Thank you for looking me up. I know that achieving a just outcome for you takes hard... more
Thank you for looking me up. I know that achieving a just outcome for you takes hard work. I am committed to providing honest, responsive, effective, innovative and ethical representation. Please check out my website for more information on whether I am the right lawyer for you.
In nearly eighteen years of practicing family law, in both California and Washington,... more
In nearly eighteen years of practicing family law, in both California and Washington, it has become clear that there should not be winners or losers in divorce cases. Rather, the goal is that both parties reach a mutually satisfactory result, with minimum cost and emotional trauma, particularly to any children involved. I have devoted my practice to helping families reach amicable, out-of-cou... view profile
Pat has fought and won numerous trials in Washington. His trial skills have earned... more
Pat has fought and won numerous trials in Washington. His trial skills have earned his clients verdicts and settlements that total millions, but more importantly, have delivered justice to those that otherwise would have been left without it.
After spending more than ten years representing clients ranging from individuals and... more
After spending more than ten years representing clients ranging from individuals and to publically traded companies in complex litigation in both state and federal courts in Washington, Alaska and Oregon, in 1995 I decided to devote my practice to matrimonial law. Since then I have focused on financial, business and real estate issues in cases involving large or complex estates. In addition t... view profile
Carolyn is a regular presenter at seminars and employment law institutes, speaking... more
Carolyn is a regular presenter at seminars and employment law institutes, speaking on a wide range of topics, including mediation and arbitration, how to evaluate cases, substantive areas such as disability and sexual harassment law, and trial practice and discovery topics. For the past sixteen years Carolyn has been a co-presenter of the plenary session of the Employment Law Institute, reviewi... view profile
I came to the family law arena reluctantly. When I left law school 22 years ago, I... more
I came to the family law arena reluctantly. When I left law school 22 years ago, I swore I would never, ever, ever, ever do another dissolution. Here, I am years later in a practice that deals with familys in every possible way. In many ways, I am the only lawyer a person will have contact with in their lives. I divorce them, do their pre-nuptial agreements, their annulments, their adoptions, t... view profile
The focus of the firm is to resolve issues surrounding divorce as well as after... more
The focus of the firm is to resolve issues surrounding divorce as well as after divorce. We welcome parties not represented by attorneys as well as with attorneys. If you have Parenting Plan or Child Support issues during or after your divorce, we can help you resolve these disputes. Visit russellmediation.com for more information.
Gregg Bertram has resolved thousands of cases in more than 25 years as one of the... more
Gregg Bertram has resolved thousands of cases in more than 25 years as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most recognized mediators and arbitrators. From 2000 to 2008 Gregg was a principal at JAMS, the nationwide provider of alternative dispute resolution services, and before that he was affiliated with Washington Arbitration and Mediation Services, where he earned the “ Master Mediator” design... view profile
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.