Michael J. Pratum

Michael J. Pratum

Sole Practitioner since 1987
Auburn, Washington

With a law office in Auburn, Michael Pratum has been an active member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1986. His areas of practice include health law, addiction law, business transactions, contracts, dispute resolution, real estate, wills and probate, family law, deferred prosecution, and unbundled services. He also belongs to the Environmental and Land Use Law section of the WSBA, and the Family Law Section and the Real Property, Probate and Trust section. Michael has also been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court Of The United States in June 2017.

Michael has built a strong practice and reputation through his 25+ years of practicing law. His attention to detail along with personalized service has built a loyal client base. These clients speak volumes of his work.

Volunteer Work

For Mike, the most important obligation a lawyer has is to provide access to legal services to the public and to contribute their time to the community through his or her skills and personal abilities. He volunteers his time and expertise for the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics, providing pro bono family law legal services. Mike has a strong sense of responsibility to our military, so he volunteers for the USO, serving active duty military and their families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He is a past member of the Auburn Symphony and is current Treasurer in the Puget Sound Dalmation Club and past Board Member. He is also currently serving as a member of the Pro Bono Services Committee, King County Bar Association.  He is a member of two state chapters of national car clubs, BMW CCA Puget Sound Region and the Hudson Essex Terraplane Club.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Divorce
  • Probate & Estate Law
  • Cases involving alcoholism and addiction
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1986
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2017


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1986
  • Human Services Degree/Chemical Dependency Certificate from Highline Community College - 2004
  • University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1980
    • Major: Chemistry
  • University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1979
    • Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Probate and Trusts Section
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services Committee, Committee Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Member
  • Transportation and Trails Planning Committee, City of Auburn, Washington, Former Committee Member
  • Auburn Symphony, Former Board Member
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, Member
  • American Motorcyclist Association, Life Member
  • Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association, Former Member
  • Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts, Member
  • BMW CCA Puget Sound Region Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club (National and Local), Member
  • Puget Sound Dalmatian Club, Former Treasurer

Pro Bono Activities

  • King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics
  • USO, serving active duty military and their families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord