Stephen Brandli

Stephen Brandli

We focus on ethics, legal knowledge, persuasion, and our client's objectives.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Real Estate Law ...
  • Washington
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Steve is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, where he received High Honors, graduating in the top 5% of his class.

Some history: Steve served two years for the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney as a criminal Deputy Prosecutor. Prior to that, Steve helped provide public defense for The Tulalip Tribes. In an externship, Steve has served as a law clerk for the State of Washington Court of Appeals in Tacoma and for the honorable Judge James K. Singleton of the Federal District Court of Alaska. He also worked for a summer at Holland & Knight, a large legal firm that at the time had an office in Seattle.

Steve currently practices family law exclusively in the San Juan Islands, Washington.

Steve and his wife, Bobbie Jo have raised four children and fostered several children over their years together. He is now enjoying spending time with his adult children and two toddler grandchildren.

Steve has always enjoyed volunteering his time, donating well over 50 hours of pro bono work each year, as well as serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) where he represented children in dependency court proceedings, and as a volunteer income tax preparer for the VITA program of the IRS. Steve also joined his wife to head the Washington State “wing” of Angel Flight West, a group of pilots that provides free non-emergency air transportation for medical patients. Steve has been involved in the San Juan Lions Club for many years and continues to serve as a Lion.

Steve enjoys tinkering with electronics and computer programming. He loves to explore new locations and learn about cultural diversity.

University of Washington School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif, High Honors, graduated top 5% of the class,
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Professional Experience
Criminal Deputy Prosecutor
San Juan County, WA
-Handled over 800 criminal cases as a San Juan County Criminal Deputy Prosecutor.
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 38201
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San Juan County Bar Assoc.
- Current
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American Bar Assoc.
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Juvenile Law
Intellectual Property
Environmental Law
Elder Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • Constitutional Law
Websites & Blogs
Brandli Blog: Protecting Property in a Romantic Relationship
Brandli Blog: Leaving The Relationship
Brandli Blog: The Virtues of the Written Contract
Brandli Blog: Do You Need a Will
Contact & Map
PO Box 850
One Front St. N., Ste. D-2
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Telephone: (360) 378-5544
Fax: (360) 230-4637