Senior Attorney

Laura Groves

Laura Groves headshot
Laura Groves headshot

Laura M. Groves, Esq. is a caring and competent Washington attorney. She is committed to providing her clients with effective legal services by using a personalized method of care. She practices in the areas of family law and dependency and takes pride in helping her clients successfully resolve their family disputes and matters.

It is important to Laura that she listens to and understands the stories of each of her clients. Laura’s own path has been winding and full of challenges, and she strives to deeply understand the context and priorities of every person she helps.

Philosophy and Background

Laura’s expertise comes from more than a decade of legal practice. She is gritty, determined, and adaptable, making her well-equipped to meet clients where they are so they can move forward with confidence.

Laura recognizes that she works with clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives. She is dedicated to helping her clients make productive and positive choices. Whether you are seeking help for a divorce, child custody, or support dispute, or another family law matter, you can count on Laura to provide you with the strong representation you need and deserve.

Laura also serves as Pro Tem Commissioner with the Pierce County Superior Court and can offer clients her views and experiences not only as a practicing attorney, but also from her experience on the bench.

Laura got her undergraduate degrees from Eastern Washington University and her J.D. from Seattle University.

Role in the Seattle Community

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, working on craft projects, hiking, and enjoying everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.


Industry Accolades & Awards


  • Tacoma-Pierce County Pro Bono Award 2019
  • APEX Pro Bono and Public Service Award 2019

Bar Admissions


  • Washington State Bar Association

Professional Associations


  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements


  • CLEs: “Family Law Practice Primer – Track 1” (2021)
  • CLEs: “Serving the Low-Income Client at the Intersection of Family Law and Structural Poverty” (2020)

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