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Melissa Shields Storch began offering collaborative law as a service in 2006 to promote all aspects of Collaborative Family Law in the Puget Sound area of Western Washington including Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah and the greater Seattle area.

The firm, Storch Law, PLLC was founded by Melissa Shields Storch who received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She began practicing law in Washington state in 2002, and started her own practice in June of 2002. Since then, she has practiced family law, estate planning and probate, and guardianship law.

While Melissa began practicing collaborative family law in 2006, she continues to train and expand her practice in this emerging area of the law through her work with a variety of local, regional and national societies dedicated to collaborative law. In addition to expanding her practice in the collaborative family law model, Melissa also offers other alternative means for family law resolution, such as providing counsel in uncontested, amicable cases, or in situations in which one spouse may not wish to participate in a structured model.

In practicing law, Melissa draws upon her years studying and working abroad in Germany, France, Switzerland, Syria, and Vietnam in facilitating effective communication and listening for solutions that work for everyone involved. Melissa believes that taking a holistic approach to resolving disputes is the only way to help create durable, lasting solutions. She has led educational seminars in personal development and empowerment in the Pacific Northwest for nearly a decade.

Melissa is a member of the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Collaborative Law, Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW), and the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners.


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Storch Law Group, PLLC serves both the Eastside Puget Sound communities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah and the Sammamish Plateau as well as the Greater Seattle area as specialists in all aspects of Collaborative Family legal issues including Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, Guardianship, Estate/Probate law, and other Collaborative Family Law cases. Contact Melissa Shields Storch today.

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