WSBA No. 22882
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Before law school, I played tennis! I was a ranked junior in the Intermountain region, and went to college on an athletic scholarship. Tennis enabled me to develop discipline, focus, competitiveness, determination, sportsmanship, problem-solving skills,
and a willingness to take risks. I rely on these skills every day in
running my law practice.
My greatest talent as a lawyer is my skill in communicating with clients. I can explain complex legal concepts in an understandable
way. I truly enjoy my clients, and my authenticity comes through
in the relationships I develop with them.
My career has surprised me by everything! When I graduated from
law school, I envisioned using a legal career as a platform to be
involved in politics either as a candidate, lobbyist, or a high-level
campaign strategist or staff professional. I never imagined that
I would be living in Seattle, running my own law firm, and not
even slightly interested in pursuing politics as a career. It’s fortunate that my life turned out in such an unexpectedly fun and
This makes me smile: My much-loved brown tabby cat, Roger. He’s
very amusing. I brush his teeth twice a week with a cat toothbrush and malt-flavored toothpaste, and he actually likes it.
The most rewarding part of my job is being the “captain of the ship.” I
absolutely love the freedom of running my own small business,
and wearing the dual hats of lawyer and small business owner.
Stacey L. Romberg
During my free time, I love to go to movies. I have a passion for Star
Trek, and many of the Marvel-comics based movies. My all-time
favorite movie is Rocky — it’s so inspiring!
I absolutely can’t live without chocolate, red wine, and salsa. And
Peet’s French Roast coffee.
I enjoy reading nonfiction, particularly biographies of compelling
and inspirational figures. I recently read Mandela’s Way: Lessons of Life, Love and Courage by Richard Stengel.
I care about climate change. It’s impacting people and wildlife,
right now, through weather extremes and fire hazards. That’s
one reason why I run my law firm virtually, to minimize paper
and car trips. It’s a way to be a part of the solution rather than
contribute to the problem.
I give back to my community by serving on the Board of Directors
of Tennis Outreach Programs. We operate a nonprofit tennis facility in Kirkland, the Eastside Tennis Center, which introduces
many children to tennis on a reduced fee or no-fee basis. Our
mission is to “empower youth for lifetime success through tennis, education, fitness and character development regardless of
My first car was a Chevrolet Sprint, affectionately known as the
“Urban Warrior.” I remember graduating from law school in Idaho, passing the bar, packing everything I owned into that two-door Chevrolet Sprint, and driving cross country to my new job
with the U. S. Senate in Washington, D.C. I still only drive manual
cars — automatic transmission is for wimps!
If I could get free tickets to any event, it would be Centre Court, Wimbledon, men’s final, a Nadal–Federer rematch. Front row seats.
Strawberries and cream. I can see it now…
If I have learned one thing in life, it is to put first things first. Even if
I’m completely swamped, and can’t imagine how I can make time
for a workout, I work out any way. I always make sure to sleep, eat
salads, and drink water. I won’t be effective for my clients unless
I’m taking good care of myself.
Law Schools: University of Idaho,
Georgetown University Law Center
My name is Stacey Romberg and I have practiced law for over 25 years.
My North Seattle law firm focuses on business law, estate planning, and
probate. I am a frequent speaker at continuing legal education courses,
for radio broadcasts, live webinars, and for a variety of organizations. In
my spare time, I enjoy serving on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit
Tennis Outreach Programs, helping youth build a foundation for lifetime
achievement through tennis, education, and character development.