Laura M. Groves
"I highly recommend Laura. Her calm and straight to the facts demeanor put me at ease and made an extremely stressful situation much less so. She is kind, relatable and confident. I could not have asked for a better outcome for my family."
"She is very sweet and takes the time to answer all your questions. She gets the job done and we won!! She even found a loop hole as a long shot but it worked because she prepared the case so well."
"Extremely intelligent, listens to her clients carefully and fights for you. "
Laura's legal practice is based on helping families through some of the most difficult times they are ever going to face. her goal is to provide excellent legal representation, personal service, and understanding to each of her clients and never allow them to forget there will always be someone on their side. She strive to craft the best possible outcome for each and every one of her clients, so they can move forward in the best manner possible.
Her practice includes complex divorce, legal separation, paternity, parenting plans and child support matters. She has also spent several years working with families in need in the Juvenile Court system dealing with CPS, Dependency and At-Risk Youth Petitions.
In addition to her 17 years of legal practice, Laura serves as a Pro Tem Commissioner in Pierce County. In 2019 she won both the Pro Bono Public Service Award from the Washington State Bar Association and the Law Firm Pro Bono Award from the Pierce County Bar Association for her work developing and running a Pro Bono Family Law Clinic. She continues to volunteer in the community whenever possible.
Laura's core values align with the philosophy of Meridian Family Law. She values maintaining the family well-being with a focus on minimizing the detrimental effects of our adversarial legal system while still representing her client needs and goals.
Laura was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Pierce County with her daughter.
Classes & Seminars
- The Use of Drug and Alcohol Assessments in the Family Law Case – NALS of Washington Fall Conference - 2022
- Family Law Practice Primer – Track 1 - 2021
- WSBA October Legal Lunchbox – 2020
- Serving the Low-Income Client at the Intersection of Family Law and Structural Poverty
- Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
- Eastern Washington University
- Washington State Bar Association
- Pierce County Bar Association
- King County Bar Association