Updated: May 15, 2020

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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Section Executive Committee Elections

The Family Law Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee.

Voting is scheduled for May 15-June 30, 2020

Candidate Information, Open Positions, and Terms
For more information about the section and its executive committee roles, please review the section's bylaws. Candidates listed in alphabetical order by position.

At-Large Member: two year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Candidate: Elizabeth HelmCandidate Materials

At-Large Member (five positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023. 

Candidate 1: Deborah Bianco │Candidate Materials

Candidate 2: Cynthia BuhrCandidate Materials

Candidate 3: Donna DePaolaCandidate Materials

Candidate 4: Christopher FoxCandidate Materials

Candidate 5: Marla HoskinsCandidate Materials

Candidate 6: La Vonna JonesCandidate Materials

Candidate 7: Dawn SydneyCandidate Materials


Contact sections@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

ChairNancy Koptur

Chair-ElectPatrick Rawnsley

SecretaryKimberly Loges

Treasurer: Shelley Brandt

Immediate Past ChairJames Lutes

Legislative LiaisonPatrick Rawnsley

Webmaster: Alan Funk*

Young Lawyer LiaisonBrandon Holt* (2019-2011)

Board of Governors Liaison: Brian Tollefson*

Shelley Brandt (2017-2020)
Nancy Koptur (2017-2020)
Chris Fox (2019-2020)
Chuck Szurszewski (2019-2020
Elizabeth Helm (2019-2020)
Patrick Rawnsley (2018-2021)
Stephen Foster (2018-2021)
Monique Gilson-Moreau (2018-2021) 
Jacqueline Jeske (2018-2021)
Boaz Weintraub (2018-2021)
Lisa M. Ward (2018-2021)
Zachary Ashby (2019-2022)
Christine Carpenter (2019-2022)
Nancy Hawkins (2019-2022)  
Kimberly Loges (2019-2022)

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations. Family Law Section Executive Committee meetings are held by conference call 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 by telephone, please contact the Chair.

Join Our List Serve

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.