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Lawrence R. Mills

Lawrence R. Mills

also known as Larry Mills

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About me

Larry Mills is an experienced arbitrator and mediator whose law practice
emphasizes business and personal planning and counseling. “I value my
relationships with clients, and I strive to prevent legal problems and
efficiently resolve disputes.” Larry enjoys community service
activities, singing, sports, and foreign travel.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Arbitration: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

1000 2nd Ave Fl 30
Seattle, WA, 98104-1094


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mediation and Closely Held Companies & Family Businesses LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Citizen of the Year AwardCity of Bainbridge Island, Washington2001
Award of Merit for work with the Domestic Violence ProgramYWCA of Kitsap County1999
Harrison Tweed Award for Special Merit in CLEALI-ABA1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Arbitrator and MediatorJAMS2013 - Present
ShareholderMills Meyers Swartling1992 - 2014
ShareholderMills Cogan1981 - 1992
AttorneyPrivate Practice1978 - 1981
AssociateDavis Wright Todd Riese & Jones1975 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of MediatorsDistinguished Fellow2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Section of Dispute ResolutionChair2007 - 2008
College of Commercial ArbitratorsFellow2004 - Present
Bainbridge Community FoundationBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationCo-Chair, NW Dispute Resolution Conference2003 - 2003
FINRAPanel of Arbitrators2002 - Present
Bainbridge Public Schools FoundationBoard of Directors2002 - 2004
One Call for AllBoard of Directors2001 - 2004
Washington State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionChair2001 - 2002
Washington State Bar AssociationHearing Officer2001 - Present
ADR RoundtableMember2000 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationNational Panel of Commercial Arbitrators1998 - Present
Federal Bar Association, ADR CommitteeApproved Mediator and Arbitrator1998 - Present
King County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember1998 - Present
King County Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeChair1991 - 1992
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute ResolutionMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Alternatives, Volume 31, No. 8 (Sept. 2013)"Exceeded Powers: Exploring Recent Trends in Cases Challenging Tribunal Authority", co-authored with Thomas J. Brewer2013
Dispute Resolution JournalWhen Arbitrators Exceed Their Powers2009
LitigationA Courtroom Lawyer's Guide to Arbitration2005
Dispute Resolution MagazineADR Drafting Tips2002
WSBA Litigation NewsCompelling and Repelling Arbitration2001
WSBA Litigation NewsThe Arbitration Alternative: Submission Cases2000
Dispute Resolution JournalCombining Mediation and Arbitration1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AJ.D. (Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law Reform)1974
University of MichiganN/AM.P.P.1973
Princeton UniversityN/AB.S.E., high honors1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Bar Association, Western District of WashingtonThe Continuum of Dispute Resolution Processes2008
ABA Section of Dispute ResolutionArbitrating the Mega-Case2008
ABA Skills InstituteAdvanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training2007
Skills Training InstituteAdvanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training2005
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution ConferenceVacatur of Arbitration Awards: A Real World Review of Case Law2005
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution ConferenceManaging Evidence and Discovery in Arbitration2002
WSBA CLEWhy and When to Mediate2001