​Kitsap County Mandatory Arbitration Program
Alphabetical List of Approved Arbitrators

(Per-case Arbitrators chosen randomly through Odyssey CMS)

​Vivienne A. AlpaughDate of Information: August 2019
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1990
Years in Practice: 29
Major Areas of Practice: Insurance Defense Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 30 trials, 100 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 5
Mike Altman
Date of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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: Personal Injury - 5 trials, 20 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law and Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 20
​Isaac A. Anderson
Date of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the 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 experience within last five years by category: Real Estate - 2 trials, 4 arbitrations; Construction  - 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 10
Ashley H. Armstrong
Date of Information: October 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2005
Years in Practice: 10
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 1 trial, 15 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Accepts Personal Injury cases only
Previously Served as Arbitrator: No
Number of Arbitrations: N/A
H. Daniel Austad
Date of Information: July 1999
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1972
Years in Practice: 27
Major Areas of Practice: General, Civil - concentrating on evictions and foreclosures
Professional Organizations: WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collection - 8 trials; Commercial - 12 trials; Construction - 2 trials; Real Estate - 22 trials; Personal Injury - 12 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 28
Gerrit Ayers
Date of Information: August 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1998
Years in Practice: 19
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury; Insurance Defense
Professional Organizations: WSBA, TPCBA, WDTL
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 3 trials, 60 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 3-5
​Sean A. AyresDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1990
Years in Practice: 25
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 20 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Accepts Personal Injury cases only
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 19
​Andrew N. BeckerDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1984
Years in Practice: 31
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Washington State Association for Justice, American Association for Justice
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 15 trials, 500+ arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 75-100
Guy W. BeckettDate of Information: September 2006
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1985
Years in Practice: 21
Major Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Real Estate Litigation and Transactions
Professional Organizations: Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Commercial (includes aspects of contract law) - 3 trials, 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 27
Andrew L. BenjaminDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1985
Years in Practice: 28
Major Areas of Practice: Family Law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Probate/Guardianship
Professional Organizations: WSBA, King County Bar Association, Snohomish County Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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: 60
Yvonne M. BensonDate of Information: December 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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: Personal Injury - 1 trial, 30+ arbitrations; Tort - 1 trial, 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 2

Sunshine Morning Bradshaw

Date of Information: January 2019
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2008
Years in Practice: 10
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Criminal Defense
Professional Organizations: WACOL, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 6 trials, 50 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Collections, Family, Property
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 2
David J. BrittonDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2001
Years in Practice: 12
Major Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Business/Commercial, Landlord/Tenant, Personal Injury, Creditor Rights
Professional Organizations: WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collection - 15 arbitrations; Commercial - 2 trials, 6 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 Arbitrations: 2
William H. BroughtonDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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: Collection - 1 arbitration; 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
Jeanette ColemanDate of Information: August 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1986
Years in Practice: 31
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA; Pierce County Bar Association; WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 2 trials, 30-35 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 15-20
Curtis J. CoyneDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1970
Years in Practice: 44
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Probate, Guardianship and Business Law
Professional Organizations: WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 26 arbitrations; Employment - 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 105
J. Richard CrockettDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1966
Years in Practice: 49
Major Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: WSBA, SKCBA, WDTL, ABA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 40 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 100+
James R. CushingDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1980
Years in Practice: 35
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury - Defense and Plaintiff
Professional Organizations: WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 2 trials, 15+ arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 15+
Mark DietzlerDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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 experience within last five years by category: 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
Marie DocterDate of Information: July 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2000
Years in Practice: 13
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Maritime
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ, AAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Contract - 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Personal Injury - 15 trials, 75 arbitrations; Maritime - 2 trials; Adoption - 5 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 12
Kyle DrinnonDate of Information: July 2018
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2013
Years in Practice: 5
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury/Torts
Professional Organizations: Washington State Association for Justice
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 4 trials, 45 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Will Only Accept Personal Injury
Previously Served as Arbitrator: No
Number of Arbitrations: N/A
John J. DurkinDate of Information: August 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1980
Years in Practice: 36
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury - Plaintiff
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Pierce County Bar Association, WSAJ, ABOJA, Member Gonzaga University School of Law Board of Advisors
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 4 trials, 8-10 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Real Property
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 10+
Carrie EastmanDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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 experience within last five years by category: Collections - 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
Scott M. EllerbyDate of Information: January 2014
Date Admitted to the Washington 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, American Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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
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.

