Peter W. Mogren was born in Seattle, Washington, May 20, 1955; admitted to Washington bar, 1981; also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. Employed at Mogren, Glessner & Ahrens, P.S. since 1980, and the managing partner of the firm since 1987. His practice emphasizes the areas of family law (divorce), wills and probate.
Peter grew up in south Seattle (Burien), attended the Highline Public Schools (Glacier High School), and as a child was on the J.P. Patches, Stan Boreson and Captain Puget local television shows. Peter is an elder in his church and enjoyed working with the youth group. He also enjoys skiing (both water and snow) and running. He is happily married and has two daughters who just graduated from college.
Peter enjoys running for fun. He completed his first marathon at the 2018 Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon, where he finished 3rd in his age category, qualified for the Boston Marathon, ran under 4 hours, and raised over $5,000 for clean water for child as part of Team World Vision. He was 1st in his age category in the 2015 and 2016 Auburn-Riverside Cross Country Beat the Raven 5K, and won the 2014 Dyck Adoption Fun Run. He was 2nd in his age division (20th overall) in the 2017 World Vision Seattle Global 6K for Water (1st in age division in 2018), he was 1st in age division in the 2010 and 2014 Ballard Leif to Leif 5K Run (making him unofficially the “fastest old man in Ballard”), 3rd in age division in the 2010 and 2016 Kent Cornucopia Days 5K Run. He won the 2016 Diamond Point Dash. Ran the Seafair Torchlight 8K Run (6th in age division in 2010, 3rd in age division in 2011, 5th in age division in 2012, 4th in age division in 2013, 10th in age division in 2014, 4th in age division in 2015). Finished his first half-marathon (13.1 miles) together with his daughter in the 2010 Labor Day Half Marathon in Woodinville, ran the 2010 Columbia Gorge Half Marathon (2nd in age category), ran the 2013 Labor Day Half Marathon (10th in age category), and ran the 2017 Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon (5th in age category) where he raised money for World Vision to provide clean water for children in Africa. Kent Christmas Rush 5K (6th in age division in 2009, 3rd in age division in both 2008 and 2011), and 10K (7th in age division in 2006, 13th in age division in 2007, 6th in age division in 2010, 4th in age division in 2012, 5th in age division in 2013), King County Young Lawyer Bar Association 5K (7th overall in 2013 and 8th overall in 2014).
- Member, Washington State Bar Association
- Diamond Member, King County Bar Association
- Member, King County Bar Family Law Section
- Member, DRAW (Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington)
- Member, South King County Bar Association
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
- The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
- J.D. – University of Oregon (1981) – Go Ducks!
- B.A. – Seattle Pacific University (1977) – Go Falcons!
- Glacier High School – Go Grizzlies!
- Ongoing Continuing Education Classes
I have offered compassionate care for my clients for over 30 years. I will attempt to help you navigate through this extremely difficult time of your life. I educate my clients about a subject (the law) which they usually have no prior knowledge, so that they can make informed decisions about their future. I believe that there is no such thing as a dumb question. When I don’t understand something about my car, I usually ask my mechanic. That does not mean I am dumb, it means I have the need to understand and I am asking the person who has the knowledge and can help me. My desire is to be able to help you.
- 2015 The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
- Over 30 years experience
- King County Volunteer Settlement Conference Master
- Avvo Top Contributor, 2016
- Avvo Superb rating
- Martindale-Hubble Client Distinction Award
- Kent City Jail – Volunteer Church Services
- Written a Washington Family Law Caselaw Outline
- Develops & Maintains Firms Web Site
- CLC Referral Attorney
Below are answers to public questions that Peter Mogren has given on the Avvo web site.
35 Years of Service
American Registry Most Honored Professional 2016
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubble Distinguished 2016
…thoroughness, integrity, and quick responses…
Hi, Peter! I guess we’re all finished, right? Thank you so much for all your help! I certainly couldn’t have done it without you. I appreciate your thoroughness, integrity, and quick responses. I know you could have charged me a lot more than you did. Thanks again for everything–Marcia.
– Marcia, February 2016
…unbelievably reasonable rates…
Dear Peter – Thank you so much for all your help! I greatly appreciate your efficient expertise, not to mention the unbelievably easonable rates for your first-class services.
– Marcia, August 2015
I can’t thank you enough…
Peter, I can’t thank you enough for the kind & patient way you walked me through this difficult journey… From bringing out your tissue box each time I’d get emotional, to your ability to take the fears out of my ex’s threats with facts and your smile (a dismissive one!) you truly helped me … in the most comforting ways I could imagine. Thank you & God bless!
– Celinda, April 2014
…thank you, from the bottom of my heart!!!
Peter, This is wonderful. I don’t know what else to say but thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart !!!!
– Kerri, June 2013
Thank – you!
Peter … Thank – you! Your heart rocks
– Janet, May 2013
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