L. Brooks Baldwin L. Brooks Baldwin, Collaborative Attorney/Mediator
Baldwin Collaborative Law
17565 - 47th Ave. NE
Suite 100
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
206-307-2472, fax

Providing compassion and dignity in guiding divorcing couples towards the mutual creation of workable divorce settlements. Focusing exclusively on Collaborative Family Law, Mediation, and "Limited Scope Representation" (consulting, document prep and filing), we help you reach agreement in your divorce and separation in a supportive, respectful and cost-effective manner, allowing you and your spouse to make the decisions about your future and your children's future - without going to court. Understanding and respecting your unique needs is paramount. Complimentary 45-minute consultation for individuals dedicated to seeking a no-court divorce. Major credit cards accepted.

Credentials: Member of Washington State Bar Association (1989); Member of KCCL (King County Collaborative Law); Member of IACP (International Association of Collaborative Professionals); Member of Cascadia Collaborative Divorce Practice Group; UW School of Law Professional Mediation Training; Juris Doctor, Seattle University School of Law; Stephen Ministry Trained and Divorce Support Group Facilitator at various churches and organizations.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney, MediatorOther

Sandra Barto, Attorney at Law and Mediator
7683 SE 27th Street
Box #225
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Collaborative law's team approach allows people to resolve difficult issues in a safe environment and encourages the preservation of relationships and financial resources. My law practice is influenced and informed by my Master of Arts in Counseling and my considerable experience working and teaching in the field of mediation.

Credentials: MAEd, JD, Certified Mediator

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Lisa K. Barton
O'Brien, Barton, & Hopkins, PLLP
175 NE Gilman Blvd., Suite 100
Issaquah, WA 98027
425-391-7489, fax

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Carol D Betts Carol D Betts, Attorney
Carol D. Betts Family Law LLC
400 112th Ave NE
Suite 240
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-635-7738, fax

Carol's practice is focused on assisting clients with respectful, practical and child centered solutions to family law disputes. She is a divorced parent and brings a perspective of life experience as well as legal experience to her practice.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Lorna L Bigsby Lorna L Bigsby, Attorney
Lorna L. Bigsby, PLLC
2918 Colby Ave. Suite 201A
Everett, WA, 98201
425-339-8450, fax

Lorna comes to collaborative practice with over thirty years experience representing spouses, parents, and others in contested divorce, parentage, modification and related family law proceedings. Against that background, she now embraces the collaborative law option for its private, respectful, non-combative way of moving couples through the divorce/separation process to find highly personal, durable settlement solutions.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Julie Blanchard Julie Blanchard
Dollar Sense Financial Coaching
27120 SE 22nd Way
(425) 283-7047

Knowing where finances stand at the time of divorce and how they will change in the future is information that is invaluable to anyone going through the divorce process. CDFA's are uniquely trained to provide this information and in the collaborative realm they also aid the team to steer toward the best outcome. Helping those going through divorce with an aspect that is both highly emotional and critical to their future stability by comprehensively analyzing all of the finances is what I bring to the picture, along with a caring touch.

Credentials: CDFA

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist

Leslie M Blankman Leslie M Blankman, Attorney and Mediator
Blankman Law, PLLC
11410 NE 124th St # 467
Kirkland, WA 98034
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(425) 481-8791, fax

I am an attorney and mediator practicing in King and Snohomish counties. By using the collaborative process, clients are able to work together to create solutions tailored for the needs of their family. This process is forward looking and helps promote healing.

Credentials: Washington State Bar Association (WSBA); King County Bar Association (KCBA); King County Collaborative Law (KCCL); Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW); International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP);

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Karen Bonnell Karen Bonnell, ARNP, MS
Transform Relationships - Teaching, Learning, Doing for Life
9 Lake Bellevue Drive, #106
Bellevue, WA 98005

Over 25 years of experience doing work that inspires growth, promotes healthy relationships while navigating family transitions. Specializes in interpersonal communication -- transforming conflict, strengthening parenting skills, and healing through crisis. Karen has coached over 50 couples through their divorce process -- helping them co-create a satisfying future for themselves and their children.

Credentials: Board Certified Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Specialist; Divorce Mediation Training through Northwestern University 2006.

Collaborative Role(s): Coach

Leslie R. Bottimore Leslie R. Bottimore
Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C.
201 St. Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
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253-272-5720, fax

Collaborative Practice provides the framework, the tools, and the commitment necessary for the positive reconfiguration of families in transition. The adversarial litigation process tends to create (or escalate) negative emotional and financial consequences not in the best interests of clients, families, and children. If clients are willing to engage in the work required, Collaborative Practice is a healthy alternative for the resolution of disputes.

Credentials: WSBA - Family Law Section - Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA) - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW), Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC), Collaborative Divorce Tacoma, King County Collaborative Law (KCCL), South King County Collaborative Law (SKCCL) - President (2013-2014) - CLPPC - Continued training in Collaborative Practice (2007 to present) - Presenter - Annual CPW Conference (2010) -Walking Down the Collaborative Path - Presenter - CLPPC Protocols (2012) - Drafter - CLPPC Protocols (2012) Facilitator - CLPPC Basic Collaborative Law Training (2014)

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyProbate and Elder Law Attorney

Ginger A. Boyle Ginger A. Boyle, Attorney/Mediator
9100 Roosevelt Wy. NE #300
Seattle, WA 98115
206-525-2310, fax

Ginger helps people turn divorce into a healing process. She practices mediation, collaboration and representation. She has been a divorce lawyer for 34 years and mediator for 26. She offers couples and/or individuals free phone consultations to find out if getting together in person makes sense.

Credentials: Juris Doctor, 1981, Divorce and parenting mediation training 1990

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Dr. Phil Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Beacon Couple & Family Therapy, LLC
The Pioneer Bldg., 600 First Ave.
Suite 516
Seattle, WA 98104

Dr. Brown is a 'Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist' with over 25 years experience counseling children, couples, and families.

Credentials: LMFT, Ph.D., AAMFT Clinical Member & Approved Supervisor

Collaborative Role(s): Coach, Child SpecialistMediator

Elise Buie Elise Buie, Attorney
Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC
1001 Fourth Ave. 44th Floor
Seattle, WA 98115
888-659-6345, fax

Serving as a Guardian ad Litem in some of the most high-conflict situations, practicing as a family law attorney and representing parents in dependency matters after their children have been removed by CPS, I have a very thorough understanding of family systems. I also know from my own experience with collaborative law, that it is possible to craft a durable, workable solution even in what seems like an impossible situation. Agreements that people make on their own are more likely to work in the future than court-ordered solutions. Collaborative law empowers divorcing couples and parents to choose their best future. Like Pete Carroll says "Win Forever." Collaborative law lets families win forever. I love helping families "think outside the box" to find solutions that uniquely work for them.

