Leslie Bottimore

Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County

201 St. Helens Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402
United States
Office Phone: 2532725653
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer

Practicing in Pierce County and South King County - Washington

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law, Elder Law
License(s): WSBA

Professional Activities

~Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC) - Member since 2007 - Board Member 2008 - 2012 - Past President ~King County Collaborative Law (KCCL) - Member since 2007 - Board Member 2016 - 2018 - Vice President ~Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW) - Sustaining Member since 2007 - Conference Committee Member - 2015 to present ~International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) - Member since 2007 - Ambassador / Leadership Links ~Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) - 2019 - Member / Parliamentarian ~Family Law Section - Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association ~Network of Tacoma - Member since 2002 - Board Member - Past President ~Olive Crest - Pierce County - Past Board of Trustees ~Evergreen City Ballet - Renton - Past Advisory Board

Undergraduate Education

Lewis & Clark College - Portland, OR - Hispanic Studies/Sociology - 1988

Professional Education

Seattle University School of Law - Cum Laude - 1999

Comments

Collaborative Practice provides the framework, the tools, and the commitment necessary for the positive reconfiguration of families in transition. The adversarial litigation process tends to create (or escalate) negative emotional and financial consequences not in the best interests of clients, families, and children. If clients are willing to engage in the work required in a forum that acknowledges the legal, financial, and emotional aspects - Collaborative Practice is a healthy alternative for the resolution of disputes.