The Global Collaborative Law Council, Inc. (GCLC) was originally established in 2004 as the Texas Collaborative Law Council, Inc. by a small group of Texas attorneys committed to assisting clients in managing conflict and resolving disputes without litigation.

In 2009, with members from coast to coast in the United States and in other countries, the name was changed to Global Collaborative Law Council, and the organization continues to carry out its mission of advancing the use of collaborative process for resolving civil disputes around the world.

GCLC Mission Statement

 

Promote the use of the collaborative process for resolving civil disputes.

 

Train lawyers and other professionals in the use of the process.

 

Educate the public as to the benefits of the process.

 

Preserve the integrity of the collaborative dispute resolution process.

John L. Sarratt - President
Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP Raleigh, North Carolina

Melanie M. Atha - Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Director
Cabaniss Johnston Birmingham, Alabama

Anne Shuttee - Vice President, Public Education & Training
Law Office of Anne Shuttee Dallas, Texas

Kristen M. Blankley – Director & Liaison to The Association of American Law Schools
Assistant Professor | University of Nebraska College of Law Lincoln, Nebraska

Robert A. Lopich - Director & Chair, Australasian Region
Collaborative Lawyers Pty Ltd. Sydney, Australia

Joryn Jenkins – Director & Education/Public Relations Chair
Open Palm Law Tampa, Florida

Marc O. Sheridan – Director & Chair, Northeast Region
Markus & Sheridan, Mount Kisco, New York

Steven P. Gregory – Director & Southeast Region Chair
Gregory Law Firm, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama

Glenn F. Meier – Director & Mountain Region Chair
Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey Thompson, Las Vegas, Nevada

Douglas. J. Rosner – Director & Chair, Pacific Region
Civil Collaborative Professionals, Westlake Village, California

Aida Doss Havel – Director & Mid Atlantic Region Chair
Law Office of Aida Doss Havel, Rodanthe, North Carolina

Carmen Aja Ruiz – Director & Western European Chair
Álava, Spain

Michael Zeytoonian – Director & New England Chair
Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC, Wakefield, Massachusetts

GCLC thanks all Regional Chairs for their active efforts to develop training programs for attorneys and other professionals, and promoting the use of the collaborative practice for resolving civil disputes in all areas of law.

UNITED STATES REGIONS


-- Northeast Region --

Marc O. Sheridan - Markus & Sheridan
Mount Kisco, New York

-- Mid Atlantic Region --

John L. Sarratt - Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP
Raleigh, North Carolina

-- Southeast Region --

Steven P. Gregory - Gregory Law Firm, P.C.
Birmingham, Alabama

-- Southwest Region --

L. Stephen Rizzieri - L. Stephen Rizzieri, PLLC
Dallas, Texas

-- Plains Region --

Kristen M. Blankley Associate Professor of Law
University of Nebraska College of Law
Lincoln, Nebraska

-- Great Lakes Region --

Glen A. Norton - Law Office of Glen A. Norton PLLC
Minnetonka, Minnesota

-- Rocky Mountains Region --

Glenn F. Meier - Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey Thompson
Las Vegas, Nevada

-- Pacific Region --

Douglas. J. Rosner  Law Offices of Douglas J. Rosner
Civil Collaborative Professionals, Westlake Village, California

-- Northwest Region --

Nancy N. Retsinas  Collaborative Law Center
Vancouver, Washington

INTERNATIONAL REGIONS


-- Canadian Region --

R. Bradley Hunter Q.C. - Hunter Peterson Deagle, LLP
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

-- Australasian Region --

Robert Anthony Lopich - Collaborative Lawyers Pty Ltd
Shellharbour Village, NSW Australia

-- South American Region --

Marcello Vieira Machado Rodante 
Rodante & Scharlack Advagados

San Paulo, Brazil