Credentials: I am an active member of the Washington Bar. I am a member of the King County Bar Association (Family Law Section, Collaborative Law Section), the Snohomish County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, (Family Law Section, CLE Committee), the Washington Women Lawyers, the AFCC (Washington Chapter) and the American Bar Association (Family Law Section and GP Solo Division, Family Law Committee, Juvenile Law Committee, Commission on Women in the Profession and Children and the Law). I provide my time and services through the Moderate Means program of the Washington State Bar Association. I have both personal and professional experience with collaborative law.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Mindy M Carr Mindy M Carr, Attorney
Skellenger Bender PS
1301 Fourth Avenue, Ste. 3401
Seattle, WA 98101

Mindy Carr works hard to empower her clients to reach fair and durable agreements, to deescalate conflict, and to keep focus on the best interests of their children. Her background and training in psychology make her compassionate and supportive to her clients.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Susan E. Carroll Susan E. Carroll
Law Offices of Susan Carroll, PLLC
6041 California Ave. SW, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98136
206-452-5688, fax

Susan Carroll uses skill and compassion to assist her clients in reaching healthier resolutions for tough divorce issues.

Credentials: SuperLawyer Rising Star 2010, 2011, 2012

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Elaine Chan Elaine Chan, CFP, CDFA, Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner
FIOH Global Asset Management & Strategies, LLC
4701 SW Admiral Way, #245
Seattle, WA 98116
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When you are single, your financial needs are often very different than when you are married. Do not neglect the long-term financial planning and management after a divorce. Elaine takes a global perspective in her portfolio management and strategic planning. She believes that her clients deserve her time and perseverance and has been known for going above and beyond her clients expectations. Her strength in being empathetic to her clients has lead her to assist divorced and divorcing clients in finding resolutions to the financial impact of such a life changing event. Elaine is committed to helping her clients take hold of their financial future in their own hands. Please check her website for contact information.

Credentials: Accredited Investment Fiduciary, AIF, Certified Financial Planner, CFP; Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, CDFA; Charted Retirement Planning Counselor, CRPC; Masters and PhD in Economics from Cornell University

Collaborative Role(s): Financial SpecialistFinancial Planner

Cornelia M Clark Cornelia M Clark, Ms.
Law Office of Cornelia Clark, Attorney at Law
321 Burnett Ave S
Suite 201
Renton, WA 98057
425 282 0487
425 988 0977, fax

I have been practicing family law for 18 years. This has given me experience in understanding people and the value of working together to reach a solution that is best for the client and the family.

Credentials: Collaborative Family Law, Family Law and Mediation

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Nathan Cliber Nathan Cliber, Attorney at Law
Seattle Divorce Services
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
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As a family law attorney, much of my work is with people going through a divorce, or otherwise seeking help with ending a relationship. In some cases, this just means dividing up property and going your separate ways. In other cases, particularly when children are involved, a married couple may expect to continue interacting for years after the dissolution is finished. Regardless of the situation, I try to assist with an eye towards sustainability and long-term wellbeing. In other words: I want to help you figure out not only how to bring one chapter of your life to a close, but how to begin the next one. In addition to divorce practice, I like working with individuals and families in the early stages of relationships. There is a lot of space for creative and intentional work in constructing and defining family structures going in. Everyone's family is different, and I am a big believer in broad and inclusive interpretations of what family means. Many of us identify strongly with the notion of investing in a family of choice, and I want to support that in any way I can.

Credentials: JD WSBA Member

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Christina L. Corwin Christina L. Corwin, Family Law Attorney & Mediator
Reed, Longyear, Malnati, & Ahrens PLLC
1415 Norton Building
801 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-1522
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206-624-6672, fax

Christina's practice as a family law attorney and family mediator is focused on healthy, respectful and efficient resolution of family disputes. She represents the interests of children and individuals with disabilities in her work as a Title 26 and Title 11 guardian ad litem. Prior to practicing law, Christina worked with children and families as a certificated teacher with endorsements in early childhood development.

Credentials: Family Law Attorney and Mediator

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Kelly Deis Kelly Deis, President
Soundpoiont Consulting
321 High School Rd
Ste. D3-111
Bainbridge Island, Wa 98110

Our clients comprise a range of individuals with simple to complex asset, investment, and business entanglements. Our clients seek financial clarity and sound advice in navigating the complicated waters of a financial separation. We ensure that our clients come through the process as financially intact and emotionally unscathed as possible.

Credentials: MBA, The Wharton School CVA, Certified Valuation Analyst CDFA, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist

Michael V. Fancher Michael V. Fancher
Seattle Divorce Services
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
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I believe the best resolutions are those the parties create for themselves. My role is to help my clients develop the right solutions for themselves and their families. Collaboration allows this to happen in a safe and respectful environment.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Cynthia R First Cynthia R First, Ms.
Port Gardner Law Group
2918 Colby Avenue, Suite 201
Everett, WA 98201
425-789-1214, fax

Author, Hunter-Gatherer Collaborative Practice, Family Court Review, Vol. 49, No. 2, April 2011 249-256. Speaker, Collaborative Professionals of Washington Annual Conference, 2010.

Credentials: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Washington State Bar Association, Former Member - Washington State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee (statewide elected position), Collaborative Professionals of Washington, Board Member - King County Collaborative Law, Cypress Collaborative Solutions, North Sound Collaborative Law

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Jennifer A. Forquer Jennifer A. Forquer
Integrative Family Law, PLLC
901 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98164
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206-859-6801, fax

I have been practicing family law since 2001 when I joined a family law firm in Bethesda, MD. This is when I was first exposed to the ideals of Collaborative Law. Over the years I've been a part of many traditional, adversarial divorces and I believe that Collaborative Law practice provides divorcing couples with a better alternative for shaping the future of their family and providing for their children. The practice of Collaborative Law provides a team of people dedicated to helping the clients explore and reach long term solutions for themselves and their children. The Collaborative process can be complex and at the same time rewarding. I find that the Collaborative process provides my clients the freedom and the power to create their own durable agreements instead of having decisions affecting their children and their financial future imposed upon them by the court system. My practice also involves litigation cases, which are often resolved amicably via the mediation process utilizing the ideals and concepts found in Collaborative Law. I grew up in Alaska and went to college at the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1989. In 1995 I received my JD from Seattle University School of Law. I practiced criminal defense and insurance defense for a few years before moving to Maryland in 2000. I lived in Maryland until 2007 when I returned to Washington. Since early 2009 I have lived in Seattle and practiced family law.

