Mary S.W. Sakaguchi is a founding member of Sakaguchi, Felbeck & Reese, where her practice is primarily focused on Family Law and Real Estate law. She started her practice as a solo practitioner in 2011, after several years as an associate attorney with Davidson, Czeisler & Kilpatric, PS (now Davidson, Kilpatric and Krislock, PS), where she practiced Family law and Real Estate and supported a bustling escrow practice.
Mary has served as Trustee with King County Bar Association, us a Director with Eastside Legal Assistance Program, and a Trustee and Treasurer for Collaborative Practitioners of Washington. Mary is a regular volunteer with Eastside Legal Assistance Program and King County Superior Court Volunteer Settlement Conference Program. Mary was a key member of the lobbying effort to enact the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (now RCW 7.77). Mary comes from Southern California, where she graduated from Loyola Law School Los Angeles and practiced Family Law until she relocated to Washington in 2006.
Mary approaches her practice in assisting clients primarily through dispute resolution options such as mediation, negotiated settlements, and Collaborative Law. Mary's experience as a litigator has led to her believe that clients are best served in pursuing interest-based resolutions that allow them greater input and ownership in reaching a durable settlement.
Rachel Felbeck has been practicing family law since 1995 and is the founder of the Collaborative Divorce movement in Washington State. Rachel has also been a leader in helping to reduce the cost and complexity of the divorce process for families who are not adversarial.
During my career, I directly witnessed the trauma families would experience when participating in a litigated divorce. As a result, I developed a strong interest in several forms of dispute resolution, all of which are designed to help families solve their divorce issues without having to go to Court. This allows separating couples to be more involved in the solutions to their disputes, save time and money and move forward in a post-divorce situation with security and stability. More
Kristilyn Reese is a founding member of Sakaguchi, Felbeck & Reese and is an accomplished litigator whose practice includes over thirteen years of litigating family law trials and child custody disputes, including high net worth and international custody matter. In addition to family law, Kristilyn’s practice includes landlord/tenant and residential real estate transactions. Kristilyn is active in her community, serving on King County Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation committee and is a frequent volunteer in her church and children’s schools.