1 THURSTON COUNTY ARBITRATION PANEL GERRY L. ALEXANDER Bean, Gentry, Wheeler and Peternell 910 Lakeridge Way SW Olympia WA PH: Date admitted to WSBA: 1964 WSBA #: 775 Brief Biography: I engaged in the private practice of law in Olympia from IN 1973 I became a Superior Court Judge for Thurston and Mason Counties and served on that bench until 1983 when I was elected to the State Court of Appeals, Division 2. I served on the Court of Appeals until 1995 when I was elected to the Supreme Court. I served on the Supreme Court until my retirement on December 31, During my 17 years on the Supreme Court, I served as Chief Justice for 9 years. Immediately following retirement from the Supreme Court I associated with the law firm of Bean, Gentry, Wheeler, Peternell, PLLC, and continue to be with them at that firm. Although during my many years in private practice and on the bench I dealt with a wide variety of legal issues, my practice is now confined to serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and consultant. Gary E. Andrews 2804 Orange St Olympia WA Ph: 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. Gerrit J. Ayers Law Offices of Todd A. Bowers & Associates 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Ste. 210 Fife WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1998 WSBA#: Brief Biography: Todd A. Bowers & Associates (GEICO Staff Counsel) Senior Attorney/ Attorney II, 2014 present. Fitzer, Leighton & Ayers, PLLC, Tacoma, WA Member/Partner, /2013 Trial Lawyer, focusing on defense of Health Care Providers. Experience in complex litigation, trials, arbitrations and mediations. Extensive Experience in handling Medical Quality Assurance Commission Inquiries, peer review/quality improvement issues, and investigations by the Washington Department of Health. Consulted frequently with MultiCare and Franciscan Medical Group on Risk Management/MQAC inquiries.
2 Burgess Fitzer, P.S., Tacoma, WA Partner, 2010; Associate Litigation Attorney, trial lawyer, focused in medical negligence defense. Also handled wide array of claims, including general civil defense work, auto liability, premises liability, UIM Claims. Handled Medical Quality Assurance Commission Inquiries, and investigations by the Washington Department of Health. Pro Bono Mediator, Trained Mediator and Settlement Conference Facilitator, Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution. Freise & Welchman, Seattle, WA Associate Attorney, Personal injury litigation: 80% defense, 20% plaintiff. Clients included commercial, fire, auto and medical malpractice carriers. Handled limited number of appeals. Gonzaga School of Law, Spokane, WA Juris Doctor, cum laude,1998 Taylor University, Upland, IN (Rated #1 Liberal Arts College in Midwest, U.S. News) B.A., Communication Studies, Minors: Pre-Law, Public Relations MEMBERSHIPS/AWARDS Martindale Rating: BV 2008 Rising Star Award, Super Lawyer edition, Washington Law & Politics Former Co-Chair, Professional Liability Section, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers WDTL Legislative Committee Member, Washington Health Care Risk Management Society (WHCRMS) Member of DRI; Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association Richard L. Bartholomew 1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW Ste 14 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1975 WSBA #: 3107 Brief Biography: I am in private practice. 95% of my cases are in family law. I am a member of the WA State and Thurston County Bar associations. As the Legislative liaison for the Family Law Executive Committee of the WSBA, a volunteer position, I have testified before state legislative committees on family law matters, and I write the The Hotsheet, the WSBA Family Law Section s publication regarding family law related legislative issues. I am a past chair of the Thurston County Bar Association s Family Law Section. I have been a pro tem Judge or Court Commissioner in family law or juvenile matters in Thurston and Mason Counties. I have been a faculty member in the Family Law Section s Skills and Training and I have presented the legislative update at the Section s annual meetings every year from 1998 to the present. I have been a faculty member in CLE s in Thurston County. I act as a Guardian ad Litem, mediator, and arbitrator in Thurston and Mason counties. To date I have acted as a Guardian ad Litem in approximately 300 cases. I have mediated over 50 cases in the past 5 years, and many more before that. I have arbitrated cases in the areas of family law, motor vehicle accidents, probate contests,
