About the DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Collaborative Practice is an international network of legal, financial, mental health and other professionals who assist parties facing separation, divorce or other difficult matters in a healthier, non-adversarial process based upon integrity, direct discussion and cooperation.

About 60 Collaborative practitioners are members of the DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP). Our membership includes attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals and child specialists who work together in teams helping families in ways that they most need.

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DCACP Executive Board:

President

Jennifer Bradley

Jennifer Bradley has worked in family law for over 15 years, and has practiced Collaborative law for 10 years. She was named the Best Lawyers® 2024 and 2021 Lawyer of…

President-Elect

Jamie S. Blum

Jamie S. Blum, CPA, CDFA® is the Director of Divorce Financial Planning at Argent Bridge Advisors. She has more than 30 years of experience in finance, litigation support and accounting….

Immediate Past President

Amanda Gilbert

A trained mediator and Collaborative practitioner, Amanda believes that many family matters can be handled outside the courtroom, through mediation, the Collaborative Process, or negotiated settlements and strives to help…

Treasurer

Caroline Girgis JD, ChFC, CDFA

After seeing investment clients receive bad or no financial advice during their divorce, my partner Dwayne and I reasoned there must be a better way-A new way- to divorce. We…

Secretary

Steve Weisbaum

My approach to the practice of law comes from a strong belief in the importance of approaching legal disputes with an eye toward problem solving. When I began representing families…

Membership Committee:

Carl Mitlehner, CFP

For many years a large aspect of Carl’s practice has been marital dissolutions, both in litigating and non-litigating cases (out of court settlements, mediation and collaborative divorces) and has assisted…

Website Committee:

Hahva Gallagher, LICSW

Hahva has 16 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. Hahva’s approach is warm, action oriented and collaborative. In her work with children, teens, families and adults,…

Members at Large:

Hahva Gallagher, LICSW

Hahva has 16 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. Hahva’s approach is warm, action oriented and collaborative. In her work with children, teens, families and adults,…

Steven Goldman

Steven Goldman is a Partner at the law firm of Curran Moher Weis, P.C., with offices in Fairfax and Alexandria, Virginia. Steven has been recognized as one of U.S. News…

Margie Hofberg

Margie Hofberg combines superb client relations with comprehensive expertise in the mortgage industry. The founding President of the Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals, Margie has been a mortgage industry leader…

Jeremy Klass

I am licensed as a clinical social worker in DC, Maryland and Virginia, enabling me to work with clients throughout the DMV. I provide a variety of separation and divorce…

Lynette Kleiza

Lynette represents clients in all areas of domestic relations law including, marital agreements, adoption, complex equitable distribution, LGBTQ matters, custody and visitation, relocation, child support, and spousal support. Lynette understands…

Carl Mitlehner, CFP

For many years a large aspect of Carl’s practice has been marital dissolutions, both in litigating and non-litigating cases (out of court settlements, mediation and collaborative divorces) and has assisted…

Sarah Zimmerman

Sarah excels in guiding clients through complex financial, emotional and custody issues. Her client-centered approach and her empathic, calming presence offer divorcing individuals much-needed support during this difficult time in…