Barbara Jo Sylvester

Barbara Jo Sylvester

Location:
Tacoma, Washington
Phone:
253-254-5900
800-709-7015
Fax:
253-627-2247
Email:
Ms. Sylvester has dedicated her career to helping families. Her practice is devoted to complex domestic relations matters, including adoption, dissolution of marriage/legal separation, custody/visitation, support, and guardianship. Ms. Sylvester is a highly skilled litigator and negotiator, but also is able to offer collaborative services to her clients. In her over thirty-five years of practice working in domestic relations, Ms. Sylvester has had the opportunity to represent clients in all manner of domestic relations, frequently handling complicated dissolutions involving long-term marriages with extensive assets, and highly contested parenting issues. Ms. Sylvester is also able to offer her services as a mediator.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoptions
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Children

Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Washington
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Major: Business Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • Washington State Bar Association, Presented Variety of Topics Over Many Years
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Presented on a Variety of Topics Over Many Years

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Former Adjunct Investigative Counsel
  • Washington State Bar Association, Former Member, Code of Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association, Former Member, Civil Rights Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Former Chair, Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Washington
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Pro Bono Activities

  • Calvary Community Church, Sumner, Washington – Former Leader and Instructor, Marriage Ministry
  • World Association for Children and Parents – Former Board President and Board Member
  • Pierce County Juvenile Court, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Pierce County Juvenile Court, Counsel for CASA, and Former Court Commissioner Pro Tempore