3 and contract disputes. I was chosen as the WSBA Family Law Section Attorney of the Year for the year of Andrew L. Benjamin th Ave NE #311 Seattle WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1985 WSBA #: 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. Cheryl Robbins Berg 1517 Valley Dr NW Ste A Gig Harbor WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 10/27/1976 WSBA #: 6811 Brief Biography: I have been in the civil practice of law in WA since receiving my license in Since 2000, I have been semi-retired, handling only SGAL assignments for minor settlements and arbitrations in Pierce, King, & Thurston counties. I am a certified mediator as of 2012, & volunteer at the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution. My civil practice has always been in the area of personal injury. Scott E. Blinks VanderSteop Remund Kelly Blinks PO Box 867 Chehalis WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1992 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Elder Law, Estate planning and Administration, and Guardianship. A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Years of experience helping clients with wills, trusts, directives, and powers of attorney. Has also assisted Administrators and Personal Representatives navigate their way through hundreds of probates and probate alternatives. The top local authority concerning Guardianships having represented Guardians, Wards, and alleged incompetent persons, Guardians ad Litem, family members and other parties. Shirley L. Bluhm 2620 RW Johnson Rd SW Ste 200 Tumwater WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1993 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Plaintiff s personal injury since Dan Bridges th Ave SE #209 Bellevue WA 98005
4 Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1995 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Dan has tried over 50 jury trials on a wide variety of complex personal injury, contract, property and related matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. David J. Britton Britton & Russ, PLLC 535 Dock Street, Suite 108 Tacoma WA Ph: Fax: Date admitted to WSBA: November 2001 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Civil litigation and transactional attorney with significant trial and arbitration experience. Main areas of practice: real estate, business/contracts, probate, personal injury. Other areas of experience: municipal and land use, criminal prosecution and defense, wills and probate, administrative law. Douglas H. Brown Arbitrator and Mediator rd St Ct West University Place WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1977 WSBA #: 7423 Brief Biography: : Deputy Pierce County Prosecutor: Both Criminal and Civil litigation plus client advice.(primarily advising school districts, county zoning, building code, fire districts) :Private practice: Plaintiff s Personal Injury & Construction Litigation, as well as Aribitrator, Pro Tem Judge Pierce County District Court & Bonney Lake Muni-Court : AAG State of WA. Trial Team leader in Torts Division representing at various times DOT, DSHS, DOC, Community Colleges and other state agencies. Also Pro Tem Judge-Pierce County Superior Court. As Judge, I presided over Jury and Bench trials, and I conducted several settlement conferences in Superior Court cases. Also served on Mediator Panel for Thurston County Superior Court s ADR efforts. Have been on Arbitration panels in Pierce, Thurston, and Mason counties for past 27 years. From 1996 until 2010, I initiated and managed the Early Resolution ADR Program for AGO, Torts Division wherein I mediated and/or settled several hundred cases involving personal injuries, property damage, highway design, negligent supervision, discrimination and employment issues. I am now retired from active law practice. However I am arbitrating in 3 counties as well as accepting mediations, including mediating between banks and homeowners in foreclosure under the HAMP Act(Federal) and Foreclosure Fairness Act(State). I have been referred over 100 mediations since the foreclosure program began in August Dianna Caley Dianna Caley PLLC 218 Main St. #226 Kirkland WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1993 WSBA #: 23413
5 Brief Biography: Practicing since 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 Martin Way East Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1981 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Attorney in Thurston/Pierce/King County for approximately 32 years. Law firm employs 7 attorneys and 26 staff members ast of 2014 with offices in Thurston, Pierce, and King counties. 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 150+ personal injury mediations and settlement conferences. Have prior experience as mediator in personal injury cases. Member of Thurston/King/Pierce County Bar Association. Have served on the WSAJ Board and am currently WSAJ Eagle member. Terry W. Church Church Rietzke 202 Central St NE Ste 200 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 11/90 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I have been a lawyer in Olympia since 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 arbitration work to person injury matters. Christopher J. Coker 1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW #16 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1998 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Practicing attorney since 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 Ph: Fax: Date admitted to WSBA: 1985 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I have been practicing Plaintiff s personal Injury work since I have served as an arbitrator on many occasions in the past.
