Practice Areas: Ms. Washington’s practice areas include paternity, divorce, child support, child custody, stepparent adoption, grandparent visitation rights, and other family law matters.
Admitted: Ms. Washington is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, all Kansas state and municipal courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. She is also admitted to practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court and all Tennessee state and municipal courts.
Education: Ms. Washington completed her undergraduate studies at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She completed her graduate studies at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she earned a master’s degree in Public Administration. Ms. Washington received her juris doctor degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where she also received her Litigation certificate and a certificate of training in mediation for having completed 40 hours of mediation training. During law school, she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. She also interned for the Michigan Attorney General’s Community Health Division; served on the Street Law Team and as a youth advocate for the Lansing Teen Court; and completed her externship at a family law practice.
Professional History: After graduating from law school, Ms. Washington started her own practice in Tennessee and served as a contractor for other firms in the area. During that time, she successfully represented clients in divorce, child support, paternity, child abuse and neglect, juvenile justice, and criminal matters. Upon moving to Kansas, Ms. Washington worked as a research analyst for the Kansas Legislature, where she conducted legal and policy research and analysis covering corrections, juvenile justice, veterans, military, and homeland security. Ms. Washington recently completed the domestic relations mediation training course at Johnson County Community College. She plans to expand her practice areas to include domestic relations mediation and conciliation.
Membership: Ms. Washington is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka, and the Military Spouse JD Network, and an alumni member of the National Black Law Student Association.