About Felicia

Felicia MalsbyFelicia A. Soleil 

Felicia is the principal of Family Law Resolutions. Her focus is collaborative divorce and  legal separation, non-adversarial matters, mediation, and consulting. Felicia was named the 2010 Family Law Attorney of the Year by the Family Law Section of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, recognizing her leadership in establishing Collaborative Law locally, as well as throughout the State. She is a co-founder and past 3-year President of the statewide Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW), as well as founder and first President of Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC). She is a popular trainer, speaker, and author on subjects relating to collaborative divorce, mediation and non-adversarial problem solving within the realm of family law. Her current project is the development of the Gameplan for Resolution, a new model for resolving family conflict with the support of graphic facilitation that provides parties with step-by-step management of their case.

Felicia has been practicing family law since being admitted to the Washington Bar in 1992. After graduating from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), she practiced traditional family law litigation for more than a decade before evolving her practice in 2005 to one focused primarily on dispute resolution advocacy. After completing extensive training in collaborative law, mediation, collaborative team building and coaching, she has developed and presented multiple educational workshops and trainings to fellow legal professionals in an effort to expand these emerging areas of practice.

Felicia is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Collaborative Professionals of WA (CPW) – Founding Director, President 2006 – 2009
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC) – Founder, President 2006 – 2009
  • WA State Bar Association (WSBA) – Family Law Section, ADR Section
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution/Mediators Without Borders – Boulder, CO - Partner Formerly Secretary/Treasurer and Trustee of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (1997-1998), President of the TPCBA Young Lawyers Section (1995-1996), Barrister with Inn of Courts, named 1997 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Washington State Young Lawyers Division

Felicia grew up in Ohio, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and her law degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. She has made her home in Gig Harbor, Washington for over 25 years. Her husband, Tom, retired from the Air Force after 26 years, is the firm's Office Manager. Felicia's Paralegal, Kim Melton, has over 20 years of experience in family law administrative support.