6601 W Deschutes Ave., Suite A, Kennewick, WA 99336
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Divorce Attorney in Kennewick, Washington

Professional Profile

Career Profile

In 1986, Ms. Koehmstedt prosecuted for the City of Kennewick under a limited license. Upon receiving her Doctorate of Laws, she was hired as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney's office in 1987. There, she worked prosecuting numerous cases in district and juvenile court, handling appeals in Superior Court and the Court of Appeals. She opened her private practice in 1990 and has practiced law in municipal, district, superior and appellate courts. She is an experienced litigator on many issues of criminal and civil litigation. Ms. Koehmstedt has tried hundreds of cases in and represented thousands of clients as a tenacious advocate on various legal matters.


University of Puget Sound School of Law - Tacoma, WA
Juris Doctorate awarded Cum Laude, 1987

University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, WA
Bachelor of Arts awarded, 1984

Hanford High School - Richland, WA


Washington State Bar Association
Benton-Franklin Counties Bar Association
Eastern Washington Collaborative Law Association
Court-Approved Mediator
Court-Approved Arbitrator

Career Experience

Private Practice - Kennewick, WA
1990 - Present
Emphasizing custody, collaborative divorce, criminal defense, mediation, arbitration, and personal injury. Ms. Koehmstedt has been appointed as Guardian ad Litem in Domestic relations and RCW 11.88 actions. Regularly practicing in District, Municipal, Superior Courts. Negotiated and tried hundreds of cases in an effective; professional manner.

Juvenile Court Defense Panel Attorney
1990 - 1996
Defense of juvenile offenders, litigation of child dependencies, termination of parental rights, involuntary commitment proceedings, youth at risk petitions and material witness representation. Represented over 2,400 individuals while providing high-level legal representation. Developed working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney - Benton County, WA
1987 - 1990

Judicial Experience:
Ms. Koehmstedt has experience as a pro tem judge and is currently contracted as a Hearings Officer by the City of Pasco where she regularly presides over impound hearings and Dangerous Dog appeals.