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ADR Neutral: Christopher W. Keay

Christopher W. Keay
2115 N 30TH, STE 101
TACOMA, WA 98403
Tel: 253-572-5323

Focus of Practice

General commercial and employment practice.

Legal Experience

Significant construction industry experience since 1983. Employment Practice since 1990. Currently 75% employment, commercial, construction and personal injury litigation (plaintiff and defense), and 25% mediation/arbitration practice. Partner - Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, LLP 1988 - present; self- employed - general practice, 1986-1988; Associate - Billett, Comfort & Rosenow, 1983-86.

Court Admissions

State of Washington, 1983; US District Ct. (Western District of Washington), 1983


BA, Pacific Lutheran University, 1978; JD, University of Puget Sound (Seattle University), 1982

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar Association, Pierce County Bar Association (President-1996), Washington State Association for Justice, Inns of Court, American Arbitration Association, Washington Healthcare Management Society.

ADR Training

03/28/17 Inter-Cultural Competencies-Critical to Resolving Multi-Cultural Disputes, 60 minutes, 1 CLE credit. 10/18/18 AAA Healthcare Dispute Resolution Innovation and Strategy Conference, 420 minutes. 11/18/2018 Libel Laws in the Era of "Fake News", 60 minutes, 04/22/2019 Surrogacy and Revisions to the Uniform Parentage Act, 60 minutes 11/01/2019 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 60 minutes.

ADR Experience

I Have performed the following arbitrations and mediations in the last four months; 05/28/2020, Hadeed v. Robinson Arbitration (17.5 hours); 06/12/2020 Johnson v. Cronk and Thompkins mediation (7.5 hours), 8/4/2020-8/6/2020 and 8/24/2020, 8/26/2020 Caston v. Splunk Arbitration (41 hours). I Have served as mediator in over 800 cases including employment, personal injury, family law and estates. Served as arbitrator in over 200 civil cases, Rule 39.1 panel member.

ADR Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Employment, Insurance, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Torts