Is Your Loved One Struggling with a Mental Health, or Substance Use Disorder?
We Can Help with Involuntary Care & Crisis Solutions.

Justice and healing are our priorities

“When a family member is in crisis the entire family is in crisis. My goal is to help you navigate the complexities of the Involuntary Treatment Act and create windows of opportunity for mental health stabilization, treatment participation and long-term recovery for your loved one.”


Endorsement - Marianne from Washington State

“We found ourselves in need a lawyer that knows the mental health system and its unique laws and procedures. We connected with Ray and he gave us the exact counsel we needed in order to restore our child to a state of happiness and well being. If it were not for Ray getting back to us quickly, educating us on what was happening and what to expect we’d have been lost; worse yet our daughter would have continued to suffer needlessly.

Ray knows this area of the law and is a kind, compassionate member of your team and ready when you need him. If you’re looking for help in a system that isn’t designed for ease and comfort we can highly recommend Ray Ferrero.“

Frequently Asked Questions
About Involuntary Treatment Act Representation

The Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) has historically pertained specifically to involuntary treatment for mental health issues in adults and minors across the State of Washington (Joel's Law). Effective April 1, 2018, new provisions under the Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) now include involuntary treatment for adults and minors suffering from substance use disorders (Ricky's Law).

The Involuntary Treatment Act is now unified to address both mental health and substance use disorders.

Need A Consultation?

Just like every family, every case is unique. The Initial Consultation is my opportunity to hear your story, understand what you are experiencing and offer guidance based upon years of experience and thousands of cases.

By the end of the Initial Consultation, you will:

  1. Have your case assessed and unique legal issues identified.
  2. Determine your appropriateness for initiating Involuntary Treatment Act proceedings.
  3. Understand your available options under Washington State’s Involuntary Treatment Act.
  4. Understand what you can expect from the Involuntary Treatment Court and DCR / Crisis Services process.
  5. Open a case file with my office to document your current issues and factual history.
  6. Leave the consultation with a plan of action and advice catered to your specific ITA needs.

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