Lisa M. Sundquist Owner and Mediator Creekside Mediation
I have personal as well as professional experience as a mediator. It is my personal experience with mediation that makes me such a deep believer in this process.
As a litigation client: I have been the client of a family law attorney fighting during my divorce for my marital property and money as well as my children. I know the confusion you feel right now.
As a mediation client: I successfully mediated my separation agreement and property settlement as well as our parenting schedule. I also revised the parenting schedule for our children as they grew older and thier needs changed and developed a plan for their college education using mediation. I know mediation works.
as a paralegal: After my personal experience in all these arenas i was drawn to family law and changed my career from communications to paralegal studies, graduating at the top of my class and working for some of the best family law attorneys in the area. I have witnessed the reality of family law litigation and know the legal ramifications of divorce and custody actions. I know the ins and outs of family law.
As a mediator: My personal and professional experiences led me to believe mediation is a better way to settle disputes and preserve relationships. I have seen mediation work in a wide variety of situations. I know mediation works.
My background in communications, as a family law paralegal and my personal experience with mediation, divorce and parenting have uniquely prepared me for helping families transition through the difficult issues surrounding divorce and other life transitions. I am appointed as a mediator for both washington and Frederick County circuit courts and also accept private clients outside the court system from all areas.
Education and training:
The Mediation Center basic mediation training Parenting and Child access issues mediation training property and financial issues mediation training *All training meets criteria for appointment as a mediator for Frederick County Circuit Court pursuant to maryland rule 17-205 ( C ).
montgomery college paralegal studies Trustee Scholar (Valedictorian)
Boston University Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications/Public relations
Activities and associations: Maryland Program for mediator excellence (MPME) member Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) Member CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Frederick County - advocating for children in foster care damascus y-women/YWCA of the National Capital Area - past president and member since 1998