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John David Wickham

John David Wickham

John David Wickham, Attorney at Law
  • Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning
  • Washington
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Summary

Solo law practice, since 1996, emphasizing all areas of family law including custody, divorce, child support, paternity, restraining and protective orders, guardianship, adoption, dependency, estate planning including wills and powers of attorney, as well as probate. In 2003 I moved from Olympia to Friday Harbor, and therefore moved my practice to Friday Harbor. Due to the geographical challenges I only appear in San Juan County cases. Additional work outside the law practice has been to serve as guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children and incompetent adults and allegedly incompetent adults in court proceedings, as well as serving temporarily as a judicial officer: court commissioner on family and juvenile cases in Thurston County and judge on criminal and civil matters in San Juan County. I served as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. My wife of 36 years, Patti, and I have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. We try to serve our community in various ways when "off the clock". At this time I volunteer on five different boards and committees. We golf, ski, and hike. Before completing my college degree in night school I worked in retail, construction, warehousing, then for 16 years as a letter carrier. My experience as a client and as a union representative for letter carriers led me to believe that I could do a better job assisting people with their legal rights than the attorneys I faced or hired. I have spent 20 years working with clients in the manner I would have wanted my attorney to have treated me and my case.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney and Counselor at Law
John David Wickham, Attorney at Law
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I have been self-employed since the day I received my Bar card in 1996 and have not served as staff attorney in any other setting.
Education
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
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University of Washington - Tacoma campus
B.A. (1992) | Liberal Studies
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Activities: co-founder of Student Body
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Awards
Professional of the Year
Family Law Section, WSBA
Professional Associations
Elder Law Section, WSBA
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San Juan County Bar Association
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Activities: former President
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American Bar Association
- Current
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Family Law Section, WSBA
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Activities: am in my second 3 year term on the Family Law Executive Committee and am currently the Chair
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Washington State Bar # 26068
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Family law guardian ad litem
San Juan County Superior Court
Guardianship guardian ad litem
San Juan County Superior Court
Contact & Map
425 Argyle St, PS1
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
USA
Telephone: (360) 378-7178
Fax: (360) 378-0849