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Kristen M. Schmit

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Phone: (253) 234-1934

950 Pacific Ave #705
Tacoma, Washington 98402

My practice primarily focuses on a wide range of family law matters including dissolutions of marriage, committed intimate relationships, parentage, child custody, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as cases involving issues of domestic violence. I chose to practice family law because of my desire to help individuals through one of the most stressful experiences in life. As an attorney, my role is to provide legal counsel to clients in order to effectively advocate for their desired outcomes in sensitive legal matters.


Seattle University School of Law, 2020

cum laude

During law school I interned with Pierce County Superior Court, Skellenger Bender, Seattle City Attorney’s Office, KCBA Family Law Mentor Program, and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.

California State University, Chico, 2016

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Advocacy Award

I worked as a Program Director at the Community Legal Information Center (“CLIC”) in the Social Security Disability Law Program. CLIC is an undergraduate legal information clinic that has been providing legal information to students and community members for over 50 years. As a program director/non-attorney representative, I represented three individuals in their administrative appeals for Social Security disability benefits.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Washington, 2020
WSBA, 2020
KCBA, 2020
Featured Pro Bono Activities
  • Pro Bono Pledge Award, 2020
  • An award given to graduates who have completed extensive legal pro bono or community volunteer work since matriculating at Seattle University School of Law.

  • Volunteer Attorney, KCBA Housing Justice Project, 2020
  • The Housing Justice Project provides free legal advice for low-income renters with eviction related issues by answering questions about eviction paperwork, negotiating with landlords, representing renters at eviction hearings, and sharing referral and resource information.

Non-Legal Activities

Exploring the PNW hiking trails and restaurants with friends and family.

Client Reviews
"Clear and concise through the process. Jennifer Schroader took over a case from another attorney that was not in line with the desired outcome. After hearing the details and looking over existing materials, she was able to map a path to resolution and keep us informed of progress in a timely and unambiguous way. Being a family attorney, she understood the balance between the legal matters and how it affects the parties involved. She remained completely professional in all communications. I highly recommend a consultation to hire." James
"I hired Jennifer to assist me in a child custody battle. I was very impressed with her professionalism. Jennifer had many obstacles and shenanigans to deal with in my case. I couldn't be more happy with the outcome and the way she handled herself." Rebecca
"Jennifer really does give you the most bang for your buck. Super reasonable pricing. Lots of effort was noticeably made on her end to get the best results possible given the circumstances. Made me feel heard and cared about. Im not sure how things could get any better with the services that were provided." David