Do You Need a Lawyer ?

NEA provides members with full legal protection in employment related concerns. But what if you need legal counsel on a personal matter? NEA's Attorney Referral Program (ARP) was designed to make sure that members have access to affordable legal advice.

The Attorney Referral Program is open to all active, life, support or retired NEA/WEA members and to members' spouses and dependent children. During any membership year (from September 1 to August 31), eligible members are entitled to two, free 30-minute consultation sessions with any Association-affiliated attorney.

This benefit allows you to discuss personal legal issues with an attorney to determine whether you need further legal services. In addition to these free consultations, members may have specific legal work performed in five "core" areas at a 30 percent reduction of that attorney's normal fee.

If your personal legal issue falls within any of the "core" areas listed below, the attorney's fees are discounted 30%. You should discuss any fee arrangements at your initial meeting. 

  • Real estate
  • Wills and estates
  • Domestic relations
  • Consumer protection
  • Traffic violations (includes DWI citations)

What's not included

Certain topics are excluded during your free 30-minute conference: employment matters, member business dealings, preparation of income tax returns, bankruptcies, defense of criminal violations (other than traffic). 
Participating attorneys are not permitted to represent a member in any matter in which the opposing party is the NEA, an NEA affiliate, or another NEA member except in separation or divorce proceedings.

Court costs, attorney out-of-pocket expenses, filing and service fees are not covered. You are responsible for legal fees and must show you are an NEA member at your initial meeting. The discounted rates only apply to attorneys in the ARP.

If you need assistance for employment related issues, contact Soundview UniServ Council (your regional WEA support office) at 253-582-1822.

Participating attorneys

Location

Law Firm

Pre-Discount
Hourly Fee

AUBURN

Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins
721 45th St NE
Auburn, WA  98002-1381
253-859-8899
www.vansiclen.com

$350

BELLEVUE

Lloyd G. Edwards, Esq.
2200 112th Ave NE, #200
Bellevue, WA  98004
425-454-5754

$350

BELLEVUE

Law Offices of Bradford G. Moore
1750 112th Ave NE, #D155
Bellevue, WA  98004
425-453-8161

$275

EVERETT

Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle & Andrews
3232 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA  98201-4398
425-259-6111
http://www.cnrlaw.com/

$365

KENNEWICK

Celski Law Firm PLLC
5219 W Clearwater Ave., #16
Kennewick, WA  99336
509-735-5683
888-CELSKI1 (888-235-7541)
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$225

LAKE STEVENS

Law Office of G. Benjamin Lindsey III
2012 Grade Road, #202
Lake Stevens, WA  98258
425-263-9585
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www.gbl3law.com

$300

LONGVIEW (COWLITZ COUNTY)

Walstead Mertsching
1700 Hudson Street
Longview, WA  98632
360-423-5220
www.walstead.com 

$150-250

OLYMPIA

Morgan Hill
2102 Carriage Drive SW Bldg C
Olympia, WA  98502
360-357-5700
www.morganhilllawoffice.com 

$300

PASCO

Kuffel Hultgrenn Klashke & Shea
1915 Sunwilliows Blvd
Pasco, WA  99301
509-545-8531
www.khkslaw.com

$250

PUYALLUP

Law Office of Thomas A. Baldwin, PS
1002 39th Ave SW, #205
Puyallup, WA  98373
253-864-7800
www.baldwinlaw.net

$300

REDMOND Wong Fleming, PC
10675 Willows Rd, #250
Redmond, WA  98052
425-869-4040
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$325

SEATTLE

Holman Cahill Garrett Ives Oliver & Andersen

5507 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA  98105
206-547-1400
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$260

SEATTLE

Law Office of Todd P. Kimball
1546 NW 56th
Seattle, WA  98107
206-818-5523
http://www.toddkimballlaw.com/

$175

SEATTLE

Leen & O'Sullivan, PLLC
520 East Denny Way
Seattle, WA  98122
206-325-6022
http://www.leenandosullivan.com/

$350

SPOKANE

Phillabaum Ledlin & Matthews
1235 N Post, #100
Spokane, WA  99201
509-838-6055

$175-275

SPOKANE

Powell Kuznetz & Parker, P.S.
316 W. Boone Ave., #380
Spokane, WA  99201-2346
509-455-4151
www.spokanelitigationlawyers.com

$275

VANCOUVER

Broer & Passannante
8904 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Vancouver, WA  98665
360-576-7947
http://www.bplaw.org/

$215

WALLA WALLA

Ponti, Wernette & Van Dorn, P.S.
103 East Poplar
Walla Walla, WA  99362
509-525-5090
http://www.mpwv-law.com/

$205

WENATCHEE Evans & McCarthy
PO Box 653
Wenatchee, WA  98807
425.894-0073
$240