My job is to achieve my client’s goals. Often times, clients need help defining their goals. Listening to the client and understanding their needs and interests, working through the options and setting attainable goals is typically the first step in fashioning a strategy in which to proceed with the case. I am a litigator, counselor, mediator, judge pro tem, educator, and professional speaker, now working primarily in the area of family law, domestic violence and high conflict cases. I provide service for all areas of family law, including divorce, parenting, custody, visitation, parental alienation, child support, modifications, relocation, grandparent and third party visitation, property division, retirements, spousal support (alimony), trial and pre-trial litigation, pre-divorce counseling, and mediation. As a family law mediator and arbitrator, I work throughout western Washington. I offer low bono rates in mediation cases where the lawyers are charging low bono rates. In 2012 I started developing the Integrative Client-Centered Model (ICCM), an update to the traditional client-centered model for legal counseling, based on Interpersonal Neurobiology and adult attachment theory. The Integrative Client Counseling Institute now promotes ICCM concepts, helping lawyers and their staff to improve client counseling skills and better manage difficult cases.