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Katherine Estelle Shlaudeman

Mediation Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Katherine

Learn Katherine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Child custody issues are especially sensitive. Katherine works closely with parents to find the best resolution for them and their children.

    23 years

  2. Child support
    20%

    23 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Katherine counsels clients through the difficulties of a divorce or separation and works with them to find the best dispute resolution method for them

    23 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%
    Katherine drafts and negotiates pre- and postmarital agreements through traditional representation, mediation, and Collaborative Practice

    23 years

  5. Mediation
    20%
    Katherine mediates a wide range of family law disputes as well as pre- and postmarital agreements

    21 years

I help my clients with a full range of family law matters, including divorce, separation, complex financial issues, child and spousal support, child custody, domestic violence, and pre- and postmarital agreements. I am a trained and experienced mediator and Collaborative Practitioner and have litigated family law cases throughout the Bay Area. Because every person's situation is unique and requires a specialized approach, I am committed to finding the most effective dispute resolution method for each client. I strongly support using consensual dispute resolution methods such as mediation and Collaborative Practice when appropriate and being fully repared to litigate when they're not. The most aggressive approach to a family law matter may not always be the best one. But the most effective approach always is.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Katherine Shlaudeman - Law and Mediation Practice
291 Geary Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Reviews

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Posted by Alex | August 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Katherine.
Katherine was my attorney for a marital dissolution. She helped me great deal to navigate through all aspects and complexities of the process and helped reach a peaceful settlement. She is very experienced, knowledgeable, efficient with time and easy to work with.
Posted by John | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Katherine was my attorney for a divorce awhile back. I was very pleased with her work. She is super smart, clear and easy to communicate with. There is usually a lot of back and forth as things get hashed out in a divorce, and she was always quick to respond. I can't recommend her too highly.
Posted by Pete | June 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the few good ones...
Unlike many other attorneys I have consulted with over the years, Ms. Shlaudeman is all about giving you the best answers and professional advice possible, and in the least amount of time. (equals low fees!)
Posted by John | June 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fine lawyer
I hired Katherine for a divorce settlement. She was professional, clear, easy to communicate with and always on the ball. She had the answers to all my questions at her fingertips, and her fees were reasonable. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Dylan | June 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazingly helpful, knowledgable and available
Katherine helped me as my consulting attorney in my divorce mediation. She was an amazing sounding board and was able to answer all of my questions and to suggest alternate courses of action when we encountered road-blocks. She was always available when I needed her and she was extremely knowledgable. I'd recommend working with Katherine to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Katherine Shlaudeman Law and Mediation Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Sideman & Bancroft
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Hanson Crawford Crum Family Law Group
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Morrison Foerster, LLP
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Collaborative Practice San Francisco
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Collaborative Practice San Francisco
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • 1996
  • Proctor Awards (2)
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Stanford University
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Tax Issues in Family Law Practice
  • 2015
  • State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • Tips and Traps for Consulting Counsel in Family Law Mediation
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Premarital Agreements Issues for Estate Planners
  • 2008

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San Francisco Mediation Lawyer Katherine Estelle Shlaudeman
Katherine Estelle Shlaudeman
Mediation Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 26 years