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Stew Cogan has arbitrated more than 300 cases and mediated

2,500 cases. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in both the

Mediation and Arbitration categories. Stew has been named a

Super Lawyer in the ADR category for the 17 consecutive years from 1999 through 2014. In 2008, 2009, 2010,

2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 he was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer in the ADR category. He was also

named one of the Best Lawyers in Seattle by Seattle Magazine in its last

four surveys in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, and one of Puget Sound's Top

Business Lawyers by Seattle Business Monthly in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

He has been hired as a neutral by 47 of the 50 largest law firms in the state

and has worked with more than 3,000 lawyers from 45 states. He has also worked with

more than 65 Fortune 500 companies, more than 100 governmental entities

and educational institutions, more than 80 banks and other financial

institutions, and more than 80 insurance companies.


Stew is a fellow of both the invitation-only College of Commercial Arbitrators

and the invitation-only American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a member

of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and a founding member

of the ADR Roundtable. He currently serves as President of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.

He is on the Commercial Panel, the Construction Panel, the Large, Complex

Case Panel, the Healthcare Payor-Provider Panel, and the Mediation Panel

of the American Arbitration Association; the Civil Rule 39.1 Register of the

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; and the Arbitration

and Mediation Panels of the American Health Lawyers Association.



Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 75%
    2 years
  2. Arbitration: 25%
    2 years

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  • Matthew F. Davis

    Stew is an exceptional mediator. At a time when it seems like every experienced attorney (myself included) is offering mediation services, he has perhaps two or three equals in Seattle in terms of his experience and qualifications. Stew has been mediating cases as his primary focus since before mediation was all the rage. He brings to each mediation a depth of experience and a commitment to find a settlement that gets results. Bring your hotheads, your certain winners, and your "it's the principle" clients, and by the end of the day, they will listen to Stew.


    Matthew Davis Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Stew Cogan Arbitrator-Mediator

1420 5th Ave Ste 3400
Seattle, WA, 98101-4010


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerSeattle Business Monthly2008
Top LawyerSeattle Business Monthly2007
Top LawyerSeattle Business Monthly2006
Seattle's Best LawyersSeattle MagazineN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kings County Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPast PresidentN/A
American College of Civil Trial MediatorsPresident2015 - 2017
American College of Civil Trial MediatorsBoard of Directors2014 - 2017
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical Science & SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1973