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Kathleen Louise Royer

Mediation Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.5   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    I mediate with couples who are dissolving marriages or domestic partnerships, or who need to resolve family law disputes related to property, parenting or child support. I also mediate with attorneys an their clients in family law cases.

  2. Arbitration
    I arbitrate family law disputes when meiation is not an option.

Our commitment is to help our clients divorce respectfully and efficiently. We offer a divorce mediation process that keeps you focused on the tasks necessary to completing your divorce, and that allows you to create the necessary substantive agreements that best suit your interests and values. Our process is more cost effective than court because you control the process and stay focused on an outcome that works for you rather than one imposed by a court.
We also offer mediation to develop parenting plans, dispute resolution, and arbitration on all family matters.


Northwest Family Mediation and Consultation
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154

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Posted by jill | August 29, 2019
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successful mediation for a high conflict divorce
Kathleen took the conflict out of our high conflict divorce. After a ten month stalemate, she helped us reach an agreement in just four hours with effective shuttle mediation. Kathleen has the perfect combination of warmth and intelligence that allowed me to relax and think clearly. I am very satisfied with the agreement because I know she understood what was most important to me. I felt respected and heard. Her focus on the numbers made it easy to set the emotions aside and get the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2016
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Custody Mediator
Kathleen Royer mediated between my co parent and I. She is a nice lady whom obviously has a lot of experience in the legal system. She understood the legal system well and could it explain it well. However, she did very little "mediating" of core issues that stood between us. It seemed like she was more of just a 3rd party messenger between our two rooms. I got the feeling that her goal wasn't true mediation, but just to get us two to an acceptable level in the eyes of the law, by having us agree on typical and standard arrangements. She asked me to pick my battles, but would not acknowledge that the other party was not playing nice. By legal definition, she did her job. But I wouldn't expect her to sooth or heal any wounds that exist between parties.
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Work Experience

  • Mediator
  • Northwest Family Mediation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Carol Bailey & Associates
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Law Office of J. Mark Weiss, PS
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Linn, Schisel & DeMarco
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Court Commissioner Pro Tempore
  • King County Superior Court
  • 1998 - 2015
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1991
  • California State University, Humboldt State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State ex rel DRM
  • No basis to order support.


  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member, Chair 2003-4
  • 1993 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Executive Committee
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Washington Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2016
  • Lexis Family Law Manual
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • Co-Chair
  • 2014
  • Dissolution A-Z
  • Co-Chair
  • 2013
  • Complex Parenting Plan Issues
  • Developing and Drafting Child Focused Parenting Plans
  • 2013
  • Mediation and Arbitration Bootcamp
  • Preparing your Client for Mediation
  • 2010
  • Adoptoin Essentials
  • The UCCJEA
  • 2010
  • Family Law Mid-Year
  • Defending and Compelling Discovery
  • 2009
  • Discovery in Family Law
  • Defending Against Discovery Requests
  • 2008
  • Kinship Care Solutions
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act
  • 2005
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Mediation Attorney | May 27
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"I endorse this lawyer. Kathy's calm demeanor and thoughtful approach are helpful for people going through difficult family changes."
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Seattle Mediation Lawyer Kathleen Louise Royer
Kathleen Louise Royer
Mediation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 31 years