association
Section memberships include Family Law; Collaborative Law; Guardianship
King County Collaborative Law – Board member
International Association of Collaborative Practitioners
Collaborative Professionals of Washington
Seattle Community Law Center, Immediate past president
Neighborhood Legal Clinics, Senior Wills and Elder Law Clinic