THURSTON COUNTY ARBITRATION PANE

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Kenneth R. Ahlf
Ahlf Law Office
1230 Ruddell Rd SE Ste 201
Lacey WA 98503
Ph: 360.491.1802
Date admitted to WSBA: 1966             WSBA #: 0804
Brief Biography: After serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Ken Ahlf has served in
the dual capacity of City Attorney for the City of Lacey and private practitioner for 38
years. He has acted as an arbitrator on many cases. His experience both as a
practitioner and as an arbitrator have involved real estate, personal injury, construction,
contract disputes and employment discrimination claims.

Mark E. Allen
Attorney at Law
8515 Willow Dr NE
Olympia WA 98506
Ph: 360.352.2464
Date admitted to WSBA: 1978            WSBA #: 13849
Brief Biography:

Glen A. Anderson
Attorney at Law
7712 Walnut St SW
Lakewood WA 98498
Ph: 253.208.8569
Date admitted to WSBA: 1987        WSBA #: 17490
Brief Biography:

Gary E. Andrews
Attorney at Law
2804 Orange St
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.791.9527
Date admitted to WSBA: 1979        WSBA #: 9518
Brief Biography: I am currently an Assistant Attorney General on the Early Resolution
Team, Torts Division of the Attorney General’s Office. I was in private practice for more
than 15 years. I have litigated many business, personal injury and real estate cases
representing both plaintiffs and defendants. I have lived in Olympia for nearly 30 years.

Richard L. Bartholomew
Attorney at Law
1607 Cooper Pt Rd NW Ste A
Olympia WA 98502
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1975        WSBA #: 3107
Brief Biography:
Andrew L. Benjamin
Attorney at Law
4616 25th Ave NE #311
Seattle WA 98105-4183
Ph: 206.622.8953
Date admitted to WSBA: 1985 WSBA #: 15223
Brief Biography: I worked as an insurance claims adjuster for just under two years,
between college and law school. Since I began my private practice in 1986, I have
emphasized personal injury, probate/guardianship and family law litigation cases. Most
of my personal injury cases are automobile collisions. Usually, but not always, I have
represented the plaintiff.

Scott E. Blinks
VanderSteop Remund Kelly Blinks
PO Box 867
Chehalis WA 98532
Ph: 360.748.9281
Date admitted to WSBA: 1992 WSBA #: 21837
Brief Biography: Scott Blinks was born and raised in Lewis and Thurston County. He
has an accounting degree from the University of Washington, and attended DePaul
University College of Law. His practice consists of litigation in the areas of personal
injury, real estate contract and boundary issues, and the general practice of law.

Guy M. Bogdanovich
Law Lyman Daniel Kamerrer Bogdanovich P.S.
PO Box 11880
Olympia WA 98508
Ph.: 360.754.3480
Date admitted to WSBA: 1984 WSBA #: 14777

Dan Bridges
Attorney at Law
325 – 118th Ave SE #209
Bellevue WA 98005
Ph: 425.462.4000
Date admitted to WSBA: 1995        WSBA #: 24179
Brief Biography: I have extensive trial experience (35+ jury trials) representing a wide
range of plaintiffs and defendants alike.

Douglas H. Brown
Arbitrator and Mediator
PO Box 64935
University Place WA 98464
Ph: 253.376.8984
Email: dougdo744@msn.com
Date admitted to WSBA: 1977 WSBA #: 7423
Brief Biography: I have been practicing law for 32+ years. I am on the arbitration panels
in Thurston, Mason and Pierce Counties and have been selected as an arbitrator in
approximately 125 cases. I was on the Pierce County Superior Court Pro-Tem Judge
panel for five years, where I presided over jury and bench trials.
I began my law career as a Deputy County Attorney, followed by six years in private
practice, doing primarily plaintiff’s personal injury and construction litigation. In 1987, I
became a litigation Team Leader in the Attorney General’s office. In 1996, I organized
and managed the AGO’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program titled Early Resolution.
Since then I participated in more than 200 mediations. I also have over 100 hours of
formal mediation training including 60 hours at The Straus Institute for Dispute
Resolution at Pepperdine Law School, and in 2009 completed their Advanced Mediation
program.

Dianna Caley
Attorney at Law
2310 130th Ave NE Ste B103
Bellevue WA 98005
Ph: 425.869.4040
Date admitted to WSBA: 1993 WSBA #: 23413
Brief Biography: Practicing since 1993. In 2001, joined the US Army Reserves.
Practicing bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, business law and real estate.

Harold C. Carr
Harold D. Carr P.S.
4535 Lacey Blvd SE
Lacey WA 98503
Ph: 360.455.0030
Date admitted to WSBA: 1981 WSBA #: 11767
Brief Biography: Attorney in Thurston/Pierce/King County for approximately 25 years.
Law firm employs three attorneys and 17 staff members presently. Area of emphasis is
plaintiff personal injury law. Have handled in excess of six thousand personal injury
cases. Have been involved as Plaintiff’s attorney in 35+ personal injury mediations and
settlement conferences. Have served as settlement guardian ad litem in minor children
cases. Have prior experience as mediator in personal injury cases.

