Laura A. Banks


Email Ms. Banks Laura is loving retirement teaching preschool and ushering for the Seattle Symphony and Benaroya Hall. Laura was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, went to undergraduate school in Dallas, Texas, and law school in Chapel Hill, NC but has lived in Seattle for over 39 years.

Laura semi-retired on September 1, 2015 after practicing family law for 37 years in all its forms as a solo attorney, as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in King County, at a “high-asset” family law firm in downtown Seattle, and as a partner in a local family law firm. Her philosophy is guiding people who need family law help through the “maze” with as little hassle and expense as possible.

Laura has 4 adult children and 1 granddaughter and her favorite activity outside work is spending time with her family and friends. She is constantly trying to be fit and loves walking. She is a firm believer that children say the “darnedest” things and she loves hearing all of it. Music in lots of different forms is always high on her agenda.


Admitted: 1977, North Carolina; 1978, Washington; 1979, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Law School: University of North Carolina, J.D., 1977
College: Southern Methodist University, B.A., with honors, 1973