William L. Elsinger

Date of Information: October 2018
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2009
Years in Practice: 8
Major Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WDTL
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 2 trials, 50 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Collections, Contracts
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 3-4
Ann-Marie EvansDate of Information: August 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2012
Years in Practice: 5
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 100 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Accepts Personal Injury cases only
Previously Served as Arbitrator: No
Number of Arbitrations: N/A
Francois L. FischerDate of Information: December 2000
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1980
Years in Practice: 20
Major Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: KCBA, WSTLA, Washington State Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Commercial - 5-6 trials, 1 arbitration; Family Law - 1 trial; Personal Injury 5-8 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 8-10
Heather E. ForrlerDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2002
Years in Practice: 13
Major Areas of Practice: Family Law, Plaintiff's Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSBA Family Law Section, Kitsap County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Family Law - 3 trials, 1 arbitration; Personal Injury - 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: Domestic Violence
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 4
Steve C. FranklinDate 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 Character and Fitness Board, Kitsap County Bar Association, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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
Kenneth R. FriedmanDate of Information: July 2015 
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1987
Years in Practice: 25
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Alaska Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association, Montana Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, WSTLA, AAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 4 trials; Insurance - 5 trials; Employment - 1 trial
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law 
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 7
Hayes D. GoriDate of Information: August 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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: Business - 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 1
Judson C. GrayDate of Information: September 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1985
Years in Practice: 32
Major Areas of Practice: Elder Law, Guardianship, Probate, Wills & Trusts, DPA, Real Estate, Eviction
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Pierce County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collection - 5 trials, 10 arbitrations; Commercial - 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Construction - 1 arbitration; Contract - 5 arbitrations; Real Estate - 2 trials, 3 arbitrations; Guardianship - 5 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 12
Geoffrey M. GrindelandDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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 Associations, King County Bar Association, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Civil Rights - 1 trial; Inquests - 8 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 2
John GrosecloseDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1999
Years in Practice: 16
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Family Law
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSTLA
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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
Don M. Gulliford

