Other Civil Law Attorneys

Collaborative Attorneys. In Collaborative Law, each party has an attorney who makes a pledge to work towards resolution without resorting to adversarial means. The sole focus and goal of Collaborative Law attorneys is to help the parties reach a durable agreement.

Collaborative attorneys are advocates for their clients with the specific directive to assist clients in reaching an agreement that meets their client’s most important needs as best as circumstances permit. The style of advocacy for a Collaborative Law attorney is therefore very different from the style of advocacy of conventional attorneys.

As dispute resolution specialists, Collaborative lawyers jointly guide, manage, and facilitate the Collaborative Law process. Attorneys act as the legal counselors for their clients. Collaborative lawyers provide legal education, and ensure that all legal considerations are properly addressed.

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

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


Ruby Sangha Ruby Sangha, Real Estate Attorney
Premises Law Group, PLLC
2375 130th Ave NE
Suite 101A
Bellevue, WA 98005
4255022227
ruby@premiseslaw.com
www.premiseslaw.com

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


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


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