James Wriston

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Attorney Frederick N. Schroeder.

Practice Emphasis

High Asset Divorce, Complex Divorce, Custody

Professional Experience

James is passionate about finding solutions for his clients. He is experienced in navigating the array of issues in family law cases. Having a successful career in business prior to becoming a lawyer, James has a strong foundation in financial matters and negotiating settlements.  He has helped his clients with everything from complex custody battles to negotiating settlements for high-asset cases involving business and real estate.

James focuses on the client’s perspective and brings to his work, empathy and understanding to extremely difficult situations. He prepares his clients for the range of outcomes and develops a case strategy that reduces uncertainty and promotes efficient resolution to the case.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, CA – J.D.

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR – B.S. Business Administration

Academy of the Pacific High School

Honolulu, HI

Professional Activities

James is an active member of the Washington State Bar, the Washington State Bar Business Law Section, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section.

Community Involvement

James regularly volunteers and the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program by helping underserved clients with family law matters.

 Awards and Achievements

Attorney Volunteer of the Month for the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, November 2019.


James enjoys competitive sailing, tinkering with anything on wheels, and mountain biking. James competes regularly in local and national sailing regattas. When at home, he almost always has a project going on, whether it’s regular car maintenance, rebuilding a dune buggy, or renovating his home in Ridgefield, Washington.