Date of Information: July 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1968
Years in Practice: 45
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury and Property Damage - Plaintiff and Defense, Construction Bonds - Plaintiff and Defense, Commercial, Collection
Professional Organizations: WSBA, ABA, WSAJ, WDT, King County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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+
Erin H. HammondDate of Information: June 2016
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1999
Years in Practice: 17
Major Areas of Practice: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Family Law
Professional Organizations: Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, WDTL, DRI
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 2 trials, 6 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 22
Zachary J. HansenDate of Information: July 2018
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2009
Years in Practice: 8
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury; prior - Environmental, Contracts, Real Estate, Construction, Landlord/Tenant
Professional Organizations: WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Construction - 1 arbitration; Contract - 1 trial, 1 arbitration; Personal Injury - 12 arbitrations; Landlord/Tenant and Environmental - 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator:  No
Number of Arbitrations: N/A
Philip J. HaversDate of Information: August 2019
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2003
Years in Practice: 19
Major Areas of Practice: Corporate; Contracts; Transactions and Litigation; Intellectual Property, trademarks, copyrights; Real Estate; Foreclosure; Landlord/Tenant; Construction Litigation and Transaction; Probates; Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, Chair of Kitsap County Superior Court Civil Practice and Procedure, WSBA Litigation Section Committee
Trial experience within last five years by category: Contract - 1 trial; Estate - 1 arbitration; Personal Injury - 8 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 10
​Robert K. HawkinsonDate of Information: December 2018
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1979
Years in Practice: 39
Major Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Probate, Estates, Trusts, Estate Planning, Business, Corporate/LLC, Commercial Landlord/Tenant, and Construction
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Commercial - 4 arbitrations; Contract - 4 arbitrations; Probate (TEDRA) - 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Personal Injury
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 28
Andrew R. HayDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1989
Years in Practice: 26
Major Areas of Practice: Family Law, Real Estate, Consumer Protection, Probate
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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
James D. HicksDate of Information: September 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2005
Years in Practice: 8
Major Areas of Practice: Construction, Liens, Real Estate, Commercial Collections, Employment, General Litigation, Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Oregon State Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collection – 1 trial, 2 arbitrations; Commercial – 1 trial, 2 arbitrations; Construction – 4 trials, 5 arbitrations; Contract – 4 trials, 5 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Probate and Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 1
David P. HortonDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1997
Years in Practice: 12+
Major Areas of Practice: Litigation, Land Use, Real Estate, Collections, Commercial, Appeals
Professional Organizations: WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collection - 2 arbitrations; Construction - 2 trials, 4 arbitrations; Real Estate - 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 10 +/-
A. Clarke Johnson Jr.Date of Information: August 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1978
Years in Practice: 39
Major Areas of Practice: Medical Malpractice Defense; Personal Injury Defense
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Pierce County Bar Association; Primerus
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 3 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 5
Dan L. JohnsonDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1994
Years in Practice: 21
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, School Law, Insurance
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Pierce County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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
Matthew G. JohnsonDate of Information: August 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1998
Years in Practice: 15
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, TPCBA, ABA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 15 trials, 50 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 15
​Kristin FayDate of Information: August 2019
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2009
Years in Practice: 10
Major Areas of Practice: Insurance Defense; Former Criminal Defense
Professional Organizations: Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association; WSBA; WDTL
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 4 trials, 50+ arbitrations; Criminal - 10+ trials
Cases NOT Accepted: Collection, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator: No
Number of Arbitrations: N/A
Gerald A. KearneyDate of Information: July 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1992
Years in Practice: 20
Major Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Business Law, Construction, Bankruptcy, Probate and Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: WSBA, KCBA, NWMLS, Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County (Certified Mediator)
Trial experience within last five years by category: Construction - 1 arbitration; Bankruptcy/Adversary - 1 trial; Family Law - 3 trials; Personal Injury - 1 trial
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 7
Robert M. KeefeDate of Information: August 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1973
Years in Practice: 40+
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury; Worker's Comp; Misc. Gen.
Professional Organizations: ABA, WSBA, WTLA, KCBA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 7 trials, 35+ arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 35+

