|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|State ex rel DRM||No basis to order support.|
|See all legal cases|
|Washington Family Law||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2016|
|Lexis Family Law Manual||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2015|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD||1991|
|California State University, Humboldt State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Guardian Ad Litem Training||Co-Chair||2014|
|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|
Posted by anonymous
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.