Professional Details

Hal D. Bartholomew
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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4740 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 455-5200
Fax: (916) 455-6300


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
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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Professional Background

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.


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).


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1979    George Norton    Introduction to Divorce Mediation (3)
1983    Norton Family Law Systems    Divorce Mediation for Attorneys (6)
1994    Adryenn Cantor    5 Day Divorce Mediation Training (40)
1995    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers    Divorce Mediation Training (30)
1995    Adryenn Cantor    Advanced Mediation Training (15)
1995    Legal Alternatives Mediation Services    Mediation Training (25)
1996    Jim Melamed    Advanced Mediation Training (8)
1998    Academy of Family Mediators    Advanced Mediation Training (10)
2001    American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers    Advanced Mediation Training (8)
2003    Adryenn Cantor    Mediation Training (25)
2006    Gerald Monk/John Winslade    Narrative Mediation Training (6)
2004    Pauline Tesler    Basic Collaborative Training (6)
2004    Susan Gamache/Nancy Cameron    Intermediate Collaborative Law Training (13)
2007    Pauline Tesler/Peggy Thompson    Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training (15)
2009    Catharine Conner    The Collaborative End Game (7)
2009    SCPG Training Team -Stockton    Two Day Interdisciplinary Training (12)
2009    CPCal Celebration IV    Intermediate/Advanced Training (12)
2009    IACP - Minneapolis    Intermediate/Advanced Training (11)
2009    SCPG Training - Chico    Two Day Interdisciplinary Training (12)
2010    CPCal Celebration V    Intermediate/Advanced Training (7)
2010    SCPG Training Team - Modesto    Interdisciplinary Training (13)
2010    SCPG Training Team    Advanced - Specific & Practical Tools (6)
2010    SCPG Training Team    Advanced - Improving the Collaborative Process (6)
2011    SCPG Training Team - San Jose    Interdisciplinary Training (13)
2011    CPCal Celebration VI    Advanced/Intermediate Training (7)
2011    SCPG Training Team - Fresno    Advanced Training (6)
2011    IACP - San Francisco    Intermediate/Advanced (12)
2011    SCPG Training - Sacramento    Advanced/Intermediate Training (7)
2011    SCPG - Fairfield/NapaValley    Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training (13)


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.


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Other Information

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; AAML Certified Mediator; Life Member AFM; Recipient "Eureka" Award by Collaborative Practice California;

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (50 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (2,000 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (25 mediated)
  • Family (50 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation
  • Partnership (10 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (75 mediated)
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Professional Services

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

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.