Shannon Kilpatrick

Date of Information: December 2018
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2009
Years in Practice: 9
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Premises Liability; Insurance Bad Faith
Professional Organizations: WSBA; WA Assoc for Justice; American Assoc for Justice; WWL; King County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 2 trials, 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 2
J. Michael KochDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1971
Years in Practice: 44
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 5
Cases NOT Accepted: Accepts Personal Injury ONLY
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 7
Francis B. Ladenburg Jr.Date of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1974
Years in Practice: 41
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury - Plaintiff
Professional Organizations: WSBA, TPCBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 20-30 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: Accepts Personal Injury ONLY
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 100+
Lawrence E. LittleDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1973
Years in Practice: 40+
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Contracts, Construction, Securities, Labor, Employment, Intellectual Properties
Professional Organizations: WSBA and D.C. Bar
Trial experience within last five years by category: Pierce County Pro Tem Judge/Mediator
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 300
Terry E. LumsdenDate 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 experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 5 trials, 20 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Commercial
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 10
Robert E. MackDate of Information: September 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1975
Years in Practice: 42
Major Areas of Practice: Administrative, Natural Resources, Land Use, Water, Shorelines, Sports
Professional Organizations:
Trial experience within last five years by category: Family Law - 7 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 7
Timothy MalarchickDate of Information: November 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1987
Years in Practice: 28
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Defense
Professional Organizations: WDTL, Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 4 trials, 15 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 15
Mathew MarinelliDate of Information: September 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2004
Years in Practice: 17
Major Areas of Practice: Insurance Defense, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Timber Trespass
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WDTL, Pierce County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 4 trials, 30 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Contract, Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator: No
Number of Arbitrations: N/A
Crystal J. McDonaldDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2008
Years in Practice: 6
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 5 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 25
Greg S. MemovichDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1983
Years in Practice: 32
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Association for Justice
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 2 trials, 7 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 20+
Barry MesherDate of Information: September 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1977
Years in Practice: 40
Major Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: WSBA, DRI
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 15 trials, 25 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 2
​Peter J. MintzerDate of Information: August 2019
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1990
Years in Practice:  29
Major Areas of Practice: Insurance Coverage, Torts, Contracts, Construction & Environmental Law
Professional Organizations: Oregon State Bar, Hawaii, Alaska & Idaho State Bar
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collection – 2 arbitrations; Commercial – 1 trial, 5 arbitrations; Construction – 1 trial, 3 arbitrations; Contract – 3 arbitrations; Real Estate – 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury – 11 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 24
Bradford G. MooreDate of Information: October 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1977
Years in Practice: 36
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Insurance, Professional Negligence
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Family Law - 1 trial; Personal Injury - 2 trials, 15 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 50+
Max G. NicolaiDate of Information: January 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1987
Years in Practice:  25
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Defense
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Alaska SBA, WDTL
Trial experience within last five years by category: Contract - 3 trials; Personal Injury - 20+ trials
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 10
Gregory P. NorbutDate of Information: August 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1981
Years in Practice: 38
Major Areas of Practice: Real Property, Trust, Estates, Civil Litigation
Professional Organizations: US Supreme Court Bar, US Federal Bar for the Western District of Washington, WSBA, Kitsap County Bar
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collection - 3 arbitrations; Construction - 2 trials, 2 arbitrations; Real Estate - 4 trials; Personal Injury - 1 trial, 3 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 5
Steven L. OlsenDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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: Construction - 1 arbitration; Family Law - 4 trials; General Litigation - 1 trial
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: ~75
Anthony C. OttoDate of Information: August 2018
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1980
Years in Practice: 38
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Civil Rights; Previously: Criminal Prosecution and Defense, Dissolution and Child Custody
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collection - 1 arbitration; Contract - 1 arbitration; Personal Injury - 20 trials, 6 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 6
​Leigh PelzelDate of Information: August 2019
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1991
Years in Practice: 10
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 30 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Accepts Personal Injury ONLY
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 30+
John S. PetersonDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1984
Years in Practice: 31
Major Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy
Professional Organizations: WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Bankruptcy - 1
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 20
David A. RobertsDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1994
Years in Practice: 21
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Construction, Insurance, Real Property, Probate, Estates, Contracts
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Kitsap Legal Services
Trial experience within last five years by category: Construction - 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 16
