Deane W. Minor is in the fourth generation of one of Everett’s founding families. He graduated from Yale University in 1978. After teaching middle school for a year in Baltimore, he attended law school at the University of Washington School of Law, graduating in 1982. In law school he was on the editorial staff of the Washington Law Review and authored an article published in the Washington Law Review in 1981.
Deane received the "Local Hero Award" from the Washington State Bar
Association in December 2002. In addition, he received the Snohomish County
Superior Court “Civility Award,” 2004, 2006, 2007, & 2008. This is an
award given by the courtroom clerks, court reporters, and law clerks of
Snohomish County to the Snohomish County Civil/Family Law Lawyer who “best
personifies those qualities that mean the most in civil and family law, i.e.,
personal and professional civility, courtesy to staff, the bench, and
litigants, and preparedness”.
In 2012, Deane received a “Divisional Service Award” from the Snohomish County
Clerk’s Office, an award given to the Snohomish County attorney who best
personifies those qualities that mean the most in their dealings and
interactions with the Clerk’s Office: personal and professional civility, humor, preparedness, clarity, understanding, flexibility, and courteousness to staff.
For more than twenty-four years, Deane has been a volunteer with Snohomish
County Legal Services ("SCLS"), the primary agency in Snohomish
County that provides free civil and domestic legal services to the indigent. He
served as the President of the Board of Directors. Deane and his former law partner, C. Thomas Tuohy, who passed away in
2007, received the SCLS Volunteer Attorneys Award in 2002. Deane and Tom
practiced law together for 23 years.
Deane’s areas of practice include adoptions, business matters including
formation and representation of business entities, real estate, estate
planning, guardianships, probate and other estate settlement issues, general
civil litigation, and personal injury advocacy on the part of injured
persons. Deane also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in family law and
Deane has taught seminars to other attorneys in the following areas:
• Adoption, including contested matters involving DSHS
• Real estate
• Non-parental custody issues
• Estate planning
When not practicing law, Deane enjoys long-distance bicycle riding, skiing, reading, and trying to keep up with his one-year old granddaughter. Most
recently he participated in Everett’s Fourth of July parade representing the
Everett Public Library where his wife, Leslie, works as a children’s librarian. She blogged about Deane's voracious reading here.
"[Deane Minor] is known for integrity, determination, congeniality, and professionalism, and we now know why. We highly recommend Deane and his team."
~Kari DeMarco and family
Deane W. Minor
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