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Mediation for growing businesses and working organizations. Partnering with businesses, individuals, organizations, workplace units and stakeholder groups to provide collaborative alternatives to conflict management, decision-making and dispute resolution.

25+ years of broad dispute resolution experience. Proven experience working effectively with complex issues in a wide range of subjects:

  • Forest land and resource management planning

  • Nuclear radiation protective actions

  • Negotiated rulemaking

  • Legislative process

  • Project management

  • Software design

  • Online community management

  • High technology

  • Land use planning, zoning and permitting

  • Healthcare 

  • Government administration and regulation

  • Highway design and safety

  • Finance and accounting

  • Workplace safety and health

  • Professional discipline

  • Admiralty and maritime 

  • Institutional investment

  • Consumer products manufacturing

  • Commercial real estate development

  • Insurance

  • Construction and engineering

  • Marketing 

  • Corporate governance

  • Associations and not-for-profits

  • Consumer protection

  • Public records

Rosters & Certifications

  • Mediation Services Provider, Approved vendor Mediation Services Contract #06313, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, 2013

  • Foreclosure Mediator, Approved for Foreclosure Fairness Program mediations by Washington State Department of Commerce, 2011

  • Senior Mediator/Project Leader (Dispute Resolution Professional Level 3), Consultant subcontractor to Conflict Prevention and Resolution Services Contract #EP-W-09-011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2010

  • Certified Mediator, Washington Mediation Association (Public Policy; Commercial/Business; Consumer/Merchant; Trusts, Estates, & Eldercare; Health Care; Criminal Justice; Organizational Relations), 2008-2015

  • Certified Mentor Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center of King County, 2007

  • Certified Mediation Practitioner, Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution, 2007



Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 100%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

The Bean Law Firm PLLC

234 SW 184th St
Normandy Park, WA, 98166-3952


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Technology Integration AwardWashington Mediation Association2012
Tobacco Litigation AwardWashington State Attorney General1998
Attorney General's CommendationWashington State Attorney General1998
Special Recognition AwardWashington State Attorney General1996
American Jurisprudence Award, RemediesAmerican Jurisprudence1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MediatorThe Bean Law Firm, PLLC2004 - Present
PartnerFerguson | Bean PLLC2002 - 2004
LawyerChandler Franklin & O'Bryan1999 - 2002
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington State Office of the Attorney General1990 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alhadeff & Forbes Mediation AffiliatesAffiliate2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionMember, Legislative Committee2010 - Present
Northwest Dispute Resolution ConferencePlanning Committee Member2009 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionPast Chair2011 - 2012
King County Collaborative LawPast President2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionChair2010 - 2011
King County Collaborative LawPresident2010 - 2011
King County Collaborative LawVice President2009 - 2010
Washington State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionChair Elect2009 - 2010
Washington State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionExecutive Committee Member2008 - 2009
King County Collaborative LawChair, Website/IT Committee2008 - 2010
King County Collaborative LawChair, Membership Committee2007 - 2009
King County Collaborative LawChair, Civil Practice Group2007 - 2008
King County Collaborative LawDirector2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State Investment Board v. The New England, et al.Settlement ($140 million)
• State of Washington v. American Tobacco Co., et al.Settlement ($4.6 billion)
In re Cigarette Antitrust Litigation11th Circuit upheld dismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinA Foreclosure Mediator's Musings on Good Faith (Part 2)2014
King County Bar BulletinA Foreclosure Mediator's Musings on Good Faith (Part 1)2014
King County Bar BulletinDispute Resolution as a Client Service2010
King County Bar Association Bar BulletinMediation Isn't Mediation2009
King County Bar BulletinThe Conflict Resolution Map: A New Tool for Advising Clients2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Basic Mediation TrainingMediation Ethics2014
Basic Mediation TrainingMediation Ethics2014
Seattle Select AttorneysForeclosure Fairness Act Mediation Program2013
Basic Mediation TrainingEthics in Mediation2013
Washington Mediation AssociationOnline Dispute Resolution2012
Seattle University School of LawAdding to Getting to Yes2012
Roadmap to the Collaborative Probate & Elder Law HighwayMaking the Collaborative Law Choice2012
Mediation Basic TrainingMediation Ethics2012
Land Use & Environmental Mediation GroupPower Dynamics in Land Use Disputes2012
19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution ConferenceBalancing & Illuminating Power: Exploring Approaches to Power in Conflict Dynamics2012
Seattle University Foster School of BusinessConflict Negotiation2011
Mediation Basic TrainingMediation Ethics2011
Key Approaches to Client Satisfaction & Communication SkillsYou Earned It: Fee Disputes2011
Solo & Small Firm ConferenceDispute Resolution Tips for the Solo/Small Firm Lawyer2010
National Association of Legal SecretariesCivil Collaborative Law2010
Mediation/Arbitration Boot CampProgram Co-Chair2010
Mediation Basic TrainingMediation Ethics2010
King County Bar Association Collaborative Law SectionThe Uniform Collaborative Law Act2010
Commercial Landlord/Tenant LawLandlord/Tenant Mediation/Dispute Resolution2010
Colorado/Denver Bar Association Dispute Resolution SectionA New Context for Looking at Mediator Style2010
Bridging the GapNegotiation & Mediation2010
17th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution ConferenceWeb 2.0 Marketing for Dispute Resolution Professionals2010
Washington State Bar AssociationCollaborative Law2009
Mediation Basic TrainingMediation Ethics2009
Civil Dispute ManagementInterviewing the Client2009
Civil Dispute ManagementCollaborative Law2009
University of Washington School of LawNegotiation in Collaborative Law2008
Skagit County Volunteer LawyersCommon Representation in Negotiation: Procedure & Pitfalls2008
Skagit County Volunteer LawyersAdvising Clients of ADR Options2008
King County Bar Association Collaborative Law SectionInterest-Based Negotiation2008
10th Annual American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring ConferenceSituation Assessment: A Framework for Any Dispute Resolution Approach?2008
Using New Technology in LitigationManagement of Document Discovery1999
Office of the Secretary of StateRecords Officer Training1999