West Seattle Members

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

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

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

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