Thelma E. Somers
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Thelma E. Somers


Thelma specializes in family law matters, with a primary focus on divorce, legal separation, marriage-like relationships, and parenting. With a keen understanding of the emotional and financial complexities involved, she assists her clients in navigating through what can be one of the most challenging periods of their lives.

In her practice, Thelma handles a comprehensive range of family law issues, including routine and complex asset division, child custody, spousal support, child support, parentage/child custody disputes, and modifications of parenting plans and support agreements. She is adept at addressing both the legal and emotional aspects of these matters, ensuring that her clients receive comprehensive support tailored to their individual needs.

Thelma’s approach is characterized by her commitment to advocating vigorously for her clients while also striving for amicable resolutions through negotiation whenever possible. She recognizes the importance of reaching agreements that serve the best interests of her clients and their families, and she works tirelessly to achieve favorable outcomes.

With her extensive trial experience, Thelma is prepared to represent her clients effectively in litigation when necessary. She is a skilled litigator who can navigate complex legal proceedings with confidence and determination, always prioritizing the protection of her clients’ rights and interests.

Beyond legal aspects of family law matters, Thelma is known for her compassionate and empathetic approach to client representation. She understands the stress and confusion that often accompany family law matters and is dedicated to providing her clients with the guidance, support, and reassurance they need to navigate through challenging times.

Thelma’s passion for helping others, coupled with her strong advocacy skills and comprehensive understanding of family law, make her a trusted ally for individuals facing a wide range of family law challenges. She is committed to providing her clients with the highest level of representation and support, helping them to achieve favorable resolutions and move forward with confidence towards a brighter future.

Thelma has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for six years in a row from 2018 through 2023.  She graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2013, during which she served as a judicial extern for the Division III Court of Appeals.

Somers Tamblyn PLLC Location

801 2nd Ave #1200
Seattle, WA 98104


Gonzaga University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2013

    • Judicial extern for Division III Court of Appeals
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Estate Planning

Washington State University
B.S., Psychology, 2007

Professional Associations:

Washington State Bar Association
Family Law Section

King County Bar Association
Family Law Section
Real Property Probate & Trust Section