My Family Law practice includes complex dissolutions of marriages, child custody and... more
My Family Law practice includes complex dissolutions of marriages, child custody and parenting plans, spousal maintenance, property divisions, and post-dissolution and pre-nuptial agreements. I frequently represent professionals in all fields including lawyers or their spouses, doctors or their spouses and business owners.
Teach numerous employment seminars for organizations and employers including:... more
Teach numerous employment seminars for organizations and employers including: Washington State Bar Association Spokane County Bar Association Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now Washington State Association for Justice) Physicians Insurance Washington Casualty Company Washington Governmental Entity Pool National Business Institute Council on Education in Management Lorman E... view profile
After more than 30 years as a successful trial lawyer, Colleen began Barrett... more
After more than 30 years as a successful trial lawyer, Colleen began Barrett Mediation PLLC in 2013 to help other people settle their cases. Since then, Colleen has had terrific success using her knowledge of the insurance industry and appreciation of the risks of litigation, along with hard work and tenacity to get difficult cases resolved.
One of the best known trial lawyers in Washington State, John recently ran for the... more
One of the best known trial lawyers in Washington State, John recently ran for the Washington State Supreme Court.The Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, The King County and Pierce Minority Bar Associationimmediately gave him their highest ratings, Exceptionally Well Qualified.Martindale Hubble recently recognized John for having their highest rating for legal ability and ethics for over 15 y... view profile
Business and Legal Servies, Reinvented. Our business model is predicated on building... more
Business and Legal Servies, Reinvented. Our business model is predicated on building long-term relationships with our clients through all stages of the business life cycle. Our client-focused approach, coupled with our cultivated knowledge and unique billing solutions, gives you a trusted advisor that understands the struggles you face and is invested in the success of your company. Whet... view profile
Tom has practiced in the areas of real estate transactions, land use and business... more
Tom has practiced in the areas of real estate transactions, land use and business litigation since 1986. He assists real property owners, lenders, developers, title companies, homeowners associations, escrow agents and real estate professionals transact business, avoid problems, and resolve disputes. His experience includes real estate financing, leasing, purchase-and-sale transactions and disp... view profile
I have been a litigator for more than 15 years. During that time, I have... more
I have been a litigator for more than 15 years. During that time, I have successfully handled a variety of complex commercial liigation, including trials, arbitrations and mediations. Although my passion for oral advocacy makes me relish opportunities to be in court, I recognize that it is often in my clients' best interest to find creative, business-driven solutions to litigation problems.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.