Attorney Margaret Brost

Margaret Brost

Ms. Brost started her professional career in nursing, and continued to military social work before her 10 year management career. She has worked as a family counselor, drug/alcohol specialist, Guardian ad Litem, line and staff manager, and more recently as a business and professional coach. With over 20 years of experience as a family law attorney, she is an experienced litigator of cases involving significant assets and/or serious allegations of abuse. Ms. Brost has successfully appealed cases to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Washington. She utilizes her broad base of knowledge and experience to obtain successful outcomes for her clients and their families.

"As a professional, I want to help you get the best results possible, so you can move forward in your life. As a mother, I care about your children, even when you are too angry or hurt to keep them foremost in your mind. As a person, I love it when you call or write long after your case ends to tell me that your life is full and that your are happy."


  • Washington, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1992
  • Chehalis Tribal Court, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1995


  • The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, 2010
    Graduate School Certificate in Professional and Executive Coaching
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington, 1990
  • University of Southern Colorado, 1982
    Major: Computer Science
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1976
    M.S. Ed. Major: Counseling
  • Nazareth College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1974
    B.A. Major: Behavioral Science

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1990

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • United Way of Thurston County, Board Member, 2012 - present
  • American Bar Association, 1991 - present
  • Phi Delta Phi, 1990 - present
  • Thurston County Bar Association, 1991 - present
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1990 - present
  • Washington Women's Lawyers, 1998 - present
  • YMCA Mock Trial Volunteer, 2005 - 2010
  • Pro Bono Awards - 2003, 2008 - 2011
  • Stop The Violence, 1996 - 1998
  • Monarch Children’s Center, 1995 - 1997
  • Harlequin Productions, 1993 - 2003
  • Extended Hand (Romanian Orphan Relief & Adoption), 1991 - 1994

Languages Spoken:

  • German

What people say about Brost Law

Choosing Margaret to represent me during my divorce and custody case was the best decision i have made. :-) Margaret cares about her clients, she always gave me good advise and was available when needed. Her office staff is great too...I will definitively continue to recommend Margaret to my friends and fam.

I originally found Margaret Brost through Joint Base Lewis-McChord legal services (JAG) as a recommended civilian attorney in 2009. Margaret has represented me several times since in family law issues. I will never use another attorney for family law unless she retires.

Margaret is extremely skillful; each time she represented me I was able to maintain excellent protections for my child and myself in the final legal documents. She is a powerful negotiator and has an outstanding knowledge of the law. Further she has an excellent network within the family law field ranging from counselors, guardian ad litems etc.

...our 3 former attorneys seemed to have gone out of their way to disprove their own claims of caring for our needs. Not Margaret (and her staff), they are committed to the needs and emotions of our family during the difficult process that lies in front of us. We always walked away feeling relieved.

Ms. Brost was not only there for me as an attorney, but also as someone who understood what I was suffering personally with my divorce and her compassion was invaluable. Above all she was a creative problem-solver focused on positive results who demonstrated strong personal and professional character as well as an ethical framework not typically associated with attorney stereotypes. Ms. Brost is a good listener, a gifted communicator and met me at my level in terms of helping me to understand options and make informed decisions...I would recommend Ms. Brost without hesitation to anyone!!