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MEMBER PROFILE: M. Colleen Barrett

Washington mediator Colleen Barrett
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M. Colleen Barrett
Barrett Mediation, PLLC
2655 37th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98199

Tel: (206) 735-9332
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Calendar Last Updated: 10 Dec 18


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ADR Services:
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M. Colleen Barrett has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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After more than 30 years as a successful litigation attorney, Colleen Barrett is now dedicating her skill, background and experience to bringing parties together to reach a fair resolution of disputes. Plaintiffs want a mediator who will listen and make them feel they have been heard. Defendants want a mediator who understands value and risk. All parties want a mediator who aids them in looking at the strengths and weaknesses of their case and in overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of a durable resolution to their dispute. Colleen is that mediator.

Colleen made the jump from successful trial lawyer to committed and effective mediator and has not looked back. Since November 2013, Colleen has worked exclusively as a neutral, mediating a wide variety of cases to a resolution.

Aside from her 30 years of experience as a litigator, Colleen added tools to assist her in helping the parties keep control of the outcome of their cases through formal training as a mediator at both the University of Washington Law School and, more recently, at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, the highly regarded program offered through Pepperdine University Law School.

Colleen's legal experience began with 8 years at the Seattle City Attorney's office where she tried hundreds of criminal cases, provided legal advice to the mayor and City Departments, and tried personal injury and employment law cases. Since 1988, Colleen has handled complex litigation, including professional liability and medical negligence, defamation, insurance coverage and bad faith, construction defect, land use disputes, and represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, wrongful death and employment litigation. She has also handled appeals and done presentations on negotiation strategies, effective mediation presentations, trial practice and insurance law.


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  • Colleen attended the University of Washington. After college, Colleen worked as a TV news producer before graduating from the University of Puget Sound Law School with honors.


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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Washington State Bar Association
Hawaii State Bar Association (Inactive)


Rates: HALF DAY: $2000 includes pre-mediation consultation, review and 4 hours conference time FULL DAY: $3800 includes pre-mediation consultation, review and 8 hours conference time For parties of 4 or more: FULL DAY: $4500 Half day mediations exceeding 4 hours and full day exceeding 8 hours may be billed for additional time at the rate of $450.00 per hour. No travel charges anywhere in Washington. (Full day must be booked for mediations more than 75 miles from Seattle.) No cancellation or rescheduling fees.
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