6 Rick Cordes Cordes-Brandt 914 Seventh Ave SE Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1974 WSBA #: 5582 Brief Biography: I began practicing law in Olympia in 1974 and for many years had a general practice. That evolved into a practice of criminal law, family law, employment law and some personal injury law. In early 1999, I stopped doing family law and continued on in the remaining areas. Brian J. Coyne Miles Way Coyne PLLC 924 Capitol Way S #219 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 12/76 WSBA #: 7245 Brief Biography: Assistant Attorney General, State of Washington: represented DSHS for 51 months before Washington State Personnel Board and in civil actions in State and Federal courts, and before State Appellate and Supreme Court; 33 years in private law practice, which has included civil litigation in contract, real property, personal injury, family law, probate and intellectual property matters. Patent, trademark and copyright registrations, counseling and infringement actions and defenses in the federal courts. David D. Cullen 1800 Cooper Pt RD SW #11 Olympia WA Ph: 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 probate, tax law, and administrative law. He has 40 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, including an annual WSBA seminar on Ethics for the General Practitioner, and has served on several committees of the Washington State Bar Association, including 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. James R. Cushing James Cushing, 535 Dock St #108 Tacoma WA Ph: Fax: Date admitted to WSBA: WSBA #: Brief Biography: I was admitted to the WSBA in 1980, WSBA # My practice has always emphasized personal injury claims, both defense and plaintiffs. I have served numerous times as an arbitrator under the Mandatory Arbitration Rule, served
7 as a sole or umpire arbitrator in Underinsured Motorist Claims, and have served as Pro Tem Judge trying jury cases in the Pierce County Superior Court system. In addition, I ve done a fair amount of work on property issues including condemnation, adverse possession, easements, timber trespass, etc. I have appeared numerous times in the Thurston County Superior Court system before a variety of different Judges. Ben Cushman Cushman Law 924 Capitol Way S Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 11/96 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Ben Cushman has been practicing civil litigation in Olympia since His practice focuses on land use and contract law, particularly on real property and construction disputes. He also handles a variety of civil cases, including personal injury, torts, and consumer disputes. Don G. Daniel Law Lyman Daniel Kamerrer & Bogdanovich P.S. PO Box Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1982 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Mr. Daniel has been practicing in Thurston County since His practice areas include governmental and transit entity representation in tort and civil rights litigation; and insurance defense and coverage litigation. Mr. Daniel also provides arbitration and mediation services to parties in litigation. George Oscar Darkenwald 7149 Fairview Rd SW Olympia WA Ph: or 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. Catherine Davis-Delaney Po box 6214 Olympia wa Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 2000 WSBA #: 29964
8 Brief Biography: Attorney in private practice for 12 years. Trial and mediation experience in criminal law and elder law. Guardian ad Litem Title 11 Guardianships since Housing Justice Project since Adjunet faculty St. Martins , scholar and research. Mark Dietzler Law Offices of Kelley J. Sweeney 1191 Second Ave Ste 500 Seattle WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 10/24/1991 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I have been practicing for 22 years with a focus on Personal Injury, Construction Site Accidents, and Insurance related litigation. I have worked for both sides over the years and have been an arbitrator over 30 times. Marie Docter Briggs & Briggs Gravelly Lake Drive SW Lakewood WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 2000 WSBA #: Brief Biography: After spending over 12 years handling Jones Act seamen s claims in house for employers I started working at Briggs and Briggs doing plaintiff s work. This experience on both sides of the fence has given me a unique perspective and approach to claims review and resolution. Debora A. Dunlap McGaughey Bridges Dunlap PLLC 3131 Western Ave, Ste. 410 Seattle WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1984 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Private practice focus in personal injury, insurance disputes, insurance defense, private defense, minor settlements. Served as an Arbitrator over 25 times. John J. Durkin th St West Tacoma WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 9/80 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I have been in private practice since 9/81. My practice is focused on Plaintiff Personal Injury work. I serve regularly as both an MAR arbitrator and UIM arbitrator. Matthew B. Edwards Owens Davies 1115 West Bay Drive Suite 302 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1988 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Born in 1959, I graduated from the University of Washington Law School in 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 I
