WALSTEAD MERTSCHING PS traces its beginnings to early 1925 when Howard J. Atwell (1880-1962) and Ronald Moore (1897-1968) opened an office on the second floor of the old Masonic Building in Kelso, Washington. Atwell left the firm to become a Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge in 1934, and Moore continued as a sole practitioner. Jerome R. Walstead (1913-1981) joined Moore as an associate in 1946, after serving in the Judge Advocated General Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II. After Walstead became a partner, the firm began adding additional attorneys in the ‘50s and ’60s.
Areas of Practice
WALSTEAD MERTSCHING PS has been providing exceptional legal services since 1925. Our law firm is proud to have earned an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating offered.
Attorneys At Law
While the WALSTEAD LAW FIRM offers a broad spectrum of legal services, each of the attorneys at WALSTEAD MERTSCHING PS limits his or her individual practice to specific areas of law. The result is a true general practice law firm, capable of serving the vast majority of our clients’ legal needs.
Divorce & Family Law
WALSTEAD MERTSCHING PS provides quality legal representation in the following areas of Family Law: Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage/Annulment Legal separation Custody and visitation Child support modification Parenting plan modification Paternity Parent relocation Dependency (foster care) Pre and post nuptial agreement Spousal support issue Domestic partnership Restraining order Protection order
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
If you are injured through the negligence of others or another party is responsible for your family member’s death, our attorneys will aggressively pursue full compensation for your financial and personal losses. WALSTEAD MERTSCHING PS offers a free initial consultation for persons who have been injured by another person’s negligence. We also provide representation on a contingent fee basis. If no recovery is obtained, no attorney fee will be charged.
WALSTEAD MERTSCHING PS is an AV Rated Civil Law Firm in Longview, WA established in 1925.
Longview, WA Law Offices
The firm provides exceptional legal services throughout Washington and adjoining northwest Oregon counties, with a majority of our clients located in Cowlitz, Lewis, Clark, Wahkiakum, Pacific, Clatsop and Columbia counties.
As of April 2007, our office is located at the Civic Center Professional Building, Third Floor, 1700 Hudson Street in Longview (next to the Longview Post Office) -
Our attorneys and staff look forward to serving the citizens of Southwest Washington and adjoining Oregon counties for many more years to come.
Our office is conveniently located on the
Third Floor of the
Civic Center Professional Building
1700 Hudson Street Longview, WA 98632