Credentials: Member of: King County Collaborative Law (current Chair of Standards and Best Practices Committee); International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Compass Collaborative; King County Bar Assoc.(family law section) and American Bar Association. I've been a member of WA Bar Assoc. since 1995. I am inactive with the Maryland Bar and I resigned my Washington DC Bar membership as I no longer practice in those jurisdictions. I have a distinguished rating with Martindale-Hubbell meaning that I was rated very high in legal ability and ethical standards.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Leslie J. Garrison Leslie J. Garrison, Attorney
The Schwarz - Garrison Law Firm
2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 470
Seattle, WA 98121
206-622-6636, fax

Providing creative solutions for dissolutions and other family law issues. Mediation services in employer/employee labor disputes.

Credentials: J.D. University of Oregon, practicing attorney since 1988, trained in collaborative solutions and mediated dispute resolution. Experience working with high conflict personalities and finding non-adversarial solutions.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Lisa M. Gilmore Lisa M. Gilmore, Attorney at Law
Helsell Fetterman
1001 Fourth Ave.
Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98111-3846
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206-340-0902, fax

Lisa has presented at Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topics of the State Domestic Partnership Registry, Domestic Partnership Agreements and discovery of childrenís records. Lisa is experienced in a wide variety of family law matters, including adoption, divorce, domestic partnership, paternity, parenting and support matters.

  • Member, King County Collaborative Law
  • Board of Directors, GLBT Bar Association of Washington
  • Member, Family Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Alternative Families Division of the American Bar Associationís Family Law Section
  • Member, Washington State Bar Associationís Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Legal Issues Section
  • Member, King County Bar Association Family Law Section

Credentials: Lisa has received recognition for her continued work with the King County Bar Associationís Domestic Violence Family Law Clinic, She received a Special Recognition Award from the Greater Seattle Business Association for Collaboration for Social Change and received a Cynthia Gillespie Award from the Northwest Womenís Law Center for her work with the Marriage Equality Team. Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 1992) Ursinus College (B.A., 1988)

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

David Goodenough, MS, LMHC David Goodenough, MS, LMHC, President
Goodenough Company, Inc.
200 West Mercer, Suite #510
Seattle, WA 98119
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206 286-2265
206 286-3631, fax

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Expert Witness in Career/Vocational Assessment for Collaborative, Mediated and Litigated divorce cases. I have worked in Collaborative Law for the last several years and have done many traditional divorce expert witness work for over fifteen years. I combine Mental Health sensitivity as well as significant background, thirty plus years of career assessment in my work.

Credentials: B.A. Sociology/Education, College of Idaho. M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies/Counseling, University of Oregon. Licensed Mental Health Counselor, WA State License # 00004919

Collaborative Role(s): Career Counselor

Michelle D Graham Michelle D Graham, CEO/Eldercare Consultant
Graham & Graham Eldercare Consultants LLC
PO Box 112212
Tacoma, WA 98411
888-308-5607, fax

Graham & Graham is locally owned and operated, covering Western WA. Michelle Graham, owner, is a paralegal and Collaborative Law Professional - Eldercare Specialist. She is a former LTC Administrator, Manager of 9 CNA training schools, and a staff retention consultant for 17 nursing facilities. G&G Consultants evaluate clients' financial situations, clinical needs, and personal desires and preferences, resulting in referrals to the appropriate care options, attorneys, financial planners, and more. All consultants are experienced long term care professionals who have also received 40 hours of Mediation Training through the PCDRC and often mediate disputes between family members.

Credentials: Paralegal, CSA -Certified Senior Advisor, CIRS-A/D-Certified Information & Referral Specialist in Aging & Disability, Collaborative Law Professional - Eldercare Specialist, Receipient of Woman of the Year 2013 from Business & Professional Women, Awarded the BBB Torch Award for Western WA for Ethics 2015

Collaborative Role(s): Other

Celia L Griffin Celia L Griffin, CPA, CDFA
Celia Griffin, CPA, PLLC
19125 North Creek Pkwy, Ste 120
Bothell, WA 98011-8000
425-954-8500, fax

CDFA's help clients determine the short term and long term financial impact of any proposed divorce settlement. They also provide valuable information on financial issues that are related to the divorce, such as tax consequences, dividing pension plans, continued health care coverage, stock option elections and much more. CDFA's also help attorneys by helping the client make financial sense of proposals. CDFA's offer attorneys another tool to assist their clients.

Credentials: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Collaborative Role(s): Financial SpecialistOther

Billie L Grissom Billie L Grissom, Attorney at Law
Billie Grissom Law, PLLC
18516 101st Ave NE, Suite 4
Bothell, WA 98011

Billie L. Grissom received her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law, and her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington. Ms. Grissom has been involved with the local collaborative law movement since 2005, and helped found Cypress Collaborative Solutions. Billie is currently serving as a board member for King County Collaborative Law. Collaborative law and resolving disputes with dignity are her life's work. Her solo family law practice is focused on peacemaking and is limited to out of court settlement options.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Lori L. Guzzo
Socius Law Group PLLC
Two Union Square
601 Union Street Ste. 4950
Seattle, WA 98101
206-838-9101, fax

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Allyson Henry Allyson Henry
1620 Broadway
Suite 203
Seattle, WA 98122
206-257-4192, fax

A licensed and highly skilled therapist who offers attached based parental therapy. I also do parent coaching to ensure a coherent parenting plan is implemented to ensure safety, consistency and structure for your children. I also work directly with children to discover and resolve issues. I offer a warm and caring environment during your difficult time.

Credentials: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Experienced Washington state Parent Child Interaction Coach, Certified Washington State Mediator

Collaborative Role(s): Coach, Child Specialist, Career Counselor, MediatorTherapist

Peggy Hoban Peggy Hoban, Attorney at Law
3417 Evanston Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
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I am both a mediator and a collaborative divorce attorney. I offer a grounded and personalized approach based on my clients' needs. I grew up in the Midwest and attended Indiana University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I also studied in Lima, Peru and lived and worked in Honduras, learning Spanish and studying Latin American Literature and Studies. After teaching ESL for a number of years at the Community College level, I went to Seattle University Law School and focused my studies on human rights. I truly appreciated that S.U. was a Jesuit University because of its commitment to social justice and cultivating spirituality. It was a natural transition to become a collaborative law attorney and mediator. I practice yoga on a daily basis and try to provide my clients with a mindful and compassionate divorce experience that yields excellent results. Having gone through the divorce process with two children, I personally understand the emotional terrain that clients must navigate, and act both as a guide, educator and a true advocate.