9 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. Mike Ellickson Leonard Moen & Associates 947 Powell Ave SW Ste 105 Renton WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1996 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I have been in private practice since 1985, first at Eugene, Oregon and since 1996 in Seattle, and Renton, WA. I have focused on plaintiff s personal injury work, but I worked for an insurance defense firm for 7 years, and I have handled a variety of criminal, business, commercial, probate, and family matters as well. I have served as arbitrator for MAR cases in multiple counties and as SGAL for minor settlements. Michael J. Fisher Rush Hannula Harkins Kyler LLP 4701 S 19 th St Ste 300 Tacoma WA Ph: Fax: Date admitted to WSBA: 2002 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I primarily represent plaintiffs in nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, products liability and personal injury cases. I also represent plaintiffs on a variety of insurance issues including coverage, bad faith and excess claims. In addition to those primary areas of practice, I also do some business litigation, breach of contract, collections and garnishment work, and some private defense work for people or entities who do not have insurance coverage. I frequently serve as an arbitrator in King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Thurston counties. Stephen A. Foster 908 5th Ave SE Olympia, WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1973 WSBA #: 5436 Brief Biography: Over 40 years of experience. Main practice is family law and personal injury for plaintiff. Has been on arbitration panel well over 25 years or more. Jeffrey A.O. Freimund 711 Capitol Way S Ste 602 Olympia, WA (360) Date admitted to WSBA: 1987 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I ve been a lawyer since 1987, primarily defending torts, civil rights and employment cases brought against governmental entities. I ve also handled administrative cases primarily involving certificate of need matters brought by health care facilities. Fred D. Gentry Bean Gentry Wheeler & Peternell 910 Lakeridge Way SW
10 PO Box 2317 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1996 WSBA #: 1448 Brief Biography: Fred Gentry has been practicing law for more than 40 years in the Olympia WA area. His litigation practice emphasizes the representation of plaintiffs in injury and other civil litigation matters. He also does a considerable amount of arbitration and mediation, an is often selected as the neutral or swing arbitrator in three-person UIM panels. He has tried over 100 civil jury cases to verdict. He has been an AV-rated lawyer for more than 30 years. He has been a Law and Politics Super Lawyer continuously since the year He has been named one of the 100 best trial lawyers in WA by ATLA and one of the 40 best personal injury lawyers in WA by Law and Politics magazine. He is a member of ABOTA, an invitation only organization of trial lawyers. Jay A. Goldstein Jay A. Goldstein Law Office 1800 Cooper Pt Rd Bldg #8 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1992 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Hwww.jaglaw.net/profile-goldstein.htmH Jay Goldstein entered private practice in 1992, generally practicing in real estate and business law. He represents homeowners, contractors, builders and developers, property managers, homeowner and condo associations, title companies, lenders, and related persons in real property and business matters, both in litigation and transactions. He has practiced in most of the Superior Courts of western Washington and at Division II of the Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. Prior to law, Jay worked for a timber trade association as communication director. Don M. Gulliford 8232 Mercer Way Mercer Island WA Ph: Fax: Date admitted to WSBA: 1968 WSBA #: 1825 Brief Biography: Mr. Gulliford has been in practice for 46 years. Major areas of practice ar Litigation, Personal & Property, Injury & Damage (Plaintiff & Defense), Construction bonds, Commercial & Collection. Served as arbitrator since 2003 in MAR assignments, King, Snohomish, Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Clallam, Yakima, Benton-Franklin, Kitsap, Clark. Acceptable cases: All except Family Law. Erin H. Hammond First Way South Ste 102 Federal Way WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 01/25/1999 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Jack W. Hanemann, Jr.
