Janice K. Langbehn

Janice K. Langbehn

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  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Washington
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Biography

After earning two master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration, Janice Langbehn started her career as a social worker for the State of Washington. Upon retiring from social work, Janice became an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, seeking equal rights and treatment for families regarding hospital visitations. In 2011 her work as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community was recognized by President Barack Obama who awarded her the second highest civilian honor in the country: the Presidential Citizen's Medal. That same year, she was presented with the National Liberty Award for securing hospital visitation for same-sex couples throughout the United States.

After serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for five years, she set her sights on a career in law. After completing her Juris Doctor at Seattle University of Law School, Janice started practicing law as a public defender before transitioning to Family Law.

Family has always been at the heart of Janice’s career; from her time as a social worker in Child Protective Services throughout Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis County, as a Guardian ad Litem, and now a Family Law Attorney. She is committed to helping families navigate the complexities of family law, whether in high conflict custody matters, adoption, surrogacy, or dissolutions. Janice has worked with more than 1,000 children and families and acted as a foster parent throughout the years, all while raising her own four adopted children.

In the course of her career, Janice has become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and currently serves on the Washington State Bar Association's Diversity Committee and is a member of that organization's Q-Law and Family Law section. In 2010 Janice was presented with the National Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Arbitration & Mediation
Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 54031
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Envision Family Law
- Current
Attorney
Lutz & Associates, P.S.
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Staff Attorney
King County Department of Public Defense
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Guardian ad Litem
Thurston County Superior Court (Family & Juvenile Court)
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Judicial Extern to Justice Mary I. Yu
Washington State Supreme Court
Child Protective Services Social Worker
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Childrens Administration
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Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (2018) | Law
President of Student Bar Association, Co-President of OUTLaws, Student Editor of Seattle Journal of Social Justice, Diversity Representative to Student Bar Association
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University of Washington
MSW (2000) | Social Work, Child Welfare
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Evergreen State College
MPA (1995) | Public Health
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University of Puget Sound
B.A. (1990) | Psychology
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Awards
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
2021-2023
Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Presidential Citizens Medal
President Barack Obama, United States of America
Janice Langbehn transformed her own profound loss into a call for compassion & equality. When the woman she loved, Lisa Pond, suddenly suffered a brain aneurism, Janice & her children were denied the right to stand beside her in her final moments. Determined to spare others from similar injustice, Janice spoke out to ensure that same-sex couples can support & comfort each other through life's toughest trials. The U.S. honors Janice Langbehn for advancing America's promise for equality for all.
National Liberty Award
Lambda Legal Defense Fund
National Equality Award
Human Rights Campaign
Professional Associations
City of Tacoma Human Rights Commission
Member
- Current
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Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Thurston County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar Association  # 54031
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section; Diversity Committee; Q-Law Section
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National LGBT Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Janice K. Langbehn
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Certifications
Academy of Certified Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers
Websites & Blogs
Website
Envision Family Law
Contact & Map
Envision Family Law
Tacoma Office
1201 Pacific Ave., Suite 1503
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 201-8007
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Envision Family Law Group
Seattle Office
600 University St., Suite 3010
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (206) 202-2215
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Envision Family Law Group
Bellevue Office
10655 NE 4th Street, Ste 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Telephone: (425) 598-0501
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Envision Family Law Group
Everett Office
1604 Hewitt Avenue, Suite 510
Everett, WA 98201
Telephone: (425) 645-0433
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Phones answered 24/7