Nancy Retsinas

Two Rivers Institute for Dispute Resolution

752 Officers Row
Vancouver, 98661
United States
Office Phone: 360 816-2246
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

I am a collaboratively trained lawyer, mediator, facilitator, trainer,consultant, and settlement specialist practicing in Washington and Oregon.

I provide a safe, coherent place for parties to my clients to feel comfortable resolving their disputes. I value transparency and fairness, and seek to ensure everyone involved in a dispute feels heard and understood, and has the information needed to make good decisions. I believe it is in my client's best interests to address the needs of all parties in settlement negotiations to ensure durable agreements are reached.

I am committed to peaceful conflict resolution for families in transition, as I have seen first-hand through my litigation practice the results of chronic conflict on children and adults alike.

Collaborative law allows family members in the midst of conflict to negotiate a settlement without going to court. Collaborative Law changes the culture of conflict resolution by allowing individuals to take control of their future as opposed to leaving decision–making about their lives to a judge.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law and Mediation in the following areas: Adoption Boundary Disputes Business Community Divorce (all issues) Divorce (parenting) Elder Family Lesbian - Gay Partnership Prenuptial Probate Real Estate
License(s): Washington State Bar Association, 1991 Oregon State Bar Association, 1992

Professional Activities

Washington State Bar, Family Law Section, Dispute Resolution Section Oregon State Bar Clark County Bar, Family Law Section American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Oregon Mediation Association Collaborative Professionals of Washington Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Community Mediation Services (Vancouver/Clark County), Certified Mediator

Undergraduate Education

University of Portland, BA Communications, 1986

Professional Education

University of Oregon School of Law, JD, 1991

Training Offered

PeacemakingPractice Development
Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training
Collaborative Law Seminars
Lawyering in the Collaborative Model
Ethics in Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes
Managing Client Relationships: Establishing Rapport, Building Trust & Earning Respect
Cultivating the Collaborative Professional-Client Relationship: From Intake to Engagement

Training Conducted

PeacemakingPractice Development
Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training
Collaborative Law Seminars
Lawyering in the Collaborative Model
Ethics in Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes
Managing Client Relationships: Establishing Rapport, Building Trust & Earning Respect
Cultivating the Collaborative Professional-Client Relationship: From Intake to Engagement

Collaborative Training Offered

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training

Collaborative Law Seminars

Lawyering in the Collaborative Model

Collaborative Training Reference

Donna Smalldon, 503-350-2314
Kathleen Zumpano, 503-522-4162
Howard Marshack, 360-699-0500
Geri Brownstein, 503-699-1165