My mission is to offer the highest quality divorce mediation, collaborative legal counsel and related consulting services. From offices in Kirkland and Seattle, I serve Eastside and Seattle couples who want to achieve “Win-Win” divorces, parenting plans, and property settlements while avoiding costly, uncertain, and acrimonious litigation. As a litigation partner for many years in major Seattle law firms, I am well aware of the financial and emotional costs of lawsuits.My goal as a mediator is to facilitate fair and durable outcomes that work for all parties—allowing them to move forward with their lives, their children, and their vocations. If parties have agreed to arbitrate their differences, I can also assume the role of the arbitrator and decision-maker—seasoned by many years of experience in evaluating claims in complex litigation.
My law practice focuses on collaborative solutions to legal problems. I work with clients whose goal is the fair settlement of disputes without lawsuits. If all parties are dedicated to this goal, clients and skilled counsel can achieve satisfying results by brainstorming options and negotiating mutually beneficial outcomes while preserving important relationships. I also am available to assist clients needing unbundled legal services such as mediation or negotiation coaching, evaluation of potential legal claims, preparation of documents, and second opinions on legal issues.
My services as a consultant range from helping clients transition to their preferred futures to working interactively with leaders and their key personnel to build teams, manage organizational change, and resolve serious internal conflict. As a coach, I deliver the important gifts of experience, detached perspective, problem solving, and structure in regularly scheduled “one on one” telephone conferences or, if clients prefer, face-to-face meetings.