Welcome Larry Lofgren family law, bankruptcy attorney

Welcome Larry Lofgren

We are proud to welcome Larry Lofgren as our newest Associate, focusing on family law and bankruptcy. GSJones Law Group is also excited to offer family law and bankruptcy clients a new Bainbridge Island location. Larry comes to us from a solo practice on Bainbridge Island. You can schedule appointments with Larry at either our main office in Port Orchard or on Bainbridge Island. With additional experience in estate planning law and real estate, he will also strengthen those teams at GSJones Law Group.

Larry remarks on his roots here, “As someone with deep family roots in Kitsap County, I am excited to join GSJones Law Group. My parents grew up in Bremerton and I was born in Tacoma.”

He looks forward to helping clients navigate the unfamiliar and challenging family court system during emotional times.  “My approach is to get into court quickly, firmly and decisively when appropriate. And yet keep in mind the long-term plans of my clients and the need for healing.”

Though Larry grew up in Illinois, he spent summers with his grandparents in Bremerton. After practicing law in Chicago for over ten years, he moved to Seattle with his family in 2003. He and his teenage son moved to Bainbridge Island in 2013.

Drawn to serving people and the public good, fluent in Spanish

Larry’s first legal job was with a public interest law organization. Upon moving to Kitsap County he quickly became active in the Kitsap Bar Association. He uses his fluent Spanish volunteering regularly with Kitsap Legal Services. He has served as a Guardian ad litem. Currently, he uses that experience to better serve clients in family court.

He and his son are active in their Bainbridge Island community. Larry’s many community activities include the local Rotary Club, the Beacon Food Forest, and Friends of Bainbridge Island Farms (board member). He and his son enjoy biking, traveling, backpacking, skiing and playing clarinet and saxophone.

David Jones Family Law Attorney

David Jones

25 years experience in Kitsap County

David Jones began practicing family law, including divorce and child custody cases in Kitsap County 25 years ago. In fact, all aspects of family law form the focus of his practice. For the last 16 years, he has worked exclusively in family law in Port Orchard. If you fear your family law case will go to trial, choose David Jones and his extensive trial experience and in-depth knowledge of how best to tailor his argument to the individual judges in the county. 

He also serves as a judge pro tem for the Kitsap County Superior Court. In this role, he puts his years of experience serving as a commissioner for settlement conferences to assist people to settle their issues.

David Jones helps people work out their differences and get on with their lives

Although David is in front of a judge an average of three days a week, in more than 90% of his cases, he helps people work out their differences and get on with their lives. He sees each case as unique and works to craft agreements that fit each distinctive situation. Whether it is necessary to litigate the case or possible to negotiate a settlement, David Jones will stand with you. He is outstanding in educating his clients on the law and coaching them through crises.  As a result, he assists you in making reasoned decisions in difficult times.

He has worked on some of the most difficult child custody issues in the county, including several trials on relocation of children. David’s own two children form a touchstone when helping people through the child custody process.

David is an active member of the Port Orchard community. He is a member of the South Kitsap Rotary and was named Rotarian of the Year in 2013-2014, as well.

David is well-regarded in the legal community. He was voted best attorney in South Kitsap in 2011 and was runner-up in 2012. He currently assists other attorneys to gain family law knowledge by teaching continuing legal education seminars in Kitsap County.

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1993
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Education

University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
J.D. – 1991
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.A. – 1987
Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

Voted Best Attorney in South Kitsap, 2011 

Past Employment Positions

Law Offices of David W. Jones, Solo Practitioner, 1993 – 2001

Larry Lofgren

Larry Lofgren

25 years providing personalized representation

Larry Lofgren has helped thousands of people get a fresh start in bankruptcy and guided many others through divorce, child custody and other family law matters. Larry speaks fluent Spanish, studying and teaching in Guatemala and Spain, and welcomes Spanish-speaking clients.

A breadth of practice, including solo practice, public interest & large law firms.

Larry’s goal as a lawyer has always been to help real people, not big institutions. He began as a public interest lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union of Chicago out of law school. Since then he worked at larger firms in Chicago and Seattle. He then opened his own small practice on Bainbridge Island prior to joining GSJones Law Group. His extensive experience in bankruptcy law includes Chapter 7, Chapter 13, business issues and litigating adversarial proceedings, including student loan discharge cases. He maintains licenses to practice law in both Washington and Illinois. In addition, he puts that goal of helping people into practice through volunteering for Kitsap Legal Services and King County Bar Association Legal Services. 

