After graduating from the University of Puget Sound School of Law with High Distinction, Frank has spent the last 37 years litigating complex legal claims. He has successfully tried thousands of family law/divorce, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases. He has won million dollar claims and been successful in highly contested custody cases. He has an excellent record in the courtroom and is a skilled negotiator. Frank enjoys working on difficult cases to win the best possible results for his clients.
Frank is an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer who has dedicated his life to fighting for justice for his clients. He prides himself on taking on complex cases and formulating creative solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. Frank believes men deserve equal rights in parenting and divorce and has worked throughout his career to help men and women achieve their goals in custody and property division.
Frank is also the founder of Thunderbay Construction which has built and developed hundreds of homes and numerous commercial buildings in Thurston County. He is co-owner of Thunderbay Properties Management which owns and manages several professional office buildings in Olympia.
Frank is a Founding Member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) distinctive Eagle Program; a Presidents’ Club member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ); and a member of Million Dollar Advocates, Washington State Bar Association, Thurston County Bar Association, and King County Bar Association Family Law Section. He is admitted to practice before the: Washington State Superior, Appellate, and Supreme Courts: United State Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Western Washington District Court; and the Federal Tax Court.
When not working, Frank is an avid sailboat racer, scuba diver, skier, hiker, and traveler.
L. Jeanne Sockle
Jeanne Sockle is a principal and managing partner in Morris-Sockle, PLLC. She is a successful civil litigator who has focused her legal practice on complex litigation, primarily catastrophic injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Above all else, she is a strong client advocate, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and providing access to the civil justice system through confident, compassionate, and skilled legal representation.
Jeanne is a graduate of the Washington State Bar Association Law Clerk Program (APR6). Washington is one of the few states that continues to provide this alternative means of studying law. Rather than attending traditional law school, Ms. Sockle worked and studied as a law clerk in the law firm under the supervision of the WSBA. Before becoming an attorney, she worked for thirteen years as a paralegal and law clerk. She has the best of both forms of legal training – formal, academic education and in-the-trenches experience. Ms. Sockle’s undergraduate education includes an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor's Degree from The Evergreen State College.
Jeanne's professional associations include the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Presidents’ Club, Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Eagle member, Washington State Bar Association, Thurston County Bar Association, King County Bar Association Family Law Section.
Jeanne has served as a member and Chair of the Washington State Bar Association Law Clerk Board, as a Thurston County Family Court Child Advocate, and as a founding member of the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic.
In her leisure time, Jeanne enjoys travel and outdoor activities such walking, snorkeling, golf, yoga; and spending precious time with her family and friends.
Attorney, Family Law
Paul Posadas has litigated family law cases for close to a decade. While his experience includes all facets of divorce law, he is particularly skilled at working with high asset individuals on their custodial needs and the complex financial issues regarding their estates and business interests.
Paul approaches every case in a straightforward manner in order to achieve the most efficient results for his clients. He recognizes every client has unique circumstances and handles each case differently, but always with the client's goals in mind. He settles cases in a traditional fashion when appropriate and, when not, he is always prepared to take the case to trial.
Paul received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he participated in the Family Law Clinic representing low-income clients in the greater Chicago area. He joined Morris-Sockle, LLP in 2006. Paul draws on his expansive knowledge to help his clients navigate through the legal process and to ensure the best possible outcomes for them personally and financially when their cases are completed.
While Paul's primary practice is in Thurston County, he regularly litigates cases in Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor Counties.
Paul currently lives in Tumwater with his wife, Jacquie. He is a casual foodie and cook, speaks Tagalog, and enjoys cycling and learning new languages in his free time.