Laura Sutkus

Compass Collaborative Law Professionals

705 2nd Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
United States
Office Phone: 206-388-0024
Member since 2009
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

I have practiced law since 1984, specializing in family law cases for over 20 years. Working with clients to understand their options and make positive decisions is rewarding. Collaborative law offers clients the ability for better communication, creative thinking and empowerment. Problem solving and working toward constructive resolution with opposing counsel has been part of my practice over the years. Collaborative work enhances those goals.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Admitted to Washington Bar, 1987 ~ ~Admitted to Wisconsin Bar, 1984

Undergraduate Education

Beloit College, Bachelor of Arts, 1979

Postgraduate Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Juris Doctor, 1984
Editor in Chief, Wisconsin International Law Journal, 1984

Professional Education

University of Washington Mediation Training, 1994
Collaborative Training, 2008

Comments

Along with the other professionals in the West Seattle Collaborative Law Pod, I have started a Second Saturday presentation at Highline Community College. We offer the seminar the second Saturday of each month. Three professionals - a lawyer, a financial planner and a mental health professional - present information about the divorce or legal separation process. We describe options available to parties, including collaborative law.