List of Panel Mediators

Name of Mediator
(click on name to see biographical information)
Geographic Availability Substantive Areas of Expertise
Peter Arkison
103 East Holly Street
Suite 502
Bellingham, WA 98225
peter@arkison.com
360-671-0300
Seattle metropolitan area north to Canadian border Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner

Richard G. Birinyi
Schlemlein Goetz Fick & Scruggs, PLLC
SODO Commerce Building
66 S. Hanford St., Suite 300,
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone 206.448.8100
Fax 206.448.8514
Direct 206.268.3381
rgb@sgfslaw.com
www. sgfslaw.com

Western District of Washington Breach of Contract
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
*Chapter 11 issues as necessary
Dianna Caley
Dianna Caley PLLC;
218 Main St. #226,
Kirkland, WA 98033
dianna@caleypllc.com
731-434-2662
Snohomish, King, Pierce and Thurston Counties Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Jack Cullen
Foster Pepper LLC
1111 3rd Ave. Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101
jc@foster.com
206-447-4689
Western District of Washington Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Michael (“Mike”) DeLeo
Peterson Russel Kelly, PLLC
10900 NE Fourth Street,
Suite 1850
Bellevue, WA 98004
mdeleo@prklaw.com
425-990-4014
Seattle metropolitan area
Bellevue
Tacoma
Snohomish and Thurston Counties
Olympic Peninsula
Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Terrence (“Terry”) J. Donahue
Eisenhower Carlson PLLC
1201 Pacific Ave.
1200 Wells Fargo Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402
tdonahue@eisenhowerlaw.com
206-572-4500
Tacoma Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Stephen L. Freeborn
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
33400 9th Ave S., Suite 208
Federal Way, WA 98003
steve@freebornlawoffices.com
206-624-5313
Seattle,
Tacoma,
South King County,
Pierce County,
Kitsap County,
Thurston County
Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
*Landlord/Tenant
*Homeowners’ Association Issues
Mike Gearin
K&L Gates, LLP
925 – 4th Ave., Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104
Michael.gearin@klgates.com
206-370-6666
Throughout State of Washington Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Geoff Groshong
Groshong Law PLLC
600 Stewart Street, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101
geoff@groshonglaw.com
206-508-0585 Ext. 101
Seattle metropolitan area, south to Tacoma, north to Everett, and the Eastside. Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
*Intellectual Property Issues
*Claims Trading
Kyle Johnson
Mediation & Arbitration
600 University St. Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
kyle@kylejohnson4adr.com
206-604-3810
Seattle-Tacoma-Everett Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Family Law
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Construction Issues
Compensation of Professionals
Other:  Trusts and Estates
John S. Kaplan
Perkins Coie LLP
1201 Third Ave., Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
JKaplan@perkinscoie.com
206-359-8408
Seattle metropolitan
South to Tacoma
North to Everett
Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Gerald A. Kearney
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 1314
Kingston, WA 98346
(360) 297-8500
Kitsap
Snohomish
King
Mason
Jefferson
Clallam, and
Pierce counties
Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
David Kelly
Peterson Russell Kelly PLLC
10900 NE 4th St., Suite 1850
Bellevue, WA 98004-8341
dkelly@prklaw.com
425-990-4017
Western Washington from Olympia to Bellingham Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Classification of Claims
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
David Kerruish
David S. Kerruish, P.S.
7016 – 35th A ve NE
Seattle, WA 9811505917
david@kerruishlaw.com
206-386-4710
Seattle
Bellevue
Tacoma
North to Everett
South to Puyallup
East to Issaquah
Breach of Contract
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Jay Kornfeld
Bush Strout & Kornfeld LLP
601 Union Street
Suite 5000
Seattle, WA 98101
jkornfeld@bskd.com
206-521-3860
Western District of Washington Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Bruce P. Kriegman
Kriegman Law Office, PLLC
One Union Square
600 University Street
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
bkriegman@kriegmanlaw.com
206-903-0348
Seattle-Tacoma-Everett area Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preferences/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Bruce W. Leaverton
Lane Powell PC
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle WA 98101
leavertonb@lanepowell.com
206-223-7000
Western District of Washington Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Ann T. Marshall
Anglin Flewelling Rasmussen Campbell & Trytten LLP (AFRCT)
701 Pike Street , Suite 1560
Seattle, Washington  98101
Direct:  206-264-5915
Main: 206-492-2300
Fax: 206-492-2319
E-Mail: amarshall@afrct.com
Thurston
Pierce
Mason
Kitsap
King
Snohomish
Whatcom and
Island Counties
Breach of Contract
Multiple Litigations
Violation of Stay
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Real Estate Issues
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Validity of Lien
Tim McTighe
12900 SW 298th St
Vashon, WA 98070
tmctighe@comcast.net
206-919-1150
Tacoma
Vashon Island
Seattle metropolitan area
Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Family Law
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Construction Issues
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Katalin Melegh
100 - 20th Ave. E, Suite #10
Seattle, WA 98112
kmelegh@comcast.net
206-726-7656
Seattle metropolitan area Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Maria Milano
Riddell Williams P.S.
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4500
Seattle, WA 98154-1192
mmilano@riddellwilliams.com
206-624-3600
Western District of Washington Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Lien Avoidance
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Gloria Z. Nagler
Nagler Law Group P.S.
720 Olive Way
Suite #1000
Seattle, WA  98101
gloria@naglerlaw.com
206-224-3462
Seattle Dischargeability
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Objection to Claim
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Thomas D. Neeleman
Neeleman Law Group
1904 Wetmore Ave., Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
neeleman@expresslaw.com
425-212-4800
Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties Dischargeability
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Objection to Claim
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Thomas P. Quinlan
Smith Alling P.S.
1501 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 627-1091
tom@smithalling.com
Pierce County and south to Vancouver, Kitsap County Mason County Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Larry R. Ream
Schwabe, Williamson &Wyatt
U.S. Bank Centre
1420 – 5th Ave., Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-4010
lream@schwabe.com
206-407-1551
Seattle metropolitan area, Kitsap County Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
*Maritime issues
*Intellectual Property and Software Licensing
John Rizzardi
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
524 Second Ave., Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
jrizzardi@cairncross.com
206-254-4444
King, Pierce, or Snohomish Counties Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Kathleen V. Shoemaker
SHOEMAKER & DART, P.S., INC.
1944 Pacific Avenue, Suite 307
Tacoma , WA 98402
Phone:  253-365-6363
Fax: 253-365-6364
Toll Free: 800-269-5019
Pierce, Kitsap, King or Thurston Counties Dischargeability
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Family Law
Classification of Claims
Objection to Claim
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Al Smith
Perkins Coie LLP
1201 Third Ave., Suite 4000, Seattle, WA 98101
adsmith@perkinscoie.com
206-359-8410
Seattle metropolitan area Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Jerry N. Stehlik
Bucknell Stehlik Sato & Stubner, LLP
2003 Western Ave., Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121
jstehlik@bsss-law.com
206-587-0144
Seattle metropolitan area, north to Everett, south to Tacoma, and the Eastside Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preferences/Fraudulent Conveyance
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Craig S. Sternberg
Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher, PLLC
520 Pike Street, Ste. 2250
Seattle, WA 98101-4013
206 386-5438/Direct FAX 206 374-2868
craig@stoslaw.com
www.stoslaw.com
Western District of Washington Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Classification of Claims
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Tuella O. Sykes
Law Office of Tuella O. Sykes, PLLC
600 1st Avenue, Suite 326
Seattle, WA 98104
tosykes88@gmail.com
206.721.0086
Fax:   206.721.0087
 
