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Karim A. Hamir, Esq.

Managing Attorney

Member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2003.

With over 20 years of experience, Karim is deeply involved in managing the firm, overseeing its operations and legal affairs, and ensuring that all cases are handled with excellence and innovative methods. His expertise has been recognized with the Martindale-Hubbell Award in both 2022 and 2023. His tenure as an adjunct professor in Canada has further enhanced his legal knowledge.

Currently, he is not accepting new clients, as he focuses on guiding the firm’s strategic direction. Karim also advocates for physical fitness, reflecting the firm’s commitment to a balanced lifestyle.

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Kenneth Mark Anderson

Attorney at Law

Member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1984

With nearly four decades of experience, Kenneth Mark Anderson is a seasoned attorney, well-versed in areas such as Family Law, Wills, Probate, Estate Planning, civil and criminal matters. He contributed to justice and fairness as a member of the King County Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee and as an instructor for the Trial Advocacy Program of the Washington State Trial Lawyers. Kenneth also provided vital legal aid as the Assistant Director of the University of Washington Legal Aid Society.

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James V. Sansone

Attorney at Law

Member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2021.

James V. “Jim” Sansone is a leading family law attorney at Cowlitz Law Group PLLC, where his expertise in high-asset divorces and custody disputes has earned him a stellar reputation since his legal career began in 2006. A Cum Laude graduate from Empire College School of Law and a respected adjunct professor, Jim is known for his compassionate advocacy and a no-nonsense approach to litigation, making him a trusted ally to families in transition and a valued educator to future legal professionals.

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Jennifer Lamari


Member of the Washington State Bar Association since Jan, 2015.

Jennifer Lamari is an accomplished family lawyer specializing in Dissolution and Child Support cases. With experience as a Prosecuting Attorney, Jennifer actively contributes to inclusivity through her involvement with the WSBA Diversity Committee and the National LGBT Bar Association. Her legal expertise and dedication to promoting equality within the legal profession make her a trusted advocate for her clients and a fervent proponent of diversity and inclusion.

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Andrea Poplawski


Member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2002.

A renowned family law attorney with over 2 decades of experience. Educated at Penn State, Harvard, and Gonzaga University School of Law, she has received accolades such as the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Inlander’s Best Attorney, and the Myra Bradwell Award. She also served as a Pro Tem Judge and was a member of Board of Trustees for Northwest Justice Project as well as a prior chairperson for WSBA Character and Fitness Board.

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Jennifer Gunnell


Member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2018.

Jennifer, having served as a former Assistant Attorney General and Staff Attorney, has demonstrated her prowess within the legal fraternity. Her skills and aptitude, as showcased in both civil litigation and prosecutorial tasks, affirm her as a formidable member of this profession.

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Steve Karimi


Member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1999.

A criminal defense attorney and former King County prosecutor, he is renowned for his adept legal strategies and personalized client service. With a background that includes a Darling Foundation scholarship at Pepperdine University School of Law and experience in high-profile legal analysis in London, he expertly navigates complex criminal cases, leveraging his unique prosecutorial insights. Recognized as a “rising star” in criminal defense, he is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for his clients through meticulous preparation and comprehensive defense tactics.

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Merry A. Kogut


Member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1986.

With over 37 years of experience, she is renowned for her roles as a Small Claims Court Pro Tem Judge and a Better Business Bureau Arbitrator, delivering fair judgments. Her commitment to public welfare is highlighted in her Guardian ad Litem advocacy for minors and incapacitated adults. During her tenure as a Law Clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals, and through her work with the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Retirement Systems, she has made significant contributions to policy development and regulatory reform.



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Madilyn Lasher

Office Manager

Patricia Cagle

Patricia Cagle

Lead Senior Paralegal

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Isabela C. Ronald


Paridhi Pamecha

Paridhi Pamecha

Executive Assistant

Jayden Thompson

Jayden Thompson

Manager of Client Care

Rachel Rigolo

Rachel Rigolo


Gelani Tissera

Gelani Tissera


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Christina Hall

Christina Hall

Client Care Representative

Johana Ruz

Johana Ruz

Document Coordinator


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Our Legal Services

When searching for legal representation, it can be difficult to find an attorney who aligns with your values and goals. However, at Cowlitz Law Group PLLC, our mission is to earn the trust of our clients and become their top choice for legal representation. We believe in open and effective communication and are available to our clients through email, phone, and video conferencing. If you need our assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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New Realities Require New Thinking

Please be advised that due to the ongoing construction of our new office site at 10910 NE Fourth Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662, all meetings will be temporarily relocated to the Sky Lobby Kirkland Towers. The address for the Sky Lobby is 590 Waterfront Way #504, Vancouver, WA 98660 (Home Office). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding during this time.

Please note that this change will take effect immediately and all future meetings will be held at the Sky Lobby until further notice. We anticipate that the new site will be ready for occupancy on January 4th, 2024.

We Make House Calls

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We understand the emotional and financial toll a difficult legal battle can have on your life. So, our firm offers concierge services; we can come directly to you.

At The Cowlitz Law Group PLLC, we put your needs first. Our top priority is to protect both your well-being and your family’s.

Let us advocate for your rights. Reach out for a 30-minute consultation today. Call us to schedule an appointment and discuss your case with our attorney.

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Breaking Down Language Barriers

Our Multilingual Team is Here to Serve You!

At The Cowlitz Law Group, we pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes people from all walks of life. One of the ways that we demonstrate this commitment to diversity is by speaking several languages.

We understand that not everyone speaks the same language, and that language barriers can be a significant obstacle to communication and understanding. That’s why we have made it a priority to ensure that our website is accessible to people from different language backgrounds.

Currently, we offer support for several languages, including:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Afrikaans
  • Hindi
  • French

Whether you’re looking for information, support, or just a friendly conversation, you can count on us to provide clear and effective communication in the language that works best for you.

We believe that by speaking multiple languages, we can help to bridge cultural divides and foster greater understanding and cooperation among people from different parts of the world. We are proud to be a part of this effort, and we look forward to serving you in the language of your choice.

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