Laura Sutkus established Sutkus Law Firm in October of 2010, following 26 years of legal work in several fields, with a specialty in family law cases.
Family law and simple estate planning, in a variety of contexts, including collaborative law.
Plaintiff personal injury, medical malpractice, estate planning and probate, and development of a specialty in family law.
Insurance defense and products liability.
Civil litigation; plaintiff personal injury cases; and family law.
University of Washington Mediation Training, 1994
Arbitrator, King County Mandatory Arbitration Panel, 2001- 2011
Mediator, King County Family Law Volunteer Settlement Panel, 2002-present
Collaborative Law Training, 2008
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
King County Collaborative Law (to see Laura’s KCCL profile, please click here).
The King County Superior Court has awarded Laura with the Random Acts of Kindness Award in 2004 and 2005. She previously co-mediated parenting plans with the staff at Family Court Services in a one-year program.
Volunteer Work: Laura acts as a volunteer mediator for several family law cases each year, through the King County Volunteer Mediation Program. From time to time she assists pro se parties on the Status Conference Calendar at the King County Courthouse.
In 2013-2014, Laura co-chaired the Family Law Practice Group, a group of collaborative professionals who meet monthly for educational presentations.
As a member of the West Seattle Collaborative Law group, Laura helped to institute a program called “Second Saturday” at Highline Community College, at which she has presented part of a program about divorce, legal separation and collaborative law.
Personal: Laura practices yoga and reminds her clients to breathe. She runs regularly and also enjoys hiking in the mountains.