Caleb M. Oken-Berg is a Shareholder of the firm. Caleb’s practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce/dissolution, domestic partnership issues, complex asset divisions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, parenting plan and child support modifications, child custody (including international child custody issues and child abduction), parentage actions, and LGBT-specific legal issues. Caleb also assists families with adoption and assisted reproductive technology (ART) legal matters. Caleb routinely presents on family law topics to other practitioners, law students, and community members throughout Washington State. He is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Washington.

Caleb speaks Spanish and French, and has worked in Nicaragua, France, Ireland, and Belgium. In Nicaragua, Caleb worked directly with Spanish-speaking attorneys and clients at the Universidad Centroamericana’s legal clinic. In 2015, Caleb founded a pro bono family law legal clinic for patients and community members associated with the Sea Mar Community Health Center in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle.

Caleb is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association, King County Bar Association, and the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court in Seattle. He is also past President of Q-Law (LGBT Bar Association of Washington) and is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Family Law Institute. Caleb is the author of the “Same-Sex Dissolution Issues” chapter of the LexisNexis Washington Family Law Practice Guide. In 2016, Caleb was recognized as one of the 40 Best LGBT Lawyers under 40 in the U.S. by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Q-Law (LGBT Bar Association of Washington)
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • William L. Dwyer Inn of Court

Languages:

  • French/Français
  • Spanish/Español

Rated by Super Lawyers

Member FamilyLaw Institute

Education

Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor.

Pomona College, Bachelor of Arts.

 

Awards & Honors:

  • Recognized as Washington State SuperLawyers “Rising Star” in 2017
  • Recognized as one of the 40 Best LBGT Lawyers under 40 in the U.S. by the National LGBT Bar Association in 2016
  • Admitted to Family Law Institute (FLI) of National LGBT Bar Association in 2013
  • People on the Move – Puget Sound Business Journal – 2012
  • People on the Move – Seattle Business Magazine – 2012

Presentations

Family law from Start to Finish, Enforcing the Judgment and Contempt Proceedings, National Business Institute, Seattle, 2017.

Complex Assets in Divorce, Post-Decree Litigation, National Business Institute, Seattle, 2015.

Family Law: Advanced Issues, Unions of Same-Sex and Unmarried Couples, National Business Institute, Seattle, 2014.

Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets, Inaccurate Valuation of Assets, National Business Institute, Seattle, 2014.

Life After DOMA: Family Law Implications for Washington State, Whatcom County Bar Association CLE, Bellingham, Washington, 2013.

Marriage & Domestic Partnerships in Washington, LGBT Adoption & Alternative Reproduction Issues, LGBT Immigration and Family Law Forum, Seattle, 2012.

Financial Divorce Settlements From Start to Finish, Finding, Valuing, and Dividing Other Assets and Debts, National Business Institute, Seattle, 2011.

Publications

“Same Sex Dissolution Issues,” LexisNexis Practice Guide Washington Family Law, October 2016.

“Merged: Conversion of Washington Domestic Partnerships to Marriages and Immigration Law,” NW Lawyer, June 2014 (with Andre Olivie).

“Life in a Post-DOMA World,” NW Lawyer, October 2013 (with Elizabeth Hershman-Greven).

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