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Kitsap County
Mandatory Arbitration Program
List of Approved Arbitrators

Arbitrators are Listed in the Order They Appear on the Registry

Name Profile
Dan Austad

Date of Information:  July 26, 1999
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1972 
Years in Practice: 27
Major areas of practice:  General, Civil and concentrating on Evictions and Foreclosures
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Collection - 8 trials; Commercial - 12 trials; Construction - 3 trials; Real Estate - 22 trials; Family Law - 12 trials; Personal Injury - 5 arbitrations
Cases NOT accepted:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Times:
  28

Robert K. Hawkinson

Date of Information: July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar
: 1979
Years in Practice
:  32
Major areas of practice: Real estate, landlord/tenant, probate (estates, trusts & guardianships), estate planning, municipal, business, corporate and construction
Professional Organizations: Washington State Bar Association and  Kitsap County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations): Commercial Contracts - 2 arbitrations; Probate (TEDRA) - 1 arbitration; Landlord/Tenant - 1 arbitration; Residential Construction - 2 arbitrations
Cases
NOT accepted: Family law or personal injury
Previously served as Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Times
:  19

David Rovang

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1980 
Years in Practice35
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury - 25 trials, 30 arbitrations
Cases NOT accepted:  Divorce/Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  No
Number of Times
None

Gerald L. Casey

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  September 1965
Years in Practice:  50
Major areas of practice:  Worker's Compensation
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations): Worker’s Compensation - 250+ arbitrations/hearing
Cases NOT Accepted
:  None
Previously Served as an Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  24

David J. Britton Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2001
Years in Practice: 12
Major areas of practice:  Real Estate, Business/ Commercial, Landlord-Tenant, Personal Injury, Creditor Rights
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Collection - 15 arbitrations; Commercial - 6 trials, 5 arbitrations; Contract - 2 arbitrations; Real Estate - 4 - trials, 5 - arbitrations;  Personal Injury - 3 arbitrations; Landlord/Tenant - 2 trials, 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Times:
  2
Dan L. Johnson  

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1994 
Years in practice: 21
Major areas of practice: Personal Injury, School Law, Insurance
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Oregon State Bar Association, Kitsap County Bar Association, Pierce County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations): Contract – 3 trials, 10 arbitrations; Personal Injury – >10 trials, >150 arbitrations
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  81

Duane E. Erickson

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1960
Years in Practice53
Major areas of practice:  Wills, Estate, Real Estate and Arbitrations 
Professional Organizations:  Washington State Bar Asssociation, Former member of Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association.
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Collection - 1 trial; Commercial – 5 trials; Contract – 3 trials; Real Estate – 1 trial; Family Law – 5 trials; Personal Injury – 4 trials, 30 arbitrations. 
Cases acceptedAll
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  15

François L. Fischer

Date of Information:  December 15, 2000
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1980
Years in Practice20
Major areas of practice:  Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury 
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, KCBA, WSTLA, WSDTLA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Commercial – 5-6 trials; 1 arbitration; Construction – 1 arbitration; Contract – 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Family Law – 1 trial; Personal Injury – 5-8 arbitrations.  
Cases accepted
:  All
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Cases8-10

Rafael Urquia

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2008
Years in Practice:  6
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: Washington State Bar Association, WSAJ, Jefferson County Bar Association, Clallam County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations); Personal Injury – 12 trials, 65 arbitrations
Cases NOT accepted:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Times:  12

Ashley Armstrong Date of Information:  November 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2005
Years in Practice:  10
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury – 1 trial, 15 arbitrations
Cases
NOT accepted
:  All cases EXCEPT personal injury
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  No
Number of Times:  Not applicable.
Hayes Gori

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2001
Years in Practice:  14
Major areas of practice:  Real Estate, Contract, Business, Estate Planning, General Litigation, Construction, Commercial, Employment, Probate, Landlord/Tenant
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Business - 1 Arbitration
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  3

Scott M. Ellerby

Date of Information:  January 22, 2014
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1986
Years in practice:  27
Major areas of practice: Real Estate, Business, Trusts and  Estates, Construction Litigation, Commercial Transactions, General Litigation, and General Civil Practice
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, King County Bar Association, ABA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials) Collection – 6 arbitrations; Commercial – 2 trials, 5 arbitrations; Construction – 2 trials, 3 arbitrations; Contract - 2 trials, 5 arbitrations; Real Estate – 1 trial, 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury – approximately 10 arbitrations
Types of Cases Not Accepted
:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  100
Note:  Willing to hold arbitration hearings in Kitsap County upon counsel’s request and availability of appropriate meeting space. 

