James Shipman – Attorney

james-shipman-attorneyJames Shipman has been in private practice in Snohomish County since 1998. He has lived in Snohomish County since 1973. James focuses his practice on all areas of family law including divorces, child custody, child support, parenting plan and child support modifications and third party rights. He has served as a Snohomish County Superior Court Commissioner, Pro Tem since 2005 and as a frequent private arbitrator and mediator for family law matters. James has received a BV (high to very high legal skills) peer review from Martindale Hubbell, and has spoken at a number of CLE’s regarding family law issues. James is also involved in many community activities.

Employment History:

  • Partner, Shipman & Uberti, 2010 – Present
  • Partner, Podrasky Shipman & Shields, 2004 – 2010
  • Partner/Associate, Bell & Ingram, P.S. 1998-2004
  • Snohomish County Superior Court Commissioner, Pro Tem, 2004 – Present
  • Legal Instructor, Everett Community College 1999-2005

Professional Recognition & Membership:

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007 Civil/Family Law Clerk’s Choice Award Recepient
  • 2004 Rising Star. Washington Law & Politics Magazine.
  • Volunteer Family Law Attorney, Snohomish County Legal Clinic

Community Activities:

  • Everett Community College Board of Trustees, 2005-Present
  • Everett Community College Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair 2007
  • American Red Cross, Snohomish County Chapter, 1999-2006
  • American Red Cross, Snohomish County Chapter, Chair, 2004-2006
  • American Red Cross, National Committee on Resolutions, 2004-2006
  • American Red Cross, National Committee on Resolutions, Chair, 2005-2006
  • Rotary International, 1998-2004
  • Rotary International, Marysville President, 2002

Education:

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, 1998
  • Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude
  • Thomas More Scholar
  • University of Washington, 1995, BA, History, cum laude