Litigation Law

MPBA’s Washington trial attorneys represent clients in all types of business, real estate and personal civil disputes in all state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Our goal is to obtain the best possible result for our clients for a reasonable fee. Accordingly, our litigation lawyers are also experienced mediators and arbitrators who advocate the use of less expensive and/or more effective alternatives to trial whenever appropriate.

One of our members, M. Wayne Blair (now retired and associated with Judicial Arbitration Mediation Services “JAMS”), was primarily responsible for drafting and implementing the rules for mandatory arbitration first adopted in King County, and followed by most counties in Washington. Mr. Blair was also on the committee which drafted rules designed to bring about speedier trials in civil matters in King County Superior Court.

Through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and courtroom advocacy, we advance our clients’ interests effectively and efficiently in matters such as:

  • Contract disputes
  • Construction and land use matters
  • Personal injury claims
  • Collections, including lien and bond matters
  • Foreclosures
  • Product distribution and franchising
  • Employment disputes
  • Insurance, including coverage and ERISA issues
  • Health law disputes
  • Tax matters
  • Lender liability
  • Creditor-debtor matters, including bankruptcy
  • Real estate and property matters
  • Professional licensing matters
  • Disputes between shareholders, partners and members of limited liability companies
  • Fiduciary litigation, including disputes arising out of estates, trusts and guardianships