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ADR Neutral: Stew Cogan

Stew Cogan
SEATTLE, WA 98101-4010
Tel: 206-860-1000

Focus of Practice

Business and Commercial Law Real Estate Law Corporate & Partnership Law Banking Law

Legal Experience

1996 - Present Stew Cogan Arbitrator*Mediator 1981 - 1996 Mills & Cogan (and successors) 1979 - 1981 Davis Wright, Todd, Riese & Jones 1976 - 1978 Davis Wright, Todd, Riese & Jones

Court Admissions

Washington State U.S.D.C. Western District of Washington U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Washington Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States Tax Court United States Supreme Court


B.A., University of California (1973) J.D., Harvard Law School (1976)

Professional Associations

Included in The Best Lawyers in America (Arbitration); Included in The Best Lawyers in America (Mediation); Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (Invitation Only); Distinguished Fellow and Past President, American College of Civil Trial Mediators (Invitation Only); Charter Member, ADR Roundtable; Charter Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; Commercial Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association; Construction Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association; Large, Complex Case Panel, American Arbitration Association; Health Care Reimbursement Panel, American Arbitration Association; Mediation Panel, American Arbitration Association; Washington SuperLawyer (1999-2018); Washington Top 100 SuperLawyer (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

ADR Training

Multiple courses at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels involving both mediation and arbitration, over more than 30 years, and multiple speaking engagements and faculty assignments involving both mediation and arbitration. (List available upon request). ADR Training within past 36 months including the following: 23rd Annual Dispute Resolution Conference (2017) (6.5 hours); ; 17th Annual Meeting of ABA Dispute Resolution Section (2015) (20.25 hours); KCBA ADR Section Meetings (2015 - 2018) (8.5 hours); Mediation FAQ (ABA) (2016) (1.5 hours); and Mediation for Businesses (WSBA) (1.0 hour).

ADR Experience

More than 2,500 mediations and approximately 300 arbitrations over more than 35 years, including service as a full-time neutral since 1996.

ADR Practice Areas

Banking, Business Litigation, Constitutional, Construction, Contracts, Corporations, Employment, Environment, Financial, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Land Use, Professional Negligence, Real Property, Securities, Wills and Trusts