Rodney Carrier
Attorney at Law
PO Box 15241
Tumwater WA 98511-5241
Ph: 360.786.8797
Date admitted to WSBA: 1980 WSBA #: 3270
Brief Biography: Originally from Havre, Montana. B.S. in Business Administration,
Accounting, University of Montana, 1963, CPA Certificate, Montana, 1963, Currently
inactive. J.D. University of Montana, 1967. Law Clerk, Montana Supreme Court, 1967,
68. Assistant Attorney General, State of Washington, 1968 to 1978. Private practice of
law, 1978 to present. Practice areas: Business; Commercial; Construction; Real Estate;
Insurance; Guardianships; Estate Planning and Probate.
Les Ching
Attorney at Law
204 Quince St NE #102
Olympia WA 98506
Ph.: 360.352.4286
Fax: 360.357.4290
Date admitted to WSBA: 1983 WSBA #: 13273
Terry W. Church
Church Rietzke
 202 Central St NE Ste 200
Olympia WA 98506
Ph: 360.867.9233
Date admitted to WSBA: 9/93      WSBA #: 20256
Brief Biography: I have been a lawyer in Olympia since 1990. During that time more
than 90% of my practice has been devoted to plaintiff’s personal injury work. I have
served as an arbitrator in MAR proceedings and on UIM panels. I have served as a
mediator in Thurston County District and Superior Court. I have also served as a Pro
Tem Thurston County District Judge in civil matters. I prefer to limit my mediation work
to person injury matters.

Christopher J. Coker
Attorney at Law
1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW #16
PO Box 7846
Olympia WA 98507-7846
Ph: 360.357.7791
Date admitted to WSBA: 1998 WSBA #: 28229
Brief Biography: Practicing attorney since 1998. Area of practice includes employment
law, administrative law, municipal law & criminal law.

Jeanette M. Coleman
Paine Kilpatrick Coleman Mahoney PC
6923 Lakewood Dr W Ste B-2
Tacoma WA 98467
Ph: 253.472.3323
Fax: 253.472.6755
Date admitted to WSBA: 1985 WSBA #: 15248
Brief Biography:

James A. Connolly
Connolly Tacon Meserve
201 W 5th Ste 301
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.943.6747
Date admitted to WSBA: 1978 WSBA #: 8736
Brief Biography: Private practice since 1978. Wide background in civil litigation,
bankruptcy, business & probate. MAR appointments on Thurston & Mason County: 79
as of 6/1/07. About 40% went to decision.
Rick Cordes
Cordes-Brandt
2625B Parkmont Ln SW
Olympia WA 9802
Ph: 360.357.7793
Date admitted to WSBA: 1974 WSBA #: 5582
Brief Biography: I have practiced law for almost 33 years. I have always practiced in the
areas of criminal law, personal injury and employment. Until about 8 years ago, I also
did family law. For about the first 10 years or so I practiced in many areas as I was a
general practitioner.

Brian J. Coyne
Miles Way Coyne PLLC
924 Capitol Way S #219
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.754.2513
Date admitted to WSBA: 12/76     WSBA #: 7245
Brief Biography:

Robert H. Crick Jr.
Robert Crick Law Firm PLLC
9 S. Washington Ste 708
Spokane WA 99201
Ph: 509.747.0977
Dated admittied to WSBA: 11/18/1996      WSBA #: 26306
Brief Biography:

David D. Cullen
Attorney at Law
1800 Cooper Pt RD SW #11
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.786.6500
Date admitted to WSBA: 11/73 WSBA #: 5422
Brief Biography: David D. Cullen is a lawyer in Olympia where he practices in the areas
of business law, commercial and real estate litigation, estate planning, and tax law. He
has 33 years of experience in private practice and has litigated cases in counties
throughout Washington, both in the Superior Courts and in the arbitration and mediation
processes, and has also served as an arbitrator and mediator on numerous cases. He
has written and lectured for a variety of continuing legal education programs, and has
served on several committees of the Washington State Bar Association, most recently
as a member and past chairman of the WSBA Disciplinary Board. He received his B.A.
degree from Santa Clara University in 1970 and his J.D. degree from Willamette
University in 1973, and is a member of the American, Washington State, and Thurston
County bar associations.
William E. Cullen
Cullen Law Office
606 Columbia St NW #104
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.786.5000
Date admitted to WSBA: 1969 WSBA #: 1991
Brief Biography: William E. Cullen was educated at the United States Naval Academy
(B.S. 1962), graduated from University of Washington Law School in 1969, and was
admitted to the bar in 1969. He was on the editorial board of the University of
Washington Law Review for school years 1968-69. Before starting private practice in
Olympia in 1973, Mr. Cullen was law clerk for Justice Orris Hamilton, Washington
Supreme Court (1969-1970) and served as an assistant attorney general for Washington
State (1970-1972). He has been in private practice in Olympia for more than 30 years
and practices with Cullen Palmer Law Office LLP in the areas of real estate, land use,
business and estate law. Mr. Cullen has been a member of several Washington State
Bar Committees and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. He has served as
an arbitrator in the Thurston County mandatory Arbitration System for more than 20
years. He has also agreed to serve as an arbitrator or mediator when selected by
private parties and their attorneys.

Ben Cushman
Cushman Law
924 Capitol Way S
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.534.9183
Date admitted to WSBA: 11/96 WSBA #: 27359
Brief Biography: Ben Cushman graduated from Reed College, Portland, with a BA in
Philosophy in 1993 and from Lewis & Clark law school with a J.D. and Certificate in
Environmental and Natural Resources Law in 1996. His practice focuses on land use,
construction, commercial and natural resources law and litigation.

