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iacp International
Association of
CCRE Collaborative
Council of the
Redwood Empire
CPC Collaborative
Practice Center
Karen Hendrickson, attorney at law
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About Karen Hendrickson

Since early in my career as a family law attorney and mediator, I have embraced the collaborative family law model. Collaborative divorce takes a holistic approach, addressing the needs of the entire family. In addition to divorce issues, I also work with parents to resolve co-parenting and child custody disagreements, and help to create pre-marital or post-marital agreements.

My personal philosophy embraces the tenet that whatever you do in life, do it because you like it, and approach it enthusiastically; do not hold back, and it will reward you. This is the cornerstone of my practice and subsequent relationships with my clients.


Karen M. Hendrickson
Attorney / Mediator
McLaughlin & Hendrickson
  • Cum Laude Graduate of Empire College School of Law 1995
  • Admitted to the California State Bar May 1996
  • Family Law Practice - primary focus (since 1996); creditor law; general business transaction law and municipal law experience as well
  • Member International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Collaborative Council of Redwood Empire (CCRE): Charter/Founding member; Director at Large, Co-Chair Training committee; member of Speakers Bureau
Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire Mission Statement: "CCRE is an organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the collaborative process through a speakers bureau and shared marketing approaches. We also conduct monthly training meetings as well as monthly discussion groups. During the year we conduct longer training opportunities by sponsoring one to three day workshops for professionals interested in the collaborative process."

Continuing Education/Training:

  • Certificate of Mediation Recourse (1997)
  • Fundamentals of Mediation Training (1999)*
  • Continuing Mediation Collaboration Training (attend annually; 2000-Present)**
  • Volunteer Pro Tem Judge in the Sonoma County Superior Court - Family Law Case Management and Settlement Programs
  • California Family Law Update - attend annually
* Mediation and Collaborative training provided by Gary Friedman, Center For Mediation in Law
** Gary Friedman and Chip Rose alternate providers

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McLaughlin & Hendrickson
121 North Main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: (707) 823-2130 / Fax: (707) 823-8089

Alternative meeting location:
Collaborative Practice Center
829 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404