11 2120 State Ave NE Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1976 WSBA #: 6609 Brief Biography: Mr. Hanemann attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating in He graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in December 1975 and has been practicing law since He has been admitted to practice law in the State of Washington and the State of Minnesota. He is a member of the WA State Bar Association and the Thurston County Bar Association. He is an active member of WA State Association for Justice as an Eagle member. Mr. Hanemann emphasizes in his practice Personal Injury, Worker s compensation, Bankruptcy and Real Estate Issues; in addition, he also handles Probate, Social Security Disability and Criminal Defense. Jack is active in his community. He is a long time member of the YMCA and has served on the Board of Trustees for many years. Jack is also an avid supporter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Lynn K. Hayes PO Box Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1981 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Admitted to WA Bar in General practice including personal injury, domestic, criminal, probate, business. Court Commissioner for Thurston County (MI) for 7 years. Mason County Court Commissioner since Settlement conferences, mediations, arbitrations for decades. Pro Tem Court Commissioner and Pro Tem Judge for Thurston County Superior Court and District Court. Stephen J. Henderson Law Offices of Stephen J. Henderson 1800 Cooper Pt RD SW Bldg #1 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1975 WSBA #: 5998 Brief Biography: Private practice since 1975 in Olympia. Personal injury 90% Plaintiff 10% Defense, workers compensation, estate planning & probate including litigation between heirs & TEDRA agreements. WSBA Board of Governors Disciplinary Board member Current WSBA hearing officer and WA State Nursing Quality Assurance Commission member. Carter W. Hick Connelly Tacon & Meserve th Ave SW Ste 301 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 2005 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I practice personal injury, worker s compensation, and civil rights(primarily 1983 claims & employment discrimination). I have fairly extensive civil litigation experience. Charles (Skip) Houser Pope, Houser & Barnes, PLLC 1605 Cooper Pt Rd NW
12 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1981 WSBA #: Brief Biography: C.H. (Skip) Houser is a partner with the law firm, Pope, Houser & Barnes, PLLC in Olympia, Washington. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Puget Sound Law School, now known as Seattle University Law School. He undertook his graduate work at Western Washington University, as well as obtaining a Master s Degree in Public Administration from the Evergreen State College. Skip s law practice is diverse and balanced between both civil and criminal litigation, as well as representing municipal corporations and businesses and associations. He serves frequently as a pro tem judge for the Thurston County District Courts and a settlement conference judge there, as well as the City of Olympia, City of Tumwater, and City of Yelm. He represents clients to include numerous fire protection districts, hospital districts, port districts, homeowners associations and the Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Pool. He also represents clients in the areas of family law, criminal law, to include DUIs and domestic violence, as well as assisting in business formations and contracts, as well as personal injuries. Richard L. Hughes LOTT Alliance 111 Market St NE Ste 250 Olympia WA Ph.: X1111 Date admitted to WSBA: 2001 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Rick Hughes has practiced law since He was a partner in a civil litigation firm near San Francisco, handling insurance defense, construction litigation, employment litigation, and public entity defense. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants equally, having tried or arbitrated in excess of 150 cases. He later became a tenured college faculty member while starting his own arbitration and mediation consultation firm. Since 2004, he has been the General Counsel for the LOTT Clean Water Alliance, a regional utility with over a half billion dollars in assets. He has been a board member of Leadership Thurston County and Thurston TOGETHER. He is also a member of Gateway Rotary in Lacey. He graduated from Southern Oregon University (cum laude) and received a Juris Doctor from Tulsa University (cum laude), and has completed post-graduate work at Cornell (Executive Leadership) and UW (Executive Management.) Kamela J. James Law Offices of Kamela J. James 209 Quince St NE Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 7/2000 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Jessica McKeegan Jensen Jensen Kokis Law PS th Ct SW Ste B Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 8/1/2003 WSBA #: 29969