Jon E. Cushman
Cushman Law
924 Capitol Way S
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.534.9183
Date admitted to WSBA: 11/86    WSBA #: 16547
Brief Biography:

Don G. Daniel
Law Lyman Daniel Kamerrer & Bogdanovich P.S.
PO Box 11880
Olympia WA 98508-1880
Ph: 360.754.3480
Date admitted to WSBA: 1982       WSBA #: 12508
Brief Biography: Don Daniel obtained his undergraduate degree from Seattle University
and his law degree from Gonzaga School of Law. His practice is primarily focused on
personal injury defense, insurance and representation of governmental entities. He has
been in practice since 1982.
George Oscar Darkenwald
7149 Fairview Rd SW
Olympia WA 98512
Ph: 360.943.3877 or 360.596.5494
Date admitted to WSBA: 1971 WSBA #: 3342
Brief Biography:
     • J.D. University of Washington after five years service as USAF officer
     • 7 years Deputy Prosecuting Attorney/felonies
     • 16 years general private practice Thurston County
     • 12 years Professor of Business Law, basic and advanced, and Faculty Director
         Paralegal Program at SPSCC. I teach what I practiced, including Torts,
         Contracts, UCC, Real Estate, Insurance, Estate Planning, Administrative Law,
         Constitutional Law
     • Member of MAR panel since inception. Regular service in wide variety of cases.
Richard L. Ditlevson
Attorney at Law
324 West Bay Drive NW Suite 201
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.352.8311
Date admitted to WSBA: 5/75 WSBA #: 735

Brief Biography: Richard L. Ditlevson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History
from the University of Washington in 1968. He received his Juris Doctorate from the
University of Oregon School of Law in 1971. While in law school, he participated in Law
Review and was a teaching assistant.

Mr. Ditlevson was employed in the Solicitor's Office of the Department of Interior from
1972 to 1976 in Washington D.C. and in San Francisco, California. Mr. Ditlevson
commenced his private practice in 1977 and formed our firm with G. Saxon Rodgers in
August 1978.

Mr. Ditlevson is a member of the Thurston County Bar Association, Washington State
Bar Association, California State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He
is a former member of the Thurston County Bar Association's Board of Trustees. He is
also a member of the Business Law and Construction Law Sections of the Washington
State Bar Association.

Mr. Ditlevson is licensed to practice in the Courts for the State of Washington, the United
States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Washington, the United
States District Court for Northern California and the North Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Ditlevson advises small businesses, general and specialty contractors, construction
suppliers, developers and professional service providers. He focuses his practice in
construction, real estate, business, business organization and civil litigation.
Marie Docter
Briggs & Briggs
10222 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood WA 98499
Ph: 253.588.6696
Date admitted to WSBA: 2000 WSBA #: 30557
Brief Biography: Prior to attending law school, I worked for 12 years handling Jones Act
seamen’s claims, employment claims and contract claims for fishing companies
(defense). For past seven years, I handled mostly plaintiff’s personal injury cases, such
as MVA’s, product liability and premises costs. I handle occasional contract,
employment and property dispute claims as well as some malpractice. I also have
experience with probate, adoptions and some domestic issues.

Deborah A. Dunlap
McGaughey Bridges Dunlap PLLC
325 118th Ave SE #209
Bellevue WA 98005
Ph: 425.462.4000
Date admitted to WSBA: 1984 WSBA #: 14959
Brief Biography:
John J. Durkin
Attorney at Law
6602 19th St W
Tacoma WA 98466
Ph: 253.574.2111
Date admitted to WSBA: 9/81 WSBA #: 11349
Brief Biography:

Matthew B. Edwards
Owens Davies
1115 West Bay Drive Suite 302
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.943.8320
Date admitted to WSBA: 1988 WSBA #: 18332
Brief Biography: Born in 1959, I graduated from the University of Washington Law
School in 1988. I clerked for the Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court.
I practiced at Owens Davies, P.S., where I have been a partner, since 1991. I have a
general civil litigation practice, including commercial, contract, insurance, real property,
trust and estate, and bankruptcy, and appeals. I generally do not practice in the areas of
criminal law, family law or personal injury law.
David Scott Engle
Evergreen Law Group PS
204 Security Bldg
203 East Fourth Ave
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.352.8004
Date admitted to WSBA: 1992 WSBA #: 21935
Brief Biography: I have been practicing for 15 years. I am admitted in Washington and
the Eastern & Western District Courts of Washington and the Northern District of
California. I am also admitted to the 6th & 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals. I have acted as
an arbitrator in King County Superior court for the past seven years. My practice is 50%
Family Law and 50% Personal Injury/Civil Litigation (90% of the time representing
plaintiffs.) From 200-2006 I was a part-time faculty at Bellevue Community College
teaching Business Law for the General Business management and Business
Administration Transfer programs and Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice
Programs. From 2005-2007 I was a part-time faculty for Central Washington
University’s Steilicoom campus teaching Paralegal Studies and Civil Procedure.

Michael J. Fisher
Rush Hannula Harkins Kyler LLP
4701 S 19th St Ste 300
Tacoma WA 98405
Ph: 253.383.5388
Fax: 253.272.5105
Date admitted to WSBA: 2002 WSBA #: 32778
Brief Biography:
Stephen A. Foster
Foster Foster & Schaller
711 S Capitol Way Ste 701
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.943.1770
Date admitted to WSBA: 1973 WSBA #: 5436
Brief Biography: I have been a lawyer for 34 years of which 33 of those years I have
been specializing in family law and personal injury. Over the years I have done dozens
of plaintiff personal injuries. I have updated my experience with appropriate seminars.
Jeffrey A.O. Freimund
Attorney at Law
711 Capitol Way S Ste 602
Olympia, WA 98501-1236
(360) 534-9960
Date admitted to WSBA: 1987 WSBA #: 17384
Brief Biography:
Fred D. Gentry
Bean Gentry Wheeler & Peternell
910 Lakeridge Way SW
PO Box 2317
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.943.8040
Date admitted to WSBA: 1996 WSBA #: 1448
Brief Biography: I have had a trial practice for 40 years. I have represented insurance
companies and their insureds and plaintiff in personal injury and wrongful death actions.
I am AV rated and have been selected a Washington law and Politics Super Lawyer
every year since 2000.

