Darcia C. Tudor JD, MHP, CWM is an experienced attorney and mediator working with a practice focus on mediation of family law matters and forensic reconciliation therapy. She has served as a Title 4, 11, and 26 Guardian ad Litem appointed by the court in these matters, and as a Parent Coordination, Child Specialist, Re-unification Therapist, and Co-parent Conflict Reduction specialist.
She graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1981.
She obtained her certification in Family Law Mediation in 1995, completed the King County Dispute Resolution Training in 1997, and began mediating family law cases in 1998.
In 2005, she completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on child development, family systems, psychological assessments and resiliency in children post-divorce.
She has served on numerous Legal and Meditation committees. She is currently serving on the Board of the Academy of Professional Family law Mediators is a member of the Kirkland Rotary Club, and a volunteer attorney for Kinship Care representing low-income clients.
Her practice focus at this time is limited to Mediation, Arbitration, Co-Parent Conflict Reduction Strategies, and Reunification Therapy. She will be expanding into discernment therapy in the summer of 2019.
She enjoys helping couples and families explore the possibilities of new beginnings. Well-trained and diverse in her abilities, she brings more than 30 years of legal experience, 20 years as a mediator and 10-plus years as a licensed mental health counselor to the search for solutions that my clients need.
Admission Dates & Jurisdictions
Licenses & Certifications
- Attorney, 1981
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2005
- Academy of Family Mediators, 1995
- Title 4 Guardianship GAL Registry, 2004
- Title 26 – Guardianship GAL Registry, 2000
- Therapeutic Supervision, Certification, 2011
- Washington State Mediator, 2005
- Washington School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, Seattle, Washington, Master’s Clinical Psychology, 2005
- University of Puget Sound School of Law/ Seattle University School of Law, Tacoma, Washington, Juris Doctorate, May 1981.
- Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, BA, History & Political Science, 1978, cum laude.
- King County Dispute Resolution Mediation Training 1997
- Academy of Family Mediation Training 1995
- Advanced Mediation for Family Law Practitioners, University of Washington, 2005
- ADR Annual Seminar, WSBA 2006
- Teen Peer Mediation, Conflict Resolution Institute, 2010
- Elementary Peer Mediation, Conflict Resolution Institute, 2011
Darcia C. Tudor JD, MHP, CWM is an experienced attorney and mediator working with a practice focus on the mediation of family law matters and forensic reconciliation therapy. She has served as a Title 4, 11, and 26 Guardian ad Litem appointed by the court in these matters, and as a Parent Coordination, Child Specialist, Re-unification Therapist, and Co-parent Conflict Reduction specialist.
She has severed on numerous Legal and Meditation committees. She is currently serving on the Board of the Academy of Professional Family law Mediators is a member of the Kirkland Rotary Club, and a volunteer attorney for Kinship Care representing low-income clients.
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards
- Distinguished Resident Alumni, Seattle University Law School, 1992
- American Jurisprudence Award, University of Puget Sound, 1981.
- Associate Mental Health Counselor Diplomat, 2013
- Best of Attorney’s in Kirkland, WA 2015
- National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow, 2018 & 2019
- Top 10 Family Law Attorney & Law Firm, Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
- 10 Best Law Firms, Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
Washington State Bar Association
Association of Marriage & Family Therapist, and Washington Chapter
Washington Mediation Association
King County Bar Association
Loren Miller Bar Association
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
- AAML, Parenting Evaluators Understanding Testing, 2016
- KCBA, ADR, Marketing & Practice Development, 2016
- King County Dispute Resolution Center, Emotion Management in Mediation, 2013-2016
- Well Spring, Work Place Harassment, 2014 – present
- KCBA, Supporting Children in Divorce: Forensic Roles, 2014
- Association of Mental Health Counselors, Forensic Practice in Family Law, National Convention in Seattle, 2014
- Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, Guardianship Certification, 2010 to 2012
- Regular Guest Lecturer, Public Education Group, 2003 to 2010
- Frequent, Guest Lecturer, King County Dispute Resolution Center, 2010 to present
- Regular Guest Lecturer, King County Bar Association, Continuing Education, 1995, to present
- Adjunct Professor, University of Washington, Family Law Clinic. 1999-2000.
- Adjunct Professor, Seattle Pacific University. September 1982 to December 1983.
- Adjunct Professor, University of Puget Sound Law School. September 1982 to December 1983.
Co-Author (1989 & 1990)
Office Management Section, Washington Lawyer Practice Manual.
Tudor, D. C. (2002)
Marital Dissolution Laws Evolve to Insure “Best Interests” of Children.
Trial News, 10:18.
Tudor, D. C. (2003)
Family Court Rules and Current Child Development Theories, King County Bar Bulletin, 21.6.
Tudor, D.C. (2005)
Mom’s Rules versus Dad’s Rules: Would you rather be right, or happy? , Parent Education Group.
Tudor, D. C. (2007)
Difficult Divorce Cases from a Parent Evaluator’s Perspective, NBI, 2007
Tudor, D. C. (2009)
Supporting Families Through Divorce: The Roles Mental Health Professionals Play, WAMPT Newsletter, 2009 & Washington Mental Health Association, 2009
Tudor, D.C. (2009)
Mediated Divorce Is Best for Children, Divorce: Opposing Viewpoints.
Tudor, D.C. (2011)
Secrets of a Teen Shrink
Tudor, D.C. (2011)
A child’s developmental stage, temperament, and the level of conflict between the parents shape a child-focused parenting plan, DRC Newsletter, Kitsap County, 2011
- Member of the Board of Directors, King County Boys and Girls Club of America
- Member of the Board of Visitors, University of Puget Sound Law School
- Member of the Board of Directors, Child Haven
- Member of the Board of Directors, NW Children’s Fund
- Member of the Lakehills Soccer Association Board of Directors
- Coach Lakehills Soccer Association
- Secretary, Odle Parent Teacher Association
- Member of the Board of Directors, Academy of Family Law Mediators
- Member of Rotary, Kirkland, Washington