Barbara Jo Sylvester
TACOMA, Washington 98402
Ms. Sylvester has dedicated her career to helping families. Her practice is devoted to complex domestic relations matters, including adoption, dissolution of marriage/legal separation, custody/visitation, support, and guardianship. Ms. Sylvester is a highly skilled litigator and negotiator, but embraces the collaborative services she offers to her clients. Now in her fortieth year of practice working in domestic relations, Ms. Sylvester has had the opportunity to represent clients in all manner of domestic relations, frequently handling complicated dissolutions involving long-term marriages with extensive assets, and highly contested parenting issues. Ms. Sylvester also offers her services as a mediator and arbitrator.
Professional ActivitiesGroup Memberships: • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County • Collaborative Law Professionals of Washington • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals • Washington State Bar Association, Former Adjunct Investigative Counsel • Washington State Bar Association, Former Member, Code of Professional Responsibility Committee • Washington State Bar Association, Former Member, Civil Rights Committee • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Former Chair, Judicial Qualifications Committee • Calvary Community Church, Sumner, Washington – Former Leader and Instructor, Marriage Ministry • World Association for Children and Parents, former Board member
University of Washington, BA in Business Administration, 1973
University of Puget Sound Law School, Juris Doctor, 1977