Credentials: J.D from Seattle University Law School-2002; Active Member of the Washington State Bar Association; Collaborative Law Training in 2005; Mediation Training with King County Dispute Resolution Center in 2005, Extensive on-going trainings in both Collaborative Law and Mediation for 12 years; King County Bar Association; former Board Member of King County Collaborative Law; former Co-chair of the KCCL Professional Development Committee, and former Co-Chair of King County Collaborative Law Family Law Section. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Maui, Hawaii.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Cheryl D Hubbell Cheryl D Hubbell, Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Caliber Home Loans
11255 Kirkland Way
Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98033
MLO - 176331
425-605-3248, fax

As a Senior Mortgage Banker/Broker for over 20 years I have provided mortgage consultation and loan options for those navigating through a divorce. I can assist in determining you and your spouse's outstanding debt, and resolve questions about your credit and future financing options. I am committed to my clients and the Collaborative process. WE HAVE OFFICES IN SEATTLE AND THE EASTSIDE TO MEET WITH OUR CLIENTS.

Credentials: CMPS, Licensed WA Mortgage Broker

Collaborative Role(s): Mortgage Broker

Kirsten Hytopoulos Kirsten Hytopoulos, Attorney
Kirsten Hytopoulos Attorney at Law PLLC
P.O. Box 10580
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Credentials: Board Member, Kitsap Collaborative Law Professionals; Board Member, Collaborative Professionals of Washington; Member, King County Collaborative Law; Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Mediator, Kitsap Dispute Resolution Center; Former City Councilperson, City of Bainbridge Island; J.D. University of Arizona College of Law, 1996

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

John R James John R James
Special Solutions
4030 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Suite 208
Kirkland, WA 98044
425-822-7959, fax

John R. James brings over forty years of experience in the financial services industry. In addition to the financial services industry he has the added expertise of working with families with special need children. Theirs is a unique situation and besides his own personal experience he has been trained and has access to tools in overcoming obstacles. The first step is to obtain a clear understanding of all the issues then to mold in a collaborative manner the issues related to the divorce process.

Credentials: Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist

Adrienne Keith Wills Adrienne Keith Wills, Attorney and Mediator
Keith Law & Mediation
1421 - 34th Ave, Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98122
206-219-6714, fax

I help couples and families work toward win-win outcomes using mediation, collaboration and/or negotiation.

Credentials: Member, WSBA

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Alexandra T. Keller Alexandra T. Keller, Attorney
Holman Cahill Garrett Ives Oliver & Andersen PLLC
5507 - 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-547-1276, fax

In my family law practice, I advocate for clients with clarity and empathy through what is often a very unsettling life circumstance. Clients will gain strength and direction in facing their family law matters with my representation. With a collaborative approach, I strive to meet my clients' immediate needs and the best interests of their children, while also working to secure a long-term, lasting agreement and resolution for their changing families. I strive to empower individuals to meaningfully engage with the divorce process, so that they feel more informed about, invested in, and responsible for what are, ultimately, their own outcomes. In the realm of estate planning, probate, and even adoption, I have also seen the tangible difference for my clients in employing a more cooperative, collaborative process and practice.

Credentials: WSBA member since 2005; Seattle University J.D. (2005); Vanderbilt University (2000); Open Door Legal Services Advisory Committee Member; King County Prosecutor's Office from 2005-2012; Holman Cahill PLLC 2012 - present; Adoption Guardian ad Litem. Collaborative Law Training (2015); Dispute Resolution Center of King Co Mediation Training (2016).

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyProbate and Elder Law Attorney

Kristyna Larch, Attorney
Law Offices of Michael W. Bugni & Associates, P.L.L.C.
11300 Roosevelt Way N.E. Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98125
206.363.8067, fax

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Kurt Lichtenberg Kurt Lichtenberg
1975 112th Avenue NE
Suite 202
Bellevue, WA 98004-4448
425-455-3713, fax

Credentials: Also Member Montana, Alaska Bar Assns.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Linda Lillevik
(206) 859-4550

Kristin Little Kristin Little
Kristin Little Counseling
12025 115th ave NE

Bringing forth the voice of the child has been the center of my work for 18 years as a mental health counselor. Experienced in the collaborative divorce process, my role as a child specialist is to convey to parents and/or their collaborative divorce team, the unique experience and needs of their children and suggest practices that increase the resilience of the family as a whole. The goal of my work is to support parents in building a cooperative parenting relationship and creating a child-centered parenting schedule that fulfills the future vision they hold for their family. My office is located at the Evergreen Clinic in Kirkland Please see kristinlittlecounseling.com or the theevegreenclinic.com for more information

Credentials: MS, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Child Mental Health Specialist

Collaborative Role(s): Child Specialist

Theresa R. Lorella Theresa R. Lorella, Attorney at Law
Seattle Divorce Services
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
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Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Anne R. Lucas Anne R. Lucas, MA LMHC, Coach
The Evergreen Clinic
13128 Totem Lake Blvd
Suite 206
Kirkland, WA 98032
425-823-1231, fax

Anne Lucas has over 19 years in private practice working with couples. As a coach, she helps to identify problem patterns and areas that might get in the way as the couple navigates the complex and painful transitions through the emotional, legal and financial aspects of divorce. This is also where a couple begins to dismantle their marriage while planting seeds for healthier post-divorce relationships in new family configurations.

Credentials: Masters Degree from Bastyr University in Systems Counseling. Licensed Mental Health Counselor, WA State; Approved Supervisor in WA State; Adjunct Faculty Saybrook University in Kirkland, WA; A Founding Member of the Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group; Past President of King County Collaborative Law - 2011-2012

Collaborative Role(s): Coach, MediatorTherapist

Gwen C. Mathewson Gwen C. Mathewson, Attorney at Law
2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 470
Seattle, WA 98121
206 447-4348
206 448-2252, fax

Because I believe that non-adversarial dispute resolution leads to better long-term results, I limit my practice to Collaborative Law, mediation, and mediation consulting. I have offices in both Seattle and Port Townsend, and welcome clients from both sides of Puget Sound.

Credentials: B.A., Yale University; M.A., University of Washington; J.D., University of Chicago. Member of the KCCL Board of Directors

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Jena Maxwell

Alexandra/Xana Moore-Wulsin Alexandra/Xana Moore-Wulsin
Strata Law Group, PLLC
520 Pike Street
Suite 1205
Seattle, WA 98101
206-299-3556, fax

Alexandra (Xana), an attorney practicing for 28 years, guides her clients toward identifying long-term goals and objectives as they restructure their relationships through a legal process. Once identified, those goals and objectives become the beacons for clients in a divorce, legal separation, guardianship or other legal proceeding. She has witnessed this focus preserve relationships in transition by decreasing damaging conflict. As the client navigates the process, she focusses her clients on reaching an enduring settlement. A King County Collaborative Law board member and a member of the Probate, Elder Law and Guardianship Group, Xana sees a natural synergy in extending the collaborative practice to elder law clients too. Having litigated since 1987 and collaborated since 2008, Xana has keen insight into the pros and cons of a myriad of dispute resolution options from litigation to mediation to collaboration and more.

