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HELPING FAMILIES DIVORCE With Less Conflict

Teena A. Johnson

Teena A. Johnson

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • Collaborative
  • Family Law

Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • Collaborative
  • Family Law

Biography

I've personally experienced divorce and loss, and I know how it feels to be uncertain about your future, worried about your children, and confused about how to navigate the divorce process. I have brought that insight and compassion to my work with my clients for the last twenty years, as well as to my leadership roles in the collaborative law field (I am a past President of Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County, past President of Collaborative Professionals of Washington, and a trainer of collaborative law for professionals). 

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest but lived around the country for many years before resettling here after law school. Because of this, I consider myself both a native and a transplant, and on off days, you can usually find me walking my dog or hiking with my family in our beautiful area.

When I work with clients, my goal is to minimize the stress and conflict for my clients as much as possible. Divorce is challenging, often painful. Easing some of the difficulty for my clients, while also providing diligent and professional assistance, brings me the most satisfaction.

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of Washington, Seattle
    • B.A. - 1986
  • University of Washington, Seattle
    • Certificate in Non-Fiction Writing, 2013
  • Seattle University
    • Honors Program - 1984

Bar Admission

  • Washington, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2000

Honors

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, 1999
  • PTA Golden Acorn Award, 2010

Instructed Classes & Seminars

  • 2-Day Collaborative Law Training - 2014, 2016, 2018, Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training, Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County, 2017

Continuing education

  • Additional training in collaborative law, 2007 – Current

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2008 to Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington, President (2018), Vice President (2017), 2008 to Present
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County, President (2012 - 2013), 2008 to Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Tacoma, Present