Nancy Retsinas is a collaborative lawyer, mediator, trainer, and consultant in the Pacific Northwest, focusing on innovative client-centered dispute resolution methods. She has been in practice since 1991.
Nancy has devoted her 25-year legal career to assisting clients with domestic relations matters. Her legal experience also includes substantial work with clients in business, real estate, guardianship, and trust and estate matters. Nancy works with her clients in a multitude of out-of-court settings - as their collaborative law settlement attorney, as a neutral mediator in pro se and attorney-assisted mediations, as a conflict coach, as a settlement counsel in on-going litigation matters, as as a litigation consultant to lawyers and lay-people alike. She committed her practice to out-of-court settlement processes in January 2015 and no longer litigates disputes.
Her consulting practice includes public and private sector mediation, facilitation, community engagement, strategic planning and communications. Nancy has trained professionals in client-centered dispute resolution methods since 2008.
She graduated from University of Oregon School of Law (1991), and has a BA in Communications from University of Portland (1986). Nancy holds a license to practice law in Washington (1991) and Oregon (1992).
Kathleen Zumpano is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Private Practice in Portland, Oregon, working as a Child Specialist, Mediator and Parenting Coach. Kathleen stopped taking therapy clients in 2016 to dedicate her practice full time to families in transition, including divorce and separation.
She graduated from Lewis & Clark College Graduate School with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She also holds two Bachelor's degrees from Oregon State University - one in Psychology and the other in Human Development and Family Sciences. Kathleen has maintained her commitment to education and learning by attending Collaborative, mediation and Mental Health trainings across the United States every year, in order to enhance her skills.
She has been a presenter on a variety of topics related to children & divorce, including presentations at the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)'s Educational and Networking Forum in 2014 & 2106 (and upcoming in 2018), and Collaborative Practice California’s Annual Conference in 2016 & 2017. She is a member of the (IACP) and the current President of the Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals (OACP).