I am the founder and owner of The Beles Group, Counselors at Law. I have been an... more
I am the founder and owner of The Beles Group, Counselors at Law. I have been an advocate, arbitrator, mediator and educator for over 37 years. During that time, I have arbitrated, mediated or advocated in more than 200 complex disputes involving international contracts, intellectual property, antitrust, telecommunications, construction, personal injury, insurance, products liability and employ... view profile
Scott R. Scher is a Founding Partner of the Seattle law firm of Sternberg Thomson... more
Scott R. Scher is a Founding Partner of the Seattle law firm of Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher, PLLC. Mr.Scher has practiced commercial and residential real estate law since 1988. He is also a licensed Washington State real estate broker. Mr. Scher's practice includes negotiating and drafting commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements, financing agreements for buyer and seller... view profile
My practice focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, securities arbitration,... more
My practice focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, securities arbitration, insurance coverage, health care and complex litigation. Our firm provides big law firm expertise with small law firm service and responsiveness. Through our work on behalf of our clients, we have become known for our skill, our tenacity and our excellent track record. We represent individuals, small businesses and... view profile
Stew Cogan has arbitrated more than 300 cases and mediated more than 2,000 cases. He... more
Stew Cogan has arbitrated more than 300 cases and mediated more than 2,000 cases. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in both the Mediation and Arbitration categories. Stew has been named a Super Lawyer each year from 1999 through 2014. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 he was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer. He was also named one of the Best Lawyers in Seattle by Sea... view profile
Carolyn is a regular presenter at seminars and employment law institutes, speaking... more
Carolyn is a regular presenter at seminars and employment law institutes, speaking on a wide range of topics, including mediation and arbitration, how to evaluate cases, substantive areas such as disability and sexual harassment law, and trial practice and discovery topics. For the past sixteen years Carolyn has been a co-presenter of the plenary session of the Employment Law Institute, reviewi... view profile
Bill Bailey is Of Counsel to the firm. Bill is a former shareholder of the firm and... more
Bill Bailey is Of Counsel to the firm. Bill is a former shareholder of the firm and practiced law in Seattle from 1973 to 2008. He is an internationally recognized trial attorney and remains active in numerous professional and community organizations.
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.