Isaac Anderson Date of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to Washington Bar: 1998
Years in Practice: 17
Major Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Construction, Estate and Trust Disputes, General Litigation
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, Kitsap Legal Services, Leadership Kitsap
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated): Real Estate – 2 trials, 4 arbitrations; Construction – 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 10
Timothy Malarchick Date of Information:  November 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1987
Years in Practice:  28
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury Defense
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury – 4 trials, 15 arbitrations
Cases
NOT accepted
:  Family Law, Real Estate and Landlord/Tenant
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Times:  15
J. Michael Koch 

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar
:  1971
Years in Practice:  44
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Professional OrganizationsWSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Personal Injury - 5
Cases accepted:  Personal Injury ONLY
Previously Served as ArbitrationYes
Number of Times:  7

Lawrence Little

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1973
Years in Practice:  40+
Major areas of practice: (as arbitrator) Personal Injury, Contracts, Construction, Securities, Labor, Employment, Intellectual Properties
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, D.C. Bar
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Pierce County Pro Tem Judge/Mediator
Cases NOT accepted: None
Previously served as arbitrator?  Yes 
Number of Times
300

John Wiegenstein 

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar
:  1991
Years in Practice:  24
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Construction, Environmental Litigation, Property Damage, Real Property Disputes
Professional Organizations: Washington State Bar Association, Oregon State Bar Association, WDTL
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Real Estate 1   
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Times
10-15

Ryan Witt

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar:  2001
Years in Practice:  14
Areas of Practice:  Criminal Defense/Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Criminal – 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  2

John F. Mitchell 

Date of Information: July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1976
Years in practice:  37
Major areas of practice: Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant, Estate Planning, General Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations:  WSAJ, AAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Real Estate (Unlawful Detainer) -  10 trials; Family Law - 3 trials; Personal Injury - 1 trial, 15 arbitrations
Cases Not Accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  50+

David A. Roberts 

Date of Information:  March 27, 2001
Date admitted to Wash. Bar
:  1994
Years in Practice7
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Construction, Insurance Real, Real Property Disputes and Insurance
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Tacoma Claims Adjusters Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Personal Injury – 2 trials; 5 arbitrations; Veterinary Malpractice – 1 arbitration; Criminal – 1 trial
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator
Number of Times

Thomas C. O'Hare

Date of Information: July 26, 1999
Date admitted to Wash. Bar 1969
Years in Practice30
Major areas of practice:  Real Estate, Small Business, Construction and Collection
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Commercial - 4; Construction - 1; Contract - 1; Real Estate - 5
Cases accepted:  Commercial, construction, contract and real estate
Previously Served as ArbitratorYes
Number of Times

Robert C. MacDermid

Date of Information:  July 20, 2004
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1982
Years in Practice:  22
Major areas of practice: Real Estate, Business, Collections, Corporations, Estate Planning & Probate, Construction
Professional Organizations:  ABA, ALTA, WSBA, WSTLA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Contract – 1 trial; 
Cases Not Accepted:  None
Previously Served As ArbitratorYes
Number of Arbitrations:  1

Morgan O'Neal Chaput Date of Information:  November 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2010
Years in Practice:  5
Major areas of practice:  Insurance Defense
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury – 5 trials, 85 arbitrations;
Cases
NOT accepted
:  Family Law, Landlord/Tenant and Real Estate
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  No
Number of Times:  Not applicable.
Diane F. Russell

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1986
Years in Practice:  29
Major areas of practice:  Employment Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Litigation, Criminal Defense and General Practice
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap Counyt Bar Association , WWL, ABA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitration hearings):   Family Law - 7 trials; Criminal - 1 trial
Cases accepted:  All
Previously Served as Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Times30+

Gerald A. Kearney

Date of Information: July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1992
Years in Practice21
Major areas of practice: Real Estate, Business Law, Construction, Bankruptcy, Probate & Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, KCBA, NWMLS, Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County (certified mediator)
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitration hearings):  Construction -1 arbitration; Bankruptcy/Adversary - 1 trial; Family Law - 3 trials; Personal Injury - 1 trial
Types of Cases Not Accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served As ArbitratorYes
Number of Arbitrations:  7

