Shayna Israel’s practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce/dissolution, domestic partnership issues, parenting plan and child support modifications, child custody, parentage actions and adoption. Prior to joining Skellenger Bender, Shayna served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mary I. Yu of the King County Superior Court.

While in law school at the University of Washington School of Law, Shayna focused on family law and estate planning, drafted the pro se Second Parent Adoption packet available through QLaw (the LGBT Bar Association of Washington), and participated in the law school’s Mediation Clinic.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Q-Law (LGBT Bar Association of Washington)


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University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor.

Western Washington University, Bachelor of Arts.

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