Education / Admissions

Mary E. Coleman


Mary E. Coleman



Mary joined the firm as an associate in 2010, retiring in February, 2020. Her practice focused on a range of family law matters, including dissolutions of marriage, legal separations, parenting plans, child support modifications, paternity actions, and non-parental custody actions. Mary had twenty years of experience in the area of family law, and worked for King County Superior Court as the Unified Family Court Case Manager from 1997 until 2002.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • South King County Volunteer Family Law Settlement Conference Panel, Volunteer and CASA, volunteer
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • South King County Bar Association, Member
  • South King County Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
  • Family Law Information Center, Volunteer Attorney, Coordinator

Practice Areas


  • J.D., with Honors, University of Washington, 1990
  • B.S., University of Washington, 1987

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Admitted to Washington State Bar
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Presentations & Publications

  • Presenter, "Family Law Issues in Dependency Cases", sponsored by the Juvenile Court Training Oversight Sub-Committee and the Juvenile Law Division of Washington State Bar Association (2010)
  • Presenter, "The Life of a Non-Parental Custody Case as a Dependency Permanent Plan", Children's Justice Conference (2010)
  • Author, "The King County Bench/Bar Unified Family Court", WSBA Family Law Deskbook (2000)