Kathleen Clark, Ph.D., JD, MAM
Attorney At Law
25-A Crescent Drive #601, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Kathleen Clark has practiced as an attorney and mediator in the San Francisco Bay Area for twenty-two years. She has a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, a PhD from Tilburg University, with a dissertation topic of Bringing Dialogue and Collaborative Law to Health Care, and a Masters Degree in business management from John F. Kennedy University. She is founder and CEO of Servant Lawyership, a consulting, counseling, and coaching business that encourages and supports transparent communication among healthcare stakeholders after adverse medical events. Kathleen also publishes, speaks, and provides continuing education and professional development on many aspects of healthcare and the law, including language, communication, dialogue, collaborative law, patient safety, disclosure, and appreciative inquiry. Kathleen has written many articles on collaborative law, disclosure, dialogue, the healing aspects of both law and medicine, and appreciative inquiry, many of which have been published by the American Bar Association in its various journals and by the Daily Journal, California’s leading legal newspaper. Links to her articles can be found on Kathleen’s website, www.ServantLawyership.com. Kathleen convened a symposium on collaborative law, Bringing Healing to Law and Medicine, in San Francisco on April 7, 2010, sponsored by three section of the American Bar Association. Symposium presenters included James Woods, his attorney, and the CEO of Kent Hospital, where a collaborative, transformational settlement in an “unsettlable” adversarial medical malpractice trial was reached shortly before the symposium. Kathleen has convened and facilitated several dialogues on medical errors and alternatives to medical malpractice litigation, seeking to build collaborations and alliances across professions and stakeholders, including patients, physicians, defendants’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys, insurers, other health care providers, hospitals, risk managers, and other interested parties. Kathleen is a member of The State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, The Global Collaborative Law Council, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation.
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