Mr. Showrai limits himself to the areas of family law, real property, and acting as a mediator and arbitrator to resolve family and real proprty disputes. Mr. Showrai has represented people from places such as Australia, Bali, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, as well as most of the various states within the United States. With 12 years an immigraiton law practitioner, he is sensitive to the special needs of immigrant clients and clients married to immigrants.
In Washington state court matters, such as family law and real property law, Mr. Showrai currently represents clients in cases taking place in Clallam, Clark, Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom Counties. Thanks to the marvels of wireless technology, laptop computers, and cellular telephones, and our central location in downtown Seattle, Mr. Showrai is able to serve clients with cases ongoing in this wide array of counties.
He has had success in complicated and difficult cases. Here are some examples:
In a commercial lease matter, he negotiated a restructuring of a lease agreement for a commercial client so that even though the client was $90,000 in arrears, the landlord was persuaded to allow the tenant to continue in possession of the property.
In a family law matter, after unsuccessfully attempting to settle a case in which a custodial mother wanted to move from Clallam County to King County, Mr. Showrai went to trial and won the case, so that the custodial parent had the right to relocate with her two children to King County. The case was made complicated by the custodial parent’s remarriage within months of divorce, and by numerous allegations of domestic violence, neglect, as well as financial improprieties.
Mr. Showrai is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association’s Family Law Section, a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Law Section, and a former member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He is also a member of the bar of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He earned a B.A. in 1997 from UCLA and he received his J.D. in 2003 from Western State University College of Law (“WSU”), in Fullerton, California, where he was admitted on an academic scholarship.
In law school, he had numerous accomplishments, including being one of nine students chosen to work as a Certified Law Student in the WSU Legal Clinic. As a Certified Law Student, Mr. Showrai had a limited license from the California Bar Association to act as an attorney for his clients at the Legal Clinic under the supervision of the Legal Clinic's faculty advisor. His clients at the WSU Legal Clinic had needs ranging from obtaining dissolutions of marriage, to obtaining domestic violence restraining orders, and even pursuing a breach of contract claim brought against the Ford Motor Company.
During law school. Mr. Showrai was regularly on the Dean's List, or the Dean's Honor List, which is granted to those who maintain a high grade point average. He was also a three time winner of The Witkin Award for academic excellence which is granted to the student with the highest grade in each academic subject. Mr. Showrai won for International Law, Negotiations, and Environmental Law.
In law school, Mr. Showrai served as a judicial extern for California Appellate Court Justice Edward J. Wallin (ret.) at Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS). While clerking for Justice Wallin, Mr. Showrai aided Justice Wallin in mediating cases ranging from $120,000,000.00 corporate litigation, to multimillion dollar wrongful death claims, and the mediation of labor and management conflicts.