Probate and Elder 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.

Leslie R. Bottimore Leslie R. Bottimore
Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C.
201 St. Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
(Online Map)
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

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

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

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)
866-566-7277, fax

As an attorney, Bruce has been awarded the highest rating by the national lawyer-rating service, 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

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

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