Mediator's Profile


Hal Bartholomew

Business Name: Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP

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.

Hal 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).

Over the years, mediation has become a more acceptable method of resolving a variety of disputes, including business and family disputes as well as divorce. It is a sensible approach that emphasizes informed decision-making and restores communication between divorcing spouses. His mediations are a client based process.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Additional Services

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


  • University of California, Davis – School of Law, J.D., Law, 1971
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., Political Science, 1968

Professional Association

  • ABA DR: ABA Section of DR
  • ACR: Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • IACP: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • AFM AP: ACR Acad. Family Mediators AP
  • AAML: Am. Acad. of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • APFM: Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1972
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983

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