Loretta S. Story

1407 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
Office Phone: 425-688-1159
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Loretta practices exclusively family law, assisting families in obtaining resolutions that are both creative and satisfying to the client and the family, in a respectful and positive manner through the collaborative law process. Loretta served on the King County Bar Association (KCBA) Board of Trustees and was founder of the Collaborative Law Section of the Bar. She has served (acting as President for two terms) on the Board for Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP), on the Board of Directors of her homeowner’s association (serving as President during two terms), co-chair and co-founder of the Eastside Collaborative Family Law Group, on the Board of Directors of King County Collaborative Law (serving as President for two consecutive terms) and on the Board of Directors of Collaborative Professionals of Washington (serving as President during her extended term). Loretta is rated AV by Martindale Hubble and has practiced since 1994.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Washington State Bar Association

Professional Activities

King County Bar Association East King County Bar Assoc. Eastside Legal Assistance Program King County Collaborative Law Washington State Bar Mediation Committee Collaborative Professionals of Washington

Undergraduate Education

Portland State University - B.S., Certificate, S.W., 1973;

Postgraduate Education

Washington State Bar Association (Law Clerk Program, Certificate, 1993);

Professional Education

University of Washington, (Mediation Training, 1999); Collaborative Law (numerous training, since 2005)


I am actively involved in the development and promotion of Collaborative Law as a respectful forum to resolve marriage disputes in King County and Washington. After litigating family law matters for many years, I became a vocal advocate for a respectful resolution for families. Collaborative law provides such an avenue for families to resolve their disputes and promote respect and consideration for each family member.