Attorney Profile

Billie’s practice is limited to out of court settlement options. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Washington and received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law. Billie practices mindful meditation and enjoys spending time with her family and getting back to nature.  She loves to read and in her spare time she is an avid reader of historical novels and writings on spirituality and meditation.

 

  • Seattle University, School of Law, 2002
  • University of Washington, 1993

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • King County Collaborative Law
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

 

Practice Philosophy

 

My philosophy, in my practice and in my life, is one of abundance and empowerment. In my practice my mission is to assist clients in finding their power and their voice. The clients then are enabled to bring to the table that which is most important to them as an individual, as a spouse or partner and as a parent. My practice is limited to out of court settlement options, which I have found is the best way for me to serve my clients and my community, as well as to honor my own path.

Divorce is an intensely traumatic and life altering experience. Experts confirm that divorce is second only to the death of a spouse in terms of emotional impact. My goal is to help clients through their divorce process with their dignity and integrity intact, and to help them to minimize the negative impact on their children. The collaborative process affords clients an opportunity for healing, for self-growth and expansion, for radical shifts in perception and even in consciousness.

In my life my mission is to contribute to my family, my community and my world. I work to process and enrich my world in terms of abundance rather than scarcity, and I offer my clients the opportunity to do so as well. I know that this perspective in a collaborative law process can reveal many more options and opportunities than would otherwise be obtainable.