I started a parenting plan and child support modification on my own last year but about 8 months into it I felt overwhelmed with paperwork and the legal process. I was referred to Renee and she got me in for an appointment almost immediately. Within the first hour of meeting her a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Without hesitation, she told me exactly where I stood and what needed to happen in order for my modifications to be successful. I retained her that day and everything ended up in my favor at court. My son is doing wonderfully now and I wouldn't have been able to do it without Renee's confidence, support, and guidance. I've already referred her to a friend and she's been incredibly successful in her parenting case as well!
I am extremely satisfied with Renee. Her professionalism, knowledge, and compassion made an upsetting situation much easier to go through. I would definitely recommend her.
Excellent attorney! Renee is very well versed in family law and quickly and efficiently handled an emergency hearing (ex parte) and followed through to a finalized parenting agreement within a month's time. She was responsive and explained everything clearly. I could not be happier with her level of knowledge and focus of family law. She is definitely the person I would turn to again if the need were to arise. I would highly recommend Renee.
When CPS wanted to put a one and a half year old relative of mine into foster care, Renee came to the rescue. She carried me through the process, explaining each and every step, best and worst scenarios. The opposing parties were pro se and Renee was incredibly patient and professional. She's prompt, efficient, and worth more than she charges. She is the ONE! Thank goodness the attorney hunt for me is over. I have spent years looking for an attorney who is responsive and trustworthy, who keeps me informed. "Every question is a good question," says Renee.
--- Child Custody Client
Renee is a great attorney. She gives her clients great advice and guidance. Renee is a very confident attorney and it shows when she presents arguments in court. I refer clients to her without reservation.
--- Justin Elsner
Renee M. DeFreece
Renee M. DeFreece is a partner at Tuohy Minor Kruse PLLC. Renee grew up in Orlando, Florida and has attended school in New Mexico, Florida, and Michigan. From September 2006 to September 2007, Renee was a law clerk for the Honorable Larry E. McKeeman of the Snohomish County Superior Court.
Renee joined the firm of Tuohy & Minor in October 2007 as an associate. Renee’s practice focuses on adoption, real estate transactions and litigation, estate planning, and family law.
Our experience with Renee DeFreece at Tuohy Minor Kruse PLLC was both good and unexpected. Renee as well as the other attorneys and staff are very personable. We didn't just gain an attorney/law firm, we gained a support system that ended up feeling more like family. We were met by Renee with understanding, patience, compassion, dedication, and commitment. Our situation was unique and difficult. Renee listened to us and believed in us. We felt like we were important; like our situation was important. She worked closely with us and made us feel like the whole ordeal was a partnership. She showed genuine emotions throughout which allowed us a level of comfort and the ability to trust her. There is nobody else I would want to handle my legal affairs.
--- Amy and Richard Langley
I'm very impressed with how Renee DeFreece has handled my mother-in-law's guardianship. From the first conference, Renee displayed a sincere interest in the case and throughout all proceedings she has kept in close contact, always very responsive to any of my inquiries. In addition to providing sound legal service, Renee has a unique ability to blend professionalism, empathy and common sense which inspires a bond of trust.
--- John Coughlan
Renee and the staff at Tuohy Minor Kruse have been great. Throughout my time working with them, they have consistently displayed honesty, integrity, and a commitment to my needs. At our first meeting, Renee and I discussed my goals and during our time together, Renee provided the resources and knowledge necessary to accomplish those goals. Most attorneys I've worked with have been happy to spend hours drafting lengthy legal documents filled with useless jargon. Renee was considerate of my finances and kept my costs low by providing concise and accurate motions and documents, and often suggested free resources that I could pursue on my own to save money. In the complex legal system, I found many less than ethical avenues to pursue during negotiations, yet Renee always maintained the highest ethical standards for herself and urged me to keep the same. When I needed to meet with her, she was always able to fit me in within a day, and one time even made it to court with barely an hour's notice. Renee always made me feel like I was her most important client. I would highly recommend Renee, Kara, and Deane at Tuohy Minor Kruse. The professional relationship that we have built will continue to be an asset to me for many years to come!
--- Dan Freeman
Renee DeFreece is a dynamic lawyer! You can't go wrong by retaining Renee to help with your legal matters. She makes it a priority to understand the "big" picture about her cases and her clients. This is displayed in the courtroom with her clear articulation of the facts. When she speaks people listen but she does it with dignity and respect for everyone she meets. Standing alongside Renee, in the many hearings we have attended, I have felt relaxed, at ease and comfortable that the outcome at the end is exactly what I stated to her. She doesn't beat around the bush and if she feels you are 'off the track' she pulls you back with sound advice and bases her statements on what's law. She knows her job and she's good at what she does on every level. She's one sharp card whose personality shines in her warm smile and side glance that makes you feel it's ALL going to work out in the end. She's not in the field to make a quick dollar by being your attorney which is very rare nowadays. She's someone who builds a trusting relationship with you that you know you can count on long after she's not needed to defend you in the courtroom.
--- Femida Mohammed
Handled my child custody case with welcomed compassion for the circumstances. Included my thoughts on how and what would be best. Very knowledgeable on the laws. Prompt communication and overall a great as an experience as one can have concerning child custody cases. I will and have recomended Renee to anyone whom might need her to help with their legal issues. She really does care about the client as an individual and human being which makes a big difference in trusting that she has your best interest and situations ahead of all else. Thank you Renee!!!!
I have known Renee as a professional for quite some time. In all of her interactions, be they personal or professional, Renee comports herself with candor, integrity, and compassion. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and is a respected member of the legal community. I would commend her to any individual for representation.
--- Gretchen Neale
I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Renee on probate matters and consulted with her on family law matters. She is smart, professional and accessible to her clients and counsel.
I endorse this lawyer. I know Renee and have seen her advocate for her client's in court. She is very good with her clients. She is very professional and courteous. I have consulted with her on family law, probate, and estate planning issues and is a very knowledgeable.
--- Jeanine Vhan
Renee DeFreece is an exceptional attorney and I endorse her work. I have known Renee for several years and she has always proven herself to be a competent, knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients. Renee has the legal skills to handle difficult family law issues and the professionalism required to obtain favorable results. She has earned a quality reputation in the legal community and is highly recommended as a family law attorney.
--- Sarah Turek