Professional Details

Tonya M. Alexander, J.D.
Certified
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Alexander Law Office, PC

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15220 NW Greenbrier Pkwy
Suite 235
Beaverton, OR 97006
USA
5035319109
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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Tonya's practice is devoted exclusively to helping Oregon families avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods including mediation, collaborative method, legal coaching, and representation in uncontested cases. Tonya's practice includes the Collaborative Method, mediation, co-mediation with other professionals, and traditional representation in uncontested cases depending on the needs of each individual case and client. Tonya has been practicing family law exclusively since 2001 and has been a mediating since 2007. She has expertise in Intel and Nike cases, among other NW Companies in the area.

Professional Background

Family law solo practitioner since 2005; Owner of Alexander Law Office, PC Partner at family law firm Marandas Perdue Marandas Alexander & Durham during 2004/2005. Associate at family law firm Marandas & Perdue from 2001 to 2004 Two years clerking in family law prior to law degree

Experience

I completed the 5 day intensive Divorce Mediation Training with internationally renowned mediation icon Forrest "Woody" Mosten in Los Angeles, CA in 2010 I have attended 4 separate collaborative method trainings over the past several years in addition to several recent mediation and negotiation related seminars and workshops. After being an advocate for many clients over the years throughout the mediation process in litigation cases, I felt I had a lot of insight to offer parties by taking on the mediator role. A passion of mine is helping families avoid the pain and cost of litigation, whether it is being an advocate for a party in mediation, or as the neutral mediator for the parties.

Degrees

JD Lewis and Clark Law school 2001, bar passage in Oregon in 2001 Honors BS in Finance from Portland State University in 1998

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
May 2010    Forrest Woody Mosten    Intensive Family Law Mediation Training: 40 hrs
Dec 2009    Sam Imperati and various    Mediation Ethics, Confidentiality, and Model Stds 2 hrs
April 2009    Julie McFarlane and various    Resolving Conflict in 21st century: 14 hours
Oct 2010    Various    ADR 2010: A New Perspective: 6 hours
Oct 2010    Nina Meierding, MS, JD    Impact of Culture & Gender on Negotiation & Mediation: 6 hrs
May 2011    Various    Ethical Issues in Mediation and Collab Law
Oct 2011    WCBA    What's New, Review on Ethics Opinions, rule..
Oct 2011    OSB ADR    Ethics in Mediation: 1
Oct 2011    IACP    12th annual collaborative conference: 7.5
May 2013    Mark Weiss, JD    Interest Focused Negotiation for Divorce: 6.25
Fall 2014    Wevorce     8 week intensive co-mediation training (40 hours plus)
Fall 2014    OACP     Various co-mediation and child specialist trainings

Approach

I was trained to utilize the "toolbox" approach by the renowned Forrest "Woody" Mosten in Los Angeles. I try to be as flexible as possible as each family's needs, and dynamics of communication between parties is unique in each case. I have found a blend of the evaluative and facilitative models very successful in family law mediation thus far but always customize my approach to clients' needs and their particular family dynamics. I am also a big fan of the "kitchen table settlement" method if it is appropriate and clients wish to save money. I have developed a lot of aids for clients to utilize in working directly with each other when desired to keep costs down.

Fees

$275/ hr, but I am willing to discuss a rate reduction for clients without income. I try to remain affordable to the average family by keeping overhead low and allowing clients to work directly on tasks when possible to increase efficiency. I also have an experienced legal assistant, Aime, who can help keep drafting costs down and I pass along her rate, $120/ hr, whenever possible.

Other Information

Tonya is an approved Multnomah County Court Connected mediator. She is very active in mentoring law students as well as new attorneys and collaborative practitioners. She accepted an award as the 2002-2003 and 2006-2007 Outstanding Partner through the First Year Partnership Program with Lewis and Clark Law School for her efforts in mentoring. Tonya has recently been appointed to the Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Board of Directors. She is a founding member of both Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals (www.collaborativepracticeoregon.com)and Bridges Divorce Collaborative Solutions (www.bridgesdivorce.com) In addition to building her legal expertise, Tonya is active in community and neighborhood committees, including being a current elected board member of Arbor Oaks transitional homeowners association, past elected board member for Oregon's largest planned community, the Forest Heights Homeowner's Association (FHHOA) during 2003-2005. Tonya's activities outside of work include being a proud mother of a 3 year old little boy, a new baby boy, as well as kiteboarding, mountain biking, nordic and alpine skiing, scuba diving, photography, and travel.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (3 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues) (200 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (150 mediated)
  • Family (100 mediated)
  • LGBT (5 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (4 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Mediator

References

Jim O'Connor Mediator and Attorney Forrest Collins Mediator and Attorney Lee Hamilton Coach Dona Cullen Financial mediator and attorney Jill Brittle Attorney Laura Schantz Attorney

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.

Attachments

      Mediation Chart, Key Issues.pdf Mediation Chart, Key Issues.pdf
      What is Collaborative Law.pdf What is Collaborative Law.pdf