Updated: Feb. 26, 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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Apply to Serve on the Section Executive Committee

The nomination period is March 2–31, 2020.

The following positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2020. 

  • At-Large Member: two year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • At-Large Member (five positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Apply online through your myWSBA profile. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a resume and statement of interest to be included with your application. These documents can be uploaded with your online application (PDF format only).

Alternative Nominations Process

Section members may submit nominations, including self-nominations, by emailing the nominations committee directly.


Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email 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.