Practice Emphases

Complex Divorce, Relocation, UCCJEA Issues

Professional Experience

Deanna practices in all areas of family law and is known for being a passionate and zealous advocate for her clients. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Deanna appreciates the opportunity to serve clients in the region and specifically in Southwest Washington. Her goal is to provide all clients with individualized and personal representation, while working hard to protect their interests. Deanna’s clients appreciate her straightforward yet sensitive approach, her humor and kindness even in times of struggle, and her undying tenacity in working toward the best possible outcome. Prior to joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Deanna practiced family law at a small firm in Lake Oswego, Oregon. While completing her education, Deanna clerked for a civil litigation firm in Seattle and for a general practitioner in Spokane.


Clackamas High School
Clackamas, OR

University of Washington
Seattle, WA · B.A.

Gonzaga University School of Law
Spokane, WA · J.D.

Professional Activities

Deanna is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar Association. She is a member of local groups such as, the Clark County Bar Association (and Clark County Family Law Section). Deanna volunteers monthly at the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, providing pro bono legal assistance to the community. She is currently a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Community Activities

Deanna was a member of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Washington and is active as an alumna. She frequently volunteers on local, state, and national political campaigns and enjoys organizing political events and walking door-to-door canvassing for votes. In law school, Deanna volunteered at the YWCA. In recent years Deanna has acted as a judge for local high school mock trial competitions and has been involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Columbia Northwest.



Deanna is a fanatic supporter of University of Washington athletics, namely Husky football and basketball. She is also a huge Seahawks fan.  In her free time, Deanna enjoys wine and beer tasting, playing board games like Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit, enjoying movies or concerts, and hanging out with her dog, Rocky. Being a true native of the Northwest, Deanna loves everything the Vancouver/Portland area has to offer and is a proud Blazers fan.