I founded VJ Law Firm in Fall 2010 with a simple vision: Provide fast, affordable legal services to individuals, families and small-businesses in the Seattle Eastside. Over the past five years, I have been fortunate to have assisted hundreds of clients in bankruptcy, business formation, estate planning and real estate.
I am the founding member of Washington State Bar Assoication's Low Bono section and offer probono services to local non-profits through Wayfind, and serve the needs of low-income clients by vounteering at various Eastside neighborhood clinics. I also assisted homeowners in protecting their homes by volunteering at the Northwest Justice Project's and Washington State Bar Association's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid program.
I earned my J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and have a certificate in paralegal studies from University of Washington. I am admitted into Washington state and Federal district courts, and currently on the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association solo and small practice section. I have also served as Chair of the Business Law and Solo/Small Firm sections of the King County Bar Association and as board director in South Asian Bar Association of Washington. I am also an active member of diversity groups such as Washington Women Lawyers, Mother Attorneys of Seattle, Washington Young Lawyers and South Asian Bar Association of Washington. I also serve as ambassador to the Sammamish and Issaquah Chambers of Commerce and member of thinkRedmond.
I am originally from India and now live in Sammamish with my husband and two kids. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and hiking.
New entity formation, business and employment contracts
Purchase & Sale Agreements, Residential & Commercial Leases
Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, Power of attorney
Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Debt negotiations
Small business litigation, Real estate litigation, Breach of contract
"I called Shashi’s office in desperation for complex issue that was time sensitive in which needed to be resolved in a matter of a few days. After noting this, I was so pleased that I was speaking to her almost immediately after I was told by the legal referral service CLC that I may have to wait up to 2 days. Shashi walked me through a detailed, step by step process to ensure that I had all of my checks in row in case we needed to go to litigation. She went over and beyond to answer all of my questions while thoughtfully listening and providing excellent legal advice. Safe to say, her advice helped me sleep at night and we avoided having to go to court." - Sanjay
"I had a discriminatory and unethical consumer practices case in 2014. Ms. Vijay helped me thru the process with patience and kind demeanor. I am acquiring her service in the current case once again. Shashi’s work ethics in resolving a case is highly recommended." - Christina
"I didn’t need an attorney.. until I needed one. Ms. Vijay was recommended by a friend who’s an attorney in a different area and that recommendation proved extremely worthy. Ms. Vijay promptly called me, discussed the case on the phone, outlined possible outcomes and the line of action. Her advice made me very comfortable in a difficult situation. Through Shashi’s work we quickly reached the settlement with everyone involved and left the issue behind. I highly recommend Ms. Vijay for her expertise, attention and results she delivered!" - Alex
Most attorneys look to keep the "case open" where she looks to get it resolved in a timely manner and for the benefit of her clients. Of all the attorneys I have hired she proved herself to me that she was the right person to get our case resolved without dragging it out for prolonged periods of time. She was excellent in positioning our negotiation stance, to our benefit. She will always be my "go to" attorney and have since referred her to several others. You will be making a big mistake if you do not make her part of your team." - RD
"Ms. Vijay was referred to us by a friend who is also a practicing attorney in her area of expertise. We had some recent probate/will issues to attend to that were a bit tough to migrate through due to a death in the family. Ms. Vijay practiced patience and professionalism to understand our situation and delivered the necessary legal guidance to get us the required results. It is my observation that she excels not only in her profession, but in character and compassion to understand her client's goals. What we appreciated the most is the peace of mind after working with her to expeditiously close out some difficult tasks surrounding the death in our family. I highly recommend Ms. Vijay and would definitely hire her again!" - Nellie
"I am very happy that Shashi Vijay assisted me in my bankruptcy case and that my expectations were exceeded. Shashi is very professional, nice, attentive and is always willing to give her 200%. Shashi helped me through the stressful phase and was always there when I needed her" - Maria
"I came across Shashi through Avvo and at a time when I had spent on two other Attorneys who did not seem very positive on the case. First thing that she did was to instill confidence that we should not lose hope. It was a way big deal for us given the two Attorneys had sounded so far. And then she went extra mile at every step to ensure she was fighting it out for us and not for her fee. She has all the traits of a good Attorney and she demonstrated it really well in steering our case from nowhere to our favor. You have been fabulous, a big thanks to you, Shashi. Highly recommended!" - Varun
"I couldn't be more grateful to have found and more impressed with Shashi Vijay. Not only did I receive a prompt response from her, but she was extremely generous with her time and exhibited genuine interest in the well being of my family-my primary goal in a dispute I was having with my landlord. Within days of speaking with her, I was able to successfully resolve the issue. Shashi was patient, kind and knowledgable. I contacted eleven other real estate lawyers regarding my issue. Most I received no response from and a few brushed me off without looking over the details of my conflict. Shashi treated us like people-an invaluable service in a difficult situation." - Theresa
"I was unfamiliar with the short sale real estate process. The property I was wanting to buy was a short sale that also had multiple lien holders and required approval from bankruptcy court. There were a lot of obstacles in the course of the sale and I felt it would be best to consult with a professional about the process. After the initial consultation I felt confident in retaining attorney Vijay to help me thru the process. Shashi impressed me not only with her knowledge of the step by step workings of the short sale , but also by her genuine motivation to make sure I was informed, that I under stood what was happening and that I was being represented in the best way. I would recommend attorney Vijay with the highest level of satisfaction and look forward to working with her again if the opportunity presented itself." - Brian
"Shashi Vijay has performed lease comments and edits for three branch locations of my children's business with great consideration of my business needs and model in performing her lease reviews. She is eloquent, well versed in statutes, and takes a personal interest in the happiness and success of her clients. Her attorney fees are reasonable and her performance is exceptional. I highly recommend her for your small business or larger corporation's legal needs." - Divya
"I hired Shashi to help me navigate starting my own business -- from filing my corporate papers to filing for non-profit status. Her kind demeanor and thorough and thoughtful work ensured that I'll be working with her as my business grows. She is hard working and has excellent communication skills. She worked on my project with passion, and was on time and on budget for everything I asked of her. I would highly recommend Sashi for anyone entering into business." - Sada
"Shashi met with me during the week between Christmas and New Years. She listened intently as I described my vision for a non-profit. She described a clear course of action for the coming months. She was/is first knowledgeable, listens and understands, and communicates procedures to me, a novice entrepreneur, in clear and concise ways. The package that we mailed to the IRS was comprehensive, detailed, and professional. Shashi took the time to do it right." - Walt
"Shashi represented me when I used a picture from the internet on a blog and it was spotted by a "copyright troll." Shashi educated me on the pertinent laws and my options on how to respond to the claim. She was prompt in responding to my inquiries and responding as required to the claimant's attorney. I believe Shashi minimized my financial exposure and anxiety in negotiating a settlement." - Richard