Linda Roubik

Attorney

(206) 624-4900  •  lroubik@wechslerbecker.com  •  vCard

“My overall philosophy is to be practical. I immediately work on getting cases settled in the most efficient manner. I maintain good relationships not only with my clients, but also with opposing counsel, mediators and judges. One of the highest compliments is when an opposing party refers me to his or her friends or family. My reputation is one of being a reasonable lawyer.”

Linda M. Roubik has been a partner at Wechsler Becker since 1992, when as a Chair of the Family Law Section of the King County Bar Association, she joined this well-reputed firm devoted exclusively to family law practice. All of the attorneys maintains a high level of involvement in professional activities.

Early on, Linda had clerked for Judge Gerard Shellan, renowned for his skill at settling family law cases in settlement conferences. She gained both an insider’s view of the courthouse, and a firm sense of the value of settling these cases.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1985

Education

  • University of Washington, Juris Doctor, 1985
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts, 1979

Professional & Community Associations

  • King County Bar Association – Board of Trustees, 1994 – 1996; Nominating Committee, 2001; Member, 1987 – present, Officer, 1989 – 1993 and Chair, 1991 – 1992, Family Law Section; Member, 1996 – present; Executive Committee, 2000 – 2003, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Member, 2003 and Co-Chair, 2004, Bench Bar Conference Committee; Judicial Conferencing Committee, 2003; Chair, Annual Dinner Committee, 1995, 1996; Unified Family Court Task Force, 1993 – 1996; Mentor, Family Law Mentor-Mentee Program, 1992 – present; Chair, Family Court Commissioner Screening Committee, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2005;  Member, 1992, 1993 and Chair, 1994, Awards Committee; King County Superior Court Bench/Bar Relations Committee, 1991 – 1992; Family Court Services Liaison Committee, 1988 – 1991; Volunteer, Legal Clinics, 1987 – 1990; Judiciary and the Courts Committee, 1987 – 1991; Judicial Appreciation Committee, 1986 – 1988.
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section; Public Trust and Confidence Committee, 2004
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section; Family Law Advocacy Institute, 1990
  • King County Superior Court Appointed Special Advocate, 1997 – present
  • Master, Family Law Settlement Conference Program, 1997 – present
  • University of Washington Law School Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, 1994 – 1997
  • Washington Women Lawyers, King County Chapter Liaison, 1987-1992; Board of Directors, 1987 – 1988

Awards & Recognitions

  • Member, Washington Law Review, 1983 – 1985
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Gerard M. Shellan, King County Superior Court, 1985 – 1986
  • Special Recognition Award, King County Superior Court, 1998
  • Random Acts of Professionalism recognition, 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • “Nuts & Bolts of Courthouse Information.” 1991
  • “Successfully Managing a Contested Divorce Case.” 1994
  • “Family Law Survival Guide.” 1994
  • “Family Law Institute.” 1995
  • “Community Property.” 1999
  • “Family Law Fundamentals.” 2004
  • “Family Law Settlement Conferences.” 2008

Publications

  • “Recovery for ‘Loss of Chance’ in a Wrongful Death Action.” 59 Washington Law Review 981 (1984)
  • “Other Modes of Resolving Disputes.” Washington Family Law Deskbook (1996 Supplement)
  • “How to Love (and Be Loved) Doing Family Law.” King County Bar Bulletin (October 2010)

Personal Activities

Linda’s interests include extensive international travel, mountain climbing and other outdoor sports, and dancing.