Robert Hellend

Attorney Robert Helland has been a general practice lawyer in Tacoma, WA, since 1979, focusing primarily on family and personal injury law. For many years his general practice was known as the Law Office of Robert Helland, but he changed the name when his firm became a family affair.

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Attorney Robert Helland of Tacoma, WA, has earned a reputation as a tough and effective litigator in the Pierce County court system. Bob, as he is known to most people, is also a caring and compassionate advocate who brings a sense of humor with him wherever he goes. Former opposing parties frequently refer friends and relatives seeking legal help to him, and court staff members often come to him for assistance.

This combination of skill, experience,l and approachability make Robert Helland a very sought after attorney. Tacoma and the surrounding area have been counting on Helland’s expertise for over 40 years in the following areas:

This is because he takes the time to truly understand each client’s problem. Attorney Robert Helland finds the best legal solution for each individual.

Robert Helland is known as a lawyer who truly loves his job. When he manages to break away from his office you can find him outside landscaping, digging ditches for his constantly-breaking irrigation system, or cheering on his alma mater Syracuse University basketball team.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University
  • Master's of Urban and Regional Environmental Planning from the University of Southern California
  • Juris Doctor, the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law


  • Washington State Bar Association, since 1979

Court Admissions:

  • US District Court, Western District of Washington

Professional Affiliations:

  • Washington State Bar Family Law Section
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Puyallup Nation Tribal Court

Reported Cases:

  • In re Custody of C.C.M., 149 Wn. App. 184, 202 P.3d 972 (2009)
  • Mecum, et al v. Pomiak, 119 Wn. App. 415; 81 P.3d 154 (2003)
  • In re Marriage of Newell, 117 Wn. App. 711; 72 P.3d 1130 (2003)
  • State ex rel. Cornell v. Lane, 110 Wn. App. 328; 41 P.3d 486 (2002)