Certified Legal Specialties: Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

A founding partner of Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett LLP, Catherine Conner specializes in Family Law. Her primary focus is on providing couples with options for resolving their disputes respectfully without going to court. The strategies she employs include private judging, mediation, collaborative practice, and settlement counsel.

Catherine believes that compassion and understanding help pave the path to resolution, and her goal is to ensure that every client is satisfied that the best possible outcome was reached. Through listening to every client’s concerns, Catherine guides them toward determining their long term objectives and assists them in gathering the information they need to make the best decision. Every situation is unique, and she works to find a solution tailored to individual circumstances. Conflict resolution and information sharing inform everything Catherine does, including her professional activities. As a past President of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire and a Past President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, she’s committed to increasing the availability and expertise of professionals who employ alternative dispute resolution. Additionally, she’s a mediation and collaborative practice trainer with the Center for Understanding in Conflict and has co-authored a practice manual for collaborative practitioners entitled “Collaborative Practice Materials.”

She lives in Sebastopol where she spends time with her husband and two adult daughters. She also enjoys camping, reading, and gardening.

Catherine Conner was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1982, License #104324.

Our clients highly recommend us. Read why below:

Catherine Conner:

I never thought or imagined that divorce could hurt so much. I truly appreciate your constant perspective of collaboration and “doing right”. I see now how that approach let’s me feel good about myself and decisions and actions that I took, with your guidance – and now I sleep with a clear conscience. You helped me through many emotional roller coasters and helped me feel empowered and in some control during times when that seemed impossible.

Linda K.

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