13 Brief Biography: Ms. Jensen is the principal of Jessica Jensen Law PS. Her firm focuses on business, real estate, and estate planning because these areas of law so frequently interest for their clients. Jessica and her staff work collaboratively with other professionals such a accountants, business consultants and financial planners to provide coordinated advice and services to clients Jessica is the past chair of the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and has her fingers in may pies in the business community. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont (BA Economics) and the University of Maine School of Law. She has been in law for over 30 years as an attorney and paralegal and is licensed in Washington and Maine. Matthew G. Johnson 8765 Tallon Ln NE Ste A Lacey, WA Ph.: Date admitted to WSBA: 1998 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I worked 5 years with the Attorney General s office, the last 2 in Torts Division. 10 years as in house defense counsel for major insurance company. Currently work as managing Attorney for small plaintiff Personal Injury firm. Practice focus is Personal Injury. David A. Jones VanderStoep, Remund, Blinks & Jones PO Box 867 Chehalis WA Ph.: Date admitted to WSBA: 1994 WSBA #: Brief Biography: My practice historically focused on personal injury matters. In the last several years I have devoted time to that area and also to issues involving elder law, estate planning and probate. I have some limited experience in real estate matters, construction, and also recently began serving as a mediator in family law cases. John E. Justice Law Lyman Daniel Kamerrer Bogdanovich PO Box Olympia WA Ph.: Date admitted to WSBA: 1993 WSBA #: Brief Biography: John Justice is a graduate of Gonzaga University Law School. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1993 and is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals. His practice now consists mainly of defending City and County agencies and employees in all manner of tort lawsuits. Adam P. Karp Animal Law Offices 114 W Magnolia St Ste 425 Bellingham WA 98225
14 Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1998 WSBA #: Brief Biography: See Hwww.animal-lawyer.comH About Mr. Karp Karen Kay Law Office of Harold Carr 4239 Martin Way E Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 2005 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Over 8 years handling personal injury claims both for plaintiff and defense. Now handling 100% plaintiff work. C. Scott Kee Ditlevson Rodgers Dixon P.S. 324 West Bay Dr NW Ste 201 Olympia WA Date admitted to WSBA: 1998 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Scott is the Managing Partner at Rodgers Kee & Card, P.S. Scott maintains a diverse civil litigation practice in the areas of contractor disputes, collections, probate, insurance and personal injury. Scott has tried cases in the District and Superior Courts of Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor Counties, and the Federal District Court. Brian J. Kelly Hillier Scheibmeir Vey & Kelly P.S. PO Box 939 Chehalis WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1976 WSBA #: 7270 Brief Biography: I am a general practitioner who is a certified public accountant. My practice focuses on estate planning, probate (including TEDRA disputes), business, real property, arbitration and municipal law. Formerly I had a robust trial practice with emphasis on personal injury claims. John A Kesler III 910 Lakeridge Way SW Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 2009 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Practice areas include business, constructions, personal injury, and property law with focus on litigation. Previous arbitration experience as plaintiff s counsel, defendant s counsel, and arbitrator. Frank B. Ladenburg Jr th St W Tacoma WA Ph:
15 Date admitted to WSBA: 1974 WSBA #: 5704 Brief Biography: 39 years in private practice, emphasis: plaintiff s personal injury, past President of Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association. Past President of WA State Trial Lawyers Association. Wayne Lieb Putnam Lieb 907 Legion Way Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1977 WSBA #: 6788 Brief Biography: Five years as an administrative law judge. In private practice since Lawrence E. Little 7790 NW Wildcat Lake Rd Bremerton WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1973 WSBA #: 5250 Brief Biography: After graduating from Princeton and the University of Maryland School of Law and practicing for legal aid in Baltimore, I have practiced as a WA State attorney since 1973, fist for three firms, two in Seattle and one in Silverdale, an then as Counsel for several Naval activities, and privately, until about 300 cases, primarily involving personal injury; but also those concerning labor, employment and commercial matters. I serve on the arbitration or mediation panels of the AAA, FMCS, FINRA, several counties, and states. Terry Lumsden th Ave Ste 200 Tacoma, WA Ph: (253) Date admitted to WSBA: 1973 WSBA #: 5254 Brief Biography: Exclusively practice Plaintiff s personal injury for 30 of the last 40 years in practice. For 10 years also worked for Aetna insurance as defense counsel in personal injury matters. Michael P. Lynch Assistant Attorney General th Ave SW Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1980 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Michael Lynch has practiced law actively since He is rate AV preeminent by Martindale Hubbel. His primary area of practice is personal injury, tort, and civil rights. Mr. Lynch has experience arbitrating a broad range of cases. N. Joseph Lynch Lynch Law Offices 1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW Bldg #3