Yvonne M. Benson Date of Information:  January 2016
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2004
Years in Practice:  11
Major areas of practice:  Bodily Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Construction
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WDTL
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitration hearings):  Personal Injury - 1 trial, 30 arbitrations; Tort - 1 trial, 2 arbitrations
Types of Cases Not Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  2
Erin Hammond Date of Information: June 2016
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  1999
Years in Practice:  17
Major Areas of Practice:  Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Family Law
Professional Orgaizations
:  Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, WDTL, DRI  
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations:  Personal Injury - 2 trials, 6 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?   Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  22
Michael Altman Date of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  2004
Years in Practice:  11
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury, Civil
Professional Organizations
:  Kitsap County Bar Association, WSAJ, WSBA Wisconsin State Bar Association 
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations:  Personal Injury - 5 trials, 20 arbitrations. 
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law, Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator?   Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  20
Jeff Tolman 

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1977
Years in Practice:  37
Major areas of practice:  General Practice, Personal Injury, Estates
Professional Organizations:  WSBA; District & Municipal Judges’ Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations): Collection - 4 trials, 4 arbitrations; Personal injury; Estate and Will Contest
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator Yes
Number of Times:  50-100

Thomas E. Weaver

Date of Information: July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar: 1993
Years in Practice:  22
Major areas of practice: Criminal law and appeals. Have argued 15 cases in the Washington Supreme Court and approximately 300 cases in the Court of Appeals; Judge pro tem in Bremerton Municipal Court
Professional Organizations: WACDL, NACDL
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Criminal – 60 trials
Cases NOT accepted: None
Previously served as arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  5

Stephen Greer

Date of Information:   March 21, 2006
Date admitted to Wash. Bar: 1987
Years in Practice19
Major areas of practice: Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug, Juvenile, Judge Pro-Tem for Kitsap District and Mason District Courts, and Bremerton, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor Municipal Courts.
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Collection – 1 trial; Contract – 1 trial; Family Law – 1 trial; Criminal – 25 trials; Juvenile Civil – 7 trials; Mental – 15 trials
Cases accepted: All
Previously served as arbitrator? No
Number of TimesNot applicable.

Greg S. Memovich 

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1983
Years in Practice:  32
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ, WACDL, American Association for Justice
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations)
:  Personal Injury - 2 trials; 5 arbitrations
Cases NOT accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Times: 20+ 

 William H. Broughton

Date of Information:  September 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1979
Years in Practice:  36
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Municipal, Construction, Business, Real Estate
Professional Organizations:  Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations): Commercial - 3 trials, 8 arbitrations; Construction - 6 trials, 12 arbitrations; Real Estate - 1 trial, 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury - 4 trials, 20 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  43

John Groseclose Date of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to Wash. Bar: July 1, 1999
Years in Practice: 16
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury; Family Law
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated): Contract – 2 arbitrations; Family Law - 30 trials, 1 Arbitration; Personal Injury – 4 trials, 25 – arbitrations.
Cases NOT Accepted
: None
Previously Served As Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 3
Richard D. Seward

Date of Information: July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1992
Years in Practice:  20
Major areas of practice: Business Start-ups, Sales, Acquisitions, Contracts, Asset Protection, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, Business Transactions; Consumer Bankruptcy
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, Washington State Bar Fee Arbitration Panel, Michigan & Colorado Bars (inactive), Colorado Society of CPA’s (inactive), Port Orchard Rotary Club (past president)
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Contract – 3 arbitrations; Real Estate – 1 arbitration; Personal Injury – 1 arbitration; Estates – 2 arbitrations (Includes arbitrations and mediations where I represented one of the parties)
Cases NOT accepted: Professional Malpractice, Creditor Debt Collection
Previously Served as Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  6

Steve C. Franklin

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar
:  2005
Years in Practice:  15
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury (Plaintiff and Defense)
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSBA Trial and Fitness Board; Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury – 8 trials, 30 arbitrations; Mediations – 10; Article 32 Hearing Officer - 5
Cases NOT Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as Arbitrator Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  10

Terry E. Lumsden

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar
:  1973
Years in Practice:  40
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury – 5 trials, 20 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted
:  Family Law, Commercial
Previously Served as Arbitrator
? Yes 
Number of Arbitrations:  10

Sean A. Ayres

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash.Bar:  1990
Years in Practice: 25
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA and WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury – 20 arbitrations
Cases  Accepted:  Personal Injury Only
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  19

Frank B. Ladenburg, Jr.

