Charles E. Szurszewski

Charles E. Szurszewski


Chuck has been practicing family law with Connolly Tacon & Meserve since 1987. His lengthy experience includes arbitration, divorce, custody and support, mediation, and prenuptial agreements.

From 1978 to 1981 he was employed by the Office of Support Enforcement (now Division of Child Support) representing the State in administrative hearings and managing the Olympia Field Office. From 1981 until 1987, he was a deputy prosecuting attorney in Thurston County managing the Family Support Section.


Chuck Szurszewski attended Dartmouth College and the University of Puget Sound, graduating from UPS in 1973. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) Law School in 1977.


Chuck has been appointed as a guardian ad litem in over 200 cases in Thurston and Mason Counties and serves as a Commissioner and Judge Pro Tem in Thurston County. His practice also includes serving as a mediator. He is past president of the Washington Family Support Council and past president of the Thurston County Bar Association of the State Bar. From 2003 to 2006 Chuck served on the Family Law Executive Committee. He went back on for a second term and has served as the chair of the section.

He has presented at the Family Law Mid-year on various topics, most notably the annual Case Law Update from 2006 through the present. He was voted a “Super Lawyer” for calendar years 2006 through 2010. He received the Daniel Bigelow award from the Thurston County Bar Association in 2021. Martindale-Hubbel rates him AV Preeminent for the highest Level of Professional Excellence. He received pro bono certificate from the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) in 2021 and 2022. He is a mentor for the local bar program. He received the 2022 Civility Award from the Inns of Court in Pierce County.