Jay A. Goldstein
Jay A. Goldstein Law Office
1800 Cooper Pt Rd Bldg #8
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.352.1970
Date admitted to WSBA: 1992 WSBA #: 21492
Brief Biography: www.jaglaw.net/profile-goldstein.htm

Don M. Gulliford
Attorney at Law
8232 Mercer Way
Mercer Island WA 98040-5621
Ph: 206.232.0183
Email: dongulliford@comcast.net
Date admitted to WSBA: 1968 WSBA #: 1825
Brief Biography:

Wm. Michael Hanbey
Attorney at Law
PO Box 2375
Olympia WA
Ph: 360.570.1636
Date admitted to WSBA: 1977 WSBA #: 7829
Brief Biography: See www.hanbeylaw.com

Jack W. Hanemann
Attorney at Law
2120 State Ave NE
Olympia WA 98506
Ph: 360.357.3501
Date admitted to WSBA: 1976       WSBA #: 6609
Brief Biography: 30+ years experience, areas of practice: litigation, personal injury,
workers’ compensation, social security, real estate, corporate and business, estate
planning/probate, criminal/DUI, and Bankruptcy.
Lynn K. Hayes
Attorney at Law
PO Box 11177
Olympia WA 98508
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1981         WSBA #: 11656
Brief Biography:

Stephen J. Henderson
Law Offices of Stephen J. Henderson
1800 Cooper Pt RD SW Bldg #1
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.943.7710
Date admitted to WSBA: 1975        WSBA #: 5998
Brief Biography: Lawyer since 1975 in Olympia. Current practice is personal injury
including medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, estate planning & probate, real
estate litigation. CFP 1984, J.D. UPS 1974, TCBA President 1991, WSBA Board of
Governors 1999-02. 30 years experience as arbitrator & mediator, current hearing
officer for WSBA Disciplinary Board.

Charles (Skip) Houser
Attorney at Law
1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW Bldg #15
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.754.8028
Date admitted to WSBA: 1981          WSBA #: 12155
Brief Biography: C.H. (Skip) Houser is a partner with Valz Houser Kogut & Barnes P.S.
in Olympia, Washington. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Puget Sound now
known as Seattle University. He undertook his graduate work at Western Washington
University and also obtained a Masters degree in public Administration from the
Evergreen State College.
    Skip’s law practice is quite diverse, balanced between both civil and criminal litigation
and representing business and associations. He serves frequently as a pro-tem Judge
for the City of Olympia and other jurisdictions. His clients include the Olympia Farmers
Market, the Carolyn Beach Homeowner’s Associations, the Rainier Historical Society,
and several Fire Protection Districts. Even though his practice is diverse, Skip finds time
to also represent clients in the practice areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, DUI’s and
Domestic Violence and assists in business contracts and business formation.
Richard L. Hughes
LOTT Alliance
111 Market St NE Ste 250
Olympia WA 98501
Ph.: 360.664.2333 X1111
Date admitted to WSBA: 2001 WSBA #: 30958
Brief Biography:
Kamela J. James
Oaw Offices of Kamela J. James
209 Quince St NE
Olympia WA 98506
Ph: 360.943.0555
Date admitted to WSBA: 7/2000 WSBA #: 29787
Brief Biography:

Jessica McKeegan Jensen
Jensen Kokis Law PS
1516 Fourth Ave E
Olympia WA 98506
Ph: 360.705.1335
Date admitted to WSBA: 8/1/2003        WSBA #: 29969
Brief Biography:

Matthew G. Johnson
Law Office of Deborah Severson
3315 S 23d St Ste 310
Tacoma WA 98405
Ph.; 253.272.1201
Date admitted to WSBA: 1998 WSBA #: 27976

John E. Justice
Law Lyman Daniel Kamerrer Bogdanovich
PO Box 11880
Olympia WA 98508
Ph.: 360.754.3480
Date admitted to WSBA: 1993 WSBA #: 23042

Brian J. Kelly
Hillier Scheibmeir Vey & Kelly P.S.
PO Box 939
Chehalis WA 98532
Ph: 360.748.3386
Date admitted to WSBA: 1976 WSBA #: 7270
Brief Biography:

Hon. Larry J. King, Ret.
110 – 11th Ave SW
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.352.1591
Date admitted to WSBA: 1971 WSBA #: 1325
Brief Biography: Mr. King is a retired Judge. He practices in the area of employment
law, personal injury law, civil rights violations, and Indian law. He is a certified mediator
and arbitrator with National Association of Securities Dealers, Arbitration and Mediation
Panels; and Northwest Intertribal Court system. Mr. King has practiced law successfully
for 35 years in Washington State and has earned a reputation for fairness.
Frank B. Ladenburg Jr.
Attorney at Law
6602 – 19th St W
Tacoma WA 98466
Ph: 253.564.2111
Date admitted to WSBA: 1974      WSBA #: 5704
Brief Biography:

Wayne Lieb
Putnam Lieb
907 Legion Way
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.754.7707
Date admitted to WSBA: 1977 WSBA #: 6788
Brief Biography: Five years as an administrative law judge. In private practice since
1987.

