Mediation & Arbitration

If you have a mediation or arbitration case in South King County, including Auburn, Covington, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Renton or Tukwila, as well as Seattle, Bellevue or Tacoma, or if you represent a law firm that requires mediation facilities in South King County, the law firm of Hanis Irvine Prothero can help.

Michael Hanis has not only represented his clients in Mediation and Arbitration Hearings, but has also been selected countless times to serve as an Arbitrator to resolve disputes between other parties and attorneys.

Michael is regularly appointed by the King County Superior Court as the Arbitrator of Personal Injury, Commercial and Construction matters, and has established a record of resolving such matters fairly and efficiently, benefiting not only our busy Court system, but also resulting in substantial savings to the clients whose attorneys appear before him with their cases. Michael often uses the mediation process in his own practice, especially on behalf of his clients involved in construction and building disputes, real estate, commercial, and eminent domain matters (condemnation cases).

Understanding the unique dynamics of Mediation and Arbitration can often result in more favorable results to clients than even a successful trial. Our mediation attorneys clearly comprehend the strengths and weaknesses of the process, and know how to achieve the best results for you. They are also experienced trial lawyers, background that gives them credibility in Mediation and Arbitration, both as advocates for their clients, and as neutral facilitators of decisions and settlement.

SPECIAL NOTE TO ATTORNEYS:

In addition to the experience Michael Hanis can bring as a professional neutral, our office facilities have also been specifically designed to allow efficient and fair hearings.

The parking here is ample and free. Even if you practice in Seattle or Tacoma, it is often more convenient for attorneys to hold their clients' Mediation and Arbitration hearings here than in a large city. And if you haven't visited Kent recently, you're in for a treat -new downtown shopping malls and many fine new restaurants.

Our reasonable rates may surprise you, as compared to what you will often pay for comparable services in Seattle, Tacoma, or the Eastside. If we are given the opportunity to serve you, you have our commitment that we will be scrupulously fair, will treat you and your clients with respect, and will never act in a manner which will harm your client's level of respect for your abilities and the quality of your services.

Give us a try!