KIRKLAND, WA 98033
Focus of Practice
I am a full time mediator. During most of my career I acted as an in-house managing trial attorney for large commercial insurance carriers. I have tried and mediated cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability, automobile accidents, employment discrimination, products liability, catastrophic injury, death, and others. During my career I handled and tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. I am now concentrating solely on mediation and specialize in emotionally charged cases.
Primary Mediator - Kubik Mediation (2009 - Present) Managing Attorney - CNA Insurance Company (2004-2009) Principal - Reed McClure Law Firm (2002-2004) Managing Attorney and Regional Director of Litigation - Allianz/Fireman's Fund (1994-2002) Associate Attorney - Solomon, Ward, Seidenwurm & Smith (San Diego 1990~94) Associate Attorney - Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon (San Francisco 1989~90)
California 1989 (Currently Inactive) Washington 1994 (Active) Western District of Washington (1995) Eastern District of Washington (2004)
University of San Diego School of Law (1989) University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1984)
King County Bar Association ADR Section member Washington State Bar Association California State Bar Order of Barristers
I attended Mediating the Litigated Case at Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2009. This is a 40+ hour course involving classroom and interactive training. I have attended and taught the Negotiation Training module at the National Institute for Trail Advocacy (NITA) in Louisville, CO (2001, 2006,2007). I attended 18th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, April 30, 2010. Arbitrator Ethics – August 4, 2018 (3.0 hrs); Design and Prepare for a Successful Mediation – December 23, 2018 (1.5 hrs); Microaggression: Experience and Responses – March 26, 2019 (1.5 hrs). I continue to attend and teach mediation related classes.
I began mediating full-time in 2009 after 20 years of litigation practice. I utilize my background to assist parties in reaching resolution in a very high percentage of the cases in which I have acted as the mediator. I have mediated in excess of 1,600 cases since 2009. During my 20 years of law practice I was a participant in hundreds of mediations involving a wide range of matters. References available upon request.
ADR Practice Areas
Civil Rights, Employment, Insurance, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Torts