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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: February 13, 2006
Date admitted to Wash. Bar
: 1979
Years in Practice
27
Major areas of practice: Real estate, landlord/tenant, probate (estates, trusts & guardianships), estate planning, municipal, business, corporate and construction
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations): Probate - 1 arbitration; Real Estate - 1 arbitration
Cases
NOT accepted
: Family law or personal injury
Previously served as Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Times
5

David Rovang

Date of Information:  July 21, 2014
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1980 
Years in Practice34
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 - 10 trials, 12 arbitrations; Criminal - 10 trials
Cases NOT accepted:  Divorce/Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  No
Number of Times
None

Gerald L. Casey

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  September 1965
Years in Practice:  48
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 - too numerous to count, 250+
Cases NOT Accepted
:  None
Previously Served as an Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  24

David J. Britton Date of Information:  November 11, 2013
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 - 2 trials, 5 arbitrations; Contract - 2 arbitrations; Real Estate - 4 - trials, 5 - arbitrations;  Personal Injury - 3 arbitrations; Landlord/Tenant - 1 trial, 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  No
Number of Times:
  Not applicable.
Dan L. Johnson  

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1994 
Years in practice: 19
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:  62

Duane E. Erickson

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1960
Years in Practice53
Major areas of practice:  General practice – personal injury, commercial, collection, estate and business. 
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, 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

Franηois 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

Ronald W. Coble

Date of Information:  September 8, 2003
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1958
Years in Practice:  45
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Small Business Corporations, DUI
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Commercial - 2 trials; Construction – 3-4 arbitrations; Real Estate - 2 arbitrations; Family Law - 5 trials; Personal Injury – 1 trial,  4 arbitrations; Complex wrongful death – 1 arbitration
Cases NOT accepted:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Times
25

Conrad Green

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1965
Years in Practice:  48
Major areas of practice:  Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliation, Family Law, Probate, General. 
Arbitration/Mediation Experience IncludesEmployer/Employee Relations, Contractor/Homeowner Duties, Family Law, Neighborhood Disputes, Commercial Disputes, Personal Injury, Property Damage.
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Family Law - 10-15; various juvenile and family court hearings. 
Cases accepted
: Domestic, Employer/Employee, Commercial Disputes, Community Disputes, Contractor Disputes, Church Disputes, Personal Injury, Damage Claims.
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Cases:  27

Hayes Gori

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2001
Years in Practice:  12
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):  Construction - 1 arbitration; Business - 1 Arbitration
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  1

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 1, 2013
Date Admitted to Washington Bar: 1998
Years in Practice: 15
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
Richard L. Goff

Date of Information:  November 4, 2008
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar
:  1994
Years in Practice:  44
Major Areas of Practice:  Litigation re contracts, commercial transactions, intellectual property, business practices, consumer protection.
Professional Organizations
:  WSBA (including Dispute Resolution Section), ABA (including Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Sections), Federal Bar Association of Western District of Washington; Bars of US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and Several US District Courts
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Commercial – 2 trials, 2 arbitrations; Construction – 2 arbitrations; Contract – 5 arbitrations; Collection – 1 arbitration; Intellectual Property – 2 trials, 1 arbitration.       
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law, Criminal Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator
?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  8

J. Michael Koch 

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar
:  1971
Years in Practice:  42
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Planning
Professional OrganizationsWSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Personal Injury - 8 to 10
Cases accepted:  Personal Injury ONLY
Previously Served as ArbitrationYes
Number of Times5

Lawrence Little

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1973
Years in Practice:  33
Major areas of practice: (as arbitrator) Personal Injury, Contracts, Construction, Securities, Labor, Employment
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, AAA, NASD, DC Bar
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Trials in recent years solely in federal courts, administrative hearings; as arbitrator/pro-tem
Cases accepted: All
Previously served as arbitrator?  Yes 
Number of Times
300

John Wiegenstein 

Date of Information:  February 21, 2001
Date admitted to Wash. Bar
:  1991
Years in Practice:  10
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Construction, Environmental Litigation, Landslides, etc.
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury – 4 trials, 1 arbitration; Environmental – 1 trial; Property Damage – 1 trial   
Cases NOT accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Times
1

Ryan Witt

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar:  10
Years in Practice:  12
Areas of Practice:  Criminal Defense
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:  1

John F. Mitchell 

Date of Information: July 1, 2013
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

Kenneth B. Golden 

Date of Information:  October 29, 2002
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1986
Years in Practice
16
Major areas of practice
: Plaintiffs Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSTLA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Personal Injury – 5 trials; 15 arbitrations 
Cases Accepted:  All
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  10

James L. Reese, III

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1977
Years in Practice:  36
Major areas of practice:  Appeals, Misdemeanor Defense, Juvenile Defense, General Civil Practice
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): District Court/Juvenile - 10
Cases Not Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as ArbitratorYes
Number of Times:
  40 

Diane F. Russell

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1986
Years in Practice:  27
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 - 4 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):  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

