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Attorney Michael E. Vannier

Michael E. Vannier

Of Counsel

Practicing Since 1986

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law

Biography

Mike E. Vannier is a Partner of Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, JDSA Law. Michael joined Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward in 2000. He is originally from Haileybury, Ontario, Canada. He has practiced in both British Columbia and Washington State. His principal area of practice since joining JDSA Law has been Family Law.

Mike met his wife while working a summer job in Wenatchee in 1983. After marrying four years later, they moved to Canada. Then after 13 years they both moved back to Wenatchee. Mike loves to mountain bike, hike and camp; and enjoys watching his son play junior hockey.

In his practice, Mike's approach to his work is underlined by his reason for becoming a Family Law attorney - because he sees the intrinsic value in helping people. Mike loves a difficult case, and his clients see his determination in the outcomes of his work. Clients acknowledge that Mike cares about his cases, yet is tenacious, well-prepared and focused on the best possible outcome for his clients. He enjoys courtroom litigation.

Mike is committed to his JDSA Law practice, his family, and his community. He supports NPR and the Chelan Douglas Land Trust. His volunteer work includes the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) where he helps advise the Legislature on pending bills that relate to Family Law. He also helps to organize seminars (through FLEC) for Family Law lawyers such as skills training seminars for young lawyers, and advanced training for experienced attorneys throughout the state.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • L.L.B. - 1986
  • Simon Fraser University
    • B.A. - 1983

Honors

  • Attorney of the Month, Chelan-Douglas County VAS

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors of the Wenatchee Amateur Hockey Association

Professional Associations

  • The Law Society of British Columbia, 1987 to 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Standing Committee, 2000 to Present
  • Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Washington Family Law Executive Committee, 2010 to 2016