Laurie Malone, Family Law, Collaborative Attorney, and Mediator
As a salesperson with Fortune 500 companies Laurie developed her listening skills and problem solving techniques to help businesses pursue their goals. While she enjoyed her work with businesses, Laurie decided she wanted to do something more, something that mattered and made a difference in people’s lives. So she chose to put her skills to work as a family law attorney, mediator, and conflict coach.
Laurie has worked with over 1,000 families as an attorney, mediator, guardian ad litem, parenting coordinator, and conflict coach. She takes the time to learn about the unique perspectives of each case so a plan can be tailored to the individual’s needs.
Laurie has taught at John Carroll and at continuing legal education seminars, spoken both on the radio; at more than 30 seminars and seminars on the topics of mediation, parenting coordination, high conflict families, divorce options, and effective communication skills. A Sun Newspaper reporter once wrote an article about the drastic improvement observed in Broadview Heights City Council members’ communications after Laurie’s Effective Communication presentation.
Graduating from Cleveland State University in 1985, Laurie received an undergraduate degree in business, with a major in marketing. She graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in December 1996 and was sworn into the bar in May 1997.
Laurie’s involvement with legal and professional organizations is as follows:
• Task Force Committee on Mediation for Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court
• Task Force on Parenting Coordination for Summit County Domestic Relations Court
• Member of the Parenting Coordinator Task Force for Ohio Supreme Court’s Subcommittee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Options
• Board Member of the Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese, Past Chair of Membership and Programming
• International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, member of the family law section
• Center for Principled Advocacy
• Broadview Heights Chamber of Commerce
• Broadview Heights Kiwanis
Active in the community, she is a lector at her church and has been an assistant volleyball and softball coach. Her interests include reading, hiking, and biking, including riding in the MS Pedal to the Point from Berea to Cedar Point.