Martie H. Leys, J.D.
Collaborative Attorney, Mediator and Integrative Mediator
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 Integrative Mediation Bay Area, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE). Martie educates and trains other professionals in the Integrative Mediation approach to dispute resolution, She has regularly spoken about Collaborative Practice and was a pioneer in developing the Divorce Options program in Sonoma County. Martie also volunteers with the CCRE program DR Day (Dispute Resolution Day) which provides accelerated collaborative services to low income referrals from the Sonoma County Superior Court.
Petaluma Argus-Couriers October 6, 2004 article about Marties work