GOOD WORKS CONTINUED
It was his experience with the contentious side of
divorce that led him to conclude a less adversarial
approach would benefit both families and counsel.
“Before collaborative divorce came along,” he says,
“our best clients were ones who’d been to counsel-
ing before they came to us.”
Bartholomew has been a mediator for nearly 40
years. He has been president of the Sacramento
Collaborative Practice Group since its founding in
1998, and in 2005 became the founding presi-
dent of Collaborative Practice California, which
embraces a non-litigious, cooperative approach to
settling conflicts. The resolution, he says, tends to
be less costly and less hostile. The groups include
professionals who can help divorcing couples with
legal, emotional and financial issues.
Bartholomew lives in Elk Grove with his wife of
35 years, Beverly Brautigam. A CPA, she is also a
member of the Sacramento Collaborative Practice
Group. They have children and grandchildren
nearby, and many family members were on hand
for the dedication of Bartholomew Park and the
colorful sign bearing his name.
“I never really appreciated the fact they named
the park after me until, really, the day of the dedi-
cation,” Bartholomew says. “It was like, ‘Wow!
This is really impressive!’”
AN ACKNOWLEDGED LEADER IN FAMILY LAW
Debra R. Schoenberg has long been recognized as a leading family law
attorney. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
and board-certified as a Family Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of
Trial Advocacy. Additionally, she is a Certified Family Law Specialist by The
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. San Francisco Business
Times frequently names Schoenberg to its annual lists of Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses and the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the
Bay area. Additionally Schoenberg is repeatedly selected by peer recognition
and professional achievement as one of the Top Women Attorneys in
Northern California and was recently named as a Fellow in the Litigation
Counsel of America. The firm has also been repeatedly selected as one of
the top three family law firms in the Bay Area. She is the author of a book
entitled Divorce in California.
Schoenberg has established a professional reputation for thoroughness,
strategic thinking, keen attention to detail, loyalty and dedication to client
service. “My goal is to preserve your humanity and dignity,” Schoenberg says of
guiding clients through difficult life transitions.
Schoenberg handles cases ranging from complex financial issues and extensive
marital estates to high-conflict custody matters. Given the concept of family
continues to evolve, Schoenberg strives to stay current with the ever-changing
landscape of family law in order to offer clients the best solutions possible.
SCHOENBERG FAMILY LAW GROUP, P.C.
575 Market St., Suite 4000, San Francisco, CA 94105
PH: 415.834.1120 • FX: 415.834.1121