Family Law Consult, Deanna Rusch – Client Review

“Although I did not get the news I was hoping for, Deanna did save me time and money by laying things out in an easy to understand way. Thank you for not wasting my time and money.”

Client review, posted anonymously

Family Law Client, Jeffrey Ott – Client Review

“Jeffrey was very effective in handling my case. Jeffrey made the entire situation easy to manage and ensured there was no added stress, in fact, he alleviated the stress. Jeffery was quick to respond and readily available when needed.”

-Family Law Client

Family Law, Deanna Rusch – Peer Review

“I endorse this lawyer. Deanna is one of the hardest working attorneys I know and I would not hesitate to refer friends and family members to Deanna.”

Erin Morris, Family Attorney on Jan 4, 2019

Family Law Client, Deanna Rusch – Client Review

“Deanna Rusch represented me during a difficult divorce, and I highly recommend her for anyone needing to hire a family law attorney. She expertly guided me from a bad situation toward a bright future. She is not only an exemplary and talented attorney, but she is also a good person with an amazing work ethic who truly cares about her clients.

Before I met with her, I was terrified. After our first meeting, I felt confident and prepared. She was able to quickly tell me what I needed to focus on and what I should ignore. She listened to me intently to learn of my priorities during the divorce and for my future. She was able to set my mind at ease by getting me to focus on the facts of the divorce instead of worrying about the threats and demands coming from the opposing party. By the end of our first meeting, she was able to create a plan that focused on my priorities, and we had a goal for a positive and realistic outcome. Throughout the entire divorce, she was extremely dedicated to me and the outcome of the case. She was always very personable and approachable. She considered every question and concern I had seriously and responded rapidly; even replying to emails late at night. Her updates were frequent and informative. I always knew exactly what was happening with the case, and Deanna was always several steps ahead of the process. Deanna took the time to get to know me as a person and not just as a case. Not only did this make me feel like I had a true ally in my corner who I trusted implicitly, but it made her a very strong advocate for me when it came to hearings and mediation as she knew exactly what was important to me and my future when quick decisions had to be made. Her presence in court and mediation was professional, friendly, sharp, and formidable. Deanna was consistently calm and levelheaded while also vigorously fighting for what was important to me and keeping the case on a productive course.

I am so thankful for Deanna and everything that she did to help me through a challenging divorce, but the thing that will always matter the most to me is what she did to maintain the bond that I share with my dog. The opposing party fought for me to give them my dog. Deanna recognized how important my dog is to me and me to him. She told me that she respected our bond, that she would fight for us to stay together, and that she would never stop fighting for us. She stayed true to her word. The divorce is finalized, and my dog and I are still together.”

Family Law Client

Family Law Client, Annelisa Smith – Client Review

“Annelisa was amazing to work with. She takes the time to listen and explain things thoroughly. I had a custody trial that was extremely emotional. After hiring Annelisa, I was able to relax knowing our best interests were her priority. I have and will continue to refer her. She is the best.”

T.A., Family law client review for Annelisa Smith

Business Law Consult, Collin McKean – Client Review

“Collin was great to work with. Attentive to detail and quick to answer questions and concerns. Highly recommend.”

-Business Formation Consult

Family Law, Deanna Rusch: “Amazing team to walk me through every aspect of my situation.”

Family Law Client

Family Law, Deanna Rusch: Client Review

“I picked Deanna Rusch to represent me after searching the internet and reading her reviews. While I knew I was in good hands, I had no idea how much Deanna would exceed my expectations. Her style is most appreciated, and she always has her client’s best interest. Deanna focuses on the important issues and gives her client background to support her stance. She is never arrogant and explains herself in terms that make sense to the non-legal person. I felt that she was a step ahead throughout the process. My spouse changed lawyers three times. I endured less stress during this difficult time knowing she was on my side and taking care of the divorce matters. She was extremely professional in mediation. There were some unusual circumstances and some issues that came to light at the last minute which Deanna dealt with rapidly. I would highly recommend Deanna to represent anyone going through a divorce.”
Family Law Client

Family Law, Deanna Rusch: Client Review

“I really appreciated Deanna’s guidance and expertise during my divorce process. She did an outstanding job of representing my interests; there was never a moment during this process where I was concerned about not being adequately represented. She put me at ease; I was able to trust her which reduced the amount of stress that I was already dealing with. The level of service that I received was superior.”
Family Law Client

Family Law, Deanna Rusch: Client Review

“Deanna Rusch helped me with my parenting plan last year and is currently helping me with the process of moving to a different school system with my son. Every time I ask a question throughout this hard, difficult process I receive an answer immediately easing my anxiety and moving me forward in the right direction. I know with Deanna by my side that justice will prevail and the right choices will come true for my son. She’s easy to talk to, strong, and true to the end. We are so grateful to have her on our side.”
Family Law Client

Family Law, Deanna Rusch: Client Review

“Deanna Rusch takes the stress out of stressful situations. She is a wealth of information and has experience with every situation. I highly recommend her.”
Family Law Client

Landlord/Tenant Issue, Sonia Montalbano: Client Review

“She helped us resolve a very difficult situation with a tenant. We were expecting litigation on both sides, but she calmly but forcefully got both sides to understand the other’s situation, and worked out an agreement without litigation. We were completely satisfied and feel she did a great job.”
Landlord/Tenant Law Client

Real Estate Transactions, McKean Smith: Client Review

“Have consulted several times on real estate transactions concerning arbitration, legal issues and addendum preparation that is out of my expertise as a Broker. My attorney was very knowledgeable and quick to respond when working within a contractual timeline situation. I have also referred him to my clients for Family Estate Planning. I highly recommend him and will use him in the future when needed.”

Real Estate Transaction Client

Post Dissolution, Deanna Rusch: Client Review

“Super honest. Very upfront about the process. Was in communication the entire time. Gave me peace of mind. I used Deanna for a parenting plan joint decision making contempt charge I was facing in regards to getting my son braces. I only wish I had hired her sooner. Commissioner had ruled in my favor and thrown out the contempt charge after hearing all of the facts and having known history about my case. Unfortunately, my ex-husband appealed the commissioners ruling. When the case was seen by a judge he was very black and white on the topic and unaware of past details which moved him to overrule the commissioner. Even with this outcome, I’m thankful I had Deanna and her team on my side. I still see it as a win/win. Commissioner ruled in my favor and my son is finally smiling in photographs. That’s a huge win in my and my families’ opinion. I’ll use Deanna again if needed. She knows her stuff and makes you a priority.”
Post Dissolution Client

Dissolution of Marriage, Deanna Rusch: Client Review

“If you need to WIN, you need DEANNA because that’s all her and her paralegal Dominique know how to do! Deanna is a lot like Chuck Norris. Both of them have never lost at anything they have ever done or attempted to do. Its a very well known fact that if Chuck Norris needed an attorney he would hire Deanna and her team faster than a bee-stung stallion. Do yourself a favor and hire Deanna before your ex does! And tell her Brian sent you.”

Dissolution of Marriage, Deanna Rusch: Client Review

“I was one of the clients who had the nasty type of divorce, due to my ex-wife lying about everything and wanting to take from me as much as she could, most of all she wanted to leave me out of my kids life. Deanna absolutely nailed my case in every shape and form, she has so much experience under her belt in every aspect, you name it. After my case was finally over due to respondent milking the time with divorce, I/Deanna won the case at 100% as we wanted. Deanna doesn’t waste your time and money, she always keeps it professional and her main strategy is to win and end the case as quick as possible. I very highly recommend Deanna as a Divorce/Child custody lawyer and have no doubt you will be very happy with her whether you’re simply looking for consultation or you have a tough case to fight. God bless Deanna and her team for always remaining at their best.”

Dissolution of Marriage Client

Dissolution of Marriage, Deanna Rusch: Client Review

“Deanna represented me through my divorce and I feel so lucky to have had her by my side through this very difficult process. Her and her team are AMAZING! In addition to her vast expertise and efficiency, Deanna legitimately cares for her clients and always proceeds with their best interests in mind. I can’t say enough good things. Honestly, I am so grateful to her and Dominique! Thank you, thank you!”

Dissolution of Marriage, Deanna Rusch: Client Reviews

“Hiring Deanna to represent my interests during my divorce was absolutely the best choice I could have made. Deanna is known to be one of the best divorce attorneys in the area, and just like me, you will definitely see why! She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and makes all of the right moves to ensure the best outcome for you during this difficult time in your life. Without a doubt, Deanna positively crushed the competition and was able secure a marvelous outcome to the custody and financial issues at stake! Thank you, Deanna!”

Estate Planning, Collin McKean: Client Review

“McKean Smith attorney and staff have been very professional and helpful to my case, still working with them.”

Dissolution of Marriage, Deanna Rusch: “Deanna Rusch at McKean Smith in Vancouver is by far the best family law attorney in the city.”-M.U

Dissolution of Marriage, Collin McKean: Client Review

“Collin McKean represented me throughout a demanding, heavily-contested divorce case that culminated in a multi-day trial. I found Collin to be knowledgeable, professional, ethical and effective, and in the end a really good person. His staff members were always polite and supportive. My case was complex, involving multiple real properties, many accounts, heavily-commingled inherited funds, wasteful spending, pensions, and disagreements over employability and retirement status. Mr. McKean grasped all of it, and crafted a detailed, nuanced narrative for the trial that illuminated the court’s understanding while undermining the opposing party’s aggressive, misleading ploys. The resultant outcome was very equitable and a huge relief; the court concurred with almost all of the divorce terms that Collin proposed at trial. In lessor hands, I could have ended up impoverished, but thanks to him, I can still have a life. I recommend him.”

Dissolution of Marriage, Annelisa Smith: Client Review

“You are so kind and extremely smart. I am so very grateful for all your help, and Heather’s too, at this difficult time in my life. I’m amazed at how affordable you are!


Intended Parent Services, Gestational Carrier Agreement, Collin McKean: Client Review

“I wanted to thank you for keeping up with my anxiety and stressful emails last month. I am sorry if I came off as a wreck at times, but this has been a super tough time for me. I am so used to disappointment that I felt I needed to keep pushing. Either way, thank you for understanding and for working so hard for me.”


Dissolution of Marriage, Collin McKean: Client Review

“I just want to thank you for being such an eagle-eyed advocate for me….”


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