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Betsy A. Crumb

Betsy Crumb’s practice focuses on family law, including dissolutions, child custody, modifications, and child support. She has a focus on assisting domestic violence victims with family law needs.

Betsy was educated at the University of Mary Washington, where she majored in Journalism and Women’s Studies. She started out her career as a newspaper journalist and then moved to the non- profit world where she helped women who wanted to start their own businesses by assisting with microloans, business planning, and consulting during all phases of starting or growing a business. Her passion for gender advocacy led her to Vermont Law School, where she found her calling helping families and domestic violence victims during times of crisis.

On a personal note…

In her free time, Betsy enjoys running half marathons, hiking, and creating sugary (prize-winning!) confections.

Volunteer Skills:

Betsy volunteered for the King County Bar Association in its Family Law Mentor Program in 2012.

She currently volunteers with the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics and as Court Appointed Special Advocate with Family Law CASA.

Educational Background

University of Mary Washington, BA, cum laude, 2006, major in Journalism and Women’s Studies
Vermont Law School, JD, cum laude, 2011

Betsy received her JD from Vermont Law School, in South Royalton, VT. She worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton in Federal District Court in her third year of law school, and practiced family law with Idaho Legal Aid in the summer of 2010. She also interned with the City of Seattle in 2009, assisting prosecutors in the domestic violence unit.

During law school, Betsy was a member of the VLS Moot Court team, where she was named Best Oralist during her 2010 moot court competition. She received the Honorable Christina Reiss Scholarship in 2011, an award given to a VLS student who advances women’s law issues. She also received the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Award in 2011, which is given to a student who is dedicated to promoting the interests and progress of women’s legal rights.

Credentials

  • JD, cum laude, 2011

  • BA, cum laude, 2006

  • Licensed to practice in Washington State

  • Judicial clerk for the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton in Federal District Court, 2011

Other Web Resources

Avvo profile
LinkedIn profile
SuperLawyers profile

Bar Admissions:

Washington State Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • American Bar Association: Family Law Section

  • Washington Bar Association: Family Law Section

  • King County Bar Association

  • King County Bar Association: Family Law Section

  • King County Bar Association: Collaborative Law Section

  • King County Bar Association:  Solo and Small Practice Section

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals 

Articles

“Caught Between a Rock and a Soft Place: Regulating Legal Ethics to Police Corporate Governance in the United States and Hong Kong,” Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 14, Book 1 (Fall 2004).

Other

SuperLawyers, “Rising Star”, 2010, 2011, 2012
Co-chair for WSBA CLE “Discovery in Family Law”, 2008
Co-chair for the WSBA CLE “Mediation/Arbitration Bootcamp”, 2010
Liaison between KCBA Family Law Section and the Unified Family Court Training Oversight Committee, 2006 – present
Chair of the KCBA Family Law Local Rules Committee, 2006-2007
Secretary of the KCBA Family Law Section, 2011-2012
Vice Chair of the KCBA Family Law Section, 2012-2013
Title 26 Guardian ad Litem for King County Superior Court

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Recipient of National Association of Women Lawyers Award, 2011 (given to law student dedicated to promoting interests/progress of women’s legal rights)

  • Recipient of Hon. Christina Reiss Scholarship, 2011 (given to student who advances women’s law issues)

  • Best Oralist, 2010 Moot Court Competition

  • Academic Excellence Award: Highest Grade in Appellate Advocacy, 2009

  • Academic Excellence Award: Highest Grade in Family Law, 2010

  • Member of Washington Women Lawyers