Mediators

OTHER Professionals. Other professional members of King County Collaborative Law have received training in the Collaborative Law process. Their services may be useful in particular cases on an as-needed basis to support the work of the Collaborative team. KCCL does not make recommendations as to any professionals.

Mediators. Mediation is a dispute resolution process that is different from Collaborative Law. Mediators may be brought into a Collaborative Law case to help with unique issues, or to assist a Collaborative team throughout the process.

All Collaborative mediators who are members of King County Collaborative Law must meet minimum training requirements.

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


Sandra Barto, Attorney at Law and Mediator
7683 SE 27th Street
Box #225
Mercer Island, WA 98040
206-227-2545
bartolaw@comcast.net
www.bartolaw.com

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


Carol D Betts Carol D Betts, Attorney
Carol D. Betts Family Law LLC
400 112th Ave NE
Suite 240
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-635-7737
425-635-7738, fax
cdbetts@seattlefamilylawyer.com
www.seattlefamilylawyer.com

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


Leslie M Blankman Leslie M Blankman, Attorney and Mediator
Blankman Law, PLLC
11410 NE 124th St # 467
Kirkland, WA 98034
(Online Map)
425-236-1861
(425) 481-8791, fax
leslie@blankmanlaw.com
www.blankmanlaw.com

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


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


Dr. Phil Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Beacon Couple & Family Therapy, LLC
The Pioneer Bldg., 600 First Ave.
Suite 516
Seattle, WA 98104
206-780-1036
bcft1@msn.com
www.beacontherapy.com

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


Susan E. Carroll Susan E. Carroll
Law Offices of Susan Carroll, PLLC
6041 California Ave. SW, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98136
206-452-5483
206-452-5688, fax
sc@susancarrolllaw.com
www.susancarrolllaw.com

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


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
(Online Map)
206-624-6271
206-624-6672, fax
ccorwin@reedlongyearlaw.com
www.rlmalaw.com

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


Cynthia R First Cynthia R First, Ms.
Port Gardner Law Group
2918 Colby Avenue, Suite 201
Everett, WA 98201
425-259-5100
425-789-1214, fax
cynthia@portgardnerlaw.com
www.portgardnerlaw.com

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


Leslie J. Garrison Leslie J. Garrison, Attorney
The Schwarz - Garrison Law Firm
2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 470
Seattle, WA 98121
206-622-9909
206-622-6636, fax
leslie@newwaylaw.com
newwaylaw.com

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


Allyson Henry Allyson Henry
FlourishWorks
1620 Broadway
Suite 203
Seattle, WA 98122
4252461789
425-246-1789
206-257-4192, fax
allysonh99@hotmail.com
www.couplestherapistseattle.com/

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
(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


Kirsten Hytopoulos Kirsten Hytopoulos, Attorney
Kirsten Hytopoulos Attorney at Law PLLC
P.O. Box 10580
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206.842.4030
kirsten@hytopouloslaw.com
www.CollaborativeDivorceSettlement.com

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


Anne R. Lucas Anne R. Lucas, MA LMHC, Coach
The Evergreen Clinic
13128 Totem Lake Blvd
Suite 206
Kirkland, WA 98032
425-890-3222
425-823-1231, fax
alucasma@hotmail.com
alucasma@hotmail.com

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


Alexandra/Xana Moore-Wulsin Alexandra/Xana Moore-Wulsin
Strata Law Group, PLLC
520 Pike Street
Suite 1205
Seattle, WA 98101
206-682-6826
206-299-3556, fax
amoore-wulsin@stratalawgroup.com
www.stratalawgroup.com

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


Gail B Nunn Gail B Nunn
Nunn Vhan & Lang, PLLC
2707 Colby Ave, Ste 1204
PO Box 5519
Everett, WA 98201
425-258-6860
425-259-6224, fax
gail.nunn@onglaw.com
onglaw.com

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


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


Catherine Schatzel Catherine Schatzel, Career Counselor, Mediator, & Trainer
Compassionate Resolutions-Career Counseling & Mediation
10030 36th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
206-369-1239
Catherine@CompassionateResolutions.net
www.compassionateresolutions.net

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
206-622-9909
206-622-6636, fax
andrew@newwaylaw.com
newwaylaw.com

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)
206-524-7828
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


Joseph Shaub Joseph Shaub, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
10940 NE 33rd Place
Suite 109
Bellevue, WA 98004
206-587-0417
joe@josephshaub.com
www.josephshaub.com

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
(Online Map)
425.941.5936
melissa@storchlaw.com
www.collaborativefamily.com

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


Teresa M Sisk Teresa M Sisk
Pathways To Resolution
100 West Harrison
South Tower Ste. 470
Seattle, WA 98119
(Online Map)
206-285-1073
teresa@pathwaystoresolution.com
www.pathwaystoresolution.com

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
206-682-6826
206-299-3556, fax
asquier@stratalawgroup.com
www.stratalawgroup.com

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


Loretta S. Story Loretta S. Story, Attorney, Mediator
Story Law / Eastside Collaborative Law Center
1407 116th Ave. N.E.
Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-688-1159
425-671-0186, fax
lstory@storylaw.com
www.storylaw.com

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


David A. Strickland David A. Strickland, Attorney at Law
1100 Dexter Ave. N.
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
206.420.8036
stricklandlaw@comcast.net
stricklandlaw.us

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
206-388-0024
206-623-2186, fax
laura@sutkuslawfirm.com
www.sutkuslawfirm.com

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
206-568-5337
debra@wholemediation.com
www.wholemediation.com

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


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
206-753-7390
sara@wahllaw.com
www.wahllaw.com

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
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


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
206-622-6707
mweiss@mark-weiss.com
www.mark-weiss.com

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