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ADR Neutral: Matthew Turetsky

Matthew Turetsky
1420 5TH AVE, STE 3400
SEATTLE, WA 98101-2339
Tel: (206) 718-5402

Focus of Practice

25 years of civil litigation with focus on business disputes, consumer disputes, real estate, product liability and maritime.

Legal Experience

Matt Turetsky Mediation/Arbitration PLLC (Feb. 2019 to present), Member/Mediator/Arbitrator. Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt (1994 to February 2019), Shareholder; civil litigation with trials in State and Federal Court.

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, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington.


B.A. University of Washington (1987); J.D. U.C. Hastings College of the Law (1994)

Professional Associations

American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Washington SuperLawyer (2014-2018).

ADR Training

6 full day training course at Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution training; Mediating the Litigated Case; (8/3/15-8/8/15); In December 2018 and January 2019, attended or listened to audio CLEs on Alternatives to the Conventional Joint Session (77 minutes), First Offers and Counteroffers (75 minutes), Structured Negotiation (92 minutes), Negotiation in Mediation (75 minutes), Effective Evaluation and Mediation of Employment Discrimination Cases (77 minutes); How the Mediation Process Has Changed (78 minutes); Successful Negotiations/Key Techniques for All Lawyers (92 minutes); Selected Ethics Issues in Mediation (160 minutes), Strategic Use of Mediation to Resolve Employment Disputes (64 minutes), When Mediation Participants Are a Handful (75 minutes), Settlement Strategies for Trust and Estate Disputes (94 minutes), Neuroscience in Mediation and Negotiation (134 minutes), and How E-discovery Mediation Can Save Your Clients Time and Money (61 minutes). In the last 36 months, I received WSBA CLE credits for the following presentations about mediation: (1) LIT Education Series - Playing a Key Role in Mediation (5 credits) and (2) Getting Back to the Courtroom: Litigation Strategies for the Effective Resolution of Cases Before and During Trial (5 credits). I also presided over more than 150 mediations and ten arbitrations.

ADR Experience

200+ mediations as mediator; 50+ mediations and arbitrations as lead counsel; 5+ as Arbitrator in King County Mandatory Arbitration Program, 20+ as American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitrator.

ADR Practice Areas

Admiralty/Maritime, Business Litigation, Construction, Employment, Real Property