Born and raised in Veracruz, México, Maria Victoria is a professionally trained mediator and collaborative attorney, deeply committed to help her clients resolve conflict without having to litigate. Maria earned her law degree at the University of Washington School of Law in 1992. Upon graduation, she went on to represent clients in civil and criminal matters in municipal, district and juvenile courts. In 1999, she became the interim director of the Child Advocacy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law where she taught family and dependency law, as well as advocacy for youth involved in the foster care system. As director of the clinic, Maria was instrumental in drafting and arguing policy changes on behalf of families. Maria’s strong interest in family and child advocacy prompted her to shift the focus of her practice from litigation to mediation and collaborative law. Maria’s professional mission is to help her clients find solutions that promote fairness, trust and respect for all family members, especially their children.
Maria is a frequent presenter and is an active member of the following organizations: Latino/Latina Bar Association of Washington (board member), Collaborative Professionals of Washington, King County Collaborative Law Professionals, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, WSBA Family Law Section, Washington State Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mujeres of the Northwest (founder), King County Alternative Dispute Resolution.
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