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Gary R Stenzel's Curriculum Vitae




Education:       -     Cleveland High School, Portland, Oregon 1966 – HS Diploma
Brigham Young University, Hawaii campus, Laie, HI – 1967-1972
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 1972 – BS in Psych Dean’s List
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 1978 – Completed work on Master’s in Family Relations/Child Psychology
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 1982-1986 – Juris Doctorate

Employment:   -     1970 – 1972 Straub Hospital, Honolulu, HI; Emergency room clerk/receptionist
1973 – 1976 Providence Hospital Psychiatric Unit, Portland, OR; Mental Health Therapist
1976 – 1978 Brigham Young University Instructor Child Psychology/Family Relations & Research Assistant
1978 – 1979 University of Wisconsin Instructor Psychology/Family Relations
1979 – 1981 Lincoln County Center for Children as Family Therapist – Oregon
1982 – 1985 Deaconess Hospital Care Unit as Psychiatric/Addiction Therapist

Legal Employment:   -    1985 – 1987: Evans, Craven & Lackie PS -  Family Law Intern then Associate
1987 – 1993: Underwood, Campbell, Brock & Cerutti PS; Family Law Associate
1993 – 1995: Underwood, Campbell, Brock & Cerutti PS Principle Partner over all domestic & community law litigation matters
1995 – 2003: Principle owner and Partner of Stenzel & Price Attorneys at Law, with Michael P. Price [who was appointed Spokane Superior Court Judge 2003]
2003 – Present: Principle owner Stenzel Law office dba – Stenzel Law Office.

Volunteer:       -     1968 – 1970 LDS Missionary North Carolina / Virginia
1977 – President BYU Family Graduate Students Association
1998 – 2005 Boy Scouts Eagle Counsel Spokane Valley, WA.
1979 – 1981 LDS Bishopric Newport, Oregon Congregation
1987 – Award from Bar for Pro Bono cases
1968 – 2019 several church volunteer positions
2011 – 2017 Valley LDS Church financial clerk
2017 – present – Church employment specialist

Awards:          -     Stenzel & Price Attorneys at Law, “Top Family Law Firm” rated by Fairchild AFB News, “Connections” 1996 to 2000
Martindale Hubbell Superior Rating since 1990 to date
Martindale Hubbell 2013 Client Distinction Award (Client rating 4.5 – 5 stars) top 5%
Martindale Hubbell 2015 Client Distinction Award (Client rating 4.5 -5 stars) top 5%
2016 Named One of the Top Lawyers in Washington State as listed in the Legal Network for ethical & professional excellence
2016 Named to Top 10% of American Attorneys as one of the America’s Most Honored Professionals by the American Registry
2017 Named One of the Top Lawyers in Washington State as listed in the Legal Network for ethical & professional excellence – second year
2017 Named Top Attorney in Family Law in Spokane by Spokane Magazine
2016 & 2017 AVVO 10/10 rating by clients
2017 Top Family Law Attorney – Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine
2018 Top Family Law Attorney – Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine

Legal Volunteer Work:              -     Lynden Cup Moot Court Chief Judge for Law Student comp 1999 through 2012
Pro Bono attorney of the year Spokane Bar Association
1996 Peoples Law School, Gonzaga University Law School
250 Pro Bono hours on one case 2008 – 2014 (In re CMF)


Legal Certifications & Licenses:     -     Rule 9 Legal Intern Washington State Bar Association 1985 – 1986
Washington State Bar Association since 1987
Certified License to Practice United States District Court 1988
Certified License to Practice United States Bankruptcy Court 1988
Pro Hac Vice License to Practice Oregon Circuit Courts 1998
Orig. member of the Spokane Superior Court GAL committee (assisted in the development of rules & standards for guardian ad litems)
Orig. member of the Spokane County Court Parenting Training Committee (assistin the developing rules & standards for parenting seminars)
Certified Mediation Training Dispute Resolution Center, Spokane, WA
Mediator for Spokane County Volunteer Week with 100% settlement record
Guest Instructor/panelist Gonzaga University Law School, various opportunities
Certified Guardian Ad Litem RCW 26 matters
Court Expert in area of Washington Family Law – Division III Court of Appeals
Spokane County Bar – Family Law Mediator list

