For more than 24 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.
Deane has 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 W. Minor
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, where he served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review and authored an article published in 1981.
Deane’s areas of practice include adoptions, business law, real estate, estate planning, guardianships, probate, 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 business matters.
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 granddaughters. 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.
I am a single mother and business owner. I made the decision to purchase the house my family had been renting for two years. It was a big step for us! At the eleventh hour of the closing, the transaction was cancelled leaving me in a very vulnerable position. Deane took immediate action on my behalf. His communications with all parties was pleasant, professional, and succinct. He is a pleasure to work with. I hope I never have to go through this again - or anything similar - but if I do, I will not hesitate to call Deane. I highly recommend him and his team!
--- Jenny Boehmer and family
[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 worked with us on our son's independent adoption. There were some complications with the birth father but those were worked out in a timely and efficient manner. From the time we first met to the finalization of the adoption was 4 months. It would have been 4-6 weeks had it not been for the paternal termination of rights.
What I liked best about Deane was his communication and professionalism. Whenever I talk to friends who have adopted through agencies, they describe a long and drawn out process and inattention from lawyers and social workers. Our experience was exactly the opposite. We are very happy that Deane was referred to us and served us well.
--- Bridget, an adoption client