Credentials: Member Washington State Bar Assosciation (including section memberships), King County Bar Assosciation (including section memberships), Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington, Trained mediator and title 11 Guardian ad Litem

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney, MediatorProbate and Elder Law Attorney

Michael B. Moss, Certified Valuation Analyst, Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant
Hanlin Moss Yi, P.S.
9709 3rd Ave. NE #200
Seattle, Wa. 98115
206-623-3222, fax

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist

Dominik Musafia
Seattle Divorce Options, PLLC
2910 E. Madison Ave.
Suite 104
Seattle, WA 98104

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Leigh Noffsinger Leigh Noffsinger, Attorney
Bainbridge Collaborative Divorce
P.O. Box 11444
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

My law practice focuses exclusively on collaborative divorce and alternatives to litigation. With offices in downtown Seattle and Bainbridge Island, I serve both King and Kitsap counties and strive to provide support to enable more people to have a healthy divorce process.

Credentials: Past President, Collaborative Professionals of Washington and Kitsap Collaborative Law Professionals; Volunteer of the Year, King County Family Law Mentor Program, 2009; Former President, Madrona School Board of Directors, 2009-2011; J.D. with Honors, University of Washington School of Law, 2000, Order of the Coif, Washington Law Review Notes & Comments Editor.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Gail B Nunn Gail B Nunn
Nunn Vhan & Lang, PLLC
2707 Colby Ave, Ste 1204
PO Box 5519
Everett, WA 98201
425-259-6224, fax

Gail B. Nunn brings years of experience and wisdom to her clients in helping them resolve their family law matters. Recognizing how destructive litigation is to family relationships, Ms. Nunn believes that the divorcing partners can reach durable agreements through collaborative process that are unique to each families needs. She listens to her clients and cares about their future.

Credentials: Mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend and... Fellow American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Washington State Bar Association American Bar Association Snohomish County Bar Association Washington Women Lawyers Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County board member Snohomish County Legal Services volunteer Snohomish County Equal Access to Justice award in 2000 David Kastle Pro Bono award in 2006 St Thomas More Parish

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Susan M O'Brian, Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Susan Millican O'Brian & Associates, PS
7525 166th Ave. NE
Suite D230
Redmond, WA 98052-7828
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425-869-4444, fax

Susan Millican O'Brian is the founder of the Law Offices of Susan Millican O'Brian & Associates, PS, a/k/a O'Brian & Associates. She practices exclusively in the area of family law. Ms. O'Brian has represented clients in many cases involving significant property interests, as well as spousal maintenance, parenting, and child support issues. Ms. O'Brian is committed to her clients, and listens to their concerns and goals. She has developed an effective style of paying meticulous attention to detail, and assisting her clients in the best approach to their situation.

Credentials: Licensed in the State of Washington since 1986; member of the ABA & Family Law Section; the WSBA & Family Law Section; the KCBA & Family Law Section; the Snohomish County Bar Association & Family Law Section; Completed Collaborative Law Training in 2005 and 2006; member of King County Collaborative Law, and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Eugene Oliver
5507 35th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206 547 1276, fax

I have represented people in family law cases since 1977, regularly seeking and encouraging mutually acceptable solutions and maintaining positive relationships whenever possible. Collaborative Law fits those long standing practice goals. I am excited to work with other professionals to help clients create their own solutions based on their mutual needs, and on respect for everyone involved.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Janel Ostrem Janel Ostrem, Attorney at Law
Seattle Divorce Services
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
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Collaborative Law offers a constructive path towards a future for families undergoing divorce and other family transitions. It requires work on the part of the client and a strong commitment to the process, but the result is a thoughtful and durable agreement that allows the parties to peacefully move on with their lives.

Credentials: Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law in 2006. Washington Law Review Notes and Comments Editor from 2005-2006. Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Member of the Washington State Bar Association and King County Bar Association. Admitted to practice in Washington State in 2006. Admitted to the Federal District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington in 2007. Named as a "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics Magazine in 2010.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Yoshimi Pelczarski Yoshimi Pelczarski, LICSW, ACSW
(206) 683-2754

Yoshimi specializes in working with children, teens and families. Her areas of expertise include: Inter-racial/Inter-cultural marriage, child maltreatment, PTSD, attachment issues, and family systems assessment. She is a skilled interviewer and psycho-social evaluator. As a trained clinical social worker, she understands the interconnectedness of person/family and environment. In addition, as a person of color, Yoshimi has a keen awareness of how cultural norms and traditions influence family dynamics. She appreciates the complexity and challenges of parenting after divorce and hopes to help parents to develop effective communication and practical problem solving skills. Yoshimi is fluent in Japanese and English. She is also conversant in Spanish having lived in Central America for several months. She is very familiar with both Asian and Latino cultures.

Credentials: Masters degree in Social Work from University of Washington, Academy of Certified Social Workers by National Association of Social Workers, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from State of Washington, and Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from University of Washington. She has had numerous hours of post graduate training in areas of PTSD, Child maltreatment, attachment, and family systems theory. She has completed Title 26 Family Law Guardian ad Litem training as well as basic mediation training. She is a published author on the subject of child maltreatment.

