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undefinedAmy Carei, Attorney at Law

Tacoma Lawyer

Born: Seattle, WA

Family: Amy lives in Hilltop with her spouse of 20 years, her 3 children, and their many pets- including her elderly St. Bernard, Lily Pig. She spends her time remodeling her 1890’s craftsman house, restoring old-school Toyota hatchbacks, and hiking and gardening with her kids.

Practice Areas

All areas of family law including:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Interstate Custody Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Military Divorce
  • Modifications
  • Paternity and Parentage Actions
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Protection Orders
  • Restraining Orders
  • Relocations
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Third-Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorces


A fifth-generation Washingtonian, Amy was born into a blue-collar family of railroaders, auto mechanics, Boeing machinists, and military service members. She is the first person in her extended family to go to college, let alone go on to law school. Raised by a single mother with very limited means, Amy gets first-hand the importance of family and the value of a dollar, neither of which she takes for granted in her law practice. She believes that receiving an advanced education means she now owes the world something and she strives to use her degree to help people who really need it.

Amy focuses on achieving lasting stability and success for her clients’ situations and will often advise foregoing easier, short-term “wins” in order to maximize long-term solutions. But make no mistake, Amy is not afraid of a fight; while it is true that she is often settlement-focused, she will stand up for and fight for what is right.

Amy thinks the best legal outcomes happen when there is a true collaboration, where she is the authority on the law and you are the authority on your life. So, while she will always be honest and ethical and work hard to help you solve your legal problems, she will never work harder than you do. She’s a lawyer, not a fairy godmother- if you are not prepared to work hard for your future, then don’t expect her to pull off a magical happy-ending for you. But if you come ready to work toward a better future for your family and for yourself, Amy will work hard every step of the way to achieve your legal goals.

Amy worked in foreclosure defense for Northwest Justice Project during law school. Once graduated, she’s practiced almost exclusively in family law, specializing in high-lethality domestic violence cases before ultimately coming to work at Groves Law Offices.

“I thought I’d never work for a private firm, but Groves Law Offices is a unique place; it’s full of real, plain-speaking people trying to live good lives, raise good families, and do right by their clients. No one in this firm will bullshit you or nickel-and-dime you. That being said, be prepared; because no one in this firm will put up with bullshit from you or get taken for a ride, either. With Groves Law Offices, honesty and respect will only ever go both ways.”

Amy prides herself on being a genuine, honest, approachable person first and a lawyer second. She takes the time to understand what’s going on for you and has a knack for explaining complicated legal processes in plain English. Amy is a long-term thinker and a long-range planner and she prides herself on coming up with creative solutions to many of life’s problems.

“If you are looking to severely punish someone through the law, I am not the lawyer for you and please pass me by; there are plenty of pit bulls out there for the hiring. If you are looking to achieve your legal goals with the least amount of time and expense so you can put a difficult time behind you and move forward with your life, I most certainly want to help you do just that.”


  • J.D., Seattle University, 2013
  • B.A. in Sociology, Pacific Lutheran University, 2000

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State, 2013

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
    Member Since: 2014
  • Tacoma Bar Association
    Member Since: 2017

Groves Law Offices has the ability and experience to handle any type of Washington family law matter and is dedicated to providing affordable legal representation.

For a free consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys in Tacoma, please contact our office today at (253) 210-2008.

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