John R. RongerudeDate of Information: April 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington 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 experience within last five years by category: Family Law - 2 arbitrations; Personal Injury - 15 arbitrations; Criminal - 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 16
W. David RovangDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1980
Years in Practice: 35
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 25 trials, 30 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Divorce/Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: No
Number of Arbitrations: None
Diane F. RussellDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington 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 County Bar Association, WWL, ABA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Family Law - 7 trials; Criminal - 1 trial
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 30+
Richard D. SewardDate of Information: June 2013
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1992
Years in Practice: 20
Major Areas of Practice: Business Start-ups, Sales, Acquisitions, Contracts, Asset Protection, Trusts and Estates, Real Estate, Business Transactions, Consumer Bankruptcy
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Kitsap County Bar Association, WA State Fee Arbitration Panel, Michigan and Colorado Bar Associations (inactive), Colorado Society of CPA's (inactive), Port Orchard Rotary Club (past president)
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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, Credit/Debt Collections
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 5
Allen N. ShabinoDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1984
Years in Practice: 30
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, WSAJ
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 3 trials, 10 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 20
Richard B. ShattuckDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1986
Years in Practice: 29
Major Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Land Use
Professional Organizations: WSBA, ABA, Kitsap County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Contract - 3 arbitrations; Personal Injury - 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 25
​Franklin W. ShoichetDate of Information: January 2019
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1976
Years in Practice: 42+
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Crime Victims Litigation, Civil Rights, Probate Litigation, Malpractice (medical, legal, dental)
Professional Organizations: WSAJ (former)
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 1 trial, 6 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Construction, Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 6
Dalynne SingletonDate of Information: August 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2003
Years in Practice: 11
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Probate, Estates, Estate Planning
Professional Organizations: WSAJ EAGLE, WWL, WSBA, AAJ, Kitsap Washington Women Lawyers
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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
Rafael E. UrquiaDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2008
Years in Practice: 6
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA, WSAJ, Clallam County Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Association
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 12 trials, 65 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 1
E. Allen WalkerDate of Information: August 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1990
Years in Practice: 27
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Family, Criminal Defense, Collections
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Federal Court of Claims, Washington District of Washington Federal Court
Trial experience within last five years by category: Collections - 5 trials; Contract - 5 trials, 3 arbitrations; Family Law - 20 trials; Personal Injury - 20 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Construction, Commercial, Real Estate
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 20
Gregory J. WallDate of Information: August 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1978
Years in Practice: 37
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Defense, Plaintiff 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: Personal Injury - 15 trials, 40 arbitrations; Insurance Disputes - 2 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Domestic
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 50
Dennis H. WaltersDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1979
Years in Practice: 36
Major Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Contract Disputes, Real Estate Disputes, Trust and Estate Disputes, Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: ABA, WSBA, King County Bar Association, Kitsap County Bar Association, Alaska Bar Association (inactive)
Trial experience within last five years by category: 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: 15/last 5 years (approx 75 since 1988)
Thomas E. WeaverDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: May 1993
Years in Practice: 22
Major Areas of Practice: Criminal Law and Appeals.  Have argued 15 cases in the WA Supreme Court and approximately 300 cases in the Court of Appeals; Judge Pro Tem in Bremerton Municipal Court
Professional Organizations: Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Trial experience within last five years by category: Criminal - 60 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: None
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 5
John H. WiegensteinDate of Information: September 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 1991
Years in Practice: 24
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Construction, Environmental Litigation, Property Damage, Real Property Disputes
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Oregon State Bar Association, WDTL
Trial experience within last five years by category: Property Damage/Real Estate - 1
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 10-15
Christian WilbertDate of Information: July 2018
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2016
Years in Practice: 35
Major Areas of Practice:  Personal Injury, all Civil Litigation, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith 
Professional Organizations: California State Bar
Trial experience within last five years by category: Personal Injury - 1 arbitration
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law, Criminal
Previously Served as Arbitrator: yes
Number of Arbitrations: 100+ prior to 2011
Ryan C. WittDate of Information: July 2015
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2001
Years in Practice: 14
Major Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense/Personal Injury
Professional Organizations: WSBA
Trial experience within last five years by category: Criminal - 2 trials
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: Yes
Number of Arbitrations: 2
Matthew WoodDate of Information: November 2017
Date Admitted to the Washington Bar: 2015
Years in Practice: 9
Major Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Insurance Subrogation, Construction Defect, Product Liability
Professional Organizations: WSBA, Georgia State Bar (admitted 2008)
Trial experience within last five years by category: Family Law - 20 arbitrations
Cases NOT Accepted: Family Law
Previously Served as Arbitrator: No
Number of Arbitrations: N/A