About Lauber Dancey, PLLC

We want to help you through this process

Two attorneys, Ashley Lauber and Delaina Dancey started Lauber Dancey with a vision: two whip smart women attorneys who would take the time to listen to clients with compassion and understanding, expertly guiding them through complicated legal labyrinths. We have helped hundreds of clients and appreciate all the unexpected circumstances that folks face in their lives. With over 25 combined years of legal experience, we are committed to helping you overcome your financial difficulties and get you on solid ground.

As a Lauber Dancey client, you will receive exceptional judgment-free advocacy from an attorney who is truly invested in helping you recover peace and stability in your financial life. The attorneys of Lauber Dancey are Northwest natives, serving all of western Washington, with our home office in downtown Everett. We believe in providing access to justice, and are dedicated to flexible appointment times, as well as home-visits for individuals struggling with physical challenges.

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Our Legal Team

Ashley Lauber

Ashley Lauber

Partner

Ms. Lauber graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a strong commitment to serving social justice and the public interest. During school, she participated in the Ronald Peterson Law Clinic’s Predatory Lending program where she assisted homeowners in fighting banks to keep their homes during the economic downturn. She also volunteered with Multifaith Works, a community organization dedicated to the de-stimatization and support of individuals living with HIV and AIDS. After graduation, Ms. Lauber was hired by a downtown Seattle firm where she learned bankruptcy law and met Ms. Dancey and saw the potential for important advocacy in debt relief services for folks struggling to find their financial stability.

Now, an experienced debt negotiator, and bankruptcy practitioner, Ms. Lauber believes deeply in resolving issues of access to legal services and is proud to provide low-bono and sliding scale services through the firm. The Lauber Dancey firm is positioned to give you the most compassionate advocacy in the attorney marketplace.

Bar Number: 44099
Washington, 2011
Seattle University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2011

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Delaina Dancey

Partner

Ms. Dancey has been an advocate for clients for more than 20 years. She is licensed to practice in both Washington and Georgia. Her experience includes family law, bankruptcy law, traffic citations and arbitration. Ms. Dancey focuses her practice on discovering the needs of her clients and working with them to craft a plan to resolve their case quickly and affordably. She has experience arguing before the court at trial, negotiating with bankruptcy Trustees, and working with banks, credit card companies, auto finance companies, utilities and other creditors. She is a strong advocate for her clients. Her goal is a successful resolution of her client’s cases and she works tirelessly on their behalf.

Ms. Dancey graduated from Washington State University and studied law at Seattle University. She has a military family background and has lived in many unique locales including Adak, Alaska, and Reykjavik, Iceland. She is an accomplished SCUBA diver in both cold and tropical waters. She is married to a local high-tech entrepreneur and has one daughter.

Bar Number: 23817
Washington, 1994
Seattle University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1994

Jaclyn Bray

of Counsel

Jaclyn Bray’s practice primarily focuses on family law, probate and trust administration, and estate planning. Jacki is an experienced attorney who works hard to achieve the best results possible for her clients. She is known for providing compassionate support to her clients while tirelessly advocating for them both inside and outside the courtroom. Jacki listens carefully to each client’s needs, takes the time to develop and maintain a close relationship with them, and works with them to set realistic goals and to guide them through the often daunting legal process. This approach has allowed Jacki to obtain advantageous results for her clients.

Jacki received her undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, her law degree from Seattle University, and has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2006. Prior to Lauber Dancey, Jacki spent 10 years practicing law at a downtown Seattle firm. When not practicing law, Jacki enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Tim Lechner

of Counsel

Tim Lechner is a Washington native, born and raised in Seattle and is a third generation attorney, following his father, Robert Lechner and grandfather, Lloyd Savage in the practice of law. Tim graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in economics in 1983 and received his JD in 1986 from Willamette University College of Law, in Salem Oregon.

Following law school, Tim worked with his father in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle in a small general law practice. Tim’s practice focused on family law, estate planning and probate, guardianship, representing small businesses in a range of areas, and the general practice of law. Following his father’s retirement, Tim continued with a solo law practice.

Tim joined Lauber Dancey of counsel in 2017 and primarily practices in family law. Tim’s philosophy in handling a client’s dissolution or issues relating to their children is to attempt to minimize the adversarial nature of such cases to work towards meeting his client’s goals by mutual agreement when possible, but when called upon, he’s ready, willing and able to take a more aggressive, litigious approach to get his client’s the best possible results for their case.

Jillian Kerbacher

of Counsel

Jillian grew up in Texas and Pennsylvania but with roots in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas with a double major in German and International Relations. Following graduation, she volunteered for a state computer education program serving adults in rural Texas. After making the move to Seattle, Jillian attended law school at Seattle University School of Law. While there, she worked in the Ronald Peterson Law Clinic’s International Human Rights Clinic and Youth Advocacy Clinic. Since receiving her Juris Doctor, she regularly volunteers with the King County Housing Justice Project, helping low-income tenants facing eviction. Jillian advises clients regarding landlord-tenant disputes, contract disputes, debt negotiations and dissolutions. Apart from practicing law, Jillian spends her time with her family and friends as well as hiking and bouldering.

Daniela Lazar

of Counsel

Daniela Lazar received her Juris Doctor Degree from University of Bucharest, School of Law in 1999. She has been a practicing attorney in her native Romania for 7 years before moving with her family to the United States of America in 2006.

In the US, Daniela earned a Paralegal Certificate and LLM Degree from University of Washington and joined Lauber and Dancey in 2020 as of counsel. Her main focus is on family law, representing clients in King and Pierce counties. She handles all aspects of a divorce, including spousal support and division of assets and debts, parenting plans, and child support issues. She is not only an attorney but a counselor for her clients, tailoring her approach to their cases based on the clients’ individual needs. In her spare time, Daniela enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the great outdoors.


Hanna Hunt

Paralegal

Hanna grew up in Texas but with roots in the Pacific Northwest. She has worked in a variety of fields and brings many different skills to our team. She is a valued member of our office and likely the first person you will speak with when contacting Lauber Dancey. Outside of the office you will likely find Hanna playing with her dog Benji and spending time with her family.

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