About Mediation Northwest

Mediation Northwest provides solutions to conflict through mediation and facilitation. We specialize in providing solutions to divorce, business, and adoption & guardianship matters.

Julie Gentili Armbrust


Julie Gentili Armbrust is an attorney-mediator, president of Mediation Northwest, CEO of SupportHound.com, author of Divorce Mediation In Oregon, and an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law where she teaches mediation. Julie lives and breathes mediation. She doesn’t litigate matters and then mediate on the side, which is clearly demonstrated in her process and her outcomes. Julie is a full-time, attorney-mediator and is known by her fellow attorneys as a “closer.” She gets parties to settlement, even if that means she walks with them through the fiery pits of the conflict.

In 2017, Julie was referenced in a United States Supreme Court Writ of Certiorari as an expert in special education facilitation. Julie has also received the prestigious 2014 Oregon Mediation Association’s Sid Lezak Award Of Excellence for providing outstanding mediation services throughout Oregon. In 2013 and 2012, Julie was recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Oregon. She also received the Top-20-Under-40 Business Leaders in Lane County award by The Register-Guard in 2011.

Julie is the proud mother of two handsome boys, two beautiful dachshund girl puppies, and is happily married to her handsome husband. She hates exercise, but loves the outdoors. She is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; perhaps there is a key.

Julie is a former member of the Lane County Bar Association Board of Directors and is the former chair for the Lane County Bar Association Family Law Section.

Denise Brochard

Coordinator of Chaos

Denise has been an executive legal assistant at Mediation Northwest and Support Hound since 2014. She has lived in Eugene for over thirty years, which is amazing since she moved every three years of her childhood when her father was employed by the U.S. Navy. In 2008, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Oregon. Denise has had a variety of jobs in her lifetime including line cook, math tutor, cookware demonstrator, contact lens manufacturing,  assistant manager of a cigar store,  and professor of mathematics. Denise is happily married to her wife. She enjoys singing in her church choir, at the top of her lungs in the car, as well as the occasional karaoke night. She is an avid reader of biographies, historical fiction, true crime, and urban fantasy.