Seattle, North of Seattle, Tacoma Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
* Federal and Local Tax Issues
* Medical Malpractice
* Healthcare
Mark Waldron
Orlandini & Waldron, P.S.
6711 Regents Blvd. W.,
Tacoma, WA 98466
mark@orlandini-waldron.com
253-565-5800
Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap Counties Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
*Personal Injury Claims in Bankruptcy Cases
Alan J Wenokur
Wenokur Riordan PLLC         600 Stewart Street
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101
alan@wrlawgroup.com
206-682-6224
Seattle metropolitan area, Tacoma Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Lien Avoidance
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Jeffrey C. Wishko
Anderson Hunter Law Firm
2707 Colby Ave., Suite 1001
Everett, WA 98201
jwishko@andersonhunterlaw.com
425-252-5161
North Seattle to Bellingham Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Construction Issues
Lien Avoidance
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner
Richard Wotipka
Broadway Law Group
707 E. Harrison
Seattle, WA 98102
rjw@bwseattlelaw.com
206-623-2020
Seattle metropolitan area, Bellevue and Eastside Breach of Contract
Dischargeability
Multiple Litigations
Preference/Fraudulent Conveyance
Violation of Stay
Classification of Claims
Objection to Claim
Real Estate Issues
Employment of Professionals
Employment of Trustee or Examiner
Lien Avoidance
Objection to Plan Confirmation
Validity of Lien
Compensation of Professionals
Compensation of Trustee or Examiner