Tonda Mattie

Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota

3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 550
Edina, Minnesota 55435
United States
Office Phone: 952-428-7892
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer

COLLABORATE FOR YOUR CHILDREN'S SAKES.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Family Law
License(s): Minnesota Supreme Court 1979 ~U.S. District Court, Minnesota 1983 ~Illinois Supreme Court (inactive status)1978

Professional Activities

President 2005, Co-President 2012, Collaborative Law Institute (CLI) Minnesota ~CLI Minnesota Board Member ~Co-chair CLI Minnesota Training Committee ~Member of CLI Minnesota since 1992

Undergraduate Education

University of Iowa, B.A. 1974

Psychology and Political Science

Professional Education

Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. 1978

Comments

I have pursued an active collaborative law practice since I became aware of the concept in 1992. Learning to actively listen to identify my client's interests and needs has immeasurably helped me to help my clients make settlements that are powerful and enduring for all members of the family. The collaborative skills I model for my clents help them communicate better after the divorce and promote coparenting. Practicing collaborative law is consistent with my values of preserving working relationships that benefit children when families transition from one to two households. Collaborative law avoids wasteful expense and promotes an equitable allocation of resources where they are most needed.