Amanda Williamson

Ms. Williamson serves clients in Kitsap, Jefferson, Pierce and Mason Counties in the areas of family law, criminal law, estate planning, and bankruptcy. She is certified as a Title 26 guardian ad litem for children. Ms. Williamson is also available to serve as a mediator in domestic relations cases. Ms. Williamson has completed 60 hours of mediation training with the Kitsap Dispute Resolution Center and the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center.

Prior to moving to Kitsap County, Ms. Williamson owned a law firm in Northern Virginia, representing clients in divorce, custody, visitation, support and adoption matters, and in all other facets of family law. Ms. Williamson was frequently appointed by the courts as a guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of children in custody cases, social services matters and other litigation.

Ms. Williamson graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she served as president of the Christian Law Fellowship and was actively involved in various community service activities. Her law school awarded her the Nina R. Krestin Service award for her outstanding contributions to the school, the community, and the legal profession.

After law school Ms. Williamson remained active in the community, participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, volunteering at the Bragg Hill Family Life Center, and serving as a board member for Rappahannock Legal Services. Before entering the legal profession, Ms. Williamson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and political science from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. While attending Gonzaga, Ms. Williamson worked for the Department of Social Services, where she supervised court-ordered parent-child visitation.

Prior to establishing her firm Ms. Williamson was an associate at the law firm of Strickland Kurylo PLC; from 2008 to 2010, she was a staff attorney at Rappahannock Legal Services. Ms. Williamson also worked with the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney in Port Orchard, Washington, where she focused on misdemeanor and traffic cases, and with the Richmond City Attorney's Office, where she provided representation to the Department of Social Services.

As a student at the University of Richmond School of Law, she participated in the Disability Law Clinic, representing children and parents seeking to enforce their rights under federal and state special education laws.

Ms. Williamson is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Kitsap County Bar Association. Ms. Williamson is licensed to practice in the state of Washington and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. She currently resides in Port Orchard, Washington with her husband and son.

January Schwarze

January is a paralegal with the Williamson Law Group. Prior to joining Williamson Law Group January worked for several years as a paralegal in the Seattle area. Most recently January worked at The Law Office of Thomas S. Olmstead in Poulsbo, WA where she assisted clients with family law matters, debt defense, bankruptcies, and expungements.