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Bruce Clement

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Federal Way, WA





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If you are looking for a great attorney, call Bruce Clement. In 2007 he was interviewed on both ABC News and Good Morning America. Mr. Clement has dedicated his career to providing the highest quality legal representation for his clients. He has tried jury and non-jury trials in 22 counties in Washington State, and is the author of numerous articles and news columns on a wide variety of legal subjects. His focus has been on doing all he can to advance and protect his clients' interests.

Bruce Clement was born and raised in Yakima Washington, graduating from Eisenhower High School. He interrupted his college education to serve two years in the Peace Corps (Philippines), and then returned to complete his college education at the University of Washington, where he received his BA in Political Science with honors. While in undergraduate school he attended classes during the day; worked the night shift 40 hours a week in downtown Seattle; and did his homework on the weekends.

In law school at the UW, Mr. Clement was selected to be a member of the Washington Law Review. As a student he published a case note and Comment, and served on the Law Review Board as Casenote Editor. During law school he served in the ROTC. Upon graduation from law school he was given the Distinguished Military Student award, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps, and transferred to the JAG Corps three years later.

He worked in the State Attorney General's Office for 17 years before moving to private practice. In the AGO he handled hundreds of child abuse and neglect cases for DSHS, and for two years was its lead trainer for caseworkers on the law of child abuse. He also conducted state-wide training for prosecutors, and received an award for this work from the Washington State Prosecutors Association.

In private practice Bruce Clement has dedicated his professional life to providing the highest quality legal services to his clients. His busy family law practice includes many cases which involve multiple states or foreign countries. He proudly served 27 years in the US Army Reserve, retiring as a Lt. Col. For 27 years he helped staff and manage a walk in legal clinic at Fort Lewis, WA on weekends for soldiers and dependents. Many of his current clients include service members and dependents of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. He offers a 25% discount on fees for members of the armed forces and their dependents.

Bruce Clement is admitted to practice in Washington and New York States, the Eastern and Western Washington Federal District Courts, the 6th and 9th U.S. Federal Circuit Courts, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a former Assistant Washington State Attorney General, and retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

Contact Bruce Clement today for a free 1/2 hour consultation to discuss your legal matter.

Areas Of Practice

  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Contested Divorce
  • Military Custody
  • International & Interstate Custody
  • Collaborative Law
  • Parenting Plan Modifications
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1970
  • New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D., Juris Doctor - 00/1970
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "Juris Doctor" Columnist, Federal Way News, 1998-1999
  • Two LEOFF II articles on L & I claims, Washington Police Officer
  • "Practice and Procedure Before the Medical Disciplinary Board", WSTLA CLE
  • "Washington Child Abuse and Neglect Workbook", Wn. St. Criminal Justice Trng. Comm.
  • Comment on Regional Land Use Planning, 45 Wash. L. Rev. 593
  • Casenote on Exculpatory Clauses in Residential Leases, 43 Wash. L. Rev. 867
  • Washington Consumer Lawyers' Handbook, Editor, Washington State Attorney General's Office
  • Consumer Lawyers' Newsletter, Editor and Publisher, Washington State Attorney General's Office

Representative Cases

  • Nghiem v. Med. Disc. Bd., 73 Wn. App. 405. 869 P.2D 1086 (1994) (trial only), 1994067709
  • Helgeson v. Marysville, 75 Wash. App. 174, 848 P.2d 455 (1994), 1994203301
  • Neah Bay v. Dept. of Fisheries, 199 Wn.2d 464, 832 P.2d 1310 (1992), 1992131373
  • Haley v. Med. Disc. Bd., 117 Wn.2d 720, 818P.2d 1062 (1991) (trial only), 199183905
  • Johnson v. Labor and Industries, 114 Wn.2d 479, 788 P.2d 551 (1990), 1990057128
  • MSM v. Labor and Industries, 112 Wn.2d 450, 771 P.2d 1147 (1989), 1989067107
  • In re Marriage of Johnson, 96 Wn.2d 255, 634 P. 2d 877 (1981), 1981143603
  • In re Kier, 21Wash. App. 836, 587 P.2d 592 (1978), 1978131686


  • Washington State Medical Disciplinary Board, Washington State Trial Lawyers, 1990 to 1990
  • Instructor in More than Twenty Professional Seminars

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Present
  • King County Bar Association, Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association, Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association
  • WSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, Peer Counselor
  • WSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, Board Member, 1995 to 1997
  • Municipal League, Member, Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, 1992 to 1992
  • KCBA Lawyer Assistance Committee, Chair, 1991 to 1992

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Federal Way Office
31919 1st Avenue South, Suite 103
Federal Way, WA 98003

Toll Free: 888-351-6779
Phone: 253-954-3351
Fax: 253-815-8458
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Seattle Office
3418 NE 65th St., Suite A
Seattle, WA 98115

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14777 NE 40th Street, Suite 206
Bellevue, WA 98007

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