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ADR Neutral: Stephen Kirk Festor

Stephen Kirk Festor
701 FIFTH AVE, STE 4850
Tel: 206-622-3536

Focus of Practice

For the past 20 years my practice has focused on litigating complex employment class actions. The issues in these class actions have involved ERISA, the FLSA, tax law, the United States Constitution, the Washington State Constitution, contracts, torts, statutory and regulatory interpretation, administrative procedures, and remedies.

Legal Experience

Bendich, Stobaugh & Strong, P.C., 1997-Present. Law Office of John P. Sheridan, 1996-1997. Floyd & Schlemlein, 1993-1996.

Court Admissions

Washington State; U.S.D.C. Western District of Washington; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


University of Oregon, J.D. 1993 (Order of the Coif); Judicial Extern for William L. Dwyer and Thomas S. Zilly, U.S.D.C. Western District of Washington 1993; Washington State University, B.A. 1990.

Professional Associations

King County Bar Association; Washington Employment Lawyers Association

ADR Training

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law, Mediating the Litigated Case, 42-hour training, July 31 - August 5, 2017.

ADR Experience

EEOC Pro Bono Mediator

ADR Practice Areas

Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Constitutional, Contracts, Employment