Teresa Foster

Partner in Charge, Vancouver

  • https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Vancouver.aspx_Vancouver
  • WA

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The law allows me to help people solve challenging problems that affect their families. I provide sound and prompt advice, and take direct action to accomplish my clients’ goals.
Teresa Foster

Attorney Teresa Foster has exclusively practiced family law for more than 15 years. During this time, she has earned herself a reputation as one of the most skilled and knowledgeable family law attorneys in Vancouver. She handles all types of complex divorce cases, including those involving parentage matters, third party custody, complex custody issues, and high net worth and business assets. She has successfully litigated cases in both Oregon and Washington.

“The law allows me to help people solve challenging problems that affect their families,” says Teresa. “My clients know that I will do whatever it takes to protect their most vital interests, both inside and outside of the courtroom.”

With exceptional courtroom skills, the ability to rise to any challenge, and a commitment to ethics, Teresa is an effective advocate for her clients going through a variety of legal matters. She decided to become a family law attorney after being involved in social work. She strongly believes in the importance of protecting the welfare of children by providing committed legal representation in child custody cases.

“My approach is to be direct, honest, and realistic with my clients,” says Teresa. “I let them know the pros and cons of each decision and the reality in achieving a goal. I am not afraid of a challenge, however, and if a goal is a possibility, I am willing to fight for it.”

Teresa understands that divorce and child custody matters can be highly stressful and emotional. In order to ease her clients’ minds and help them through such a difficult time in their lives, she strives to provide personalized support and service to her clients. She makes sure that throughout the entire process, she keeps her clients informed about their case and what to expect.

Outside of the firm, Teresa enjoys spending time with her partner (who is also an attorney), her two sons, her horses, and her two Labradoodles.

Washington State Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
Clark County Bar Association
Clark County Bar Association, Family law Section
J.D., Arizona State University, College of Law
B.A., Arizona State University, Social Work, magna cum laude

Teresa regularly represents clients in:

  • Klickitat County
  • Washington
  • Wahkiakum County
  • Washington
  • Clark County
  • Washington
  • Skamania County
  • Washington
  • Cowlitz County
  • Washington
While Teresa practices primarily in these counties, she represents clients throughout Washington, the U.S., and internationally who are involved in Washington State family law matters. Contact us if you think you have a family law issue we can help you with.
Contributing Author, Family and Community Property Law, Volumes 1-3, West Publishing Company


  • Peer review rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell®
  • Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating

Practice Areas

  • /Family-Law/Child-Custody.aspx_Child Custody
  • /Family-Law/Child-Support.aspx_Child Support
  • /Family-Law/Divorce.aspx_Divorce
  • /Family-Law/Divorce.aspx_High Net Worth Divorce
  • /Family-Law/Divorce/International-Divorce.aspx_International Family Law
  • /Family-Law/Relocation.aspx_Relocation
  • /Family-Law/Unmarried-Couples.aspx_Unmarried Couples