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CHRISTOPHER J. SOELLING, PLLC
3000 WELLS FARGO CENTER
999 THIRD AVENUE
SEATTLE, WA 98104-4088
(206) 505-5810
FAX (206) 505-5811
chris@soellinglaw.com

Current Employment: Full-time neutral: mediation and arbitration of commercial, construction, real estate, insurance and business matters.

Former Employment: Attorney and partner at Short, Cressman & Burgess PLLC (1981 to 2001)

Legal Experience:

Twenty seven years as a lawyer; twenty years as commercial and construction litigator. Experience includes:

Mediation Experience:

Active mediator since 1990. Primary areas: construction, commercial, real estate, insurance coverage, insurance as it applies to liability issues. Mediated hundreds of cases in seven Western States, including Alaska, Hawaii and California:

Arbitration Experience:

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training:

Group facilitator, ABA Annual ADR Meeting, 2006

Advanced arbitrator training, AAA, 2002,

Advanced construction mediation training, 1997;

Basic mediation training, 1992;

Trainer, observer, AAA mediation training, 1997;

Collaborative mediation training, ADR Options Consulting, 1996; Advanced arbitrator training, AAA, 1996;

Basic arbitrator training, AAA, 1991

Professional Licenses:

Bar admission, State of Washington 1981;
U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington;
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals;
U.S. Tax Court
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities:

Former chair, ADR Section, King County Bar Association;

Former Secretary, Washington State Bar Association Construction Section; National Electrical Contractors Association (former member);

National Mason Contractors Association (former member);

American Arbitration Association, commercial and construction arbitration panels;

Frequent CLE speaker on ADR and construction topics locally and nationally, including the ethics of negotiating, use of arbitration in lien foreclosure claims, etc.

Awards:

Super lawyer, Washington Law and Politics, 2001-2007;

Top 100 vote-getter, Washington Law & Politics, 2006, 2007;

Seattle's Best Lawyers, Seattle Magazine, 2005, 2007

The League of Justice: Most Amazing Attorneys, Washington CEO Magazine, 2006, and 2007

Education:

Cornell Law School, J.D. 1981, Cornell International Law Journal;

University of Washington, B.S., 1977 cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa