Kim Gordon

Portland Collaborative Divorce

7450 SW Beveland St., #100
Portland, Oregon 97223
United States
Office Phone: 503-539-0388
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

Kim practices exclusively in collaborative mediation and collaborative law. She brings to this work the ability to navigate the muddy waters of separation and divorce by helping clients navigate the complexities of the legal system and create agreements tailored to their family.
As an attorney, Kim started out her legal career as a litigator, then became one of the pioneers of mediation and then collaborative practice. Kim's experience includes 18 years as a traditional divorce lawyer, over 15 years as a collaborative practitioner and over 20 years as a mediator. She is credited with not only bringing Collaborative Law to Oregon, but with the creation of the collaborative mediation process.
Kim was the first in the nation to have a multi-disciplinary collaborative law firm, and is now an international trainer in Collaborative Law and conflict resolution and part of the IACP's Faculty of Trainers.

Area(s) of Practice: I am a mediator and a collaborative attorney. My practice is primarily divorce, but I also work on other types of cases were there is a relationship that you want to preserve whether its with family, friends or business colleagues. If your circumstances warrant it, I like working as a team with collaborative financial analysts and child specialists so legal, emotional and financial concerns can be supported. I mediate cases with clients only, and also with attorneys and clients. Sometimes collaborative teams will ask me to work as a facilitator for the whole team or a mentor to the professionals. I also train professionals in collaborative practice and team mediation both locally and internationally. If you are considering a non-adversarial process, I would be happy to talk with about whether we might be a good fit.
License(s): Member of Oregon State Bar ~ Admitted to Practice in United States Federal Court

Professional Activities

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ~ IACP Training Faculty Member ~ Oregon Association for Collaborative Professionals (President 6 years - Lifetime Accomplishment Award) ~ Portland Collaborative Divorce Practice Group (Education Committee Chair & Facilitator) ~ Oregon State Bar - Alternative Dispute Resolution Section ~ Oregon Collaborative Process Modest Means & Low Income Project ~ Understanding in Conflict Resolution ~ Oregon Mediation Association ~

Undergraduate Education

Stephens College, BA, 1976

Postgraduate Education

Northern University of Colorado, MA, 1978
Northwestern School of Law, JD, 1985

Comments

Kim is a member of the IACP Faculty and an international trainer. If you'd like Kim to come and train in your community, feel free to make an inquiry. Training Workshops and Experience are listed under her Trainer Profile.
Training Offered

Collaborative Law Training (for lawyers only or for Civil Law)
Basic Training in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Process - Family Law
Collaborative Mastery Program
Understanding Interest-Based Negotiation and Beyond
How Mediators and Collaborative Professionals Can Work Together
Working with the Collaborative Financial Analyst (for Lawyers & Mediators)
Ethics of Collaborative Practice
Where to Go From Here: Impasse
12 Practice Tips for Collaborative Professionals
How to Make Your Space Talk - Applied Neuroscience of Design
Inside Out - Self-Reflection for the Collaborative Professional
Intro to Inside Out Groups
Avoiding Burnout in Conflict Resolution
Embracing Judgment: A Catalyst of Understand, Connection, and Agreement (2 days)
Embracing Judgment: A Catalyst of Understand, Connection, and Teamwork (1 day)
Implicit Bias and Other Judgments
Rethinking PTOs [Professional Team Meetings]

Why Would You Want to Practice Collaborative Law? (law school students)
Listening Skills for Parents, Kids and Better Family Relationships

Training Conducted

Collaborative Law Training
Basic Training in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Process - Family Law (13x)
Collaborative Mastery Program
Mediation Skills for the Collaborative Professional
Collaborating with Mental Health Practitioners as Coaches, Child Specialists and Therapists
How Mediators and Collaborative Professionals Can Work Together
Working Together: The Intersection of the Legal Brain and the Financial Analyst Brain
Cultures in the Collaborative Process
Interest-Based Negotiation
Listening Skills for Collaborative Professionals
Listening Skills for Parents, Kids and Better Family Relationships
Ethics of Collaborative Practice
Where to Go From Here: Impasse
12 Practice Tips for Collaborative Professionals
Why Would You Want to Practice Collaborative Law? (law school students)
How to Make Your Space Talk - Applied Neuroscience of Design
State Bar Says Collaborative Practice Unethical - New Compliance Practices
Conflict Resolution Skills (Maitripa Buddhists College)
Inside Out - Self-Reflection for the Collaborative Professional (year long course)
Avoiding Burnout in Conflict Resolution
Intro to Inside Out Groups
Embracing Judgment: A Catalyst of Understand, Connection, and Teamwork
Implicit Bias and Other Judgments
Rethinking PTOs [Professional Team Meetings]

Collaborative Training Offered

Basic Collaborative Training (for Lawyers or Civil)
Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training - Family Law
Mastery of Collaborative Practice Program - Family Law

Please see "Training Offered" tab for more training options

Collaborative Training Reference

Lee Hamilton, MA, 503-703-0528 (Coach)
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Margaret Kelleher, PsyD 503-314-2843 (Child Specialist)
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Jim O'Connor, JD 503-73-8242 (Lawyer)
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Michael Dwyer, 503-241-9456
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Nancy Retsinas, 360-816-2246
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William Fussell, CDFA (Financial Analyst) 503-808-1515