16 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1977 WSBA #: 7481 Brief Biography: Mr. Lynch attended college at Santa Clara University, graduating with a BS in Political Science in He graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in December Following such, he began the practice of law with Lynch and Lynch in Olympia in 1977 and has been affiliated with that firm or its successor up until present time. At present, his practice is compromised of the following: Family Law, Wills and Estates, Real Estate, Business and Commercial, Personal Injury and Insurance. The practice is a general civil litigation practice. Christopher J. Mahoney Paine Kilpatrick Coleman Mahoney PC 6923 Lakewood Dr W #B-2 Tacoma WA Ph: Fax: Date admitted to WSBA: 1993 WSBA # : Brief Biography: Joseph M. Mano Jr. PO Box 1123 Chehalis WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1974 WSBA #: 5728 Brief Biography: I began practice in 1974 as a prosecutor in the Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney s office. I started in private practice in Since that time, I have practiced in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. I have served as the Centralia Municipal Court Judge and currently serve as the Napavine Municipal Court Judge, both of which are part-time positions. My avocations are baseball and football officiating. Mathew D. Marinelli Law Offices of Sweeney Heit & Dietzler nd Ave, Ste. 500 Seattle WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 2004 WSBA#: Brief Biography: I was admitted to the California State Bar in 2000, focusing primarily on insurance defense as well as plaintiff s subrogation cases on behalf of individual Counties in Northern California. I moved to Washington in 2003 and focused on personal injury including automobile accidents, premises liability for both commercial and residential properties, timber trespass, and UIM/UM defense. George C. Mastrodonato Carney Badley Spellman P.S. 701 Fifth Ave Ste 3600
17 Seattle WA 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 A. McIntyre PO Box Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1996 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Ms. McIntyre obtained her B.S. in psychology from the University of North Dakota in 1986 and her J.D. from the University of California at Davis in She practiced in the field of insurance coverage and insurance defense in the California Bay Area until relocating to Washington State in Ms. McIntyre is a partner with Law, Lyman, Daniel, Kamerrer & Bogdanovich where she specializes in litigation on behalf of governmental and private clients in the areas of personnel and employment matters; and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Ms. McIntyre is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington. Michael J. McKasy th St W Tacoma WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1976 WSBA #: 6801 Brief Biography: I have been a practicing attorney since 1976 in the State of Washington. I am a partner in the law firm of Troup, Cristnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, Durkin & Speir, Inc, P.S. My practice includes a general practice for a number of years and for the past 15 years has focused primarily on personal injury. Christina Meserve Connolly Tacon Meserve 201 W 5 th SW Ste 301 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1978 WSBA #: 8748 Brief Biography: I have been practicing family law in Olympia for 35 years. I have served as a mediator, arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem on all kinds of cases. Our office is in downtown Olympia with ample parking (except during Lakefair!). For more information about me, visit our firm s website at Hwww.olylaw.comH. Ron Meyers 8765 Tallon Ln NE Ste A Lacey WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1983 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Ron Meyers has more than 31 years of successful litigation experience representing families and individuals wrongfully injured or killed by the negligence of others. He has earned the NITA Advocate & NITA Master Advocate
