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Bruce K Pruitt-Hamm

also known as Bruce Pruitt-Hamm, Bruce PruittHamm

About me

US Supreme Court Justice Burger advised lawyers to be “Healers of Conflict”. We agree. 98% of our clients surveyed (over a 2 year period) report they would recommend us to a friend or use the firm again. We have helped people in more than 1 thousand cases. We would like the opportunity to help you. Our job is to help you to “heal” conflicts as productively, as cheaply and as quickly as possible, not to promote them or provoke them. Having studied conflict resolution theory since the 1970’s we work with you to better understand how the legal system can be used, along with other “alternative dispute resolution” strategies, to resolve the conflicts or problems that led you to seek assistance.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 35%
    22 years
  2. Divorce: 25%
    22 years
  3. Elder Law: 15%
    22 years
  4. Child Support: 15%
    22 years
  5. Mediation: 10%
    34 years



Hourly ($180-240/hour), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kelly W Padgham

    Bruce is one of the hardest working attorneys I know. He is a powerful advocate, but also attempts reasonable settlement when appropriate. Bruce is extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law and is also an expert in the area of collaborative practice. I cannot say enough about Bruce's professionalism and integrity. I endorse this lawyer.


    Kelly Padgham Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Glenn E. Tanner

    If I was in need of a lawyer, I would not hesitate to employ Bruce. He can be a strong advocate in a wide variety of areas of the law, or a very effective collaborative attorney. Bruce is smart and wise. He is open to feedback and someone you can trust. If you have a legal concern, Bruce is a great place to start and finish.


    Glenn Tanner Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Pruitt-Hamm Law & Mediation Services, PS

3418 NE 65th St.
Suite C
Seattle, WA, 98115


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Moot Court Competition- Semi-FinalistMoot Court Honor Board1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPruitt-Hamm Law & Mediation Services, PS1998 - 2013
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney General of Washington1996 - 2006
AssociateMcGrane and Schuerman1994 - 1998
AssociateHessinger & Associates1994 - 1994
Legal Intern for Justice Utter on Special ProjectWashington Supreme Court1994 - 1994
Legal InternUniv. of Washington Student Legal Services1993 - 1994
Legal InternConsumer Protection Division- WA Atty. General's Office1993 - 1993
MediatorPrivate Mediation Services1988 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Collaborative LawMember2012 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Washington Chapter)Board of Directors2012 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Spokane County Collaborative ProfessionalsFounding Member2008 - 2012
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenMember2000 - 2002
Stevens County Bar AssociationPresident1999 - 2006
Law and Alternative Dispute ResolutionFounder; President1991 - 1994
Mediation Consortium of Washington State (Now Washington Mediation Assoc.)Co-President1989 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Private Interstate AdoptionSuccessful
The Hands that Hold the ChildSuccessful
Mediation on a WeekendSuccessful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pacific Rim Law & Policy JournalHumanitarian Intervention: Dilemmas in the Definition and Design of International Law1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawAlternative Dispute Resolution concentrationJD - Juris Doctor1994
Antioch University SeattleConflict Resolution and Business ManagementBA1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLECollaborative Law2012
Basic Mediation TrainingMediation and Collaborative Law2011
Rotary Club of ColvilleMediation1995
Divorce MediationBreaking Deadlocks in Mediation1987