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The true practice of law - to find the better side of human nature
                                            -M. K. Gandhi

Martha L Schmidt
Attorney & Counselor
Martha L Schmidt
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 940
Seattle, Washington 98101
Phone: 206.382.6600
Fax: 206.624.0717
martha@resolveworkconflicts.com

About me and my practice.

I am committed to resolving your workplace conflicts fairly while sustaining respect, relationships and resources. My work experiences as college professor and organizer have given me a deeper understanding of the role of lawyers in building a society based on human rights. I keep an open mind about what approach will best serve your interests, exercise care with the confidence you place in me and welcome your active participation.

Admissions
Supreme Court of the State of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Supreme Court of the State of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education
LL.M., University of Washington
J.D., University of Wisconsin
M.I.A., School for International Training, The Experiment in International Living
A.B., Vassar College
Other education 
Certificate, International Institute of Human Rights (France)
Ph.D. program, Social Anthropology, The University of Chicago

Professional Memberships
American Society of International Law
International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners
King County Collaborative Law
National Lawyers Guild
Washington Employment Lawyers Association
Washington State Bar Association

Selected Global Civic Activities
Trial Observer, Lori Berenson case, Lima, Peru, 2001
Speaker, panel on Women and the WTO (Unionized Women & the General Agreement on Trade in Services), NGO alternative conferences, Seattle, 1999
Election Observer, accredited by Supreme Electoral Tribunal under United Nations supervision, El Salvador, 1994

Resolving workplace conflicts in ways that maintain respect,
improve relationships and avoid litigation.
 
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