Collaborative Role(s): Child Specialist

Anne K Perry Anne K Perry, Coach
Integral Business Coach
4505 44th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
206-932-0332, fax

I am a development coach, specializing in communication, conflict, transition, awareness

Credentials: Doctorate of Educational Leadership; LMHC-WA; Member of The American Association of Pastoral Counsel

Collaborative Role(s): Coach

Jamie Polito Johnston

Bruce Pruitt-Hamm Bruce Pruitt-Hamm, Attorney; Mediator
Pruitt-Hamm Law & Mediation Services, PS
6013 29th Ave NE- Mailing
3418 NE 65th St.- Office
Seattle, WA 98115
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866-566-7277, fax

As an attorney, Bruce has been awarded the highest rating by the national lawyer-rating service, Avvo.com. Since graduating in 1994 from the University of Washington School of Law near the top of his class, Bruce has litigated over one thousand cases in a wide variety of areas of the law, with a consistent emphasis in family law. Bruce began his legal career in the courts of Pierce, King and Snohomish counties working on family law cases. Before moving to Seattle in March of 2012 Bruce started his own law firm, Pruitt-Hamm Law & Mediation Services, PS, in rural Colville, Washington, where he practiced for nearly 20 years. His clients routinely gave him high marks on their evaluations. In 2010 and 2011 his average rating was 4.9 (out of a possible 5 point scale) on whether clients would use the firm again or recommend the firm to friends and family. Bruce has been mediating cases since before he served as Co-President of the Washington Mediation Association in 1989. In the 1980s he trained judges, lawyers and therapists on how to conduct divorce mediations through the Pacific Family Mediation Institute. He provided mediation services from 1994 through 2011 in Stevens County where he was the only certified mediator in the county. In January, 2011 Bruce organized and co-led a mediation training workshop attended by now Superior Court Judge Pat Monasmith and Stevens County Family Law Court Commissioner Jessica Bodey, as well as approximately half the family law attorneys in the county. A founding member of the Spokane County Collaborative Professionals, Bruce was the first attorney in Stevens County to become certified as a Collaborative Professional and was the only one certified by the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Bruce has been serving clients since 2007 as a certified collaborative professional and has presented at seminars on collaborative law and mediation as alternatives to litigation.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Mediator, Probate and Elder Law AttorneyOther Civil Law Attorney

Tara K. Richardson
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC
2600 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 654-2483
(206) 624-1230, fax

Credentials: J.D.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Joanna T Roth Joanna T Roth
Law Office of Joanna Roth
4500 9th Avenue NE
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
(Online Map)
206 283 9050
206 299 4114, fax

My goal of giving my clients respectful and compassionate guidance means that I make an honest effort to understand my clients circumstances, their hopes, and their preferred outcomes. I understand first-hand how hard divorce can be, and have seen how hard it is for a child. At times, disputes are so painful that clients feel compelled to escalate conflict. I listen carefully and deeply to my clients in order to achieve their long-term goals.

Credentials: JD

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyProbate and Elder Law Attorney

Mary Sakaguchi Mary Sakaguchi, Attorney
Sakaguchi & Reese, PLLC
11120 NE 2nd Street
Suite 201
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-420-2664, fax

Mary Sakaguchi has focused her practice on family law for over ten years and expanded her practice to include real estate and estate planning over five years ago. Mary's practice is interest-based - focusing on the needs of her clients as the foundation for how she approaches each case. When appropriate and possible, she encourages collaboration and creativity in resolving disputes, believing that this leads to durable resolutions for her clients. Mary tailors her practice to the specific needs of her clients, having provided unbundled services and legal coaching to full representation in complex and multi-million dollar estates.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Ruby Sangha Ruby Sangha, Real Estate Attorney
Premises Law Group, PLLC
2375 130th Ave NE
Suite 101A
Bellevue, WA 98005

With over 500 real estate transactions in the last 3 years and overseeing over 100 million dollars of real estate, we are a referral only law firm appointed to oversee real estate transactions for real estate funds, referrals from collaborative specialists and the bankruptcy courts of Washington, we provide legal real estate analysis and ensure all properties are sold for the highest price under tight deadlines.

Credentials: Member of King County Collaborative Law Member of Washington State Bar Association Member of Northwest Multiple Listing Service Managing Real Estate Broker in Washington

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist, Financial Planner, Mortgage Broker, OtherOther Civil Law Attorney

Catherine Schatzel Catherine Schatzel, Career Counselor, Mediator, & Trainer
Compassionate Resolutions-Career Counseling & Mediation
10030 36th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146

Catherine supports her clients with compassion, empowerment, and sensitivity to identify their passions & skills, and analyze their work history to plan their desired career direction. She helps her clients determine additional education/training needs and associated costs, support in the job search process including resume design, interviewing & salary negotiation strategies, support through a divorce or separation, and re-entering the workforce at mid-life. She is an experienced mediator/facilitator and mentor mediator/coach of complex, diverse cases, including workplace issues,eldercare issues including non-legal aspects of probate conflicts, & divorces and domestic partner disputes involving difficult parenting, financial, and cultural issues.

Credentials: BA, Washington State University. Certified by the Washington Mediation Association (WMA) to mediate conflicts in Family/Divorce (including LGBTQ issues) Consumer, Community ,Eldercare (including the non-legal aspects of Probate), Employment/Personnel, Intercultural Relations/Diversity, and Landlord/Tenant issues.

Collaborative Role(s): Career CounselorMediator

Andrew Schwarz Andrew Schwarz
The Schwarz-Garrison Law Firm
2601 Fourth Ave.
Suite 470
Seattle, WA 98121
206-622-6636, fax

We are a small, client oriented firm, providing high quality legal representation in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Civil Litigation. We have extensive training and experience in Mediation, Collaborative Law, and other forms of ADR. There is nothing more satisfying than bringing distressed people through the most challenging period of their adult lives- shifting the focus from fear to expectation; watching them build the skills that will take them into a satisfying future. Collaborative Law works and it is changing lives for the better.

Credentials: Washington Bar: 1987; Law Clerk for Judge Marsha J. Pechman: 1988-89; 9th Cir. US Ct. of App.s 1992; Memberships: WSBA - Family Law Section,International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP),Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW), King County Collaborative Law (KCCL), Frequent Presenter at Continuing Education Programs in ethics, Criminal and Civil trial and pretrial practice. Instructor, University of Washington, Paralegal Certificate Program: Family Law and Criminal Law.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Mediator, OtherOther Civil Law Attorney

Kevin R Scudder Kevin R Scudder
Law Offices of Kevin R. Scudder
9706 4th Avenue NE
Suite 320
Seattle, WA 98115-2199
(Online Map)
206-524-1302, fax

The collaborative process is a constructive approach to the dissolution process rather than a destructive process seen often when parties litigate their conflict. As a family law attorney with over twenty years of family law experience and training in both mediation and the collaborative approach to resolving disputes, I can help you to fully appreciate the benefits of the collaborative process and help you reach resolutions that reflect your sense of what is fair and just.

Credentials: J.D.; Mediator; WSBA; KCBA; ABA; KCBA Collaborative Law Section Co-Chair; KCBA Family Law; KCCL; Cypress Collaborative Solutions; Compass; Cascadia (Treasurer).

