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Not all law firms understand the ins and outs of military life

Wallis Law Firm, PLLC understands what it is like to serve in the military. Photo credit: Wallis Law Firm, PLLC

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Not all law firms are equal ... especially in a military town like those in the South Sound area.

Your rights as a military person, family member or retiree are more complicated, and therefore, your legal representation should understand that.

Wallis Law Firm, PLLC in Tacoma "gets it," according to Cambria Queen, attorney, former Marine and spouse of a retired Army soldier. And she is not the only one. The other attorneysand paralegal in the firm have served or are military family members as well.

Why is this important? Consider three specific legal areas - criminal defense, divorce/custody, and auto accidents.

Cambria said a law firm should not only know how to represent clients, but should understand how military service, pensions and other issues compound and affect a legal case.

"We understand what it is like to serve - we know how to represent our military in the courts," she added.

Examples include writing up parenting plans that take into consideration PCS moves and deployments, representing a military person, retiree or spouse in a divorce case, especially considering military pensions and other benefits,  properly calculating the potential of lost pensions and pay when a personal injury requires a service member to leave the military, and protecting a military person's security clearance in a variety of situations. All of these require a legal team that doesn't need to learn what to do, but already has represented hundreds of military members and their families.

Wallis Law Firm, PLLC has the experience, and Ms. Queen said they are well known for winning cases.

"We have a reputation for getting the best results for our clients because we know what to look for," she said. 

Wallis Law Firm, PLLC is also a full-service agency. Their areas of practice include auto and truck accidents, criminal accusations, DUI, wrongful death, personal injury, sex abuse and child injuries, asbestos and Mesothelioma, business law, divorce and custody, bankruptcy, and estate planning.

They also offer a 30-minute consultation. Call Wallis Law Firm, PLLC at (253) 272-1245, or go to


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