 Edward Wolfe

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1995 
Years in Practice:  18
Major areas of practice:  Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Contract, Discrimination
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ, Kitsap Bar Association (Past President), AAJ, Former Judge Pro Tem for Kitsap County District Court and Bremerton Municipal Court
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Commercial - 2 trials,  2 arbitrations; Construction - 1 trial,  4 arbitrations; Personal Injury – 5 trials
Cases accepted:  All
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  8

Michael Altman Date of Information: July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  2004
Years in Practice:  9
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 - 1 trial, 5 arbitrations. 
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law, Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator?   Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  5
Richard J. Glein, Sr. Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to Washington Bar
: 1963
Years in Practice: 50
Major Areas of Practice: Trial Practice
Professional Organizations:  WSBA 
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
: Construction - 1 arbitration; Family Law - 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury - 45 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy
Previously Served As Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 50
Jeff Tolman 

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1977
Years in Practice:  35
Major areas of practice:  General Practice, Personal Injury, Estates, Criminal Defense
Professional Organizations:  ABA; WSBA; WSAJ; WWL; 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 Times25-50

Thomas E. Weaver

Date of Information: July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar: 1993
Years in Practice:  20
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 accepted: All
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 26, 1999
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1983
Years in Practice:  16
Major areas of practice:  Criminal, Family Law, Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ, WACDL Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Real Estate - 2 trial; Family Law - 10 trials; Personal Injury - 5 arbitrations; Consumer Protection - 2 arbitrations
Cases accepted:  All
Previously Served as Arbitrator
Number of Times

 William H. Broughton

Date of Information:  September 17, 1999
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1979
Years in Practice20
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Municipal, Construction, Business, Real Estate
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations): Collection - 1 trial, 1 arbitrations; Commercial - 3 trials, 8 arbitrations; Construction - 6 trials, 12 arbitrations; Real Estate - 1 trial, 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury - 4 trials, 20 arbitrations
Cases Accepted:  All
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  40

John Groseclose Date of Information: March 24, 2008
Date Admitted to Wash. Bar: July 1, 1999
Years in Practice: 5
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury; Family Law
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated): Contract – 1 arbitration; Family Law - 10 trials, 1 Arbitration; Personal Injury – 4 trials, 8 – arbitrations.
Cases NOT Accepted
: None
Previously Served As Arbitrator? No.
Number of Arbitrations: Not applicable
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 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar
:  2005
Years in Practice:  13
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury (Plaintiff), Insurance, Military
Professional Organizations:  Kitsap Legal Services, Florida Bar Association (inactive), WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, WSAJ (Eagle)
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Personal Injury – 5 trials, 5 arbitrations; Military Administrative Boards – 8-12 arbitrations; Mediations – 10-15
Cases NOT Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as Arbitrator Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  4

Terry E. Lumsden

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
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

Rick Smith

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1971
Years in Practice:  42
Major areas of practice: Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Planning
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Personal Injury – 3 trials; 9 arbitration
Cases Accepted:  Personal Injury or Probate ONLY
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:
  13

Sean A. Ayres

Date of Information:  December 9, 2008
Date Admitted to the Wash.Bar:  1990
Years in Practice:  18
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, WSTLA, Pierce County Bar Association
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:  9

Frank B. Ladenburg, Jr.

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  1974
Years in Practice
:  39
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:  50+

John S. Peterson

Date of Information:  July 19, 1996
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1994
Years in Practice12
Major areas of practice:  Bankruptcy, Criminal, Estate Planning
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Personal Injury – 5 trials
Types of Cases Not Accepted:  None
Previously Served As ArbitratorYes
Number of Arbitrations:  10

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+

Marc D. Gianneschi

Date of Information:  May 13, 2009
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  1990
Years in Practice
:  19
Major Areas of Practice
:  Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, AAJ, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Real Estate – 1 trial; Personal Injury – 4 trials, 40+ arbitrations
Cases Accepted
Personal Injury
Previously Served as Arbitrator
?   Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  Not applicable

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 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1970
Years in Practice42
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury, Probate, Guardianship and Business Law
Professional Organizations:  WSBA
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Commercial – 3 arbitrations; Personal Injury – 20 arbitrations; Employment – 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted:  None
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  105

Gregory J. Wall

Date of Information:  July 26, 1999
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1978
Years in Practice21
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 Times30

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 1, 2013
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 arbitrations; Commercial – 3 trials, 1 arbitration; Contract – 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Personal Injury – 1 trial, 100+ arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law, Criminal
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  5

Brad Moore

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
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 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1984
Years in Practice 29
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
:  51

Allen N. Shabino

Date of InformationJuly 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1984
Years in Practice:  28
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, King County Bar Association
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:  15

Mark Dietzler

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1991 
Years in Practice
:  22
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 – 2 arbitrations; Construction – 3 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:  10-15

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 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  2003  
Years in Practice:  13
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):  Contract 1 trial; Real Estate – 1 arbitration; Trademark – 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  1

Steven L. Olsen

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1979
Years in Practice:  34
Major areas of practice: Criminal, Domestic Relations, Personal Injury, General Litigation
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): Commercial - 1 trial; Construction - 1 arbitration; Family Law  - 5 trials
Cases Accepted:  All
Previously Served as Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  Appointed about 75 times.