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Justin M Sedell
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC
601 Union Street, Ste. 2600
Seattle, WA 98101
206-340-2563, fax

Justin is an experienced collaborative attorney that is committed to helping his clients achieve the best possible results for themselves and their families using the benefits and tools available in the collaborative model.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Joseph Shaub Joseph Shaub, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
10940 NE 33rd Place
Suite 109
Bellevue, WA 98004

A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1991, Joe works with couples who are struggling to find safety and peace in their relationship. As a collaborative coach, he supports each individual as they fashion a new relationship with their former partner. This passage is often daunting, but with the support of a compassionate and experienced coach and collaborative team wonders due ensue. Joe's coaching is informed by the work of U.W.'s John Gottman and the adult attachment work which forms the basis of Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Credentials: J.D., University of Southern California (1974); M.A. (Marriage and Family Therapy), California Family Study Center (1991); Collaborative Law Basic Trainer (2004-2006); 30-Hour Collaborative Interest-Based Negotiation Trainer (2010); Instructor in Family Systems and Ethics, Anioch University (1996-1999); Adjunct Instructor, U.W. Law School, Interviewing and Counseling (2002-2011)

Collaborative Role(s): CoachMediator

Melissa Shields Storch Melissa Shields Storch, Attorney at Law
Storch Law Group, PLLC
5400 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Melissa offers creative problem-solving to family law issues through Collaborative Law, cooperative, and FasTrack processes. She is passionate about providing pathways for families in transition by offering new ways for dispute resolution. Melissa began practicing family law in 2002, and became certified as a Collaborative practitioner in 2006. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, IACP, King County Collaborative Law, and speaks locally at various divorce recovery workshops. Melissa enjoys volunteering at Bellevue Presbyterian Church as a Lifelong Elder of Family Life Ministries.

Credentials: Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 2000, Lewis & Clark College, B.A., International Affairs/German Studies, 1992, Washington State Bar Association, 2002, Collaborative Law basic training, with Pauline Tesler, 2006, Dispute Resolution Center, Mediation and skills training 2005.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Susan J Shulenberger Susan J Shulenberger
Integrative Family Law
901 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98164
(206) 859-6800
206-859-6801, fax

I believe that the traditional dissolution practice focuses on short-term results and can damage long-term relationships. I work to help clients avoid unnecessary conflict in divorce and other family law matters and focus on their long-term well-being. I began my career with a solid foundation in business law at leading Seattle law firms. Since 1998, I have focused my practice on complex family law in Seattle and King County. My focus has been to represent high and mid net worth individuals in family law matters. Cases involving assets such as real estate, stock options, professional practices, ownership interests in varying legal entities, and ongoing management of closely held businesses can often raise complex valuation and distribution issues. That does not mean that the dissolution needs to be contentious

Credentials: Member of King County Collaborative Law, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and King County Bar Assoc.(family law section). Member of WSBA since 1982. I am actively involved in the WSBA and currently an Adjunct Disciplinary Counsel Panel member, helping the Office of the Discipline Counsel prosecute grievances. I have an AV Peer Review rating with Martindale-Hubbell

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Jeff D. Shushan Jeff D. Shushan, MA, LMHC, Collaborative Divorce Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mediation
Legacy Counseling, Coaching & Training
1818 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA

How you approach your Divorce, may help you create a 'Legacy', that still matters. Jeff brings over 30 years of experience working with relationships and personal growth, to Collaborative Divorce Coaching. He specializes in helping couples resolve conflict in the context of co-creating a vision for a positive and transformed future. You can feel empowered with support as you navigate your way through a respectful Divorce and Family Planning process.

Credentials: MA, LMHC, Couples/Family Therapy & Mediation

Collaborative Role(s): Coach

Teresa M Sisk Teresa M Sisk
Pathways To Resolution
100 West Harrison
South Tower Ste. 470
Seattle, WA 98119
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As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst working in a Collaborative Law Environment, Teresa works with couples that value preserving family, relationships and dignity throughout the dissolution process. She has been trained in the financial and emotional issues relating to divorce. She is committed to helping couples make financial decisions that support their families and futures.

Credentials: CDFA, Mediator

Collaborative Role(s): Financial SpecialistMediator

Alexis Squier Alexis Squier, Attorney
Strata Law Group, PLLC
520 Pike St
Suite 1205
Seattle, WA 98101
206-299-3556, fax

Alexis brings her experience and determination in partnering with her clients and team members to provide fertile ground for creative and sustainable resolutions in family law matters. As a litigator and past Guardian Ad Litem, she has seen first-hand the impact of acrimony and divisiveness on separating families and is passionate about paving a new road with better choices for families in transition.

Credentials: Mediation 40-hour training; Collaborative Practice Basic Training; Guardian Ad Litem Title 26 Mandatory Training. Board Member, King County Collaborative Law; Treasurer, King County Collaborative Law; Chaired Family Law Section of King County Bar Association; Chaired Guardian Ad Litem Section of King County Bar Association; BA, 1987, Whitman College; JD, 1993, Seattle University School of Law

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Megan Stanley Megan Stanley, Attorney
Integrative Family Law, PLLC
901 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98164
206 859-6801, fax

I believe that collaborative or cooperative approaches to family disputes lead to better outcomes. I strive to find common ground and amicable resolutions whenever possible.

Credentials: Washington State Bar Association member, King County Bar Association Family Law Section member, King County Collaborative Law, International Association of Collaborative Professionals, King County Family Law Guardian Ad Litem Panel, WSBA Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Loretta S. Story Loretta S. Story, Attorney, Mediator
Story Law / Eastside Collaborative Law Center
1407 116th Ave. N.E.
Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-671-0186, fax

Loretta is an experienced Family Law practitioner and mediator, who assists clients with creative, positive resolutions for their individual needs through the collaborative process. Loretta seeks to maintain the family dignity during the transitional period and the future. Founder, Co-Chair of Collaborative Law Section of King County Bar Assn.; former King County Bar Assn. Trustee; Eastside King County Bar Assn. Trustee; Board Member of Eastside Legal Assistance Program; and Board Member/Officer of King County Collaborative Law; selected Seattle Met's Top Family Law Attorney for 2010; awarded the WSBA's "Local Hero Award" in 2011 for outstanding service to the Bar and King County residents.

Credentials: B.S. Psychology; Cert. Social Work; Washington State Bar Assoc.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Courtney A. Story Courtney A. Story
Story Law
1407 116th Ave NE, Ste 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
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425-671-0186, fax

Courtney is a family law attorney with a focus on Collaborative Law and mediation. She assists parties with all aspects of family law disputes including dissolutions, legal separation, child custody and support, relocation and parenting. Courtney is committed to obtaining durable and respectful resolutions. Her memberships and affiliations are: Washington State Bar Association; King County Bar Association (Family Law and Collaborative Law Sections); East King County Bar Association; Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW); and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

Credentials: University of Washington School of Law, 2002; Collaborative Law Training - 2010; University of Washington Mediation Training - 2010.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

David A. Strickland David A. Strickland, Attorney at Law
1100 Dexter Ave. N.
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109

For twenty five years I have helped clients find effective solutions to their family law, business, probate and real estate concerns.

