Maggie Esquivel

Associate Attorney

Richland, WA


Raised in Othello, WA, Margarita “Maggie” Esquivel is a skilled attorney who worked with clients in the financial realm for seven years before pivoting her focus to family law. She is also the first and only person in her family to graduate from law school. For decades, since they immigrated from Mexico, Maggie’s parents have worked the fields of Eastern Washington, where Maggie grew up, to provide for their children.

Maggie lives for the collaborative work environment in the legal industry. She is also humbled by the impact attorneys make in others’ lives. On the family law side, she loves working with a team of diverse individuals to find a solution in the best interest of the children involved and paving the way for individuals to move on with their lives. On the estate planning side, her business background allows her to assess the full scope of a client’s estate planning needs and be a contributor to their peace of mind. 

Maggie is passionate about solving problems and identifying solutions for her clients. She believes that all families should have access to trustworthy, reliable, and compassionate counsel, and that is what she strives to offer. Beyond practicing law, Maggie is a counselor, listening ear, and moral supporter to her clients. Given the nature of her practice, she can also help connect her clients with other resources in the community.  

Maggie is proud to be the first person in her family to attend college, obtain her MBA, and become an attorney. She is also proud of having an established career in finance, which opened the door to the wonderful communities that she works in. 

When she is not at work, Maggie enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, spending time with her dogs, working around the house, planning events, and connecting with her family and friends. She is also an active member of the community, serving as a board member at the Columbia Basin College Foundation and being a part of the Leadership Tri-Cities Class.

  • Estate Planning: Estate Planning (Wills, POAs, Healthcare Directives, Living Wills)
  • Estate Planning: Guardianships/Conservatorships
  • Estate Planning: Trust Creation/Administration
  • Family Law: Adoption
  • Family Law: Child Support
  • Family Law: Collaborative Law
  • Family Law: Common Law Marriage
  • Family Law: Custody & Visitation
  • Family Law: Dissolution/Divorce
  • Family Law: Emancipation
  • Family Law: Enforcement Actions
  • Family Law: Juvenile Dependency
  • Family Law: Minor Guardianships
  • Family Law: Modification/Relocation
  • Family Law: Name Changes
  • Family Law: Paternity
  • Family Law: Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Family Law: Step Parent Adoptions
  • Family Law: Terminations
  • B.A., Washington State University
  • M.B.A., Washington State University
  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2022

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