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Bonnie Marie Schriner


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About me

Maintaining a safe space to have a difficult conversation is the job of a good neutral, and that's what I do. Mediation, negotiation, arbitration, or collaborative law can create self-shaped outcomes in those difficult times. That's where I come in.


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Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Arbitration: 30%
  3. Family: 20%



Hourly ($285-305/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Diana L. Powell

    Bonnie Schriner is an effective, creative and compassionate mediator. She works equally well directly with the parties and with counsel present. She works hard to develop realistic solutions that address the needs of parents and children with special needs. She bases her mediation work on years of experience with family law in Colorado courts. She is a leader in the alternative dispute resolution community in Colorado, and is highly respected by her peers.


    Diana Powell Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Bonnie M. J. Schriner

777 South Wadsworth Boulevard
Suite 1-102
Lakewood, CO, 80226-4330


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer- 2010 to presentSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in America-2011 to presentBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent Rated- 2001 to presentMartindale-Hubbell2015
Certified Human Remains canine search team- with K9 Tango RitaSearch and Rescue Dogs of the United States2010
Type I disaster search canine team-with K9 DeltaFEMA- Urban Search and Rescue2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Division Head in Denver OfficeColorado State Public Defenders Office1973 - 1977
Caseworker-special casework servicesDepartment of Social Services1969 - 1970
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section Executive Council memberBoard of Governors Representative2013 - Present
Colorado Bar Association-Executive Council of the Board of GovernorsExecutive Council Member2013 - Present
Academy for Collaborative PracticeChair2012 - Present
Minoru Yasui American Inn of CourtFounding Member2003 - Present
Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section Executive CouncilExecutive Council Member2001 - Present
Colorado Catholic Lawyers GuildBoard of Directors2000 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Legal Fee Arbitration CommitteeHearing Officer1995 - Present
Rocky Mountain Collaborative Law ProfessionalsChair2012 - 2015
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionPast Chair2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re the Marriage of Wells, 881P2d 470 (1994)Yes, the court must consider the circumstances of the parties at the time the property division is to become effective.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Collaborative Law-A New Model for Dispute ResolutionAgreements to Participate in the Collaborative Law Process2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Creighton UniversitySocial Work, Sociology, PsychologyOther - Bachelors1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest lecturer special eventThe Power of Language-what to say when words are your only tool2013
Dublin Ireland conferenceThe Power of Language-what to say when words are your only tool2012