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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Public Interest Law Gold Medal||Washington University School of Law||1991|
|Family Law Attorney||Law Offices of Michael Bugni & Associates||2009 - 2012|
|Family Law Paralegal||Skellenger Bender||2005 - 2009|
|Director of Policy and Communications||Traveler's Aid International||1996 - 1998|
|Policy Analyst||National Coalition for the Homeless||1992 - 1996|
|Program Associate||Citizen's for Missouri's Children||1991 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2016 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Legislative Committee||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|King County Bar Association Public Policy Committee||N/A||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Dissolution/DVPO Case||Court entered 2 yr DVPO. Father ordered to: 1) have supervised visits only; 2) complete siginficant substance abuse and DV treatment; 3) take multiple, random monthly drug tests; and 4) pay $40,000 in attorney's fees for excessive intransigence.|
|Relocation Trial||Relocation with children was denied. My client became the primary parent.|
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|Travelers Aid International||Helping Battered Women and Children Out of Homelessness: The Role of Homeless Shelters and Other Service Providers||1995|
|National Coalition for the Homeless||Life and Death on the Streets: Health Care Reform and Homelessness.||1993|
|National Coalition for the Homeless||Shredding the Safety Net: The Contract With America’s Impact on Poor and Homeless People||1993|
|Encyclopedia of Childbearing (Oryx)||Violence Against Pregnant Women||1991|
|Seattle University||Public Policy||MPA||2012|
|Washington University School of Law||N/A||J.D||1991|
|Miami University of Ohio||Marketing||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|Family Law Practice for Paralegals||Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees||2015|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor/Mentee Program||Pretrial preparation||2012|
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Sydney handled my divorce case exceptionally well. My young son and I left an unsafe environment and Ms. Sydney worked with me to ensure I was doing everything I needed to to be safe and also protect myself legally. I have actually never met Ms. Sydney as I relocated to another state within days of retaining her. We have done my complete divorce through emails and phone and I would not want anyone else fighting for my rights and my son's rights. Ms. Sydney cares for her clients in a way I have not seen many attorneys care. (I work in the accounting department of a law firm and work with attorneys everyday). Ms. Sydney always took the time to explain the next process and let me know my options at each step. There were numerous times where she went above and beyond and listened to what I wanted even when I wasn't sure what was best. She always had my well being and my son's well being in mind. Ms. Sydney never pushed me with a decision but would explain how the decision would affect my life going forward. She never over promised and always told me divorce is a marathon. There were many times I was exhausted in the process and we would just focus on the next step. Ms. Sydney gave me sound advice and helped me to fight for sole decision making and sole custody of my son. I would recommend Dawn Sydney to anyone. Divorce is one of the hardest things to go through but having someone by your side makes it much easier. Ms. Sydney is someone I would want in the ring with me!.
Posted by anonymous
Dawn has great integrity. I was represented for close to two years and Dawn never lost traction and focus. Dawn was determined to get fair resolution for me.
Posted by anonymous
I have worked with Dawn on 2 issues over the last 5 years. Both times she has proven herself to be a strong advocate for me, and a willing negotiator with my ex. Both were child support issues, and those negotiations weren't easy ones. More important to me was her warm and natural demeanor, and genuine desire to see things addressed in a fair and legal way. I had an exceptionally litigious divorce, with many interactions with different attorneys, and I deal with lawyers professionally, as well. Genuineness is not a word I would use often to describe them. It is accurate that she has only been licensed in WA for a short while, but she is diligent in finding answers, with a wide network of peers and resources. Trust Dawn to talk to you, point out the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and be consistent and honest in your communications. I have no hesitation giving Dawn my strong recommendation.
Christina Corwin, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Dawn is a highly professional, hard working, and well respected member of our community. She is a creative problem solver and looks for solutions rather than perpetuating discord. It is always a pleasure working with her on matters.
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