SEATTLE, WA 98109
Focus of Practice
I work for a litigation firm doing mostly insurance defense work handling personal injury claims. I also have a mediation and arbitration practice.
I have been practicing for 22 years. I have been a trial attorney in litigation the entire time. The first 4 years I worked at the firm Phillips & Webster and then moved to the Reed McClure firm for two years. I opened the CNA staff counsel office in Seattle and worked there for ten years. I started Weber Mediation in 2014 and joined Cole Wathen Leid Hall in 2015 while continuing work as Weber Mediation.
WSBA 1999, U.S. Western (2000) and Eastern (2015) Districts for Washington
Michigan State University, B.A. 1989; Michigan State University, J.D. 1998
WSBA, ADR section
I completed the 40-hour training at the Dispute Resolution Center of King County in June 2014. I have attended several CLEs focused on mediation over the past 8 years. 11/2/17 ethical considerations in Mediation (2.0); 11/2/17 Negotiating at Mediation (1.0); I have taught CLE for mediation basics for new litigators 6/8/18 and 6/20/18 (6 credits).
I have served as an arbitrator for the mandatory arbitration program for about 15 years and served more than 80 times. I have been privately selected as a UIM arbitrator or panelist more than 25 times. I have had my own mediation practice through Weber Mediation for the past 7 years and served as a mediator more than 50 times. I am a trained arbitrator for the Ford Motors and Porsche Motors Class Action Settlements.
ADR Practice Areas
Insurance, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Torts