Trusts & Estates, Probate, Collaborative Law, Family Law, Elder Law
Mediator since 1993: Trained Basic and Advanced with Center for Dispute Resolution, Boulder, CO (now CDR Associates)
B.A., 1984, Loretto Heights College, Denver, CO in Womens Studies
M.A., 1990, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ in Creative Writing/Poetry
J.D., 1998, University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, UT focusing in Elder and Family Law
Started McKELL GRAFF, PLLC in March, 2003
Parter/Spouse, Eugene M. Graff (WSBA 2001) joined the firm in March, 2011.
Our firm's philosophy is to resolve disagreements at the lowest level of conflict whenever possible and always leave the door open for settlement.
Reiki Master (Reiki treatment room at the office)
Washington Mediation Association (Certified since 2009)
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR, formerly SPIDR)
ACR Spirituality Section, Family Law Section
Utah State Bar
Clark County Bar Association
Prior to law school:
Taught college writing courses as an Adjunct Professor for eight years at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College.
Insurance: Worked as licensed insurance producer and sales manager in the areas of life, health, disability, property and casualty, and secured products, and underwriter in property and casualty for Prudential Insurance Co of America, and life insurance for Mutual of New York (MONY).
Four grown children, six grandchildren. Two children are servicemembers (Army, Air Force) and two Westies, Fiona and Fergie.
Welcome to our community of ADR professionals: mediators, arbitrators, and lawyers representing and advising clients. We are active in the growth and development of ADR in Washington as well as the education of members of the bar and the public.