Stacy Heard is an attorney who practices exclusively family law in Seattle, Washington. Stacy has served clients for nearly 20 years in the Seattle area. Prior to and during law school, Stacy worked as a family law and civil litigation paralegal for 7 years. Her broad experience in family law includes cases involving complex financial issues, parenting plan/child custody issues, relocation, restraining orders, and child support issues. Prior to starting her own practice in 2005, she worked at a large Seattle civil litigation firm where she also gained valuable negotiation and litigation experience.
Stacy chose to practice family law because she enjoys helping people. Family law allows her the opportunity to make a difference in her clients' lives by assisting them in successfully navigating through the distress of domestic relations matters. Her desire to help others is also reflected in her devotion to community service. She has volunteered in the legal community throughout her entire career.
An experienced litigator and negotiator, Stacy is well-respected for her intense advocacy, strong work ethic, pragmatism, and compassion in family law matters. She prides herself on providing caring counsel to clients while, at the same time, being a skillful and effective advocate. She understands that emotions run high in her area of practice. In addition to providing empathetic representation, Stacy has the ability to prepare effective strategies in all aspects of family law cases, including complex discovery, complex property divisions, parenting evaluations and post-resolution case management. She has also shared her knowledge and understanding with colleagues by participating and presenting at continuing legal education seminars.
Stacy understands that the decisions clients make, and the manner in which the case is litigated, affect their lives long-term. Family law is an area of practice that often requires court hearings to resolve matters. While Stacy will not hesitate to take an aggressive stance, she believes that court action is not always necessary. Alternative dispute resolution is an effective way to resolve issues between parties and Stacy uses this approach to resolve disputes when appropriate. She works hard to achieve the best results for her clients, regardless of whether their needs are complex or simple, amicable or contested. Stacy approaches each matter with tenacity, dedication, attention to detail, compassion, and commitment to providing her clients with the excellent legal representation they deserve.