Lawrence E. Little
PO Box 778
Tracyton WA 98393
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1973       WSBA #: 5250
Brief Biography:
Terry Lumsden
Attorney at Law
3517 6th Ave Ste 200
Tacoma, WA 98406-5403
Ph: (253) 537-4424
Email: telumsden@aol.com
Date admitted to WSBA: 1973      WSBA #: 5254
Brief Biography:

Michael P. Lynch
Assistant Attorney General
PO Box 40126
Olympia WA 98504-0126
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1980      WSBA #: 10913
Brief Biography:

N. Joseph Lynch
Lynch Law Offices
1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW Bldg #3
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.357.7903
Date admitted to WSBA: 1977  WSBA #: 7481
Brief Biography:
Carmel Mackin
Attorney at Law
PO Box 241
Olympia WA 98507-0241
Ph: 360.357.3055
Date admitted to WSBA: 1982         WSBA #: 12368
Brief Biography: Experience in Practice: 1) Assistant Attorney General, Administrative
Law Judge for Washington State; 2) private practice in criminal law, business formation,
personal injury, real estate law and judge for Judicate national private court. Arbitrator
Experience: Pierce County and Thurston County in personal injury, contracts and
landlord-tenant cases.

Christopher J. Mahoney
Paine Kilpatrick Coleman Mahoney PC
6923 Lakewood Dr W #B-2
Tacoma WA 98467
Ph: 253.472.3323
Fax: 253.472.6755
Date admitted to WSBA: 1993 WSBA # : 22876
Brief Biography:

Joseph M. Mano Jr.
Attorney at Law
PO Box 1123
Chehalis WA 98532
Ph: 360.748.6641
Date admitted to WSBA: 1974 WSBA #: 5728
Brief Biography: Joe Mano is the senior partner of Mano, McKerricher & Parataud, a six-
person law firm in Chehalis. After three years in the Lewis County Prosecuting
Attorney’s office, he entered private practice, which currently consists of approximately
85 percent plaintiff personal injury and 15 percent criminal defense.

George C. Mastrodonato
Dorsey Whitney
1420 Fifth Ave Ste 3400
Seattle WA 98101
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1977 WSBA #: 7483
Brief Biography: Licensed attorney for 30+ years; Former administrative law judge for
the Washington State Department of Revenue; Practice emphasizes state and local
taxes; Available to arbitrate any civil law matter, including general business, corporate,
tax, real estate, construction and contract disputes.

Elizabeth J. McIntyre
Attorney at Law
PO Box 11880
Olympia WA 98508-1880
Ph: 360.754.3480
Date admitted to WSBA: 1996       WSBA #: 25671
Brief Biography:

Michael J. McKasy
Attorney at Law
6602 – 19th St W
Tacoma WA 98466
Ph: 253.564.2111
Date admitted to WSBA: 1976 WSBA #: 6801
Brief Biography:
Christina Meserve
Connolly Tacon Meserve
201 W 5th Ste 301
Olympia WA 98501
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1978        WSBA #: 8748
Brief Biography: I have been practicing law in Olympia at the same location since 1979.
although our firm provides a wide range of legal services, my particular practice has
emphasized family law since the early 1980s. For more information about me, visit our
firm’s website at www.olylaw.com.

Ron Meyers
Attorney at Law
8765 Tallon Ln NE
Lacey WA 98516-6654
Ph: 360.459.5600
Date admitted to WSBA: 1983      WSBA #: 13169
Brief Biography:

Sofia Miguel
Harold D. Carr P.S.
4535 Lacey Blvd SE
Lacey WA 98503
Ph: 360.455.0030
Date admitted to WSBA: 2000 WSBA #: 30336
Brief Biography: I was licensed in October 2000. Since shortly after that, I have focused
entirely on plaintiffs’ personal injury work.

Allen T. Miller Jr.
Attorney at Law
1801 West Bay Dr NW Ste 205
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.754.9156
Date admitted to WSBA: 1982        WSBA #: 12936
Brief Biography:
    • Former Chief Deputy Prosecutor in Land Use and Environmental Law for
        Thurston County
    • Former partner of Connolly Holm Tacon Meserve (a local law firm). My position
        with the firm was the Head of the Real Estate Section.
    • Former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Ecology
    • Adjunct Professor in Environmental and Real Estate Law
   •   Current Private Practice emphasis on real estate, land use, construction, natural
       resources, condemnation, environmental, and water law

Thomas F. Miller
Attorney at Law
PO Box 12406
Olympia WA 98508
Ph: 360.349.2239
Date admitted to WSBA: 11/90       WSBA #: 20264
Brief Biography: Undergraduate as construction engineering, worked as engineer for 16
years. Law practice for 17 years in contract & construction law.

Peter J. Mintzer
Cozen O’Donnor
1201 Third Ave Ste 5200
Seattle WA 98101
Ph: 206.340.1000
Date admitted to WSBA: 1990        WSBA #: 19995
Brief Biography:

Roy J. Moceri
Attorney at Law
520 Galer St #400
Seattle WA 98109
Ph: 206.352.7115
Date admitted to WSBA: 1955 WSBA #: 1146
Brief Biography: I practiced law with Reed McClure Moceri & Thonn, now Reed
McClure, with my practice primarily in personal injury defense, medical malpractice,
attorney malpractice and securities litigation. I tried cases in most of the counties of
Western Washington with Arbitration Experience in Kind, Snohomish and Pierce
counties and with the Financial Industry Regularity Authority.

Brad J. Moore
Attorney at Law
1750 112th Ave NE Ste D-155
Bellevue WA 98004
Ph: 425.453.8161
Date admitted to WSBA: 1992 WSBA #: 21802
Brief Biography: I am a 15-year member of the Washington Bar. I began practicing law
as a trial attorney in Hoquiam, Washington. Over the years, I’ve handled many jury trials
and countless arbitrations, including many as an arbitrator.
J. Michael Morgan
Attorney at Law
1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW Bldg 11
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.259.4187
Date admitted to WSBA: 1989 WSBA #: 18404
Brief Biography: Admitted to practice 1989. General civil litigation practice including real
estate, construction, probate and trust; and personal injury (plaintiff and insurance
defense). Mediator and arbitrator.

