Susan Shulenberger

600 University Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States
Office Phone: 206-838-9100
Member since 2014
Membership Type: IACP



Susan Shulenberger has been practicing law in Washington State since 1982. She began her career with a solid foundation in business law at leading Seattle law firms. Since 1998, she has focused her practice on complex family law in Seattle and King County. Susan is trained and experienced in Collaborative Law. During her years of practice, she saw the damage done by traditional litigation and supports collaborative law whenever possible.

With a potent combination of both family and commercial law experience, Susan is highly skilled at representing high net worth individuals in family law matters. Cases involving assets such as real estate, stock options, professional practices, ownership interests in varying legal entities, and ongoing management of closely held businesses can often raise complex valuation and distribution issues. Susan is viewed by her clients and peers not only as an astute and knowledgeable family law attorney, but as kind and creative.

Susan is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Washington and the King County Collaborative Law Section. She is the current Secretary for the King County Collaborative Law Section and is a member of the Standards and Best Practices Committee

Area(s) of Practice: Family law. Traditional litigation, cooperative and Collaborative divorce
License(s): Washington since 1982

Professional Activities

Susan is peer review rated AV Preeminent ® by Martindale-Hubbell ® She has been rated as a Super Lawyer since 2015. Susan is the past chair of the Washington State Bar Association's Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Board, which is a fund that serves to compensate people for losses due to attorney negligence. She is a past chair for the WSBA Character and Fitness Board, a group that recommends character qualifications for attorneys in Washington State. She is currently an adjunct disciplinary counsel.

Undergraduate Education

UW 1979

Professional Education

Seattle U law degree, cum laude 1982