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Washington mediator Craig  Beles
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Craig C. Beles
Arbitrator & Mediator
P.O. Box 915
Vashon, WA 98070

Tel: (206) 618-9119
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Calendar Last Updated: 30 Nov 18


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Craig C. Beles has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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43 years of experience as a trial and ADR advocate, commercial arbitrator, mediator, law professor and legal consultant. 

Chosen to arbitrate over 400 disputes involving commercial and international contracts, high technology, intellectual property, personal injury, insurance, healthcare, securities, employment and construction law issues.

In 2010, named a Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. State Department teaching International Dispute Resolution and Comparative Torts in Brno and Prague, Czech Republic.  

In 2013, awarded a 5-year appointment to the Fulbright Specialist Roster with a specialty in “International ADR." 

During the Summer of 2015, named a Fulbright Specialist  in International Peace & Conflict Resolution by the U. S. State Department to assist the Republic of Mauritius in developing a culture of ADR.

Since 1990, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics. 

Rated “10.0 Superb” by Avvo since 2007.

Chosen "Global Award Winner in International Trade," by Corporate LiveWire in 2015.

Chosen “Seattle Top ADR and Mediation Lawyer,” by Seattle Metro Magazine in 2010.

Rated “Top Ten Lawyers in Washington State,” in the area of “Contracts/Agreements,” by CEO Magazine in 2008.

Rated "Exceptionally Well Qualified" to sit on the Superior Court bench by the county and all county minority bar associations.


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  • Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, LL.M., International Practice, with High Honors, 1988
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1975
  • University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., Psychology, 1971


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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  • WSBA ADR Section, Past Chair & International Practice Section Member
  • WSBA Board of Bar Examiners, Past Chair
  • WSBA Judicial Recommendations Committee Member
  • CIArb - The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster in International ADR      
  • ABA International Section 
  • AAA – American Arbitration Association Arbitrator (Commercial, International, Large Complex, Employment, Construction, Mass Claims, and Consumer Arbitration & Mediation Panels), Seattle
  • WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitrator, Geneva
  • FINRA - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Arbitrator, Los Angeles
  • ICDR - International Centre for Dispute Resolution Arbitrator, New York
  • ICC - International Chamber of Commerce Arbitrator, Washington DC
  • Resolute Systems, LLC
  • WSBA - Disciplinary Hearing & Settlement Officer
  • U.S. District Court Rule 39.1 Arbitrator & Mediator
  • King County - Mandatory Arbitration Rules Arbitrator
  • Charles Powell Trial Advocacy Inn of Court, Bencher


Rates: $450 Per Hour Includes study, hearing and award preparation. For travel outside the greater Puget Sound area: $50 Per Hour travel time, plus costs of pre-approved travel and lodging, plus reasonable meal expenses. Available for travel worldwide. $500 cancellation fee if evidentiary hearing is cancelled within 3 days prior.
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