Associate Attorney

Himal Shah

Himal Shah is a dedicated and client-focused family law attorney who prioritizes the short and long-term wellbeing of her clients, beginning with a commitment to do her best to keep matters amicable and her clients and their children out of the courtroom. Court, as she sees it, is the last resort. 


Himal has worked on complicated parenting plans throughout her career, including those involving domestic violence and abuse issues. She has continually helped her clients reach agreements through alternative dispute resolution.


In addition to her breadth of experience as a family law attorney, Himal comes to Elise Buie Family Law Group with a foundation in corporate law. Her background includes work on corporate law-related matters, including contracts and trademarks.


Philosophy and Background

Himal believes that at the heart of every family law case are people who want to be heard and understood. Therefore, she strives to thoroughly understand her clients’ unique needs and situations before explaining their options in a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand manner.


Himal also understands that, for many clients, it may be their first time dealing with a family law matter. But, even if it isn’t, she recognizes how every experience is different. Because of that, Himal maintains the following as one of her favorite mantras: “There are no right or wrong questions, so ask away.”


Himal holds two bachelor’s degrees, the first in business and the second in law from the University of Mumbai, and her LL.M. from the University of Washington School of Law.


In addition to English, she is fluent in two Indian languages, Hindi and Gujarati.


Role in the Seattle Community

Himal moved to the United States in 2016 and lives in Bellevue with her husband. She also has called other parts of the world home, including Hong Kong and Mumbai, India, where she was born and raised.


Himal can often be found volunteering, most recently with the Housing Justice Project — a King County Bar Association project that provides free legal assistance to renters facing eviction. 


In her free time, Himal is a binge-watcher, serial traveler, and food fanatic.



Bar Admissions


  • Washington State

Professional Associations


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington

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