Mediation & Arbitration

Successful dispute resolution depends on a mediator or arbitrator who is knowledgeable, experienced and fair.

Stokes Lawrence attorneys who serve as mediators and arbitrators have decades of experience and are leaders in their respective practices.

Employment Disputes

Our Employment mediators and arbitrators are regularly recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers as being among the best in the state. Their well-developed understanding of the complexities of employment law, combined with deep experience representing both employers and employees, provides a unique perspective for evaluating all sides and helping parties arrive at a balanced solution. Our Employment mediators and arbitrators include:

Kelby Fletcher

Mathew Harrington

Justo Gonzalez

Aviva Kamm

Intellectual Property Disputes

A company’s most important asset is often its intellectual property. Protecting that asset is a top priority. Our IP practice offers alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, as well as representation in domain name ownership disputes using the ICANN domain name dispute resolution procedures. Our IP mediator is:

Leslie VanderGriend Ruiter

Business Disputes

Successful resolution of business disputes requires a mediator or arbitrator with an extensive knowledge of corporate law, accounting and tax issues, as well as the ability to be decisive and practical in the interest of preserving the value of the business during the resolution process.  Our Business mediators and arbitrators have years of experience advising privately held companies and their owners throughout the state of Washington. The firm’s industry experience is deep and broad, including agri-business, technology, professional services, real estate, manufacturing and distribution. Our Business mediators are:

Michael Garner

William Neal

Trust & Estate Disputes

Disputes over a decedent’s estate plans, finances or transition of a business can be exceptionally challenging and often occur during an emotionally charged time. Recognized as a top-tier practice by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, our Estate Planning lawyers offer a range of dispute resolution options for families in crisis. Our Trust & Estate mediators and arbitrators include:

Douglas Lawrence

Karolyn Hicks

Mathew Harrington