Patricia L. Morgan
Morgan & Bartholomew
1607 Cooper Pt Rd NW
Olympia WA 98502
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1979      WSBA #: 8803
Brief Biography:

Frank E. Morris
Attorney at Law
1601 Cooper Pt Rd NW
Olympia WA 98502
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 5/77       WSBA #: 7508
Brief Biography:

Jeffrey S. Myers
Attorney at Law
PO Box 11880
Olympia WA 98508-1880
Ph: 360.754.3480
Date admitted to WSBA: 1986       WSBA #: 16390
Brief Biography:

Shawn T. Newman
Attorney at Law
2507 Crestline Dr NW
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.866.2322
Date admitted to WSBA: 1984        WSBA #: 14193
Brief Biography: Shawn Newman is a fraduate of Notre Dame Law School and Ohio
State University. While at Notre Dame, he received a fellowship from the White Center
for Law and Government and served as the Legislative research Editor for the Journal of
Legislation.
    As a public sector lawyer, Mr. Newman has worked as a Washington State Assistant
Attorney general (Education Division), Evergreen State College Legal Counsel,
Washington State Senate Staff Counsel Senate Committee Services) and Public
Defender. In his private practice, Mr. Newman represents various individuals,
community groups, for profit and non-profit organizations and businesses.
   Mr. Newman serves as General Counsel to Saint Martin’s University and teaches a
variety of courses as an adjunct professor, including business law and education law.
He is a member of the Washington Bar Association, Washington State Trial Lawyers
Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Mr.
Newman also serves as Washington Sate director for the Initiative and Referendum
Institute, based at the University of Southern California.
   His private practice focuses on civil litigation, constitutional rights an education law.
He has represented clients in over a dozen reported cases, including cases before the
State Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Brent Normoyle
Law Office of Brent Normoyle
202 Central St NE Ste 240
Olympia WA 98506
Ph: 360.705.0202
Date admitted to WSBA: 1978 WSBA #: 8221
Brief Biography: I have been a general civil practitioner since 1978 and have served as
arbitrator more than a dozen times, primarily in personal injury and real estate cases. I
have been appointed a minor settlement GAL for more than 100 minors.
   Although the majority of my practice is plaintiff personal injury, I pride myself on my
ability to treat all parties in arbitration even-handedly whether or not insurance is
involved, as reflected by the fact that many defense attorneys (and the Attorney
General’s office) have selected me as a “neutral”.

Argal D. Oberquell
Oberquell Law Office
PO Box 8695
Lacey WA 98509
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1963         WSBA #: 3263
Brief Biography:

Judge Mary Ann Ottinger (ret.)
27 Lower Bear Creek Access Rd
Winthrop WA 98862
Ph: 509.996.3304
Date admitted to WSBA: 1973 WSBA #: 5177
Brief Biography:

William B. Pope
William B. Pope & Associates
1605 Cooper Pt Rd NW
Olympia WA 98502
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 10/73 WSBA #: 5428
Brief Biography: UW law school graduate 1963. LLB Practice Limited to P.I. – Plaintiff;
Real Estate; Estate Planning; Probate; Eminent Domain; Town Attorney – Bucoda; City
Attorney – Tenino; general litigation.
James J. Raffa
Attorney at Law
5509 Green Hills Ave NE
Tacoma WA 98422-1511
Ph: 253.927.7337
Date admitted to WSBA: 1991            WSBA #: 20394
Brief Biography: Licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin since 1986. Licensed to
practice in the state of Washington since 1991. General practice including, but not
limited to, plaintiff personal injury, real estate law, collections, construction law,
consumer claims, criminal defense, estate/trust/probate, and family law. I have been
acting as an arbitrator in King, Thurston, Pierce and Kitsap Counties since 2000. I have
served as a guardian ad litem in family law matters, elder law matters, juvenile court
matters, and minor settlement matters.

James P. Richmond
Attorney at Law
525 Columbia St NW Ste 202
Olympia, WA 98501-1098
Ph: 360)754-1581
Date admitted to WSBA: 1986      WSBA #: 15865
Brief Biography:

Celia M. Rivera
Rivera Law Offices PLLC
1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW Bldg 14
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.705.8200
Date admitted to WSBA: 2000 WSBA #: 30342
Brief Biography: I am a partner with Church Rietzke Rivera and have been practicing
since 2000. I am a member of WSTLA. I have also served as a board member for the
WSBA Diversity Committee and the Latino Bar Association of Wahsington. My practice
primarily focuses on personal injury.
G. Saxon Rodgers
Attorney at Law
324 West Bay Dr NW Ste 201
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.352.8311
Date admitted to WSBA: 1974 WSBA #: 5798
Brief Biography: I received my bar license in 1974. My primary areas of practice are:
Personal Injury, Criminal defense, Real estate, and Civil Litigation. I have extensive
experience in both jury and bench trials. I also practice Administrative Law with
Department of health, MQAC, and Department of Licensing.

Larry V. Rogers
ADRWorks
1834A 27th Ave NW
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 253.279.8158
Date admitted to WSBA: 1983       WSBA #: 13872
Brief Biography: www.ADR-Works.com

Gregory J. Rosen
Assistant Attorney General
PO Box 40116
Olympia WA 98504-0116
Ph: 360.586.1445
Date admitted to WSBA: 1986 WSBA #: 15870
Brief Biography: As a judge pro tem for the Thurston County District Court for the past
11 years, I have presided over a wide variety of civil cases on the court’s small claims
calendar, as well as handling many criminal calendars. I have also served as a
Substitute Commissioner for the Thurston County Superior Court for over 5 years, where
I have presided over both juvenile court and domestic violence calendars. My primary
area of practice in my full-time job as an assistant attorney general is constitutional law.

