Meet Rebecca Reeder
Meet Rebecca Reeder
Rebecca approaches her cases from the perspective that no one benefits from having their case linger as it just becomes more stressful and more expensive for everyone involved. She prides herself in being very direct with clients to insure they have realistic expectations. The sooner we gather the necessary information for your case, the sooner we can make an offer of settlement and start working toward peaceful resolution instead of protracted litigation.
Rebecca attended the University of Washington where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Rebecca completed her first year of law school at the University of Oregon, but ultimately transferred and received her law degree from Seattle University with honors in May of 1995.
Rebecca spent six years (1994-2000) working at Miller & Dart, PS, initially as a legal intern and later as an associate attorney. She has been working at this firm (initially called McCormick Hoffman and most recently Faubion, Reeder, Fraley & Cook, PS) since 2000. Rebecca has served as a Pierce County Superior Court Pro Tem commissioner since 2002, which gives her unique insight in numerous areas helping her advocate even better for clients.
In 2016 we changed the name of the firm to Alliance Law Group. We wanted our firm name to represent our focus. Working with clients. Working with the opposing party and their attorney. Working on building SOLUTIONS to their legal issue(s), to see beyond conflicts. In a nut shell, we want to be the lawyers you will swear by, not at.
Rebecca is most known locally for her work in the area of family law. She also works in other areas, notably handling probate cases all over the state, particularly when no will is involved.
Rebecca's goal for all of her clients, particularly in the area of family law, is to try to resolve their case early whenever possible. No one benefits from having their case linger as it just becomes more stressful and more expensive for everyone involved. She prides herself in being very direct with clients to insure they have realistic expectations. The sooner we gather the necessary information for your case, the sooner we can make an offer of settlement and start working toward peaceful resolution instead of protracted litigation.
Rebecca tries to insure that clients know the process every step of the way. However, she also understands when she is first hired, clients are often on information overload, having just experienced a dramatic change in the make-up of their family and they may not absorb all of the information that is relayed to them initially. This procedure is often new to clients as well. If they are unsure of the process or next step - they should call or email Rebecca or her assistant with questions.
On a more personal level, there is nothing in my life more important to Rebecca than her own children. That will never change no matter what their age. This mirrors the priority of many of her clients - their children. Often her role as their legal advocate is working to insure they maximize their time with their children. Rebecca's role is also to insure they have sufficient financial resources to meet their needs and those of their immediate family. Her role is to insure the emotional and physical safety of everyone involved in the best way possible. She understands the importance of her client’s priorities from her own personal and professional experiences and helps them address these important issues.
As part of her family law practice, she spends a lot of time either in court on behalf of her client or preparing for court. This is Rebecca's single favorite part of her practice. She also likes that it gives clients a roadmap of what to expect while their case is pending. When they will see their children. How much money they will have to meet their obligations.
Rebecca became an attorney in order to protect children from less than optimal environments, particularly those living in abusive homes. To be the adult that goes the extra mile to help them when no one is protecting them. When there are no parent, teacher, counselor, or coach helping them. This is something that Rebecca is passionate about. This isn't just a professional goal, but also a personal goal. In furtherance of this goal, Rebecca has spent countless hours volunteering in her children's classrooms on Fridays or her day "off". She has spent years coaching her children in baseball and soccer. Not only did it give her invaluable time with her own children, but it enabled her to communicate to a large number of children that if they need someone, she was available to help and had resources available to follow through. Rebecca considers herself very lucky to be in a position where she can help insure that children have a safe place to live, away from both physical and emotional abuse, where they have sufficient funds in their household to have the necessary comforts of home. Rebecca also directs her clients to education and counseling resources for parents and children to insure the children are being raised in a positive and nurturing environment. So a child can just be a kid.
In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her two boys. She also enjoys traveling whenever possible, to include within the Pacific Northwest and destinations abroad. Rebecca is a season ticket holder with the Seattle Sounders and enjoys University of Washington football. Bottom line, Rebecca really just enjoys being outside doing almost anything in the sun.