Updated: June 3, 2022

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

Voting is scheduled for June 6 –19, 2022.

Candidate Information, Open Positions, and Terms
For more information about the Sections and its executive committee, please review the Section's bylaws. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

At-Large Member (five positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

     Candidate 1: Zachary C. Ashby

     Candidate 2: Christine M. Carpenter

     Candidate 3: Kimberly E. Loges

     Candidate 4: E. Susan O'Toole

     Candidate 5: Patrick Rawnsley

     Candidate 6: Tonilynn Savage

     Candidate 7: Mei Shih

Read Candidate Statements

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

Chair: Jacqueline Jeske

Chair-Elect: Elizabeth Helm

Secretary: Kimberly Loges

Treasurer: Shelley Brandt

Immediate Past Chair: Patrick Rawnsley

Legislative Liaison: Patrick Rawnsley

Webmaster*: Alan Funk

Young Lawyer Liaison*: vacant 

Board of Governors Liaison*: Sunitha Anjilvel (2021-2022) 

*Nonvoting member

Elizabeth Helm (2019-2022)
Zachary Ashby (2019-2022)
Christine Carpenter (2019-2022)
Nancy Hawkins (2019-2022)
Kimberly Loges (2019-2022)
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)

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 atasf@wechslerbecker.com. For general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number tosections@wsba.org.