Larry will have office hours in both Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island. Call our main office at 360-876-9221 to make an appointment with him for either location.  

Born in Tacoma, the son of Bremerton natives, Larry Lofgren has deep roots in Western Washington and is delighted to be back home. Yet, he loves travel. After passing the bar exam, he spent the summer living with a Guatemalan family and studying Spanish in Quetzaltenango. Then, during his time in Chicago, he took a year off to teach English in Madrid. There he lived with Spanish and Latin American roommates. Living with them gave him deep Spanish language skills.

Larry and his teenage son live on Bainbridge Island. His many community activities include the local Rotary Club, the Beacon Food Forest, and Friends of Bainbridge Island Farms (board member). He and his son enjoy biking, traveling, backpacking, skiing and playing clarinet and saxophone.

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2003

Illinois, 1992

Education

Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL
J.D. – 1992

 

Sara, Humphries, family law, civil defense, appellate law

Sara Humphries

Sara Humphries’ practice focuses on family law, civil defense litigation and appellate law. She is especially well prepared, earning an advanced degree (LL.M.) in the areas of constitutional law, federal courts and appellate advocacy.

Practical experience and advanced coursework

Sara earned her BA from the Queens University of Charlotte in 2000, and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003. In 2011 Pennsylvania State University awarded her the LL.M. (Legum Magister) advanced law degree. She clerked with two law firms during her coursework, starting in 1998.

Since moving to Kitsap County, Sara has rapidly become a part of the community. She joined the board of Kitsap Legal Services in 2012. Recently, the Kitsap County Bar Associate awarded her their Humanitarian Award.

As a military spouse and foster parent, she adds practical experience to her family law practice.  Sara enjoys spending time with her family, singing and volunteering in her church and community. One of her community involvements is a choir that performs for the Washington Corrections Center for Women.


 

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Bar Admissions

Washington, 2005

Education

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
LL.M. – 2011

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
J.D. – 2003

Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

B.A. – 2000

Experienced Divorce Lawyers

Our divorce lawyers’ primary goal is to help you obtain the best outcome and get on with your life.

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Divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally wrenching experiences of your life. As a result, you want to make sure that your attorney has the experience and approach that you need to guide you through unfamiliar, rough waters. In their 90 years of experience, our divorce lawyers have seen it all. Most of all, they put that experience to work for you. Our primary goal is to help you reach the best outcome with the least amount of stress and emotional disturbance possible. We want you to get on with your life as easily and quickly as possible. On the other hand, we are well-prepared to handle high conflict divorces and complex property divisions.

We bring 40+ decades of guiding people through divorce.

  • Divorce and separation
  • Specialized parenting plans
  • Multistate divorce
  • Military divorce
  • Spousal maintenance/alimony
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Modifications of support or custody
  • Protection orders
  • Restraining orders
  • Property division
  • QDROs determining division of retirement accounts
  • Non-traditional dissolution of domestic partnership

Frequently asked questions

You probably have many questions about how divorce works so that you know what to expect. For a basic understanding of the process of divorce in Washington State check out our divorce faq. Knowledge is your best insurance for making good decisions.

Choose the divorce attorney that best suits you.

Our divorce lawyers work as a team, consulting one another’s expertise when necessary. To the team formed by two of our partners and an associate, we add other attorneys who are experienced in divorce but have other foci now. That means that if you have a family law emergency and your attorney is not available, there is always an experienced divorce lawyer with access to your files who can help you.

John Groseclose, personal injury, family law attorney David Jones Family Law Attorney

  • John Groseclose, Partner, also serves as a guardian ad litem, representing the interests of children.
  • David Jones, Managing Partner, has 25 years of family law experience in Kitsap County.
  • Larry Lofgren, with 25 years experience, he can meet with you at our Bainbridge Island location, as well as the main Port Orchard office

Based in Port Orchard, WA with a location on Bainbridge Island, GSJones Law Group, P.S., represents Kitsap County residents as well as clients from throughout surrounding counties and communities, including Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Silverdale, Seabeck, Belfair, Banner, Olalla, Poulsbo, Bethel, Navy Yard City, Fernwood, Purdy, Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island and surrounding areas in Mason County, and Jefferson County.

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