|Associate Attorney||Casey Gordon Davis||1990 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Institute||Founding Committee Member||2010 - Present|
|Stories of Autism||Founding Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Collaborative Professionals of Washington||President-Elect/Founding Member||2010 - 2011|
|Eastside Collaborative Family Law||Co-chair/Founding Member||2009 - 2010|
|King County Bar Association- Collaborative Law Section||Founding Co-chair||2008 - 2009|
|King County Collaborative Law||Vice President||2006 - 2009|
|Urban Liason||Collaborative Law: Focus on the Future||2010|
|King County Bar Bulletin||The New (Decade) Lawyer||2009|
|King County Bar Bulletin||The Power of Strategic Cooperation||2008|
|WSBA ADR Section Newsletter||Inviting the Dialogue||2008|
|Harvard University Law School||Advanced Negotiations- Difficult Conversations||N/A||2008|
|University of Washington School of Law||N/A||Professional Mediation Skills Certificate||2003|
|University of Washington School of Law||N/A||Family Law Skills Certificate||1992|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude||1989|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||N/A||1987|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||Environmental Conservation||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|WSBA CLE||Collaborative Law||2009|
|Annual CPW Conference||Collaborative Law- Advanced Topics||2009|
|Annual CPW Conference||Collaborative Law Advanced Topics||2008|
|Skills Training||Collaborative Law- Intro/Advanced||2007|
Posted by Eric
I would highly recommend Holly and the collaborative divorce process if you are faced with ending a long term marriage. Holly assembled an experienced multidisciplinary team, and patiently coached me through the process guiding me through the "ups and downs" along the way. The outcome was successful in preserving respect and dignity on both sides, likely reduced the overall cost, and helped me learn and grow so that I can move forward with the next phase of my life. I would not hesitate to recommend Holly based on her legal, interpersonal, and process skills for people seeking a collaborative divorce.
Posted by Diane
From our first meeting, Holly was knowledgeable,professional, and inspired great confidence in her abilities. I knew she always had my best interests in mind as her top priority. She not only served as my legal representative in my collaborative divorce case, but also as my coach and counselor as needed. Her expertise and experience in the field of collaborative law were fully evident every time we met. Her services are worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous
Holly was my counsel during my collaborative divorce which took most of 2009 to complete. Mine was a difficult but not impossible case to resolve via the collaborative process, and I was more committed to and ready for a collaborative divorce than my spouse was. I now realize that one spouse can be ready for and committed to the collaborative process while the other is not. Holly did not recognize this that my spouse was not ready, and neither did I. Holly also did not recognize the manipulative and deceptive strategy and tactics that my spouse employed to use the collaborative process (and my good nature) to her advantage. Holly should have seen through this based on her level of intelligence and experience. Holly is intelligent and very knowledgeable regarding collaborative law, but she was more committed to the collaborative process itself and achieving a joint resolution that she was with me - her client! She was not an advocate for my custodial rights as a parent and didn't stand firm on several issues during the financial settlement and parenting plan negotiations. As a result, in 2010 I was forced to seek out and employ new/traditional legal counsel and go through the dispute resolution process (up to and including mediation) to revise some parts of the parenting plan that were not in my best interests. This has proven time consuming and expensive. Holly should have guarded and advocated the rights of her client (me) and she didn't. I would NOT recommend you retain Holly as your counsel if you believe your soon-to-be ex-spouse is not fully capable of playing fairly within the limits of the collaborative divorce process, or if you want/need an attorney that is an advocate/champion for her client.
John Burke, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I got to know Holly over the course of several years while she and I were officers and directors of Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW). Holly is highly committed to advancing collaborative practice for divorce. She has demonstrated to me her high levels of knowledge, energy, and commitment to excellence in collaborative practice. In addition, she is just simply one of those "very nice people" that you just cannot help but to like. In my opinion, collaborative practice should be the process of choice for many, if not most divorces, and Holly would be an excellent choice as one of the collaborative attorneys to guide a couple through the process.