Martie’s legal approach in resolving family law disputes over the past 15 years has been informed by earlier careers as a social worker and educator. In addition to extensive training in mediation and collaboration, Martie interned for one year with Alameda County Family Court Services, mediating custody disputes. Her mission is to help couples reach a workable settlement in a calm and respectful manner, maximizing the emotional well-being and financial security of the whole family.
Martie is an active member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire, where she co-chairs the Divorce Options program. Martie serves as a Case Management panelist with the Sonoma County Superior Court and as a Dispute Resolution Day attorney, providing collaborative services to clients of modest means through the court.