Joel C. Odimba, Jr. is an associate attorney in the Seattle office of HWS Law Group ,who is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Washington.
Prior to joining HWS Law Group , LLP, Joel gained valuable and extensive civil litigation experience as a Family Law Attorney at a reputable Seattle family law firm. Joel represented clients facing various issues including divorce/dissolution, domestic partnerships, domestic violence, complex asset divisions, international child abduction, child custody, child support, parentage, assisted reproduction, and LGBTQ+ specific legal issues. He prides himself on establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with opposing counsel which, in turn, results in favorable outcomes for his clients.
Joel received his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law, where he was a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. Before law school, Joel attended Gonzaga University, where he majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology. In his free time, the Gonzaga Alum obsesses over Zag basketball.
Memberships & Affiliations:
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Loren Miller Bar Association
Q-Law, LGBT Bar Association of Washington
Family Law CASA (Board Member)
J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2016
B.A., Criminal Justice, Gonzaga University, 2013
Awards & Honors:
Recognized as a Washington State Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” since 2020
Washington State Supreme Court Pro Bono Pubilco Honor Roll in 2018 and 2019
Hot Topics in LGBTQ Law, Updates to the Uniform Parentage Act and the Impact for LGBTQ Relationships, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, December 2019.
“Raising Children and the New Family Law,” Sexual Orientation and the Law (2018-2019 ed.), October 2018.
“How to Become a Legal Parent in Washington” Legal Voice Family Law Publication, June 2018.