John W. Kydd
John Kydd has practiced family law for his entire career.
John received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington and his law degree from Seattle University School of Law. John began his Seattle practice with Halverson and Strong, then at Strong and Kydd, then at Helsell Fetterman before founding his own practice in 2003.
“As an MSW, I am interested in combining advocacy with insight to enhance my client’s capacity to deal with their spouse and to help them find a better path for their future. I’ve long been interested in helping children and their parents recover from trauma. This work led me to work with practitioners worldwide, as well as with the World Health Organization and the UN allowing me to ‘bring home’ new ideas to my work here.”
John is a past president of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and a recipient of the Seattle King County Bar Association’s President’s Award and co-author of the book Divorce in Washington: A Humane Approach. His other interests include gardening, hiking, biking, cooking, research, and writing.