James D. Shipman

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Managing Partner
Location:
Everett, Washington
Phone:
425-405-6268
Fax:
425-258-2395
Email:
James D. Shipman is a Snohomish County attorney with a practice focusing on family law and mediation/arbitration.  Mr. Shipman graduated from the University of Washington in 1995 and from Gonzaga Law School (magna cum laude, Thomas More Scholar) in 1998.  He served as a Snohomish County Commissioner pro tem from 2003 to 2013 and has served as a Snohomish County Arbitrator since 2003.  Mr. Shipman has conducted more than 500 family law mediations with a 95% success rate.  He is a frequent speaker at family law continuing education programs.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Family Law
  • 40% Mediation and Arbitration Services (Family Law)

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1998

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1998
    • Honors: Thomas More Scholar
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1995
    • Major: History

Classes/Seminars

  • 19th Annual Family Law Conference, Top 10 Technology Tips for Case and Practice Management
  • Social Media: A Current User's Perspective, 19th Annual Family Law CLE
  • Law Practice & Family Dynamics: Putting it All Together, Title 26 Family Law GAL Training
  • Attorneys and GAL's, Title 26 GAL Training
  • Mediation, ADR Annual Training
  • De Facto Parent Rights, Family Law Section CLE
  • Family Law for new Lawyers, Snohomish County Bar Introduction

Honors and Awards

  • Top Ten Washington Family Law Attorneys in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Family Law
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2011 Civil/Family Law Clerk's Award, Snohomish County Superior Court
  • David Kastle Award, 2008 Snohomish County Superior Court
  • Snohomish County Clerk's Award, Snohomish County Superior Court Clerks
  • Chair Award, American Red Cross
  • BV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rising Star Award, Super Lawyers
  • President's Award, Marysville Rotary
  • Dean's Public Service Award
  • Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude
  • Thomas More Scholarship, Gonzaga University Law School, 1996 - 1998
  • Linden Cup First Place Team
  • Thomas More Full Scholarship
  • Ben F. Cheney Foundation Scholarship, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Fellow, 2012 - Present
  • Everett Community College Alumni, Chair, 1995 - 1996

Past Employment Positions

  • Bell & Ingram, Partner, 1998 - 2004
  • Washington State Attorney General, Lead Legal Intern, 1995 - 1998
  • Washington Attorney General, Law Clerk, 1996 - Present
  • Everett Community College, Student Body President, 1992 - 1994
  • Schaffer-Shipman, Director, 1989 - 1992

Pro Bono Activities

  • Attorney General's Pro Bono Clinic, 1996 - Present
  • 50 + Hours Each Year, 2004 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediation and Arbitration Services

Languages

  • Latin

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi