What is collaborative law?

Collaborative Law was founded by Stuart G. Webb, a Minnesota attorney, in 1990. After almost quitting the practice of law due to the hostile and stress-filled environment, Mr. Webb chose to begin practicing as a settlement lawyer only; i.e., no more going to court. He developed the team approach to support the parties as they worked toward settlement. From here the idea blossomed as more and more lawyers saw it as a peaceful and productive way of resolving disputes.