You are here

ADR Neutral: Margo T Keller

Margo T Keller
Tel: 206-250-9494

Focus of Practice

Commercial/Contract, Real Property, Employment, Estate, General Civil.

Legal Experience

Formerly a partner in the Seattle firm of Lasher, Holzapfel, Sperry & Ebberson (1982-2002), Ms. Keller has extensive trial experience working in a full-service law firm representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and civil matters, including: breach of contract, business sales, partnership dissolutions, real property litigation, employment claims, estate litigation and securities claims. Ms. Keller is currently an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the Seattle University of Law, teaching a class called "Business Dispute Resolution."

Court Admissions

Washington State Bar, US District Courts of the District of Washington (Western and Eastern Districts), Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Tax Court.


USA&M Mediator Training, 1991; USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2001, 2004, 2005; University of Puget Sound School of Law, JD, Cum Laude, 1982; Associate Editor, UPS Law Review; University of Utah, BS, Cum Laude, 1977.

Professional Associations

Washington Arbitration , Mediation Service; Washington State Bar Assn; Chair and Member, Judicial Conduct Commission (1995-2004); Board of Directors, Steward Ventures Inc. (National and Alamo Car Rental Franchisee, Arizona) (2003-Present).

ADR Training

Over the last three years I have conducted more than 300 mediations, which constitutes 600 hours of mediation experience. Presenter at the 24th Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference (Advocacy in Mediation) 3/22/18. 15 hours credit. University of Washington School of Law. Presenter -training for the Young Lawyers Division (7/21/16) on Mediation Preparation. 5 hours credit. Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service 20th Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference (UW Law School) Speaker (Timing is Everything in Mediation) and Attendee 14.25 Credits 03/29/2013 Advanced Mediator Training, Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service 05/15/2013 2.0 Credits Adjunct Professor of Law for Business Dispute Resolution at Seattle University School of Law 3 credits for Fall 2014, 3 credits for Fall 2013, 3 credits for Fall 2012 Advanced Mediator Training, Alhadeff and Forbes, 2009; ABA, Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference 2008; USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2001, 2004, 2005; USA&M Mediator Training, 1991.

ADR Experience

Conducted mediations for WAMS since 1991. Ms. Keller is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law where she teaches Dispute Resolution.

ADR Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Contracts, Employment, Real Property, Torts, Wills and Trusts