18 designations. NITA is the nation s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training. Ron has been admitted into membership of both the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. These organizations limit membership to trial lawyers across the US with significant case results. Various awards include WSTL Legislator of the Year Award. Ron s time is 80% devoted to mediating and litigating serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. Sofia Miguel 1011 E Main Ave Ste 456 Puyallup WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 2000 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I received my B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Washignton in 1997 and my J.D. from Seattle School of Law in I served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1994 to From April 2001 to June 2009 I was with the Law Office of Harold D. Carr, where my practice focused on plaintiff s personal injury litigation. I currently serve as arbitrator and Settlement Guardian ad Litem in counties across western Washington. I am the chair-elect and the newsletter editor for the WSBA Animal Law Section. Currently, my practice focuses primarily on plaintiff s personal injury, insurance bad faith and products liability. Allen T. Miller Jr West Bay Dr NW Ste 205 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1982 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Mr. Miller has practiced in Thurston County since His practice emphasizes on real estate, land use, environmental, natural resource, and water law. He has been an Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Prosecutor, and a private practitioner. He has arbitrated or mediated hundreds of cases. Thomas F. Miller 2620 RW Johnson Suite 212 Tumwater WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 11/90 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Graduate engineer. Practice areas: Construction, Real Property, Civil litigation, Liens, Real Estate transactions. Peter J. Mintzer Cozen O Donnor 1201 Third Ave Ste 5200 Seattle WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1990 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Roy J. Moceri 520 Galer St #400 Seattle WA 98109
19 Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1955 WSBA #: 1146 Brief Biography: I practiced law in Seattle for 39 years with firm now know as Reed McClure. The vast majority of my work was civil litigation primarily on the defense side. I have tried over 100 jury cases to verdict from rear and collision to crash of a 747-legal and medical malpractice and most everything else thrown in. Member of Commerce College of Trial Lawyers, Board of Governors and Disciplinary Comm. WSBA. Bradley J. Moore nd Ave W Seattle WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1992 WSBA #: 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. Bradford G. Moore th Ave NE, Bellevue WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1978 WSBA #: 7707 Brief Biography: Sole practitioner representing individuals and businesses in litigation matters, including injury, insurance, professional (non-medical) negligence and business litigation. J. Michael Morgan Worth Law Group PS 6963 Littlerock Rd SW Tumwater WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1989 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Over 25 years experience in civil litigation. Areas of law: Contract, Commercial, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Construction, Tort, Guardianship, Probate and Trust. Michael T. Morgan Morgan James PLLC 209 Quince St NE Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1999 WSBA #: Brief Biography: I graduated from Seattle University Law School in I began working for a general practice firm in Kitsap County and eventually moved in to insurance defense. I worked in Seattle for Travelers Insurance for seven years as the office s major case attorney, before deciding to join a law school friend in Olympia. I mainly handle personal injury matters for both plaintiff and defense. I am married with a daughter who is 9 years old. Frank E. Morris 1601 Cooper Pt Rd NW
20 Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 5/77 WSBA #: 7508 Brief Biography: Jeffrey S. Myers PO Box Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1986 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Shawn T. Newman 2507 Crestline Dr NW Olympia WA Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1984 WSBA #: Brief Biography: Adjunct professor. Business/Commercial Law & Ethics. Over 30 years experience. Public & Private practice. Former AAG and in-house counsel. Sole practitioner with broad experience. See Brent Normoyle Law Office of Brent Normoyle 202 Central St NE Ste 240 Olympia WA Ph: 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 Ph: Date admitted to WSBA: 1963 WSBA #: 3263 Brief Biography: Graduated and started law practice in 1963 in private practice in Thurston County. Since 1966 General practice primarily plaintiff personal injury, real property, estate planning and probate, condemnation. Stopped dissolution and criminal law many years ago. Judge Mary Ann Ottinger (ret.) 27 Lower Bear Creek Access Rd