North Seattle Members

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
206-307-2472, fax
brooks@baldwincollaborativelaw.com
www.baldwincollaborativelaw.com

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


Ginger A. Boyle Ginger A. Boyle, Attorney/Mediator
9100 Roosevelt Wy. NE #300
Seattle, WA 98115
206-525-7067
206-525-2310, fax
ginger@gingerboyle.com
www.gingerboyle.com

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


Elise Buie Elise Buie, Attorney
Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC
1001 Fourth Ave. 44th Floor
Seattle, WA 98115
206-926-9848
206-389-1623
888-659-6345, fax
eliseb@elisebuiefamilylaw.com
www.elisebuiefamilylaw.com

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


Nathan Cliber Nathan Cliber, Attorney at Law
Seattle Divorce Services
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(Online Map)
206-784-3049
nathan@seattledivorceservices.com
www.seattledivorceservices.com

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


Michael V. Fancher Michael V. Fancher
Seattle Divorce Services
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(Online Map)
206-784-3049
mike@seattledivorceservices.com
www.SeattleDivorceServices.com

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


Peggy Hoban Peggy Hoban, Attorney at Law
3417 Evanston Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(Online Map)
(206)624-2242
peggy@hobanlaw.com
www.hobanlaw.com

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


Alexandra T. Keller Alexandra T. Keller, Attorney
Holman Cahill Garrett Ives Oliver & Andersen PLLC
5507 - 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-547-1400
206-547-1276, fax
ali@holmancahill.com
www.holmancahill.com

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
206-365-5500
206.363.8067, fax
kristy@lawgate.net
www.lawgate.net/attorneys

Collaborative Role(s): Divorce and Family Law Attorney


Theresa R. Lorella Theresa R. Lorella, Attorney at Law
Seattle Divorce Services
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(Online Map)
206-784-3049
theresa@seattledivorceservices.com
www.seattledivorceservices.com

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
(Online Map)
206-784-3049
janel@seattledivorceservices.com
www.seattledivorceservices.com

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


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
(Online Map)
206-327-9335
866-566-7277, fax
bruce@pruitthammlaw.com
www.pruitthammlaw.com

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


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
joanna@rothattorney.com
www.rothattorney.com

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


Kevin R Scudder Kevin R Scudder
Law Offices of Kevin R. Scudder
9706 4th Avenue NE
Suite 320
Seattle, WA 98115-2199
(Online Map)
206-524-7828
206-524-1302, fax
kevin@scudderlaw.net
www.scudderlaw.net/

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


Dominique Walmsley Dominique Walmsley
Seattle Mind Counseling
Green Lake
Seattle, WA
206-909-1097
dominiquewalmsley@gmail.com
www.seattlemindcounseling.com

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