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Karen Nakagawa

Advice, Expertise, Options

I know how complex and overwhelming the legal process can be. This is why my goal is to help you understand your rights and the issues affecting your case. I have provided counsel pertaining to the unique legal circumstances of my clients throughout Seattle and the greater King county, Snohomish county, and Pierce county region. Providing you with guidance, options, and protecting your rights is my priority. 

Whatever your legal needs or questions are, we are ready to help. The Law Offices of Karen H Nakagawa, PLLC has been providing personalized and timely counsel to the people of Seattle since 2002. Karen is licensed to practice in Washington State and Tribal Court.  We are a LGBTQIA+ friendly business.

What I Can Do for You

Practice Areas

Karen specializes in Adoption, Reproductive and Fertility Law, Guardianship, Family Law, Estate, Probate. I pride myself on offering my clients experience and advice in specific areas of expertise.

Baby Siblings

Define and Establish Your Parental Rights or Your Nonparental Rights as a Egg, Sperm or Embryo Donor or Surrogate

Assisted Reproduction and Fertility Law

Happy Family

Building Families Through Adoption.  Let us assist you with your step-parent, international, foster care, second parent, adult, or independent adoption



Create a Will, Powers of Attorney  (Financial and Healthcare), and Healthcare Directives. Protect Your Assets for Your Loved Ones and Obtain Guidance in Navigating the Probate Process.  Representation of fiduciaries such as Agents under a Power of Attorney so you're fulfilling your duties faithfully under the law.


Old and Young

Supportive Decision Making For Those Vulnerable to Abuse and Neglect. Representing Certified Professional Guardians, family and friends, medical facilities, and facilities. We have experience with minor guardianships under the new Uniform Guardian Act (UGA).


Father with his Son

Experienced Counsel in Your Uncontested or Collaborative Divorce

Family Law

Name Tag

Efficiently Get the Name You Want!

Sex Designation and Gender Marker Updates.

We Assist Adults and Minors in Obtaining Correct Identification and Birth Certificates

Name Changes

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About Karen

Karen is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association Guardian and Elder Law Section, Real Property and Probate Section, and Family Law Section. Karen is the former co-chair of King County Collaborative Law. During law school, Karen externed for the Honorable Karen Overstreet in US Bankruptcy court. Prior to law school, Karen worked for GE Financial and AT&T. 

Law Offices of Karen H Nakagawa, PLLC works hard to protect your rights. But my job doesn’t stop there — I strive to keep you informed about the details of your case as they evolve. Law Offices of Karen H Nakagawa, PLLC keeps you involved and personally guides you in making important decisions about your case.

Call today and schedule a consultation.

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Thank you for all your help!  You have no idea how much stress this was causing me before you came on.” 


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801 2nd Ave, Ste 1200, Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 545-0070

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