Doug Tingvall has been representing residential real estate professionals since 1982... more
Doug Tingvall has been representing residential real estate professionals since 1982 and is one of the best-known and most respected real estate attorneys in Washington. Doug was the principal drafter of the Law of Real Estate Agency in Washington, as well as several other laws affecting real estate. He also handled the successful appeal in Sing v. John L. Scott, Inc., 134 Wn.2d 24 (1997). Doug... view profile
I am now primarily a professor of Introductory and Business Law. I handle, or... more
I am now primarily a professor of Introductory and Business Law. I handle, or associate in, select cases in the areas of Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Business Disputes, and Wills & Trusts. I am also a registered Arbitrator with King County Superior Court. I have extensive medical experience in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, and also consult with various area law firms in ... view profile
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.