Updated: Jan. 6, 2023

Family Law Section

The Family Law Section is the principal statewide organization of family law attorneys, and is one of the most active sections in the WSBA. The Section is devoted to improving the profession and practice of family law, to the benefit of its members and other family law professionals, the judiciary, and the general public.

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Executive Committee

Chair: Elizabeth Helm (2022-2023)

Chair-ElectTamara Garrison (2022-2023)

SecretaryKimberly Loges (2022-2023)

Treasurer: Shelley Brandt (2022-2023)

Immediate Past Chair: Jacqueline Jeske (2022-2023)

Legislative Liaison*: Patrick Rawnsley (2022-2023)

Section Liaison to the BOG*: Nancy Hawkins (2022-2023)

Webmaster*: Alan Funk

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Vacant 

Board of Governors Liaison*: Sunitha Anjilvel (2022-2023) and Kari Petrasek (2022-2023)

*Nonvoting member


Chris Fox (2020-2023) 
Deborah Bianco (2020-2023) 
Cynthia Buhr (2020-2023)
La Vonna Jones (2020-2023)
Dawn Sydney (2020-2023)
Shelley Brandt (2021-2024)
Stephen Foster (2021-2024)
Tamara Garrison (2021-2024)
Jacqueline Jeske (2021-2024) 
Boaz Weintraub (2021-2024)
Patrick Rawnsley (2022-2025)
E. Susan O'Toole (2022-2025)
Kimberly Loges (2022-2025)
Tonilynn Savage (2022-2025)
Mei Shih (2022-2025)

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations. Family Law Section Executive Committee meetings are held by video conference only with prior notice to the whole Executive Committee, and only when authorized by the Chair or Chair-Elect. If you'd like to participate in a meeting, please contact the Chair.

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The section's list serve is administered by the Family Law Section. To join the list serve, please contact and forward proof of membership to Alan Funk at asf@wechslerbecker.com. For general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org.