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Bridgete Bourgette Shaw

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Bridget has been licensed to practice in Washington state since June 1999 and is committed to empowering her clients to help them pro-actively address their legal needs and successfully navigate unexpected legal problems.  She is particularly passionate about the rights of women and children and believes we all should have access to economic and social justice.
 
Bridget received her Juris Doctorate degree from Seattle University School of Law.  Prior to law school, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Santa Clara University in 1994 where she majored in Psychology and Sociology and co-founded and served as the captain of the Women's Lacrosse Team.
 
Bridget is a Seattle native and mother of two children who is committed to giving back to the community.  She was a Volunteer Attorney for the King County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project for eight years and represented low-income tenants facing eviction.  She was honored to receive the Housing Justice Project's Volunteer Attorney of the Year in 2002.  Bridget also enjoys maintaining her childrens' school community garden which benefits a local food bank.

Bridget has worked extensively with a business coach to create a mindful and holistic practice which genuinely reflects her passion and values.  She strives to achieve meaningful and fair results for her clients, while leading her colleagues to welcome collaborative law.  Every day Bridget brings a conscious approach to her work with the ultimate goal of achieving peace and prosperity for her clients.

Current Employment Position:

Shaw Law Group, PLLC, August 2005-present

  • Practice areas include: Education law and special needs accommodations, real estate litigation and transactions, residential and commercial purchase and sales, including short sales, foreclosure defense, consumer financial issues, including bankruptcy, and estate planning and probate.

Past Employment Positions:

Hecker Wakefield & Feilberg, P.S., Associate Attorney, June 1999-July 2005

  • Handled complex real estate and business litigation and transactions, including residential and commercial evictions, lease negotiations, construction, business planning, estate planning and probate law issues.
  • Managed all aspect of cases from inception through completion, including drafting pleadings, all phases of discovery, negotiations, and representing clients in court. Maintained close relationships with clients.

King County Bar Association, Self Help Plus Program, Law Clerk, June 1996-June 1997

  • Represented low income clients in family law matters, including dissolution, parenting plan modifications, and child support modifications. Interviewed clients, drafted pleadings, and assisted clients with filing and presentations at the courthouse.

Judge Glenna S. Hall, King County Superior Court, Legal Intern, Summer 1997

  • Conducted legal research, reviewed summary judgment motions, and trial briefs. Assisted Judge Hall with decisions related to hearings and trials.

Areas of Practice

  • Education Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Foreclosure & Alternatives
  • Landlord/Tenant

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, May 19, 1999 - Present

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