Gail Nunn

Gail Nunn has practiced law in Everett, Washington since 1987. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree with High Honor from Michigan State University and her Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University). For her entire career she had devoted 100% of her practice to all aspects of family law, including dissolution, modifications, adoptions, estate planning and mediation to resolve family related disputes and transitions  She is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has won cases at the Court of Appeals and Washington State Supreme Court.  Gail has extensive training and participation in Collaborative Law where a team approach is used to reach agreements without the need of a courtroom.

In addition Ms. Nunn serves frequently as a mediator and arbitrator in family law matters and has served on both the Snohomish County Superior Court and South District Court as both a judge pro tempore and commissioner pro tempore. Ms. Nunn is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has received extensive mediation training through her involvement in Collaborative Law. This includes a 40 hour training at the Center for Understanding in Conflict and annual continuing education. She has been very active in a variety of Washington State Bar association committees. In addition she has been involved with Washington Women Lawyers on both the state and local level. She won the Snohomish County Equal Access to Justice Award in 2000. She has had two published appellate cases.

• In re the Marriage of Pearson- Maines, 70 Wn App 860, 855 P2d 1210 (1993)

• Bay v. Estate of Bay, 125 Wn App 468, 105 P3d 434 (2005)

Areas of Practice

75% Mediation and Collaborative Law
25% Family Law including Qualified Domestic Relations Orders Preperation

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1987
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1988


Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WashingtonJ.D. cum laude – 1986
Michigan State UniversityB.S. – 1975
Honors: With Honors
Major: Urban Planning

Published Works

Contributing Author, Washington practice – Family & Community Property Law, Thomson Reuters, Vol 19-20, 2015
A Better Walk to the Courthouse – The World of Collaborative Practice, On line magazine, June, 2014

Representative Cases

In re the Marriage of Pearson-Maines, 70 Wn App 860, 855 P2d 1210 (1993)
Bay v. Estate of Bay, 125 Wn App 468, 105 P3d 434 (2005)


Frequent presenter at Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Professional Associations and Memberships

Washington State Bar Association , 1987 – Present
American Bar Association , 1987 – Present
Snohomish County Bar Association , President of Snohomish County Bar Association, 1997 – Present
Washington Women Lawyers , President of Snohomish County’s local chapter, 1992 – 1993
Board for Snohomish County Legal Services , Chair, 2006 – Present
Nine years on Family Law Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association
North Sound Collaborative Law, Member
International Association of Collaborative Professionals , 2010 – Present
American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2012 – Present