Credentials: I am a trained collaborative attorney and mediator. I am a member of American Bar Association Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections, the Washington State Bar Association Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections, the King County Bar Association Collaborative Law (former Co-Chair),Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Probate sections,King County Collaborative Law, Chair of the Civil Practice Group and member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Mediator, Probate and Elder Law AttorneyOther Civil Law Attorney

Laura A. Sutkus Laura A. Sutkus, Ms.
Sutkus Law Firm, PLLC
705 Second Ave.
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
206-623-2186, fax

Collaborative law is a natural segue in a career of dispute resolution. Cases over the years have included general civil litigation, personal injury claims, some products liability cases and estate work, and the last 20 years of specialty work in all types of family law cases. Experience in mediation and arbitration naturally led to an interest in collaborative law and interactive participation in the healing process of resolution.

Credentials: B.A. Beloit College, 1979 J.D. University of Wisconsin, 1984 Editor in Chief, Wisconsin International Law Journal, 1984 Admitted to Wisconsin Bar, 1984 Admitted to Washington Bar, 1987 Arbitrator, King County Mandatory Arbitration Panel, 2001- 2010, U.W. Mediation Training, 1994 Collaborative Law Training, 2008

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Debra Synovec Debra Synovec, Mediator, CDFA, Attorney
Whole Mediation & Consulting Services, P.C.
1818 Westlake Avenue North, Suite #314
Seattle, WA 98109

Debra Synovec, founder of Whole Mediation & Consulting Services, P.C. is a skilled mediator and certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) located in Seattle, Washington. Debra combines her unique skills acquired as an attorney, CPA and social worker to provide CDFA and mediation services with compassion and pragmatism. Engaging, caring and resourceful, she gives clients and their attorneys confidence while helping the clients to reach agreements. ?? ?Debra has achieved Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is a Founding Member and Advanced Practitioner Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and is currently Treasurer and Board Member. She limits her practice to Mediation and Divorce Financial Analyst but is admitted to practice law in Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, the United States Tax Court and before the Supreme Court of the United States.?? Debra helps clients have a progressive, productive, and peaceful process for resolving family challenges and uses her skills to create a more balanced, empowering approach for transitions.

Credentials: JD; CDFA, CPA (inactive status); Founding Member, Board Member and Advanced Practitioner Member of the Academy of Professional Family MediatorsAssociation of Conflict Resolution Advanced Practitioner Member; Certified by mediate.com; Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative; WMA Certified Mediator

Collaborative Role(s): Financial SpecialistMediator

John Twitchell John Twitchell, Economist, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Financial Settlement Solutions LLC
1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
206.260.2993, fax

John works on the Eastside as well as the greater Seattle area and Bainbridge Island. He received his Master's in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. he has worked as an economist in the divorce field for 19 years, including experience as a trial expert in Washington State. John is a member of the American Association of Individual Investors, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, King County Collaborative Law, King County Bar Association - Collaborative Law Section and Collaborative Professionals of Washington.

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist

Jeanine A. Vhan, Attorney
O'Loane Nunn Law Group
2707 Colby Ave, Suite 1204, PO Box 5519
Everett, WA 98206-5519
425-259-6224, fax

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Sandy Voit Sandy Voit, MS, EdS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Tangible Solutions
11415 NE 128th St.
Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98034
(Online Map)
425-823-3948, fax

Achieve a successful, equitable financial settlement. Many find it difficult to see an end to the process, much less imagine a positive, hopeful future. I provide professional & supportive assistance regarding the financial aspects of a divorce - from tax consequences, to pension/retirement divisions, to COBRAs & health care options - by educating both spouses in financial literacy. My counseling background helps you effectively manage the anxieties and fears surrounding the settlement process; my financial background helps find cost-effective settlement solutions.

Credentials: Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Divorce Financial Planner, Licensed Mental Health Counselor,

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist

Sara K. Wahl Sara K. Wahl, Attorney-at-Law
Sara K. Wahl, Attorney at Law PLLC
100 W. Harrison St.
South Tower, Suite 470
Seattle, WA 98119

I am interested in helping families through one of the most difficult experiences they may have and to help minimize the impact of their divorce. I see preserving the relationships they have moving forward for the benefit of their children and themselves as paramount. I believe that people would like to make their own decisions in their divorce, not have a judge do so.

Credentials: JD 1999 Seattle University KCBA Trustee KCCL Membership Chair CPW Board Member KCBA South King County President KCBA Collaborative Law Section Chair KCBA Collaborative Law Section and Family Law Section. IACP Member KCBA Family Law Clinic- Volunteer Family Law Facilitator-Volunteer

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator

Dominique Walmsley Dominique Walmsley
Seattle Mind Counseling
Green Lake
Seattle, WA

In working with couples as a mental health counselor, I have found that even people who are very angry with each other, long for a time when they could be positively related. I work with that premise in mind, when helping establish a life beyond divorce. I am an advocate for children when their wellbeing is subject to decisions from the court. I offer post divorce co-parenting groups, two running concurrently so that each parent can be in his or her own group. See my website.

Credentials: LMHC Lifespan Integration Emotionally Focused Therapy Family Law Mediation Clinical Sexology

Collaborative Role(s): Coach, Child Specialist, MediatorTherapist

J. Mark Weiss J. Mark Weiss, JD, AAML
Law Office of J. Mark Weiss, P.S.
Seattle Collaborative Law Center
100 W. Harrison St., South Tower, Ste. 470
Seattle, WA 98119-4116

Mark helps divorcing and separating clients resolve conflict so they can move forward. He works with clients to create reality-based agreements that are consistent with their values and goals. Among the Top 25 family law attorneys in the State of Washington per Washington Law & Politics Magazine. 'Super Lawyer ' - Wash Law & Politics annually since 2007. ; Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 2005 'Ken Weber Attorney of the Year' award - Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section. Former Trustee of the King County Bar Association, and former Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Director, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Credentials: JD ('87); AAML Fellow. Mark has participated many hundreds of hours of training in mediation, negotiation and Collaborative Law, including training conducted by Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith, Chip Rose, Pauline Tesler, Peggy Thompson, Stu Webb, Catherine Conner, Rita Pollak, Sharon Strand Ellison, the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, and many more. Mark is also a Collaborative Law trainer himself, having trained other Collaborative Law practitioners in basic and advanced topics.

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law AttorneyMediator