Our Attorneys’ Experience
Desmond Kolke joined the team at Clement Law Center after being a solo practitioner for over 25 years. He has brought his valuable experience in court, including countless motions and trials. His reputation with judges and attorneys is excellent. He shares with us his mission statement, one that he has strived to live up to for all these years: “Making wrongs right in life’s matters.”
Experience counts. Family law cases involve the most important people a client’s life. Desmond has represented hundreds of clients in the most important and emotionally charged legal matters possible. He understands that clients have a right to experienced and knowledgeable representation in Court. Desmond knows how to fight and protect the rights of clients and their loved ones.
Desmond is totally committed to his clients. His clients and their families greatly appreciate his skill and honesty. They always know the status of their case and their realistic options. Clients and legal professionals appreciate the fact that Desmond is focused, respectful, and courteous. These personal traits carry over into his conversations, negotiations, and court appearances.
If your case can be settled favorably, Desmond’s straightforward approach achieves wonderful results. But not all cases can be resolved through negotiation. In such cases, Desmond’s impressive experience at trial is priceless. Desmond will emphasize the key facts, expose the weak points in your opponent’s case, and help you successfully present your case to the Judge.
Desmond looks forward to making wrongs right – in your life’s matters.
John Higa has been an attorney for over 20 years, dedicating his career to providing quality legal advocacy for his clients. He was born and raised on U.S. military bases in Okinawa, which historically has had a high number of international marriages between American servicemen and Japanese nationals.
Mr. Higa speaks fluent Japanese. Through personal and professional experiences, John is familiar with the difficult situations that non-English speaking spouses often encounter when thrust into the complexities of the U.S. legal system.
Mr. Higa graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from Arizona State University, a Masters in Accounting degree from the University of Nevada, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law. He is a Licensed attorney in Washington, Nevada, and Colorado, and has over 20 years of litigation experience.
Mr. Higa lives with his wife in Bellevue WA.
Christina J. Holman
Christina J. Holman is an attorney with a passion for family law. She graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State of Washington. She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Society of Scholars and the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. She was trained and worked as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for the Pierce County Juvenile Court, for which she prepared reports for the Judges and testified in court. This work included unannounced home visits, observation of parenting, confidential conferences with the child, interviews of school counselors and teachers, and review of medical and police records. During her work for the Court, Ms. Holman advocated for the best interests of children in dependency cases. She developed an excellent reputation with the Judges, Commissioners, Court staff, attorneys, and Program Coordinator. She has externed with the Washington State Supreme Court, the Federal Trade Commission, Northwest Justice Project, and Northwest Consumer Law Center. Outside of work, Christina enjoys hiking, fiction writing, and spending time with her family.
Bruce Clement (Of Counsel)
Bruce Clement has dedicated his career to providing the highest quality legal representation for his clients. He has advised and represented thousands of family law clients, and has tried jury and nonjury trials in 27 counties of Washington state. He was born and raised in Yakima Washington, and served two years in the Peace Corps (Philippines). He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with honors from the University of Washington. He worked his way through undergraduate school by working the night shift at a title insurance company. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law, published a Casenote and a Comment, and was the Casenote Editor of the Law Review. Bruce worked for the Washington State Attorney General’s office as an assistant attorney general for 17 years before moving to private practice. Throughout his legal career, he proudly served in the US Army JAG Corps Reserve. Bruce is admitted to practice in Washington and New York states, the Eastern and Western Washington Federal District Courts, the Sixth and Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, the US Court of Military Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is highly skilled at negotiating, mediating, litigating, and appeals. Bruce enjoys music, gardening, reading, and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, dog, and cat.
Arrange Your Consultation Today
Contact Clement Law Center today, or call 253-357-5395 for a consultation to discuss your legal matter with an experienced lawyer. We proudly serve families and individuals in King and Pierce counties, as well as the Seattle-Tacoma area from our offices in Federal Way, Seattle and Bellevue.