Matthew G. Johnson

Date of InformationJuly 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar:  1998  
Years in Practice15
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury, Construction
Professional Organizations:  WDTL, ABA, TPCBA, WSBA
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated):  Construction – 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury – 15 trials, 50 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  5

Richard Levandowski

Date of Information: July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar 1979
Years in Practice:  34
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury, Business and Consumer Litigation
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials): Commercial - 1; Personal Injury - 6
Cases Accepted:  All
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  20

J. Richard Crockett

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar: 1966
Years in Practice:  47
Major Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: WSBA, SKCBA, FICC, WDTL, ABA
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials)Personal Injury - 25 arbitrations
Types of Cases Not Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served As Arbitrator?   Yes
Number of Arbitrations
:  75

David P. Horton

Date of Information:  March 16, 2010
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; Personal Injury -  3 trials
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  No
Number of Arbitrations:  Not applicable.

Kenneth R. Friedman

Date of Information: April 17, 2012
Date admitted to Wash. Bar1987
Years in Practice26
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials)
: Personal Injury - 2 trials; Insurance 3 Trials; Employment - 1 Trial
Professional Organizations
: AK Bar, WA Bar, OR Bar, MT Bar, WSAJ, AAJ
Cases Not accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 1

Roy Rainey

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1979
Years in Practice:  33
Major areas of practice:  Real Estate,  Estate Planning and Wills, Probate
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials):  Real Estate - 2 trials; Arbitrations on Real Estate/Contract matters - 3. 
Heard several cases as arbitrator including Collection/Contract and Personal Injury. 
Cases accepted:  Real Estate, Personal Injury, Business, Probate
Previously Served as ArbitratorYes
Number of Times:  40+

Richard B. Shattuck

Date of Information:   July 1, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1986
Years in Practice:  27
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 Trial, 1 Arbitration
Cases Accepted:  All
Previously Served As Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  15

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 6, 2010
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  1978
Years in Practice
:  32
Major Areas of Practice:  Contract/Collection Disputes, Construction Law , Real Estate Disputes, Business Disputes
Professional Organizations
:  WSBA, Real Property,
Probate and Trust Section, WSAJ
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Collection – 1 arbitration; Commercial – 1 trial; Construction – 1 arbitration; Contract – 2 trials; Real Estate – 2 trials, 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury – 2 arbitrations; Workers Comp – 1 arbitration; LUPA – 1 trial.
Cases NOT Accepted
:  Domestic Relations
Previously Served as Arbitrator
?  No

Number of Arbitrations:  Not applicable.

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 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar
:  2000
Years in Practice
:  12
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 – 2 trials, 50 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator? Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  7

Heather E. Forrler

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  2002
Years in Practice:  10
Major Areas of Practice
:  Family Law, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
Professional Organizations:  WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association
Trial/Arbitration Experience Within Last Five Years by Category (Estimated)
:  Family Law – 2 trials, 1 arbitration; Personal Injury – 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted
:  Domestic Violence
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  2

Andrew Hay

Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1989
Years in Practice:  24
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:  10

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

Andrew L. Benjamin Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
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; Construction – 1 arbitration; Real Estate – 1 arbitration; Family Law – 10 trials, 5 arbitrations; Personal Injury – 8 trials, 32 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted:  None.
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  Approximately 50
Dennis H. Walters Date of Information:  July 1, 2013
Date Admitted to the Wash. Bar:  1979
Years in Practice:  34
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:  Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator?  Yes
Number of Arbitrations:  15 in past five years,  approximately 75 since 1988
James D. Cushing Date of Information:  November 25, 2013
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1980
Years in Practice: 33
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:  January 15, 2014
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  1996
Years in Practice: 28
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury - 10 arbitrations
Cases
NOT accepted
:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  Yes
Number of Times:
  ~12
Geoffrey M. Grindeland Date of Information:  January 22, 2014
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2004
Years in Practice: 9
Major areas of practice:  Aviation Law, Police Liability, Product Liability, Civil Litigation
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury - 1 - trial, 1 arbitrations; Civil Rights - 1 trial; Inquests - 9 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 18, 2014
Date admitted to Wash. Bar:  2008
Years in Practice: 6
Major areas of practice:  Personal Injury
Trial experience within last five years by category (est. # of trials and arbitrations):  Personal Injury - 5 trials
Cases
NOT accepted
:  None
Previously Served As Arbitrator:  No
Number of Times:
  Not applicable.

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 Shelley Solie at 360-337-4991 for additional information.

 

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