CPW Founding and Sustaining Members are members who have made additional financial contributions to CPW in order to help support the work that we do.

Karen Bonnell Karen Bonnell, Divorce Coach
Karen Bonnell, ARNP, MS
4040 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Suite 300
4254544510, fax
www.coachmediateconsult.com; www.thecoparentshandbook.com; www.theparentingplanhandbook.com

Karen has extnesive experience working with families -- and over 10 years, she has been coaching families as they move from a "one-home" to a "two-home-family". She provides psycho-educational information to assist parents in supporting their children through what can be very difficult, but "growth-producing" change. She provides emotional & strategic guidance to create the best parenting plan possible. She helps spouses navigate the difficult emotional terrain of separating and re-forming new relationships for a strong and constructive future.

Credentials: Board Certified in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Licensed in the State of Washington as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Compassionate Listening Trainer Karen is a regular provider of professional continuing education to both health care and legal professionals. Karen is the author of "The Co-Parents' Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted, Resilient, and Resourceful Kids in a Two-Home Family from Little Ones to Young Adults." She is also the author of "The Parenting Plan Handbook" with Felicia Malby Soleil, JD. On line, you will find "Kids First" coaching seminars on developing a strong child centered parenting plan: https://www.covestream.com/courses/fresh-start-build-a-strong-child-centered-parenting-plan/

Group Memberships: Collaborative Professionals of Washington King County Collaborative Professionals International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Karen has served on the Boards of both King County Collaborative Law and Collaborative Professionals of Washington. She is a founding member of CPW.

Collaborative Role(s): Coach

Karen Bonnell is a Founding Member of the CPW

Leslie R. Bottimore Leslie R. Bottimore, Attorney
Bottimore & Associates, PLLC
201 St. Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
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253-272-5720, fax

Serving clients in South King and Pierce Counties - trained in 2007 - committed to continuing legal and professional education in Collaborative Practice - devoted to Collaborative Practice as a positive and constructive alternative for clients to resolve disputes - a high road.

Credentials: - Seattle University School of Law - Cum Laude - Lewis & Clark College - Hispanic Studies and Sociology - Bilingual - Spanish and English

Group Memberships: - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) (since 2007) - Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW) (Sustaining Member - since 2007) - King County Collaborative Law (KCCL) (Board Member) - South King County Collaborative Law (SKCCL) - Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC) (Past President - 2013-2014) - Collaborative Divorce Tacoma

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law AttorneyCivil Law Attorney

Leslie R. Bottimore is a Sustaining Member of the CPW

John Burke John Burke, Attorney at Law
Burke Law Group
221 N Wall St., Suite 624
Spokane, WA 99201

John is a strong supporter of the Collaborative Practice for divorces. He believes that for a significant percentage of the divorces, including those with complex issues and/or a high level of conflict, it is possible to have the couple resolve their divorce issues without having to go through the stress and trauma of court motions, hearings, and a trial. This often results in a healthier post-divorce relationship, which can be very important when children are involved. John was involved in eastern Washington's first collaborative divorce case. He has continued this groundbreaking trend by being one of the most active collaborative divorce attorneys in the region, and no longer does adversarial (litigation) representation for divoce clients.

Credentials: John is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and it's Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections. John is also a member of the Spokane County Bar Association and it's Family Law Section.

Group Memberships: John is member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW), and Spokane County Collaborative PRofessionals (SCCP). John is a co-founder of both CPW and SCCP, and served as an officer and board member of CPW for over 4 years, and has continuously served as an officer and board member of SCCP since it's founding. These two organizations are active in the effort to educate both the public and the legal profession about Collaborative Practice, and the revolutionary way it helps individuals resolve their divorce issues.

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney

John Burke is a Founding Member of the CPW

Rachel Felbeck, Attorney
Law Office of Rachel Felbeck
5400 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney, Mediator

Rachel Felbeck is a Founding Member of the CPW

Gail Nunn

Gail Nunn is a Sustaining Member of the CPW

Eugene R. Oliver
5507 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-910 5672
206 547 1276, fax

I have represented people in family law cases since 1977, regularly seeking and encouraging mutually acceptable solutions and maintaining positive relationships whenever possible. Collaborative Law fits those long standing practice goals. I am excited to work with other professionals to help clients create their own solutions based on their mutual needs, and on respect for everyone involved.

Group Memberships: Internatonal Acadamy of Collaborative Professionals, Wash. State Bar Ass'n Mediation Section, King County Collaborative Law, King County Bar Ass'n Collaborative Law Section, Cascadia Collaborative Alliance

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney

Eugene R. Oliver is a Sustaining Member of the CPW

Nancy Nellor Retsinas Nancy Nellor Retsinas
Retsinas Collaborative Law Center
752 Officers Row
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I help people reach amicable solutions to family law matters, primarily in the areas of separation and divorce. I understand there are difficult emotions that underlie the ending of relationships. My goal is to reduce unnecessary conflict while allowing my clients the opportunity to be heard and understood.

Credentials: Credentials - Avvo.com

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law AttorneyMediator

Nancy Nellor Retsinas is a Sustaining Member of the CPW

David A. Strickland David A. Strickland, Collaborative Attorney and Mediator
4616 25th Ave. NE
Box 423
Seattle, WA. 98105
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As a collaborative attorney, or mediator, dealing with disputes, I am invested in helping clients find agreed solutions. Settlement is by design, not as an afterthought. I also help clients with business, estate planning and real estate choices and solutions. I bring thirty years of experience to helping clients.

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney, Civil Law AttorneyMediator

David A. Strickland is a Founding Member of the CPW

David A. Strickland is a Sustaining Member of the CPW

Glenn E. Tanner Glenn E. Tanner
North 901 Adams
Spokane, WA 99201

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney

Glenn E. Tanner is a Founding Member of the CPW

John Twitchell John Twitchell, Economist, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
1001 Fourth Avenue
STE 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
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John works on the Eastside as well as the greater Seattle area and Bainbridge Island. He received his Master's in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. he has worked as an economist in the divorce field for 19 years, including experience as a trial expert in Washington State. John is a member of the American Association of Individual Investors, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, King County Collaborative Law, King County Bar Association - Collaborative Law Section and Collaborative Professionals of Washington.

Group Memberships: I also work on the Eastside and have an office at the Eastside Collaborative Law Center 1407 116th Avenue NE STE 210 Bellevue, WA 98004 It is on the Northwest corner of 116th Ave NE & NE 12th Street in Bellevue. It is the Eastside Collaborative Law Center and also Story Law Firm. Just north on 116th Ave NE from Overlake Hospital.

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist

John Twitchell is a Founding Member of the CPW

Laura A. Weight, Attorney
Weight Law Offices Inc., P.S.
119 N. Commercial Street
Suite 1400
Bellingham, WA 98225

Credentials: J.D. cum laude, 1994 Tulane Law School

Group Memberships: IACP Whatcom Collaborative Professionals

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney

Laura A. Weight is a Founding Member of the CPW

Laura A. Weight is a Sustaining Member of the CPW