Deanna L. Rusch

Managing Attorney

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Deanna L. Rusch, Associate

DEANNA L. RUSCH

Email: deanna@stahancyk.com
Phone: (360) 750-9115
WSBA#: 38378

Practice Emphasis: Child Custody/Parenting Time, Complex Asset Divorces and Dissolutions, Relocation Matters, and Modifications

Professional Experience: Deanna practices in all areas of family law and is known for being a passionate and zealous advocate for her clients. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Deanna appreciates the opportunity to serve clients in the region and specifically in Southwest Washington. Her goal is to provide all clients with individualized and personal representation, while working hard to protect their interests. Deanna's clients appreciate her straightforward yet sensitive approach, her humor and kindness even in times of struggle, and her undying tenacity in working toward the best possible outcome. Prior to joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Deanna practiced family law at a small firm in Lake Oswego, Oregon. While completing her education, Deanna clerked for a civil litigation firm in Seattle and for a general practitioner in Spokane.

Education:

Professional Activities: Deanna is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar Association. She is a member of local groups such as, the Clark County Bar Association (and Clark County Family Law Section). Deanna volunteers monthly at the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, providing pro bono legal assistance to the community. She is currently a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Community Activities: Deanna was a member of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Washington and is active as an alumna. She frequently volunteers on local, state, and national political campaigns and enjoys organizing political events and walking door-to-door canvassing for votes. In law school, Deanna volunteered at the YWCA. In recent years Deanna has acted as a judge for local high school mock trial competitions and has been involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Columbia Northwest. She sits on the board of the North Clackamas Education Foundation.

Interests: Deanna is a fanatic supporter of University of Washington athletics, namely Husky football and basketball. In her free time, Deanna enjoys wine and beer tasting, watching football, playing board games like Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit, enjoying movies or concerts, and hanging out with her dog, Rocky. Being a true native of the Northwest, Deanna loves everything the Vancouver/Portland area has to offer and is a proud Blazers fan.

Awards: Deanna has been recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for five consecutive years, from 2010-2014. She was named one of the Vancouver Business Journal's “Accomplished & Under 40” in 2012 and was named a "Washington Outstanding Young Lawyer" by Seattle Met Magazine in 2012.