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Instructor:    -    1995 WSBA Family Law Midyear Instructor – Guide to COBRA laws
  2000 WSBA Family Law Midyear Instructor – Ethics in Family Law
  2004 NBI CLE Handling WA Divorce Cases Start to Finish – Instructor
  2004 NBI Complex Issues in Divorce for the WA Practitioner – Instructor
  2005 NBI Getting the Best Financial Settlement for Your Divorce Client in WA-          
  2006 SCBA/WSBA Year End Potpourri – Instructor
  2008 NBI Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes during Divorces – Instructor
  2008 Gonzaga Law School “Ethical Issues in Representing Family Law Clients” - Instructor
  2009 NBI Family Law A to Z – Instructor
  2009 Lexvid Service -    Discovery in Family Law – Video Instructor
  Mediation Success in Custodial Cases – Video  Instructor
  Estate Planning & Divorce – Video Instructor
  2010 NBI Handling Valuation Issues in Divorce – Instructor
  2012 NBI Evidence & Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case   
  2013 Family Law Litigator’s Point of View – Special DCS/AG CLE Tacoma, WA – Guest Speaker/Instructor
  2014 Serving up Family Law – Report of recent appeals cases – Speaker/Instructor
  2015 End of the Year Family law CLE – Synopsis of new appeal decisions – Speaker/Instructor
  2016 Fall – NBI CLE: Finding Hidden Income & Assets in Divorce cases –  Speaker/Instructor

Cases; Pub.:       In re Marriage of Moore, 993 P.2d 271, 99 Wn.App. 144 (Div. 3, 1999)
                             In re Marriage of Moore, 43 P.3d 20, 145 Wn.2d 1036 (Wash. 2002)
                             In re Combs, 19 P.3d 469, 105 Wn.App. 168 (Wash.App. Div. 3 2001)
                             In re Marriage of France. Unpublished re: Affidavit of Bias issues (2003)
                             In re Custody of Shields, 84 P.3d 905, 120 Wn.App. 108 (Div. 3, 2004)
                             In re Custody of Shields, 157 Wn.2d 126 (Wash. 2006) Overturned lower court
                             In re Bays, 413 B.R. 866 (Bkrtcy.E.D.Wash. 2009)
                             In re Long and Fregeau, 244 P.3d 26, 158 Wn.App.919 (Div. 3, 2010)
                             In re Custody of S.C.D-L., 243 P3d 918, 170 Wn.2d 513 (Wash. 2010)
                             Petrolino v County of Spokane, CV-07-228-FVS (2010)
                             Scheib v Crosby, 249 P.3d 184, 160 Wn.App. 345 (Wash.App. Div. 3 2011)
                             In re Marriage of Bowen, 279 P.3d 885, 168 Wn.App. 581 (Div. 3, 2012)
                             In re Matter of J.E. Shelly Finch et ux v. R. Maling, directed decision (2012)
                             Simpson v. Fairfax, 286 P.3d 55 (Wash.App. Div. 3 2012)
                             In re Parentage of C.M.F., 179 Wn.2d 411 (2013) Overturned Div. 3
                             In re Parenting Plan of Hall, 339 P.3d 178 (Wash.App. Div. 3 2014)
                             In re Estate of Herrin, 3205-1-III Div. 3 Court of Appeals of Wash.
                             In re Custody of S.R., 334 P.3d 1190 (Wash.App. Div. 3 2014)
                             In re Lambert v. Moehlman, 32441-9-III (Dec 2015)
                             In re Parentage of ELC, Cromer v. Thorn 32585-7-III (Dec 2015)
                             In re ALD 363 P.3d 604, 191 Wn.App. 474 (Wash.App. Div. 3 2015)
                             In re Marriage of Cook, 33243-8-III (Wash.App. Div. 3 2016)
                             In re Marriage of Welsh, 34392-8-III (Wash.App. Div 3 2017)
                             In re Marriage of Ruddick, 35416-4-III (Wash.App. Div 3 2018)
                             Stenzel & Banks, Defunct Marriage: Its possible application in Idaho Divorce law. Idaho Law Review Vol 30, No. 4 (1994)

                                                           

Licensures & Pro Hac Vice Courts       -       Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals
                             Eastern Washington US Federal Court
                             Eastern Washington US Federal Bankruptcy Court
                             Washington State Supreme Court
                             Washington State Court of Appeals
                             Spokane County Superior Court
                             Spokane Juvenile Superior Court of Washington
                             Spokane County District Court
                             Spokane County Municipal Court
                             Spokane County Administrative Variance Court
                             Washington State Administrative Courts
                             Washington State Administrative Court of Appeals
                             Stevens County Superior Court
                             Ferry County Superior Court
                             Benton County Superior Court
                             Franklin County Superior Court
                             Chelan County Superior Court
                             Asotin County Superior Court
                             Grant County Superior Court
                             Douglas County Superior Court
                             Okanogan County Superior Court
                             Pend Orielle County Superior Court
                             Whitman County Superior Court
                             Lincoln County Superior Court
                             King County Superior Court
                             (And other Superior Courts of Washington)                         
                             Crook County Circuit Court Oregon (Pro Hac Vice)
                             Oregon Court of Appeals (Pro Hac Vice)
                             Idaho Supreme Court (As rule 9 Intern – Pro Hac Vice)
                             Spokane County Bar Association Mediator’s list