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  1974
Years in Practice
:  41
Major Areas of Practice
:  Personal Injury - Plaintiff
Professional Organizations
:  WSBA, TPCBA, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Personal Injury – 20 – 30 trials
Cases NOT Accepted
:  Non-personal Injury Cases
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  100+

John S. Peterson

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1984
Years in Practice:  31
Major areas of practice:  Bankruptcy
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Bankruptcy
Types of Cases Not Accepted:  None
Previously Served As ArbitratorYes
Number of Arbitrations:  20

Don M. Gulliford

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  1968
Years in Practice:  45
Major Areas of Practice
:  Personal Injury and Property Damage – Plaintiff and Defense; Construction Bonds – Plaintiff and Defense; Construction Bonds – Plaintiff and Defense; Commercial; Collection
Professional Organizations
:  ABA; WSBA; WSAJ, WDTL, King County Bar Association
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Collection – 4-6 cases; Personal Injury – 18-24 cases; Real Estate Damage – 6; Surety Bonds – 10-20; Criminal Traffic (DWI, other) – 10; Construction and/or Commercial – 6-10;
Cases NOT Accepted
:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator
?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  25+

Carrie E. Eastman

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
: 2008 
Years in Practice
: 7
Major Areas of Practice
:  Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant, Probate, General Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, WSAJ Eagle Member
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Collection - 3 arbitrations; Real Estate – 2 trials; Personal Injury – 2 trials & 9 arbitrations; Landlord/Tenant - 5 trials & 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted
Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator
?   Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  3

John P. Brody, Jr.

Date of Information:  September 5, 1996
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1979
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business, Contract, Family Law 
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Collection – 5 trials; Contract – 5 trials, 5 arbitrations; Real Estate – 5 arbitrations; Family Law – 15 trials; Personal Injury – 25 arbitrations
Cases Accepted All
Previously Served as Arbitrator? 
Number of Times

Curtis J. Coyne

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1970
Years in Practice44
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury, Probate, Guardianship and Business Law
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury – 26 arbitrations; Employment – 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  105

Gregory J. Wall

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1978
Years in Practice:  37
Major areas of practice:  Defense of Personal Injury cases, Plaintiffs Personal Injury, Maritime Law, Tree Law
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Executive Board Litigation Section of WSBA, Defense Research Institute, WDTLA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury - 15 trials, 40 arbitrations; Insurance Disputes - 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  Domestic
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Times:  50

Anthony C. Otto

Date of Information:  January 25, 2011
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1980
Major Areas of Practice:  Plaintiff Personal Injury; Extensive past experience in Criminal law; Past experience in family law.
Membership in Professional Organizations
:  WSBA, Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, Kitsap County Bar, WSAJ, WACDL
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Personal Injury - 15 trials, 25 arbitrations; General Civil Litigation - 2 trials.
Types of Cases Not Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?   Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  30+

Marie Docter

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  2000
Years in Practice:  13
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury, Product Liability, Maritime
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ, AAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Contract – 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Personal Injury – 15 trials, 75 arbitrations; Maritime – 2 trial; Adoption – 5 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  12

Dalynne Singleton

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  2003           
Years in Practice:  11
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury, Probate, Estates and Estate planning
Professional Organizations:  WSAJ EAGLE, WWL, WSBA, Kitsap Washington Women Lawyers
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Collection – 2 trials, 2 arbitrations; Commercial – 3 trials, 1 arbitration; Contract – 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Personal Injury – 2 trials, 100+ arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law, Criminal
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  5

Brad Moore

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1977  
Years in Practice36
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury, Insurance, Professional Negligence
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Family Law – 1 trial; Personal Injury – 2 trials; 15 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  50+

Andrew N. Becker 

Date of Information: July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1984
Years in Practice 31
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury - 15 trials, 250 arbitrations
Cases Accepted:  All
Previously Served as ArbitratorYes
Number of Arbitrations
:  75-100

Allen N. Shabino

Date of InformationJuly 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1984
Years in Practice30
Major Areas of Practice:  General Tort and Personal Injury Litigation; General Civil Litigation; Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights Litigation; Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
Professional Organizations:  WSBA and WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury – 3 trials, 10 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  20

Mark Dietzler

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1991 
Years in Practice
:  24
Major Areas of Practice
:  Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Construction, Premises Liability, School Law, Commercial Disputes, Contract Disputes
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WDTL, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Commercial – 3 arbitrations; Construction – 2 arbitrations; Contract – 1 arbitration; Real Estate – 1 arbitration; Personal Injury – 10 trials, 7-10 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  15-20

Max Nicolai Date of Information:  January 3, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar 1987
Years in Practice27
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury Defense
Professional Organizations
: WSBA, AlaskaSBA, WDTL
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Contract - 3 Trials; Personal Injury - 20+ trials. 
Cases NOT Accepted Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  10
Philip J. Havers

