Say hello to the Mastermind behind our entire operation: Mr. Jeff Whalley! Jeff is a family man, a diehard Dallas Stars fan, and our managing attorney, in that order. He’s a Tacoma native and an active member of the South Sound, committed to making a positive impact on our local youth and their families.
Before opening Whalley Law in 2011, he graduated from Seattle University with his J.D., as well as his MA in Sports Administration and Leadership. Inspiration to open his own firm came from a mentor while in undergrad at Utica College where he played hockey. This is where a young Mr. Whalley realized the kinds of positive change the practice of law can create in communities like Tacoma, while utilizing the work ethic instilled from playing hockey.
Jeff has litigated cases across the state of Washington, including in the court of appeals. While Jeff’s practice focuses on high conflict family law and injury cases, Jeff is no stranger to highly contested litigation in other areas of the law as well. He prides himself on his work ethic and taking the most difficult cases that other attorneys won’t touch.
Jeff’s dreams include opening a school based in non-traditional learning, and maybe seeing his young son Gavin out on the ice one day. Go Stars!
Kathryn is an associate attorney for Whalley Law. She joined the firm after relocating from Colorado to Washington. Kathryn graduated from Syracuse University College of Law where she gained experience in family law as a student attorney and through her pro bono work with the Onondaga Bar Association. Kathryn completed her undergraduate work at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following law school, Kathryn worked in the area of water acquisition and water rights in Colorado. Kathryn practices law with the belief that every person going through a family law matter needs an advocate to help navigate their legal issues. Kathryn acts with integrity and dedication to each client’s matter to achieve the most favorable outcome possible.
Steven is our resident Wunderkind, graduating Cum Laude from Willamette University College of Law and passing his BAR Exam with flying colors. After achieving his lifelong dream of becoming an attorney, he’s eager to work hands on in family law to be a guiding light through his client’s hard times.
Steven handles divorce, child custody, child support modifications, relocation and all other family law matters. Steven is quickly establishing himself as a talented family law attorney whom families can feel comfort with that he is on their side during the most difficult times.
Steven’s perfect day includes a Hawks game with his lovely wife Haley. They hope to one day summit Mount Rainer together, conquering the world one step at a time. We’re so happy to have Steven’s energy and spirit on our team, he’s quickly becoming a real asset to the Whalley Law family.
Attorney Sam Wyco is a West Virginia Native, graduating in the same year with his Juris Doctor and MBA from WVU. His results oriented attitude to his goals speaks for itself, and are reflected in his accomplishments in both academia and in law.
Sam practices Family Law and Personal Injury in our Port Orchard location. His hands-on philosophy and gracious character have quickly made him a favorite among families dealing with the most difficult of times.
Sam is an avid bookworm, with aspirations to one day write the Great American Novel. His free time is spent with his Australian Shepard, Odin, hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest. We’re so grateful to have Sam’s authentic and compassionate spirit on the Whalley Law team.
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