We know that adoption is not just "happy law." If you are looking for an adoption attorney, you probably know that, too. We know that there is happiness in adoption, but that it doesn't come without loss. We didn't invent the term "emotional roller coaster," but we hear it often. We have been there before, and we would like to be there for you.
HinzLaw is a family business. Michele Hinz has been an adoption attorney for over 30 years. Her daughters Kate Kahue and Kelly Kidder work with her. Kate is also an attorney, and Kelly is their ace legal assistant, who thinks like a lawyer and would make an excellent one, but that isn't what she wants to do.
For adoption-related representation, it is important to choose an attorney with adoption expertise, not just someone who practices family law. Michele's practice has been virtually all adoption-related for over 30 years. She has been a fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys since 1992. She has the highest possible peer and judicial rating (AV Preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying that a large number of her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. Her AVVO reviews are worth reading (scroll down past the paid ads of friends and colleagues) and her AVVO rating is 10, the highest available. Kate is licensed to practice law in both Washington and Alaska, and her practice is also limited to adoption. Kate and Kelly are both experienced and knowledgeable about adoption, they are skilled and sensitive communicators, and they are a pleasure to work with.