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  2003  
Years in Practice:  15
Major Areas of Practice:  Real Estate, Trademarks and Copyrights, Corporations Contracts, General Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap Bar Association; Illinois Bar - inactive
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury - 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Contract - 2 trials; Construction - 1 trial, 3 arbitrations; Intellectual Property - 2 arbitrations; Probate - 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  3

Steven L. Olsen

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1979
Years in Practice:  35
Major areas of practice: Criminal, Domestic Relations, Personal Injury, General Litigation, Probate, Mediation, GAL
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, Kitsap Dispute Resolution Center, Washington Mediation Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations): Construction - 1 arbitration; Family Law  - 5 trials; General Litigation - 1 trial
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  Appointed about 75 times.

Matthew G. Johnson

Date of InformationJuly 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar:  1998  
Years in Practice15
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations ABA, TPCBA, WSBA, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury – 15 trials, 50 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  15

Richard Levandowski

Date of Information: July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar 1979
Years in Practice:  34
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Business and Consumer Litigation
Trial/Arbitration experience within last five years by category (Estimated): Commercial -  2 trials; Personal Injury - 15 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  40

J. Richard Crockett

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar: 1966
Years in Practice:  49
Major Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: WSBA, SKCBA, WDTL, ABA
Trial/arbitration experience within last five years by category (Estimated)Personal Injury - 40 arbitrations
Types of Cases Not Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?   Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  100

David P. Horton

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1997  
Years in Practice13
Major Areas of Practice Litigation, Land Use, Real Estate, Collections, Commercial, Appeals
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Collection - 3 arbitrations; Construction – 2 trials, 4 arbitrations; Real Estate – 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  10 +/-

Kenneth R. Friedman

Date of Information: July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar1987
Years in Practice25
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith
Professional Organizations:
AK Bar, WA Bar, OR Bar, MT Bar, KY Bar, WSAJ, AAJ 
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
: Personal Injury - 4 trials; Insurance 5 Trials; Employment - 1 Trial
Cases Not accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 7

Roy Rainey

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1979
Years in Practice:  35
Major areas of practice:  Real Estate,  Estate Planning and Wills, Probate
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Real Estate - 1 trial; Probate/Vulnerable Adult - 1 trial; Arbitrations on Real Estate/Contract matters - 1; Heard several cases as arbitrator including Collection/Contract and Personal Injury. 
Cases accepted:  Real Estate, Personal Injury, Business, Probate, Contract/Collection
Previously Served as ArbitratorYes
Number of Times:  45+

Richard B. Shattuck

Date of Information:   July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1986
Years in Practice:  29
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, ABA, Kitsap County Bar
Major areas of practice:  Real Estate, Land Use
Trial/Arbitration experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Contract - 3 Arbitrations; Personal Injury - 1 Arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  25

Guy W. Beckett

Date of Information: September 12, 2006
Date admitted to Wash. Bar1985
Years in Practice:  21
Major areas of practice: Commercial litigation and personal injury; real estate litigation and transactions
Professional OrganizationsWSBA, WSTLA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Commercial (includes aspects of contract law) - 3 trials, 2 arbitration hearings.
Cases Accepted:  All  
Prior Service As Arbitrator
? Yes
Number of Times:  27

J. Michael Liebert

Date of Information:  May 31, 2016
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  1978
Years in Practice
:  38
Major Areas of Practice:  Contract/Collection, Construction Law, Real Estate, Commercial and Residential Lease, Title 11 Guardianship, Business Litigation and Escrow Sales, Motor Vehicle Claims, Will and Estate Disputes, TEDRA, Personal Injury, Lien Claims and Issues Related to Bankruptcy
Professional Organizations
:  Real Estate, Probate & Trust Section and Debtor-Creditor Section of WSBA, Kitsap Legal Services

Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Guardianship - 6 trials; Real Estate – 2 trials; Commercial Lease – 1 trial; Residential Lease - 2 trials;  Temporary Protection - 1 trial; Contract/Construction – 1 arbitration; Personal Injury – 5 arbitrations; Bankruptcy Adversary - 4 cases settled prior to trial; Probate and Real Property matters - 4 summary judgments awarded.
Cases NOT Accepted
:  Domestic Relations
Previously Served as Arbitrator
?  Yes

Number of Arbitrations:  8

Andrew Williams

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  1996
Years in Practice
:  13
Major Areas of Practice
:  Personal Injury, Contract
Professional Organizations
:  WSBA
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Personal Injury – 12 trials, 60 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted
:  Family Law, Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator
?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  6