Walter L. Schefter Jr.
Adams & Schefter
1415 College St SE
Lacey WA 98503
Ph: 360.491.6666
Date admitted to WSBA: 1975       WSBA #: 1163
Brief Biography: Private practice since 1975. member of MAR panel since inception.
Practice areas are business law, real estate disputes, litigation. Arbitration in personal
injury as well as practice areas.

Joseph W. Scuderi
Cushman Law Offices P.S.
924 Capitol Way S
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.534.9183
Date admitted to WSBA: 1996       WSBA #: 26623
Brief Biography:
Stuart E. Shelton
Attorney at Law
1800 Cooper Pt RD SW Bldg #1
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.943.7710
Date admitted to WSBA: 1981       WSBA #: 12060
Brief Biography: Graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Society
and Justice, Stuart went on to receive his law degree in 1981 from the University of
Puget Sound. In the late 80’s, he received extensive mediation training in San Francisco
through the American Arbitration and Mediation Services. Since that time his practice
has emphasized personal injury matters and he serves as mediator in injury cases on a
frequent basis.
Laurel J. Smith
Laurel Smith & Associates PS
PO Box 310
Rochester WA 98579
Ph: 360.273.5941
Date admitted to WSBA: 1975 WSBA #: 6370
Brief Biography: After 2 ½ years with Legal Services (one year as a VISTA volunteer),
Laurel Smith went into private practice in Rochester (rural Thurston County) in 1977.
She began as a general practitioner with emphasis on family law. Over the years, her
practice has changed, now focusing on worker’s compensation and personal injury,
estate planning and litigation and landlord/tenant. She has been active in Wahsington
State Trial lawyers Association, serving on the Board, chairing the local roundtable and
most recently serving as chair of the Workman’s Compensation Section. In 2001, she
won the ABA Family Law Pro Bono award. In 2004, she was awarded Wstla’s Alvin
Anderson Award. Her firm was awarded the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic’s
pro Bono firm of the year designation in May 2007. She is a member of the Thurston
and Lewis County Bar Associations.

Ralph R. Smith
Attorney at Law
925 Trosper Rd SW
Tumwater WA 98512
Ph: 360.352.2282
Date admitted to WSBA: 1973        WSBA #: 5358
Brief Biography: I graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. Former
Securities Administrator, former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Financial Consultant for
Washington State Horse Racing Commission. General Practice with emphasis on
Securities law.

David C Snell
Small Snell Weiss Comfort P.S.
PO Box 11303
Tacoma WA 98411-0303
Ph: 253.472.2400
Date admitted to WSBA: 11/15/90           WSBA #: 20173
Brief Biography: David Charles Snell is a Washington native who earned his degree in
Psychology from the University of Washington in 1983. He pursued careers in
counseling and corrections until 1987, when he began his legal education. Davis was a
Law Review Associate Editor and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the
University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law in 1990.
     Mr. Snell has represented thousands of injured and disabled clients at Small, Snell,
Weiss and Comfort since 1990. His AV-Rated practice focuses on the management and
litigation of personal injury and Workers’ Compensation cases. David also serves as an
arbitrator in various personal injury matters from Pierce, King, Thurston and Kitsap
Counties.
     He served as 80th President of the Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association (est. 1883)
from 2009-2010, Editor of the TPCBA Bar News, Vice-President from 2008-2009 and as
a trustee for the TPCBA in 2000-2001, and has chaired other local bar committees.
     Mr. Snell is a frequent guest lecturer and member for various legal and educational
committees; particularly Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). He is a
featured author in WSAJ’s Automobile Accident Litigation Deskbook (2000 & 2010);
Pleadings and Practice CD-ROM Handbook (2003) and Workers’ Compensation
Deskbook (2009). He has also chaired WSAJ’s Workers’ Compensation Committee,
and co-chaired the annual Workers Compensation seminar a number of times.
   Mr. Snell is the Treasurer and a trustee of Brooklake Community Church in Federal
Way, and chaired the Fife Civil Service Commission and was a Commissioner for
several years. David especially enjoys the outdoors and traveling with his wife Kim and
his three children.

Paul D. Solomon
Attorney at Law
5220 28th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503-3715
Ph: 360) 491-9755
Date admitted to WSBA: 1951      WSBA #: 3266
Brief Biography:

Shelly K. Speir
Attorney at Law
6602 S 19th St W
Tacoma WA 98466
Ph: 253.564.2111
Date admitted to WSBA: 1998      WSBA #: 27979
Brief Biography:

