Bruce Pruitt-Hamm

Bruce Pruitt-Hamm

Pruitt-Hamm Law: Helping You Find Your Way
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Washington
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Bruce Pruitt-Hamm is an attorney who can litigate, mediate or collaborate.
Litigation- As an attorney with over 20 years experience, Bruce Pruitt-Hamm has been awarded the highest rating by the national lawyer-rating service, Since graduating in 1994 from the University of Washington School of Law near the top of his class, he has litigated over one thousand cases in a wide variety of areas of the law. Bruce volunteers for the Washington State Bar Association’s “Moderate Means Program“, offering reduced rates to people of moderate means. Bruce’s standard rate is $280/hr.; but he offers discounts for those on legal insurance programs and referred through the Moderate Means Program.
Mediation: Bruce is also a mediator, and was in the first class to graduate from the Alternative Dispute Resolution program of the University Of Washington School Of Law in 1994. He was trained through its Mediation Clinic in 1992-93, led by his good friend Associate Professor Michael McCormick. Bruce has been mediating for over two decades, working in the field of mediation and conflict resolution since the mid-1970’s. In the late 1980’s he began providing mediation training with his wife Janis for lawyers, judges, therapists and other professionals in domestic mediation skills with Pacific Family Mediation Institute. Bruce was Co-President of the Mediation Consortium of Washington State in 1989 (now the Washington Mediation Association).
Bruce offers mediation services in the areas of divorce, parenting plans/custody, property distribution, neighbor/neighbor, and landlord/tenant disputes. His charge for mediations is $180/hr. For more information, see Mediation.
Collaborative Practice: A founding member of the Spokane County Collaborative Professionals, Bruce was trained and certified in collaborative law in 2007 and has since been a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Since 2012, he has beena member of King County Collaborativ

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, M/C, AmEx, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $225 to $300 per hour
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. | Alternative Dispute Resolution Concentration
Activities: Founder and President, Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) Mediation Clinic Affordable Housing Clinic Judicial Externship, Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter
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Professional Associations
King County Collaborative Law
- Current
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts- WA
Board Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar  # 24005
- Current
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Spokane County Collaborative Professionals
Founding Member
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Stevens County Collaborative Professionals
Founder; Chairperson
Activities: Organized Basic Mediation Training; presented on Mediation Skills in Collaborative Practice Jan. 2011
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Articles & Publications
Humanitarian Intervention in Southeast Asia in the Post-Cold War World
Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
Collaborative Law for Lawyers
Spokane County Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Team Training
Spokane County Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Negotiation and Mediation
Gonzaga University
University of Washington School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Pruitt-Hamm Law and Mediation Services, PS
Contact & Map
Main Office
3418 NE 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone: (206) 327-9335
Fax: (866) 566-7277
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Weekend appointments available by arrangement. Video conference and consultations also available.
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