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Hal Bartholomew

Hal Bartholomew,J.D. is a senior partner in one of the region’s most respected family law practices, Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP. The six attorneys in the firm’s sole focus is family law. Mr. Bartholomew limits his practice to “appropriate” dispute resolution processes of mediation and collaborative practice of all family law issues. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization(since the program began in 1980), a Certifed Mediator by and by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), co-founder and President of the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group, the co-founder and First President of CPCal(Collaborative Practice California)and recipient of the “Eureka” Award (given to the pioneers of Collaborative Divorce in California), a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and AAML and selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year starting in 2004.

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Mr. Bartholomew has been a certified specialist in family law, with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, since certification commenced in 1980; elected to membership as a Fellow in both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers;has been Certified as a Mediator by AAML and limits his practice to Appropriate Dispute Resolution.

ADR Experience

Mr. Bartholomew is an experienced divorce mediator, a frequent lecturer to the state Bar of California on alternative dispute resolution,a Life Member of the Academy of Family Mediators, Certified Mediator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and has successfully completed over 2000 mediations in his career. He is also the founding President of the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group and CPCal (Collaborative Practice California).


Over the years, mediation has become a more acceptable method of resolving a variey of disputes, including busimess and famly disputes as well as divorce. It is a sensible approach that emphasizes informed decision-making and restores communication between divorcing spouses. My mediations are a client based process.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

Hourly rates apply

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • AFM AP - ACR Acad. Family Mediators AP
  • AAML - Am. Acad. of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators