Marian Kromkowski and Matthew Posner of Kromkowski & Posner, P.C.

Marian Kromkowski Resume
Resume of Marian Kromkowski
Kromkowski & Posner, PC

LICENSED ATTORNEY FOR 38 YEARS
Graduate of Wayne State University Law School 1979/ Indiana University BA 1975
• 1981-present: Partner in Firm of Kromkowski and Posner, PC
• 1980-1983: Wayne County Defender Office trial attorney
• 1977-1980 Mogill, Bush, Posner, Cohen and Weiss

AREAS OF PRACTICE
• 1993/Present: Family Law Practitioner
• 1998/present: Facilitative/Evaluative Domestic Relations Mediator
• 1997-present: Accredited Mediator with the Conflict Resolution Services, Inc.
• 2008/present: Collaborative Divorce Practitioner
• 1985-2015: Criminal Law Practitioner
• 1985-2015: Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System attorney for felony indigent appellants
• 1987-1993; 2005-2006: Roster attorney for indigent felony criminal in 13th Circuit Court

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE as Domestic Relations/Family Court Referee
• 1998/present: Domestic Relations Referee, 28th Circuit Court/Family Division
• 2008/present: Collaborative Divorce Practitioner and Family Law Practice
• 1998/present: Facilitative/Evaluative Domestic Relations Mediator for 13th Circuit Court
• 1993-1997: Full-time Domestic Relations Referee, 13th Circuit Court/Family Division

MEDIATION AND COLLABORATIVE LAW TRAINING

• 2016: Advanced Mediation Training, Effectively Representing Clients in Mediation, PREMi
• 2016: Advanced Mediation Training and Domestic Violence Screening, Conflict Resolution Center
• 2016: Collaborative Divorce Training, GTLA Bar Association
• 2016: Child Welfare Parent Attorney Training
• 2014: Advanced Mediation Training, Conflict Resolution Services
• 2013: When Children Witness Domestic Abuse, Child and Family Services
• 2013: Collaborative Divorce, Refresher Course , Collaborative Practice Institute of MI
• 2013: Advanced Collaborative Training with Susan Gamache
• 2012: Advanced Mediation Training. CRS
• 2010: Negotiation Skills for Collaborative Practitioners, Zena Zumeta/Tom Darnton
• 2009: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Forum
• 2009: Collaborative Divorce Practice Training, Collaborative Practice Institute of MI
• 2008: Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Training, State Bar ADR Section
• 2008: Training with Pauline Tesler on Collaborative Law
• 2007: Advanced Mediation Skills Seminar, Conflict Resolution Services, Inc.
• 2002, 2006, 2007: Advanced Mediation Training, State Bar ADR Section
• 2007: Collaborative Divorce Practice Training, Collaborative Practice Institute of MI
• 2006: Cooperative Divorce Training
• 2004, 2005: Family Law Institute, State Bar Association
• 2005: Round Table Discussion on Domestic Relations Mediation, Community Reconciliation Service
• 2004: Advanced Domestic Relations Mediation Training, Forrest Mosten
• 2004: Domestic Violence Screening Protocol Training, Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation
• 2003: Confidentiality in Mediation, Conflict Resolution Service, Inc.
• 2003: Active Non-Violence Training, Michigan Peace Team.
• 2002: Divorce Mediation Conference, Michigan Council of Family Court Mediators
• 2002: Breaking Impasse and Intervention Strategies, Conflict Resolution Service, Inc.
• 2000: Impasse Breaking Techniques in Mediation, Conflict Resolution Service, Inc.
• 2000: Values in Mediation: Advanced Facilitative Divorce Mediation Training, Academy of Family Mediators
• 2000: Facilitative Mediation in the Michigan Court of Appeals, State Bar ADR Section
• 2000: Reflective Listening and Professional Conduct, Conflict Resolution Service, Inc.
• 1999: Special Masters/Parenting Coordinators in Family Court, Law and Psychology Collaboration of Ann Arbor
with Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
• 1998: Divorce Mediation Conference, Michigan Council of Family Court Mediators
• 1998: 40 Hour Divorce Facilitative Mediation Training by Zena Zumeta through the Mediation Training and Consultation Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
• 1997: 40 Hour Community Mediation Training, State Court Administrator Office.
• 1996: Divorce Mediation Conference, Illinois Council of Family/Divorce Mediators

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
• 2000-2017: Annual Michigan Judicial Institute Training for Domestic Relations Referees
• 2017: Human Trafficking: A Local Issue Conference
• 2017: Creating Confident Caregivers, 6 week class, Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan
• 2015: Early Childhood Summit, Central Michigan University
• 2000-2017: Family Law Institute, Michigan Bar Association
• 2013: When Children Witness Domestic Abuse, Child and Family Services
• 2013: Multidisplinary Collaborate Practice Two Day Training
• 2011: Michigan Judicial Institute Training on Difficult Custody Disputes
• 2011: Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, Basic Training Conference
• 2011: Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan: Enhancing our Collaborative Practice Skills
• 2010: Negotiation Skills for Collaborative Practitioners, Zena Zumeta/Tom Darnton
• 2010: Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan: Advanced Collaborative Divorce
• 2009: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Conference
• 2009: Governor’s Task Force on Children’s Justice Child Abuse and Neglect Summit
• 2009: Michigan Judicial Institute Training for Domestic Relations and Juvenile Referees
• Annually: Referee Association of Michigan/Judicial Institute: Domestic Relations Referee Update
• 2004, 2005: Conference on Domestic Relations, State Bar Family Law Section
• 2003: Friend of the Court Update on Changes in Child Support and Custody Laws
• 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
• 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006: Child Custody, Support and Parenting Time Update, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
• 2000: Guardian Ad Litem in Divorce Matters for an Expanded Role in the New Family Court, State Bar Family Law Section
• 1997: Personal Protection Orders and Domestic Violence, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
• 1997: Domestic Violence and Its Impact upon the Family, Gaylord Catholic Diocese.
• 1994-97: Training sessions for new Friend of the Court Employees, Issues for Domestic Relations Referees, Issues related to the Integration of Probate and Circuit Court Referees, Michigan Judicial Institute
• 1996: Family Law Conference, Friend of the Court Association
• 1983-98; 2003-2008: Two day conferences on current issues in criminal law, Criminal Defense Association of Michigan
• 1997: Domestic Violence and Its Impact upon the Family, Gaylord Catholic Diocese.
• 1994-97: Training sessions for new Friend of the Court Employees, Issues for Domestic Relations Referees, Issues related to the Integration of Probate and Circuit Court Referees, Michigan Judicial Institute
• 1996: Family Law Conference, Friend of the Court Association
• 1983-98; 2003-2008: Two day conferences on current issues in criminal law, Criminal Defense Association of Michigan

AWARDS
• 2016 Madeleine Thomas Award Winner, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim Bar Association
• 2016 Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award, Traverse City Human Rights Commission
• 2011 Outstanding Service Award, Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
• 2005 Dean Robb Unsung Hero Award for Social Justice, American Civil Liberties Union of Northwest Michigan

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Member Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim Bar Association
• Member Women’s Lawyer Association
• Member Referee Association of Michigan
• 2017-present Vice-President for Program, League of Women Voters of Michigan
• 2015-present: President, League of Women Voters of Leelanau County
• 2012-present: Board Member League of Women Voters of Leelanau County
• 2008/2012: Board Member, Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan CPIM)
• 2012-present: Board Member Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission
• 2013-2014: Board Member Conflict Resolution Services
• 2012: Presentation on Alternative Dispute Resolution at Michigan Judicial Institute
• 2012-2013: CPIM Advanced Training Committee
• 2011-2013: CPIM Basic Training Committee, Chair 2010-2012
• 2010/Present Member of League of Women Voters Leelanau County
• 2010: Presentation to Women Lawyers Association regarding Collaborative Divorce
• 2010/Present: By the Bay Garden Club member
• 2009/Present: Leelanau Conservancy, Steward
• 2009-2017: Member of UpNorth Collaborative Divorce Professionals, prior Chair
• 1998-2002: Alternative Dispute Resolution Bar Committee
• 1997-1999: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
• 1996-1999: Grand Traverse County Task Force on Domestic Violence
• 1994-1996: State Bar of Michigan Committee on Criminal Justice Delivery Systems
• 1993-1996: Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Counties Alternative Sentencing Commission
• 1993-1995: Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Criminal Law and Procedure Subcommittee

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:
• 2015-present: Forum/Op-ed Contributor, Traverser City Record Eagle and Leelanau Enterprise
• 2012: Presentation on Alternative Dispute Resolution for Judges at Michigan Judicial Institute
• 2010: Presentation to Women Lawyers Association regarding Collaborative Divorce
• 2009 Published Tips for Representing Yourself in Court
• 2005: Co-facilitated Mediation In-Services for the Community Reconciliation Service, Inc.: Ethics in Mediation
• 2004: Co-facilitated Mediation In-Services for the Community Reconciliation Service, Inc.: Power Imbalance in Mediation
• 2000; 2001: Coach at Divorce Mediation Training in Grand Rapids and Marquette with Zena Zumeta of the Mediation Training and Consultation Institute.
• 1997: Conducted seminar in the 13th Circuit on the Rules of Evidence’s impact on the child witness.
• 1997: Presented opening remarks at SMILE (Start Making it Livable for Everyone) for parents with pending divorce cases in the 13th Circuit Court.
• 1997: Compiled Bench Book for the use of Family Court Division Judges in the 13th Circuit Court
• 1997: Modified form motions to be used in the Family Court Division by unrepresented litigants in Domestic Relations and Personal Protection Order matters.
• 1995: Conducted local seminars and facilitated meetings relative to Personal Protection Orders for 13th Circuit Court employees, law enforcement and prosecutors
• 1993-1997: Developed the first court procedures relevant to Domestic Relations Referee cases in the 13th Circuit Court.
• 1992: Primary contributor to the 13th Circuit Judicial Liaison Committee’s formulated revisions to criminal procedure in Circuit Court

PERSONAL BACKGROUND
• Married to Matthew Posner for 37 years
• Three lovely daughters:
Esther, Claire and Ellen and son-in-law Andreas
• Raised in South Bend, Indiana, youngest of 5 children
• Moved to Detroit for law school in 1976
• Lived in Detroit until 1987
• Moved to Traverse City in 1987
• Settled in Suttons Bay in 1991