About Felicia

Felicia MalsbyFelicia A. Soleil, Attorney/Mediator

Throughout her career as a family law attorney and mediator in Gig Harbor, Felicia Soleil has focused on creating constructive alternatives to litigation for separating and divorcing couples. Her firm, Family Law Resolutions, was founded on the philosophy that respectful negotiations help you reach durable agreements without going to court.  If you want to engage in a solution-oriented transition for yourself and your family and refrain from expensive court battles, Felicia provides a positive environment in which to reach solid, workable, beneficial agreements. By focusing on reducing and resolving conflict, you can transition by moving on, not just moving out.   

Felicia has been practicing family law since admission to the Washington State Bar Association 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 to focus on dispute resolution. After completing extensive training in collaborative law, mediation, collaborative team building, and coaching, she has led development of this discipline through education and mentorship to fellow legal professionals.  Her work has helped countless people realize the benefits of mediation and collaborative law that are available to anyone seeking a non-adversarial way to end marriage or address issues that arise by a change in circumstance in the years following divorce.

Felicia is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Family Law Attorney-of-the-Year, Family Law Section, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 2010
  • 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.