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Craig Charles Beles

About Craig Beles

About me

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 employment.  Additionally, I have presided in over 60 hearings as a Washington State Administrative Law Judge resolving unfair labor practices, discrimination and other disciplinary matters.  Since 2006, I have also taught “Transnational Litigation & Arbitration” and “Comparative European International Arbitration” as an Adjunct Professor of Law in Seattle, Washington and as a Fulbright Scholar in Brno and Prague, Czech Republic. 


I was chosen “Seattle Top ADR and Mediation Lawyer” by Seattle Metro Magazine in 2010; “Top Ten Lawyers in Washington State” in the field of “Contracts/Agreements,” by CEO Magazine in 2008; rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell every year since 1990, and rated “10.0 Superb” by every year since 2007 . 


I strive for neutrality, competency, common sense and sensitivity to other cultures. I am available for association, consultation and referral.

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