Mediation & Arbitration
We believe successful non-binding mediation that arrives at a voluntary settlement of a dispute can yield better and more complete results than litigation. Partner Doug Dunham was one of the original board members of a non-profit mediation service that resolves disputes through non-binding mediation, and the non-profit has been credited with changing the litigation culture in the state of Washington to consider resolution of the parties’ disputes before trial using non-binding mediation. Mr. Dunham has also acted as a mediator numerous times and have been chosen as an arbitrator under the Mandatory Arbitration Rules far more than 100 times.
“For over 30 years, my husband and I have owned a successful distributorship, which sells commercial spray booths, spray guns and finishing equipment in Washington and the Western United States. Through the years, we have relied on Doug for expert advice and legal guidance in both our personal and business concerns. At times I have called him my voice of reason and he is one of the first people I call as I maneuver through difficult issues. We are thankful for his support and have highly recommended him to our friends, family and business associates.”