Adam P. Karp

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash, Bar:  1998
Years in Practice
:  15
Major Areas of Practice
:  Animal Law
Professional Organizations
:  WSBA, ABA, WSAJ, OTLS, ITLA
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Contract – 1 trial; Family Law – 2 trials; Personal Injury – 3 trials, 18 arbitrations;
Cases NOT Accepted
:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  13

Sofia K. Miguel

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  2000
Years in Practice
:  15
Major Areas of Practice
:  Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury – 3 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 25 

Heather E. Forrler

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  2002
Years in Practice:  13
Major Areas of Practice
:  Family Law, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, WSBA Family Law Section
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Family Law – 3 trials, 1 arbitration; Personal Injury – 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted
:  Domestic Violence
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  4

Andrew Hay

Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1989
Years in Practice:  26
Major Areas of Practice:  Family Law, Real Estate, Consumer Protection, Probate
Professional Organizations
:  WSBA, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Collection – 2 trials, 4 arbitrations; Commercial – 2 trials, 4 arbitrations; Contract – 4 trials, 2 arbitrations; Real Estate – 4 trials, 2 arbitrations; Family Law – 6 trials; Personal Injury – 1 trial, 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  20

Michael A. Spence

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar:  1986
Years in Practice: 27
Major Areas of Practice:  Real Estate, Land Use, Government Relations, General Business, School Law
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Real Estate – 8 trials, 10 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  5

John Rongerude Date of Information:  April 16, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1992
Years in Practice:  20
Major Areas of Practice:  Criminal Law, Personal Injury; former practice was Real Estate, Eviction, and Collection
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Family Law – 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury – 15 arbitrations; Criminal - 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  Approximately 16
Andrew L. Benjamin Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1985
Years in Practice:  28
Major Areas of Practice:  Family Law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, King County Bar, Snohomish County Bar, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Collection – 2 arbitrations; Commercial – 1 arbitration; Family Law – 5 trials, 4 arbitrations; Personal Injury – 6 trials, 25 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  Approximately 60
Dennis H. Walters Date of Information:  July 2015
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1979
Years in Practice:  36
Major Areas of Practice:  Commercial Litigation, Contract Disputes, Real Estate, Collection, Trusts and Estates
Professional Organizations:  ABA, WSBA, King County Bar Association, Kitsap County Bar Association, Alaska Bar Association (Inactive)
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Collection - 1 trial; Commercial - 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Contract - 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Will Contest - 1 trial
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  75
James D. Cushing Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1980
Years in Practice: 35
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury - Defense of Plaintiff
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury - 2 - trials, 15+ arbitrations.
Cases
NOT accepted
:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Times:
  15+
Mike Ellickson Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1996
Years in Practice: 28
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA; Oregon State Bar
Trial/Arbitration experience within last five years by category (Estimated)
:  Personal Injury - 10 arbitrations
Cases
NOT accepted
:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Times:
  ~12
Geoffrey M. Grindeland Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2004
Years in Practice: 11
Major areas of practice:  Aviation Law, Police Liability, Product Liability, Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Oregon and Alaska Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
Trial/Arbitration experience within last five years by category (Estimated)
:  Personal Injury - 1 - trial, 1 arbitration; Civil Rights - 1 trial; Inquests - 8 trials
Cases
NOT accepted
:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Times:
  2
James D. Hicks Date of Information:  September 26, 2014
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2005
Years in Practice: 8
Major areas of practice:  Construction, Liens, Real Estate, Commercial Collections, Employment and General Litigation
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Collection - 1 trial, 2 arbitrations; Commercial - 1 trial, 2 arbitrations; Construction - 4 trials, 5 arbitrations; Contract - 4 trials, 4 arbitrations
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law, Probate and Estate
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Times:
  1
Crystal McDonald Date of Information:  July 2015
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2008
Years in Practice: 6
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA and WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration experience within last five years by category (Estimated)
:  Personal Injury - 5 trials
Cases
NOT accepted
:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Times:
  25

The arbitrators listed above reside in Kitsap County, practice or have practiced in Kitsap County, or are members of the Kitsap County Bar Association.  These attorneys have priority to arbitrate matters filed in Kitsap County Superior Court. We maintain a secondary list of attorneys whose practice is in King or Pierce Counties to handle Kitsap County matters in which Kitsap County attorneys have a conflict.
Please contact Jerrie Davies at 360-337-4991 for additional information.

 

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