Lisa L. Sutton
Assistant Attorney General
PO Box 40126
Olympia WA 98504-0126
Ph: 360.586.6351
Date admitted to WSBA: 1986         WSBA #: 16005
Brief Biography: Lisa Sutton, Senior Counsel, Tort Claims Division, Olympia – B.A.
Psychology, magna cum laude, pacific Lutheran University, 1979; J.D., University of
Puget Sound School of Law, 1985; Admitted Washington State Bar 1986; Also admitted
to practice USDC WD and ED of Washington and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  Currently, Ms. Sutton serves as the Employment Team Leader for the Torts Division,
AGO. In her role, she coordinates the defense of employment lawsuits for the Dividion
with the employment client advice provided by the labor 7 Personnel Division. She
provides substantive advice on employment issues, training to attorneys and clients on
employment issues, and handles an active caseload.
    Ms. Sutton joined the AGO Social and health Services Divison in 1986 and has bee
in the Torts Division since 1988. For two (2) years in the Education Division, she
represented community colleges in all matters and represented the Supt. Of public
Instruction in special education matters. She has defended the State in numerous
employment matters.
    In 2003, she was a member of the WSBA’s Employment Jury Instruction
Subcommittee that revised the pattern employment jury instructions published in 2005.
She presently serves on the WSBA’s Labor and Employment Executive Committee and
serves on the Washington Women Lawyer’s Executive Committee as the judicial
Evaluations Committee Co-Vice President, representing Western Washington.
    She has mediated and arbitrated a number of cases and regularly offers to participate
as a facilitator/mediator in Thurston County Superior Court’s ADR program. She has
served as a pro tem Family Court Commissioner for Thurston County Family Court and
has participated in a number of trainings on family law issues. She also has served as a
pro bono volunteer attorney at Thurston County’s Volunteer Clinic. Presently she is the
Vice Chair of the Board, Briggs Branch YMCA and the Chair of Briggs YMCA’s fund
raising campaign, Strong Kids Campaign, conducted annually in March.

R Alan Swanson
Law Offices of R Alan Swanson
908 5th Ave SE
Olympia WA 98501
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1975          WSBA #: 1181
Brief Biography:
Charles E. Szurszewski
Connolly Tacon Meserve
201 5th Ave SW Ste 301
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.943.6747
Date admitted to WSBA: 1978           WSBA #: 8300
Brief Biography: After a stint at the Office of Support Enforcement and the Thurston
County Prosecutor’s office, my practice has been limited to family law. I have been in
the same office since 1987. My practice includes: parenting plan, child support, child
support contempt, non-parental custody and paternity. Feel free to see more on our
website www.olylaw.com.
Avelin P Tacon III
Connolly Tacon Meserve
201 W 5th Ave Ste 301
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.943.6747
Date admitted to WSBA: 1975          WSBA #: 6048
Brief Biography: Served as an Army lawyer for four years and then went into private
practice in Olympia. 25+ years experience. Practice focus is personal injury claims.
Arbitrator on this panel since its inception and been selected on more than 95 occasions.

Don Taylor
Attorney at Law
206 11th Ave SE #1
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.357.5566
Date admitted to WSBA: 1954 WSBA #: 4134
Brief Biography: UW 1954 LLB (Law School); Admitted to Bar 1954; Golden Gate
University 1978 (MBA – Tax)
Thomas J. Taylor
Taylor & Berg
6510 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater WA 98501
Ph: 360.705.9000
Date admitted to WSBA: 1972        WSBA #: 800
Brief Biography: Gonzaga School of Law, J.D. 1971. Former law clerk for the
Washington State Supreme Court, Thurston County Deputy Prosecutor and Chief Civil
Deput Prosecutor. Served as Tumwater City Attorney for 18 years and legal counsel for
Intercity Transit for 13 years.
    Mr. Taylor is a member of: the Washington State Bar Assn, Washington State Trial
lawyers Assn, Thurston County Bar Assn, SW Washington Estate Planning Counsel,
and WSBA Real Estate Trust & Probate Section. Mr. Taylor is admitted to practice in
the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as local, state and federal courts.

John E. Turner
Attorney at Law
545 McPhee Rd SW
Olympia WA 98502
Ph: 360.754.5844
Date admitted to WSBA: 1984         WSBA #: 14824
Brief Biography: John Turner has been practicing law in Olympia, Washington, since
1984. Beginning in 1995, he served a term as Judge with the Washington State Court of
Appeals, Div. II, handling all areas of law on appeal from superior courts. Upon his
retirement from the bench, he returned to his broad based general law practice. Mr.
Turner has experience in most areas of law and often serves as an arbitrator or mediator
in a variety of cases. He also has a B.A. in sociology and social work, and serves as a
mediation trainer and coordinator for the student peer mediator program in Olympia area
schools.
E. Allen Walker
Attorney at Law
2607 Bridgeport Way W Ste 2C
University Place, WA 98466-4725
Ph: (253) 566-3383
Date admitted to WSBA: 1990 WSBA #: 19621
Brief Biography:

Yvonne Kinoshita Ward
Attorney at Law
128 – 14th St SE
Auburn WA 98002
Ph: 253.887.8686
Date admitted to WSBA: 1990 WSBA #: 20276
Brief Biography: I have practiced civil itigation for 17 years. I have appeared, litigated,
and/or tried cases in municipal, district, and superior courts throughout the state, as well
as federal and appellate courts. My experience includes claims against the government,
employment law, business disputes, sexual harassment cases, and personal injury.
   I have served as an arbitrator for several years, as a judge pro tem, and as a
settlement guardian ad litem. In sum, I have extensive experience in civil litigation.
Steven Weinberg
Attorney at law
1235 4th Ave
Olympia WA 98506
Ph:
Date admitted to WSBA: 1978      WSBA #: 8611
Brief Biography:

D. Thomas Wendel
Attorney at Law
2604 Buker St SE
Olympia WA 98501
Ph: 360.586.6350
Date admitted to WSBA: 1985 WSBA #: 15445
Brief Biography: 1985 University of Oregon Law School. Litigation in personal injury,
civil rights, employment, maritime, government operations, with Washington Attorney
General’s Office 20+ years.

Sherelle A. Willingham
Attorney at Law
1800 Cooper Point Rd SW Ste 8
Olympia, WA 98502-1179
Ph: (360) 352-1970
Date admitted to WSBA: 1991 WSBA #: 21339
Brief Biography:

				
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