As a caring family attorney with an eye for detail and personal attention to each case, Joyce has earned the trust of her clients throughout her 20 years of experience as an attorney. Joyce began her path toward her firm after earning her BA in History at Washington State University. She then attended Washington State University Law School and was awarded her J.D.in 1984. The Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen was established in later years, and the firm serves clients with matters involving family and adoption law, real estate law, estate planning, wills and probate, and small business law. While privately practicing law in Seattle, she has also taught several continuing education courses in adoption and real estate law.
Family fills a critical role in every individual's life, and attorney Joyce Schwensen has first-hand knowledge of how adoption can create wonderful new families. Her family in Seattle, Washington, includes two adopted children who have given Joyce experience in the joys of adoption and the process involved in completing that objective. She has dedicated her career, volunteer activities, and continuing education to helping families through the legal issues of adoption, which can become complex and stressful. From 2001 to 2011, she founded and led the Adoption Assistance and Homestudy Services as an aid for families looking to adopt in Washington. This expanded her knowledge on adoption issues, procedures, and the emotions of the both the birth mothers and adoptive parents involved.
Compassion for her clients and understanding each unique case are qualities that Joyce values in her practice. She strives to help individuals to create life-long relationships through adoption and to form families with as little stress as possible. Her business and real estate clients also enjoy this level of attention, and Joyce is careful to give every person the attention that they deserve. She continues to use her experience of more than 20 years to meet her clients' needs and assist them with issues that can have huge impacts on their lives.