DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
Sheila Adams Gardner, founder of Cooperative Strategies Family Law, is an attorney and mediator who began her legal career practicing personal injury and medical malpractice law in Texas and Washington, DC. She was inspired to create CSFL after several years working with parents through her company, Gardener Parenting Consultants. In that work, Sheila coached parents struggling to coparent --to create peaceful, two home families that supported their children. Having grown up in a cooperative two home family, Sheila became passionate about helping parents make conscious decisions to protect and provide for their children into adulthood. Trained in Mediation and Collaborative Practice, Sheila guides clients toward mutually acceptable resolutions that reflect their highest priorities.
Professional ActivitiesProfessional Associations/Memberships: •District of Columbia Bar •State Bar of Texas •International Academy of Collaborative Professionals •District of Columbia Academy of Collaborative Professionals •Association of Family and Conciliation Courts •Academy of Professional Family Mediators •District of Columbia Bar Family Law Section Sheila regularly volunteers her services to the District of Columbia Family Court Self Help Center and The Collaborative Project of DC.
Howard University, BA 1990
Texas Southern University, JD 1993